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Old 07-30-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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Cheap but cosmetically damaged PRS SE Custom 22. Should i go for it?

Hey guys,

Seriously considering getting this but i have my doubts obviously. What do you guys think?

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/p...4#photo-content

120 is around $200/ 151 euros.

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Old 07-30-2014, 01:48 PM   #2
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First thing its not an US made PRS its an SE version. Those massive dents on the neck will make you crazy when you are playing it. If you are planning on fixing it up, go for it.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:49 PM   #3
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That crack in the finish on the neck scares me. Could just be finish, but it could be a poor neck repair. I usually don't mind cracks or scuffs in the body area. Those just mean someone played it a lot. I wouldn't do it without closer inspection.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:50 PM   #4
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First thing its not an US made PRS its an SE version. Those massive dents on the neck will make you crazy when you are playing it. If you are planning on fixing it up, go for it.


Yeah i know, i missed the SE part in the title by mistake :P
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:50 PM   #5
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for the money cant really go too far wrong.....
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:51 PM   #6
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First thing its not an US made PRS its an SE version. Those massive dents on the neck will make you crazy when you are playing it. If you are planning on fixing it up, go for it.


Also, how would i repair those dents on the neck?
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:07 PM   #7
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NAW.... get something better!
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:50 PM   #8
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Also, how would i repair those dents on the neck?

I'd use some automotive body filler (if there not too deep) sand it down to match the neck and paint it with gloss black poly paint.

If the neck is not broke/cracked I'd get it, PRS SE are not exactly cheap in the UK.

Now if the neck is cracked you need to approach it a bit different.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:18 PM   #9
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I'm guessing that those chips are cosmetic, and that his cat kicked the guitar over (or his buddy tossed it, etc.). If the rest of the guitar is good, you should be okay. You may be able to fill, sand, and refinish those things fairly easily. Otherwise, the price is certainly reasonable. And have him unblock the trem before you get it (and make sure it works well). You can always re-block it, but if it's a glued-in piece of wood blocking it, it may be a pain in the butt -- better if the owner does it.

Find out how the dings got there -- maybe there's a good story there, or a clue to something else you need to look at. Check the tuners to see if any of them are bent.
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