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    Incoming!!!

    I'm still in shock, but I just bought another used guitar...a 1985 Vintage Yellow Custom!!! I'm absolutely thrilled!





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    Congrats!

    I figured that's what you grabbed given recent posts.
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    What an iconic PRS purchase!

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    You should be thrilled that's a gorgeous 85!Welcome to the VY85 club.
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    Sweet!

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    Thanks guys. I'm just absolutely shocked I found her.
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    What an amazing find! Talk about a perfect guitar!
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    Congrats ! !
    Absolutely stunning

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    Congratulations on regaining control of your finances!!!!

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    Thats Frickin SWEET !

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    Sawwwweeeeeeeet!

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    Brad...... You rock!!

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    And the blue lined case ain't nuthin' to sneeze at either!!

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    Very choice! Congrats!

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    well.. How do it sound?

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    well.. How do it sound? That is a very beautiful guitar....

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    wow, very nice piece right there
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    Outstanding!!!
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    Well, I do have an update. She finally arrived! 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!



    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:




    I'm a big fan of the abalone Birds on the Brazilian rosewood fretboard:


    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.
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