Re: New Purple Guitar
Thanks for all the good info, great to get some good feedback.
It is in very good condition, the fingerboard seems almost unused, there is no wear around the 2nd and 12th frets as you would normally expect on a used guitar.
There is also no buckle rash on the back, so it may be it has not been played much.
The serial number says it was made in 1993, seems plausible to me as there is some slight rust on the inside of the trem screws , but the guitar has obviously never been used heavily.
I played it for a few hours last night and it plays very well, all notes above the 12th fret are clear and the thin neck makes bar chords easy.
I also found a few settings where I like the PRS pickup, I dont like the cleans much but it stays clear with distortion and its good with overdrive so its probably staying for now, but i might have to put a purple cover on it.
I suppose its possible it was put together from a couple of guitars but i dont really care, I got it to play and it plays very well. All the parts seem about the same age so my feeling is its original apart from the pickups and rings.