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    Occasionally Onery Member CantankerousCarl's Avatar
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    Does this trem rout look funny?

    Was sent some pics of a late 80s CST24 I am considering...to me the trem route looks misaligned, or the bridge in the wrong place? I have looked at lots of pics online, and my own early 90s PRSi and on not one can I see the rout below...

    Normal or not?



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    Are you sure it's a Custom24? I can't tell from the photos but it might be a PRS Special - which had an uproute on the trem. Does anyone know if the Special's had maple tops offered for a brief period of time?

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    Looks to have the up-route for Maximum Whammy Bar Action!!! Perhaps it was an option on non-Specials?
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    Occasionally Onery Member CantankerousCarl's Avatar
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    It's being represented as a CST24, but one can never be sure what it really is.

    Does the up-route have that gap on the right side of the bridge by where the trem arm goes in?
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    My .02$ is its legit and was made that way. Up-route option for what might be a Standard 24 with maple cap?? Just speculation here.

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    That looks just right for an uproute. You could order an uproute on anything PRS made in the 80s. Customs with the uproute are much more uncommon though.

    I've had a couple "specials", standards with an uproute. This ones not mine anymore, but if you compare the route in your photos looks right.



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    The Hampster speaks the truth.................. uproute
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    Thanks all!
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    I wish they did the up-route on more recent models. Would've saved the CU24 I had some dings on the top. Plus it made an un-Godly THWACK! When the bridge plate slammed into the top.
    --Garrett--

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    The Tremonti has the up-trem rout.

    Quote Originally Posted by garrett View Post
    I wish they did the up-route on more recent models. Would've saved the CU24 I had some dings on the top. Plus it made an un-Godly THWACK! When the bridge plate slammed into the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GC Ron View Post
    The Tremonti has the up-trem rout.
    So does the yankeebulldog:

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeebulldog View Post
    So does the yankeebulldog:


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