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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Strange USA Custom S series?

Saw this on the bay. Item #251273830841. The seller said in an email after I asked about it that he bought it brand new over 20 years ago. Has a USA Custom logo on headstock in silver. I thought that style logo was only done in gold. Also looks to have a '91 serial number and the neck plate is North Hollywood. I thought those only showed up in '92 with pre-92 having PA address.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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Re: Strange USA Custom S series?

These are nothing special.
I've seen lots of these, most of them were MIJ.
They only say USA Custom at the end of the fretboard.
It's just a run of the mill S540LTD in reality.
They are worth about $350 -$400 if they are mint.
They play nice.
I wish they had 24 frets.
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Re: Strange USA Custom S series?

I know they have the Custom Made logo on the fretboard. Never seen a USA Custom logo on the headstock on an S series. Never seen that logo in silver on anything. Seller claims he bought it new that way.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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Re: Strange USA Custom S series?

Yeah proceed with caution on this one. That doesnt make sense.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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Re: Strange USA Custom S series?

Looks to me they have just replaced logo decal......regular 540ltd.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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Re: Strange USA Custom S series?

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Looks to me they have just replaced logo decal......regular 540ltd.

What would cause them to do that though? And why would the seller claim its "As bought new"? Thats where my concern would be at. I agree though, definitely a 540ltd.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-15-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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Re: Strange USA Custom S series?

It's just a decal. Best-decal sells those. Fairly easy to remove the stock logo.
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Re: Strange USA Custom S series?

Yeah, it looks like they just added the usa custom part of a decal onto the headstock, no idea why you would bother doing that tho.
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