Is this insane deal on a PRS legit?

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  1. guitaardvark

    guitaardvark SS.org Regular

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    Hey all,

    So I'm in the market for a PRS and found this: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/msg/d/campbell-2003-prs-custom-top/6987629191.html (same guitar can be found here: https://reverb.com/item/28038367-prs-custom-22-10-top)

    For a 10 top core, even an old one, that's a ridiculous price, and I really don't mind the cosmetic damage. However, I know it's not unheard of for people to sell fake guitars way below market value because of apparent damage. I checked the serial online and it checks out for the year and model. Are there any other ways to tell if it's a fake other than shoddy craftsmanship? I only have experience with SEs, and I might be trading my Axe FX for this so I'd like to be certain.

    P.S. Interestingly enough, if you google "Jason Dyer One Less Reason," then the only thing that comes up is the Reverb listing for this guitar. Also, he's the drummer of the band.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    It's a pretty good, but not absolutely unheard of, price for one this old and in this condition.

    The thing is, most folks who care about getting "10 Tops" care about color and condition, the two things this doesn't really have going for it, which is why it's priced closer to a CE or non-10 22.
     
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    Seems legit, guy is probably just trying to move it ASAP
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    I sold a custom 22 wraptail in emerald green with birds (kind of rare?) For $1400cad because i beat it up and the pickups werent stock :shrug:. IMO V12 finish prs are just the nicer instrument. This seems a reasomable price.
     
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    Looks legit, but the price isn’t that crazy for what it is. Probably a great guitar and well worth the money, but not enough of a steal to buy it for the price alone.
     
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    Buy it already!
     
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    Few years back that was the typical price

    If it has gone up, maybe they just don't realize it. Or maybe used PRS in non-super-uber-minty condition just don't have a niche, and they just get priced at the upper end of the "player" price range if the seller wants it to sell
     
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    I actually emailed PRS with the serial and they gave me a description of a guitar that matches this one exactly. I'll be meeting with the seller tonight to pick it up. Thanks for the responses everyone! It's comforting to know that it's a good deal, but not a red flag kind of good deal.
     
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    Yeah the color combo and 22 fret hard tail bridge isn't the most popular, the main issue being less condition PRS customs have a hard time reselling

    I did a lot of digging before recently before getting one myself

    mint customs +/- 10 top in the past few years - 1700-2k
    mint older custom - 1400-1700
    worn older custom - 1k-1400
     
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    Judging by the pics, it's not all that spectacular of a top, so the price doesn't seem all that crazy. Just make sure you pay with cash in hand.
     
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    Based on the pictures/location, I may have bought my black Custom 22 from this person. If you want to PM their phone # once you get it, I can cross reference.
     
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    That’s pretty beat, so yeah $1200 seems about right.
     

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