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Monday, May 6, 2013

1988 PRS Signature #253 with Black Back

via this auction

"This one could have just come from the factory. It is the only one I've ever seen that has a black back. I believe there is one other, but to the best of my knowledge those were the only ones featuring this color back...which happens to set off the Vintage Yellow to perfection.

You can see the grain lines that complement the flame. This beauty is amazing to play....I only have a couple of hours of play time on it, and I can say without hesitation that you will not be disappointed in the tone.

100% original, never opened up, never modified. Received in trade from a collector who kept it in pristine condition. Plays fantastic in the short time that I tested it. Rings like a bell acoustically. Amplified, this sounds better than any other PRS I have owned. When new, this was the PRS flagship...their finest example with Brazilian fretboard and bird inlays. The finest guitar PRS offered at the time it was for sale. A precursor to the Private Stock line, and every bit the quality of the finest you will ever find. As a matter of fact, this is the finest signature I have ever seen. An early example of the line that evolved into the private stock we know today."

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