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PRS USA Paul Reed Smith "Tree Of Life" Custom 24* Special Run 1/50 "Makena Blue"

PRS USA Paul Reed Smith "Tree Of Life" Custom 24* Special Run 1/50 "Makena Blue"


The 2011 Tree of Life Custom 24 Limited Edition instruments come in two new colors and are adorned with a redesigned Tree of Life inlay. The original Tree of Life inlay was featured on the 1996 Rosewood Ltd. guitar and was designed with Larry Sifel of Pearl Works, a longtime partner to PRS. This updated version was designed with Jaime Aulson of Pearl Works (who created the outline “J” birds in 2008) and is comprised of Green Abalone (both heart and standard varieties), Donkey Ear Abalone, and Black-Lip Ocean Pearl Oyster, beautifully distinguishing these commemorative instruments. The woods were hand selected by Paul Reed Smith and the PRS wood wood team and include artist grade tops, ribboned mahogany backs, and artist grade curly maple Necks. With the newest updates and a unique inlay design, these guitars sound and look very special. Only 100 pieces (50 of each color) of these celebratory instruments will be available worldwide.

Model: Custom 24 "Tree of Life"
Color: Makena Blue
Body: Ribboned Mahogany
Top: Artist Grade Carved Maple top
Neck Shape: Pattern regular
Neck: Artist grade flamed maple neck
Fretboard: Rosewood
Frets: 24
Inlays: Tree of Life created with Green Abalone, (both heart & standard varieties), Donkey Ear Abalone, and Black-Lip Ocean Pearl Oyster.
Fretboard Radius: 12"
Nut-width: 1.795"
Width at 1st Fret: .800"
Width at 12th Fret: .875"
Pickups: 57/08 Treble and Bass
Bridge: PRS Tremolo
Tuners: PRS Phase III
Weight: 8lbs 8oz
Serial: 140011982
Modifications: None.

Condition Report: Effectively, this guitar can be tagged as a Private Stock model. All the woods are hand picked and personally signed off. LTD runs like this usually feature finishes exclusive to private stock models and have superior upgrades which in some cases surpass the looks and quality of some PRS private stock guitars. Also some LTD models are often built to commemorate large stores affiliations with PRS. Whilst this has no affiliation its a true bang for your buck guitar and one I am excited to share with you. Effectively as new as when it was purchased, these went for a solid £7500+ in the UK, and around $8500 in the states. Having said that only 3 apparently made it to the UK. No dings, scratches, or unexpected surprises. Shes factory fresh with no evident playwear,  a mint guitar with a carefull owner to match - Having had her displayed in a glass cabinet which was nice to see. Unfortunately this is missing the hang tag and tree of life document. However we do have the purchase receipt from world guitars and a SD card of the original photos supplied by them. I am in the process of obtaining a new hang tag and document confirming the guitars provenance and rarity from PRS europe but it may take some time before this arrives.

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