1990 Paul Reed Smith PRS Signature Limited Edition #220/300 Redwood Top Amber Burst

Original Price$5,900
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This stunning instrument is #220 of the 300 Limited Edition guitars made between 1990 and 1991. As you likely know, this run of guitars directly followed Paul's original Signature Series and were effectively considered the continuation of that series. Like the Signature Series, these were all hand signed and numbered by Paul himself. In my opinion, they are about as collectible as any PRS is or will be. Better yet, they are also wonderful players. When you compare pricing between these small-production vintage instruments and current offerings, they're a complete no-brainer. The only reason I'm offering this one right now is because I just acquired another '91 with a little more wear that I feel better about actually playing and banging around. 

So let's get deeper into this particular guitar ...

The top is Redwood, like most from the series. Supposedly, these pieces of wood came from old-growth logs that had remained underwater for a long period of time and they were notoriously difficult to work with. This particular top is more flamed than others I've seen and the amber burst really brings that out further. The body is semi-hollow with tone chambers, and it sounds phenomenal. It has the original tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, which was another defining aspect of this series. The tuners are locking PRS, in gold. Fretboard is Brazilian rosewood. Pickups are original and appropriately marked. It has the small heel and bird inlays.

When you add it all up, I believe these unique instruments are some of the finest that ever came out of the original Maryland workshop, especially if you lean more toward the jazz side of the spectrum or appreciate warmer tones as I do. It continually blows my mind that you can still buy them for less than many brand-new cookie cutter guitars out there right now. At some point, that will change. And if you are looking for one in investment grade condition, look no further ...

The guitar is mint. Seriously. No oxidation on any of the parts, no dings, no scratches, no real visible wear anywhere. The only things I can find are one tiny chip in the clearcoat right at the side of the nut and maybe a little rubbing off of the gold on the edge of the tuno-matic. Let's call it a 9.98 out of 10 under the most extreme inspection. The original owner was an acoustic player who essentially bought this and used it at home once and a while. I have treated it the exact same way since I acquired it from him, always wiping it down afterward.

It will come with the original hardshell case, which has a few scratches and nicks but nothing other than the kind of wear you'd expect from 30 years of banging around in closets. 

I am happy to take additional photos of any part of the guitar or case you'd like to see. Local pickup would also be fine if you want to see it before you pull the trigger. Guitar is currently located in Santa Barbara, California.

While I use Reverb sparingly, I have sold many hundreds of items on ebay over the years under the username nilus3. If you have any other questions about the guitar, don't hesitate to ask. I will do my best to answer. This is not a "must sell" situation, in fact, I'm torn about parting with it at all but I try to have a "one in, one out" policy. Thanks for looking!

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