1985 PRS Pre-Standard Electric Guitar Metallic Midnight Blue
Just arrived into stock today in excellent original condition, Serial Number: 5 0175.
The guitar has quite the story to tell: The original owner was Pedro Wyant, a longtime & highly regarded instructor at the Musicians Institute in LA. Pedro owned the guitar from day one.
According to PRS records, at exactly the same time as Pedro’s guitar was being crafted an identical guitar was being completed for Carlos Santana. Ironically, both Pedro’s guitar and Santana’s guitar were stolen within days of each other.
We do not know how this scenario turned out for Santana but sometime later an individual had bought SN 5 0175 on the used market and contacted Paul Reed Smith to request some history on the guitar. The serial number had been logged in the PRS records as being a stolen guitar; the buyer did the right thing & contacted Pedro to return the guitar to him. Pedro being a stand up guy paid a nice reward for the return of the instrument.
In every sense this is a completely original one-owner (legally!!) Pre-Standard PRS. It is a piece of history in its own right. It plays superbly with nice low action, it is as sweet as you could wish. The original color is strong & vibrant with just a few small indents here & there but the guitar is in remarkably clean condition.
Original T & B pickups, all original components, original hardshell case & owners instruction sheet.
A superb PRS, we acquired the guitar from Pedro’s sister. Impeccable timing to celebrate Paul Reed Smith’s upcoming 30th anniversary in 2015, an incredible Pre-Standard from the launch year of the company