1992 PRS Custom 24 Sunburst

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  1. 2328kathy

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    Howdy

    Just as the title states, "I have a 1992 PRS Custom 24 Cherry Sunburst," I am looking to sell the guitar and purchase a used Gibson Les Paul LP 295. I purchased the PRS new while in the military and played it with great care. The frets are worn as a result from playing, but it still sings with no problem. I'll post some photos later. I have all the original hardware and control knobs.

    My question is: what is the darn thing worth, (a few blemishes, worn frets) and is it a good trade for the Gibson Les Paul LP 295? I don't play the guitar as much as I used to, as my tastes in tone and type of music has changed for me. I guess you could say, "Old School."

    I'm hoping I can get at least $2200, I don't really play it much, I guess I have GAS like everyone on here. I've had my fun with her and someone else deserves a turn.

    http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p600/2328Kathy/1992PRSCustom24CherrySunburst014.jpg
     
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  2. 02Singlecut

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    10 top? Birds...Moons??? Pickups??? these will make a difference pricewise.
     
  3. 2328kathy

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    Hi

    Yea, she's a 10 top with birdies and the pickups are original of that year, which I assume they are the dragons?
     
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    They should be HFS/VB uncovered. It's a very tough market out there right now and prices are all over the place. I'm just going to give you a range......low=$1700 high $2400. The frets are REALLY going to be a hard sell if they need to be re-done.
     
  5. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Quite possible less than $1700.00 if it needs a fret job or close to needing one. Maybe $1400-$1500.00.... Always can start high and lower from there.;)
     
  6. gulliver

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    Isn't '92 a low production year? Aren't they worth a lot more?
     
  7. 2328kathy

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    I would put original knobs back on there asap if you want to really sell it without a bunch or "it's not all original" BS to deal with.
     
  9. MCSS1970

    MCSS1970 Silver Supporting Member

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    No.
     
  10. MCSS1970

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    I agree.
     
  11. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    When did they do away with the sweet switch?
     
  12. Jim S

    Jim S Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    92 is not early and it does not have Brazilian board.
     
  13. mesa/kramer

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    No way on $2,200

    I say $1,500 - $1,700, but it's also possible it may take $1,300 to move it.
     
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    Those Alder-bodied CEs have a following, moreso than Customs from the early 90s which are more plentiful.
     
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    They aren't. The examples given are a fluke. There are still many more CE's on eBay Craigslist and the guitar center used page that have sold or are listed for the 1-1.2k range.

    I would say 1500-1600 is appropriate. 2200? No way.
     
  17. pjrhd28

    pjrhd28 Silver Supporting Member

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    First, spend some time on the birds and moons website.

    Second, there is, I believe, a slight premium to pre 95 but post (smaller heel and brazilian boards guitars).

    http://www.sweetwater.com/expert-center/techtips/d--08/19/2008

    Whoever suggested returning the nobs to stock is wise.

    So, what you have is a PRS CU 24 with a 10 top in a fairly "neutral" finish (amber and vintage yellow being the more premium) with a small premium for pre 95 and birds. The top is solid, but not spectacular.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/180803633011?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    This one is newer, has the blade, and is from a very reputable dealer and it sold for just over $1900.00 and it has a better top. It is consistent with other ones that have sold on ebay (I've been watching) but I would consider it a pretty good deal. I would have gladly paid that if it had a different neck profile. But IMHO, it creates a definite ceiling on the value of your guitar.

    I'd say $1700 to $1800
     
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    Cool thanks:hiP
     

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