1985 Paul Reed Smith Standard Prototype Guitar. This instrument is one of 20 pre-production Paul Reed Smith prototypes built for and displayed at the 1985 Summer National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show. The "NAMM 20" guitars are documented in The PRS Guitar Book: A Complete History of Paul Reed Smith Guitars, and are highly sought after by PRS collectors. The guitar has no serial number, and features all of the early trademark PRS appointments, including the more pronounced arch to the top, and a small neck heel. It is in excellent original condition, with no modifications. The finish, locking tuner collars and tremolo bridge all reveal that although this is a fine guitar this is not a production PRS instrument. The guitar is an excellent player, in the PRS tradition. This guitar was purchased new from the first authorized PRS dealer, in the U.S. in 1985. Included with the instrument is the original case and all of the original paperwork provided with their new instruments. Also included is a letter of authenticity from the original owner, a copy of The PRS Guitar Book, and a letter of authenticity from a noted PRS authority.

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