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    1986 Banana Yellow PRS with birds

    Hi, New member here. I'm the original owner of a banana yellow PRS with bird inlays. I haven't seen another with birds. I have seen a few online with moon inlays, but even they seem to be pretty rare. Anyone else ever see one?
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    I can't contribute to this other than by saying
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    Funny you should say that - we were discussing "Banana Yellow" in another thread but the specimen had dots.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxeman View Post
    Hi, New member here. I'm the original owner of a banana yellow PRS with bird inlays. I haven't seen another with birds. I have seen a few online with moon inlays, but even they seem to be pretty rare. Anyone else ever see one?
    Thanks,
    Axxeman
    PICS!!!!

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    Yeah, we'll be needing to see some pictures of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxeman View Post
    Hi, New member here. I'm the original owner of a banana yellow PRS with bird inlays. I haven't seen another with birds. I have seen a few online with moon inlays, but even they seem to be pretty rare. Anyone else ever see one?
    Thanks,
    Axxeman
    Review the definition of "rare" in post #1 of this thread:

    http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...he-PRS-Lexicon

    And... post some pics already!
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    The guitar is currently at the factory, hopefully in the good hands of the PRS staff. I guess I made the mistake of actually PLAYING the guitar after I bought it. Nothing structural, just cosmetics. LOL. It was the 80's. Who knew? I had no idea that the guitar was rare in any way until a few days ago. I bought it off the shelf in Sam Ash in Brooklyn back in '86. I played every PRS in the store and thought it was the best sounding guitar there. The maple tops were fancier, but didn't have the same tone. My girlfriend paid for half of it, who could refuse? I'm sure I have some pics somewhere. I'll take a look. After buying that one, I bought another pearl white one in LA. I still think the solid mahogany guitars sound the best. Just my opinion...
    Axxeman

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    Sent in a rare vintage one owner piece to have cosmetic issues looked after??? :O
    and....crickets..
    So like me..NO ONE knows what to say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxeman View Post
    The guitar is currently at the factory, hopefully in the good hands of the PRS staff. I guess I made the mistake of actually PLAYING the guitar after I bought it. Nothing structural, just cosmetics. LOL. It was the 80's. Who knew? I had no idea that the guitar was rare in any way until a few days ago. I bought it off the shelf in Sam Ash in Brooklyn back in '86. I played every PRS in the store and thought it was the best sounding guitar there. The maple tops were fancier, but didn't have the same tone. My girlfriend paid for half of it, who could refuse? I'm sure I have some pics somewhere. I'll take a look. After buying that one, I bought another pearl white one in LA. I still think the solid mahogany guitars sound the best. Just my opinion...
    Axxeman
    Hi Axxeman- Your baby is safe within my grubby hands. I can post some photos of the guitar if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Hi Axxeman- Your baby is safe within my grubby hands. I can post some photos of the guitar if you like.
    Hi Shawn - Glad you got it. I'm not sure that it's quite ready for prime time yet. LOL. I'm very excited about having you do your magic. BTW: I didn't send the truss rod cover. I had Paul autograph it at the Hard Rock in NYC back in the day. I guess we'll talk after you evaluate the axxe. Thanks!

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    I know this is not a high quality "glamor shot", but it does show the guitar in action back in '87. I'll be happy to post more when I get it back. Shawn, feel free to post at your discretion.

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    You heard the man, Shawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnash View Post
    You heard the man, Shawn
    I think he's right, it's not quite ready for prime time...yet

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    Key word... Yet. I haven't been so excited about a guitar in 20 years. Glad it's in good hands.

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    Now there's something you don't see everyday! Friggin awesome!
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    I think I have only ever seen ONE in person... Uncle Ted played one when he jammed onstage with Van Halen when I saw them in '88

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