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1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal
1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal

Serial Number: 50073

1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal #73

Condition: Used

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Regular price $19,999.99 Sale price$17,999.99

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1985 PRS Custom 24 Metal #73



Less than 35 PRS Metals were ever made, and this happens to be the 73rd PRS guitar ever made!


All of our guitars come with a FREE professional setup to a comfortable action as specified by that instrument’s manufacturer. Our setups always include inspection of (and necessary adjustment to): action, intonation, tremolo angle, truss rod, frets, nut, bridge, and more. We can accommodate special setup requests - additional charges and/or shipping delays of 1-2 business days could occur.


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Weight: 8.2lbs

Case: Hardshell Case

Year: 1985

Cosmetic Condition: Very good.  Guitar has definitely been played and has plenty of dings and scratching throughout.  The sides of the guitar where the top and back meet is the most affected area with plenty of areas of chips in the finish.  The headstock also has some scratching and chipping.  General corrosion on the hardware from years of use. There is some finish cracking on the neck up towards the 12th fret.  Guitar was signed to "Brian" on the back of the headstock by Paul Reed Smith himself.  

This guitar contains a "Sweet Switch" - please find more info on Sweet Switches from this great post on the PRS Forums: https://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/how-a-sweet-switch-really-works.839/

Tech Notes: When we received this guitar, someone had modified the sweet switch and turned it into a tone switch w/ capacitor - we installed a new old stock Sweet Switch to get the guitar back to it's original specs and completed a rewiring/cleanup. Schaller strap buttons were installed.  Four out of the six tuners are the original Schallers, but two are PRS brand replacements. Light to moderate fret wear but still very playable. 10-46 strings. 

Pickup Impedance: 9.83K Bridge and 7.96K Neck

Nut Width: 1 11/16”

12th Fret Width: 2.0275”

Depth at Nut:  ⅞”   

Depth at 12th: 61/64”

Fretboard Radius: 10”

Truss Rod Action: Single

Truss Rod Functioning:  YES

Fret Size/Shape: Medium Jumbo

Describe Neck Profile: Pattern

Pot Markings: not readable

Switch Markings: MTA 206N ALCO

Jack: Switchcraft


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Fantastic company. Answered my email promptly and shipped very quickly! I highly recommend Ish Guitars!

Robert, PRS Custom 24 Piezo

Awesome transaction! I bought a pretty special guitar (previously owned by a famous guitarist), and Ish nailed it. Ethical dealer, quick ship, and fast responses. I look forward to doing business with them again in the future!

Devin, L'arrivee D-60

Awesome guitar. Came with a perfect setup and no issues. Would love to buy another guitar from you guys.

Matthew, Music Man Cutlass