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Brad737
10-19-2012, 01:55 PM
I'm still in shock, but I just bought another used guitar...a 1985 Vintage Yellow Custom!!! I'm absolutely thrilled!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/E850681D-EA3F-41FD-98BD-3B4849CC4209-880-000000B45779675A.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/FBC1F692-48E8-40D1-BBF8-008D4D8D7E70-880-000000B4612E8BC3.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/A40A3C6E-615D-4C19-9741-30273198868E-880-000000B73C3B5DFE.jpg

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10-19-2012, 02:00 PM
Congrats!

I figured that's what you grabbed given recent posts.

sergiodeblanc
10-19-2012, 02:17 PM
What an iconic PRS purchase!

guitarsong
10-19-2012, 02:22 PM
You should be thrilled that's a gorgeous 85!Welcome to the VY85 club.
Ric

bretwomack
10-19-2012, 07:00 PM
Very nice!

LSchefman
10-19-2012, 07:16 PM
Sweet!

Dirty Bob
10-19-2012, 10:57 PM
Wow!!!!!

Brad737
10-20-2012, 04:54 AM
Thanks guys. I'm just absolutely shocked I found her. :D

Mike Duncan
10-20-2012, 07:40 AM
What an amazing find! Talk about a perfect guitar!

Pernny
10-20-2012, 08:51 AM
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/E850681D-EA3F-41FD-98BD-3B4849CC4209-880-000000B45779675A.jpg

Congrats ! !
Absolutely stunning :top:

docbennett
10-20-2012, 10:55 AM
Congratulations on regaining control of your finances!!!!

38Roars
10-25-2012, 11:42 AM
Thats Frickin SWEET !

TDPRS1
10-25-2012, 11:45 AM
Sawwwweeeeeeeet!

Tim
10-28-2012, 04:22 AM
Brad...... You rock!!

docbennett
10-28-2012, 08:18 AM
And the blue lined case ain't nuthin' to sneeze at either!!

Jester
10-28-2012, 09:53 AM
Very choice! Congrats!

captdg
10-28-2012, 09:56 AM
well.. How do it sound?

captdg
10-28-2012, 09:57 AM
well.. How do it sound? That is a very beautiful guitar....

solacematt
10-28-2012, 06:44 PM
wow, very nice piece right there

iahawk36
10-28-2012, 08:09 PM
Outstanding!!!

Brad737
10-29-2012, 10:26 AM
Well, I do have an update. She finally arrived! :D The seller did a pretty good job describing her. While she isn't in mint condition, she's a solid 8.5 or 9 on a 10 scale. The only issues were a non-original neck pickup, which I was able to replace with a 1st-year Stamped B I had in my parts bin, and non-original speed knobs. (I think anyway...not sure.) Anyway, I now have her back to spec. What an incredible guitar!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/1985PaulReedSmithCustom.jpg

One thing that struck me is how the finish on the back has sort of sunken into the wood. Maybe you can tell from these pics:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/P1060486.jpg
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/P1060485.jpg

I'm a big fan of the abalone Birds on the Brazilian rosewood fretboard:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/P1060494.jpg

She weighs in at 8.2 lbs on my bathroom scale...just right. I'm really surprised at the difference in tone between this 85 and my 1986 Custom. The 85 isn't as bright as the 86. She SCREAMS. Paul definitely picked some killer wood for this guitar. I'm going to have to fight the urge to replace the pickups though. I like the tone of this guitar a lot. But I have a set of Dragon 1s with zebra coils. I just think that would LOOK incredible with the Vintage Yellow finish. I know, blasphemy. :)