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    Junior Member Rachmaninoff's Avatar
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    Help me identifying this blue PRS

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to the PRS world and I'm looking for a PRS to buy (they're so expensive!), and I found one for a good price. I'd like to know, however, what model it is, and the specs.

    According to the seller, it's a Custom 22, 2007 model with mahogany body & neck, "wide thin neck carve", "Dragon II pickups" and "Royal Blue finish". Is that correct? Here are the pictures:







    Thanks in advance.

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    Looks like his description is very accurate.

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    Looks legit and a gorgeous CU22 at that!

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    Thanks for the quick responses, guys. Good to know it's a legit one. I never had a PRS before, so I need to be educated... please let me ask a few more questions:

    1) What's the fretwire of this guitar? (jumbo/medium/etc.)

    2) How this "wide thin" neck profile compare to a Gibson Les Paul 60's one? (highly subjective, I know...)

    3) What are the pickup combinations of that strange knob switch?

    4) Could I swap that knob switch for some kind of toggle swich, like a Les Paul 3-way one?

    5) Are those locking tuners? I'm used to lockings behind the headstock, but it seems that the lockings are frontal (those black pieces with a screwdriver slot).

    6) Is it USA made?

    Thanks again.
    Last edited by Rachmaninoff; 12-17-2014 at 07:31 PM. Reason: More questions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachmaninoff View Post
    Thanks for the quick responses, guys. Good to know it's a legit one. I never had a PRS before, so I need to be educated... please let me ask a few more questions:

    1) What's the fretwire of this guitar? (jumbo/medium/etc.)
    Um, not jumbo. Probably a medium. Honestly I don't know, just not jumbo.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rachmaninoff View Post
    2) How this "wide thin" neck profile compare to a Gibson Les Paul 60's one? (highly subjective, I know...)
    That is indeed very subjective "feel-wise", but technical measurement-wise things can be looked up.

    Looking at various websites, I would say the Gibby 60s thin taper is probably pretty close to a wide-thin in terms of neck thickness, although I can't find any actual diensions, and the width seems to be exactly the same: 1 11/16". PRSi have a 10" radius, whereas Gibbys have 12", IIRC/AFAICT.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachmaninoff View Post
    3) What are the pickup combinations of that strange knob switch?
    The PRS support website describes it quite well:


    Position 10: Treble pickup
    Position 9: Outside coils- deep and clear - parallel
    Position 8: Series single coils Warm version of the "in between the treble and middle pickups"
    Position 7: Parallel single coils Crisp version of the "in between the treble and middle pickups"
    Position 6: Bass pickup


    Quote Originally Posted by Rachmaninoff View Post
    4) Could I swap that knob switch for some kind of toggle swich, like a Les Paul 3-way one?
    Yes. But you may find the five-position knob to offer some very interesting pickup combos. I know I like using the intermediate positions on my CU24.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rachmaninoff View Post
    5) Are those locking tuners? I'm used to lockings behind the headstock, but it seems that the lockings are frontal (those black pieces with a screwdriver slot).
    Yes. You can use a quarter to loosen them instead of a screwdriver - safer that way, actually.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rachmaninoff View Post
    6) Is it USA made?
    Yes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rachmaninoff View Post
    Thanks again.
    Hope that helps!

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    I like that top !
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    Quote Originally Posted by shinksma View Post
    Hope that helps!
    Yes, that does help a lot, very informative!
    Many thanks for your time, sir.

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    Yes indeed, a nice looking guitar. Enjoy!
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    Very nice choice for a first PRS.
    Welcome to the forum.

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    Love my CU 22 that one is a looker
    Congrats
    PS That one looks to be strung incorrectly on the PRS locking tuners you do now wrap the strings
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