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PRS Signature Limited Edition, 593 of 1000 Red, 1990

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Here’s a treat – from Stevensville Maryland in 1990, a PRS Signature Limited Edition, number 593 of 1000 – a spectacular guitar in great shape! This fine instrument uses top quality, artist grade woods throughout.

This model was built from 1986 to 1990, and was intended to showcase the use of the highest grade materials.

Leading the way for the models that followed, the PRS Signature Limited features a highly figured, expertly bookmatched Flame Maple top on a Mahogany body, with a set-joint, short heel Mahogany neck and an unbound Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. The inlays are the classic Bird set, executed in Abalone. The back of the head bears Paul Reed Smith’s signature and the guitar’s place in the limited run in gold paint. 

PRS finishes have always been very good, and this is no exception. The lighter Translucent Red top nicely sets off the Flame Maple figure, and the rest of the guitar is a darker Trans Red – much like the classic Gibson cherry which works so well.

This guitar has been played, and so it has a few light scuffs and small dents, but nothing serious. Fret wear is light.

PRS models tend to play well, as this one does. As an older model, the heel is shorter, providing better access to the higher frets. The neck profile is also fairly slim.

The original PRS hard shell case is included.

Here’s what the PRS Model History pages say about the PRS Signature Limited:

“SIGNATURE SERIES: 1986 – 1990. The first ‘ultimate quality wood grade’ PRS, hand-signed by Paul Reed Smith and based on the Custom, extremely figured (artist grade) maple top, bird inlays, only 1,000 made”


 

Price: $4999.99 CAD
  • Model: PRS Signature
  • Year: 1990
  • Finish Trans Red
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 0 8936, #593
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 23/08/2019

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.92lbs 3.6kg
  • Scale Length: 635mm 25in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.69in
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