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    Occasionally Onery Member CantankerousCarl's Avatar
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    1992 Custom 24 Bridge Question

    At my house today arrived a very nice condition 1992 Custom 24. As I unscrewed everything to check for originality (no expert though) I noticed that the bridge does indeed to be one of the original MIL-COM one-piece models. The bridge on my 1993 Standard 24 definitely has the three bolts; this looks to be one piece and has the "MIL-COM INC FRANKLIN NH" stamp.

    Were these standard on later models? I thought they were only on the first couple of years...so maybe someone replaced this one? Thoughts?
    1990, 91, 92 & 97 CE24s | 1991 CU24 | 2000 CU22 Semi-Hollow | 2003 & 04 SE EG
    2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited
    2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 HB II | 2013 CU24 Swamp Ash Limited
    2013 CU24 | 2013 XPRS 408 Semi-Hollow | 2014 CU24 Semi-Hollow

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    MY 93 CE24 came stock with a Mil-Com bridge.

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    Occasionally Onery Member CantankerousCarl's Avatar
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    Hmmm...so wondering now why your CE and my Standard from the same year have different bridges...guess someone could've swapped out the bridge on my Standard before I knew her.
    1990, 91, 92 & 97 CE24s | 1991 CU24 | 2000 CU22 Semi-Hollow | 2003 & 04 SE EG
    2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited
    2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 HB II | 2013 CU24 Swamp Ash Limited
    2013 CU24 | 2013 XPRS 408 Semi-Hollow | 2014 CU24 Semi-Hollow

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    More than likely this was the transition period from the one piece bridges to the two piece bridges. From what I recall of PRSs' history, this makes sense.

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    Perhaps I got lucky.

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    My '92 also has a one piece bridge.
    1992 PRS Cu24 Tortoise Shell, "10",Birds, Reg Neck
    2005 PRS 513 Brazilian Rosewood Orange

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    Quote Originally Posted by CantankerousCarl View Post
    At my house today arrived a very nice condition 1992 Custom 24. As I unscrewed everything to check for originality (no expert though) I noticed that the bridge does indeed to be one of the original MIL-COM one-piece models. The bridge on my 1993 Standard 24 definitely has the three bolts; this looks to be one piece and has the "MIL-COM INC FRANKLIN NH" stamp.

    Were these standard on later models? I thought they were only on the first couple of years...so maybe someone replaced this one? Thoughts?
    You probably have a transisition model. That was right around the time that PRS started phasing out my original 1 pc Mil-Com bridges and using another source (Excel Machine) to produce.
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