This awesome '89 Special just got to me in a trade deal. I don't know much about these instruments, only what I've read on the PRS site and I wanted to ask if there was a HH version of this model or could this be some kind of custom order? (The PRS site says Specials had HSH pickup configurations, mine has a serial # of 9 7516.) However, the tone is incredible, especially for its light weight, it's an awesome guitar indeed.
Some of mine:
1985 Pre-Standard #29 in Black Pearl
1986 Custom Tobacco Sunburst
1986 Custom Scarlet
1987 Standard Powder Blue
1987 Custom Tobacco Sunburst
1987 Standard Electric Red Pearl
I'll post some more later
Markie, don't even know where to begin on that collection. Simply outstanding! Early standards in opaque finishes are my favorite PRS. It's good to know that there are still a lot of great ones out there.
JD, love the pearl white. This may be a longshot, but was that the one Gruhn Guitars had for sale early last year? (If so, I had the pleasure of playing it. What a great one, I would have given a kidney for that thing!)
It is signed "Special" inside the trem cavity under the clear coat so it's definitely a Special
Anyone have a larger scan of this ad? I have the twin of the guitar in the photo (mine's an 89).
CR........................................... Bich'in Dude!
Fanboy of the Jester (AKA) James (Previously known as 11top)
My lovely '87 Custom.
CU '87 VY
SC '03 w/ 57/08
AT IV '04
CE22 MT '07 w/ BIRDS, DRAGON1