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“Welcome to the guitar collection. On the second floor of our store we have on display over 300 guitars and more than 50 amps that I’ve accumulated over the years. The friends and customers that have visited us seem to really appreciate being able to view this, so we thought we would share it with our online friends and fellow guitar enthusiasts as well. Enjoy!”

- Dave Rogers

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Paul Reed Smith Daves's Guitar Shop 25th Anniversary, 2007

Tiger Eye, We had 25 of these made in 2007 (15 in Tiger Eye and 10 in Red Tiger) for our 25th Anniversary. We used Artist Grade Maple for the tops and Brazilian Rosewood for the fingerboard and headstock overlay.

 

Paul Reed Smith Dave's Guitar Shop 25th Anniversary, 2007

Tiger Red, We had 25 of these made in 2007 (15 in Tiger Eye and 10 in Tiger Red) for the 25th Anniversary of our shop. We used Artist Grade maple for the tops and Brazilian Rosewood for the fingerboard and headstock overlay.

 

Paul Reed Smith Modern Eagle, 2007

Faded Blue Jean, I have very strong feelings for this one as it was a gift from Paul Reed Smith! He is such a wonderful man and I had heard stories that he would give someone the shirt off his back, but I was stunned (and brought to tears) when he literally gave me his personal guitar, right off his back! He told me he didn't want to see this hanging up somewhere as he really wanted me to play it. I don't gig as much as I used to, but I'll have this one with me when I do!

 

Paul Reed Smith Archtop Artist Prototype, 1997

Black Sunburst, Abalone logo and birds, Gold hardware, Prototype #10 written on back of headstock. I bought this one from Paul from his archive guitars. It appears to be unplayed!

 

Paul Reed Smith Santana Prototype, 2005

Santana Yellow, "Pre Production Proto #1" written on back of headstock. I purchased this one from Paul's archive guitars and it appears to be unplayed!

 

Paul Reed Smith Signature, 1992

Cherry Sunburst, Inlaid eagle on headstock, Birds and gold hardware, Written on the back of the headstock is "The last sig series, The end of an era" and then signed by Paul Reed Smith. I love the strong cherry color and the reverse chevron top on this one!

 

Paul Reed Smith Limited Edition, 1990

Sunburst, Number 6 of 300 made. This one is chambered with a Redwood top, Gold hardware and a tuneomatic/stop tailpiece combination that I LOVE on a PRS! I wish they'd do more like this! The fingerboard is very light on this one, so they must have been experimenting with some different woods for their fingerboards. I bought this one directly from Paul a few years back. It was in his archive guitar stash and appears unplayed.

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1992

Cherry Sunburst, Bird inlays, Another one of the stop tailpiece/tuneomatic guitars! I love this set up on a PRS!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1991

Vintage Sunburst, 10 Quilt top, Birds, Gold hardware, Brazilian board and sweet switch, They had offered these in the early 90's with the stop tailpiece/tuneomatic bridge combination that I am very fond of!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1991

Vintage Yellow, 10 top, bird inlays, Brazilian board and sweet switch. A very exotic top on this one and virtually unplayed.

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1989

Vintage Yellow, 10 top, Birds, Brazilian board and sweet switch. Extremely clean! To me, this is the ultimate 80's PRS!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1990

Vintage Yellow with bird inlays on a Brazilian board and a sweet switch. To me, this is the perfect combination for the early PRS guitars!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1989

Vintage Yellow, 10 Quilt top, Birds and Brazilian board. The previous owner installed different pickups and a 3 way switch, but this guitar rocks just the way it is. I really dig this one!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1987

Vintage Yellow, Birds, Brazilian board and the sweet switch, Just a perfect combination! A very wild top on this one!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1986

Vintage Yellow, Faded to almost natural! Birds, Brazilian board and the sweet switch. A very clean early PRS!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1986

Vintage Yellow, Faded to almost natural! PRS had a problem with color fades the first few years. Birds, Brazilian board and the sweet switch. I didn't realize I owned so many of these! I guess I really went crazy (no surprise there) a few years back, buying up all the pre '91 PRS guitars I could find!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1990

Vintage Sunburst, A very interesting 10 top on this one! Plus gold hardware, birds and the Brazilian board!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1989

Vintage Sunburst, Moons, Brazilian board and a KILLER 10 top! This one is also exceptionally clean!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1987

Vintage Sunburst, A very clean example!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1987

Vintage Sunburst, Moons, Brazilian board and sweet switch, Just another nice early PRS!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1990

Vintage Sunburst with 10 top, birds, Brazilian board and sweet switch.

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1990

Vintage Sunburst, birds, Brazilian board and the sweet switch. This one has a "B" stamp on the back of the headstock. I think that means that there was some sort of cosmetic flaw (I guess as close to a second that it gets with PRS) and these were usually sold to artists.

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1986

Tobacco Sunburst, Moons, Brazilian board and sweet switch. An amazingly clean early PRS!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1989

Black Sunburst, 10 top, Birds, Brazilian board and sweet switch, A few years back I had my good friend Jim Barth (anything I'm ever looking for, he can find for me) scour the country searching for these early PRS guitars and we bought a ton of them!

 

Paul Reed Smith Custom, 1991

Tobacco Sunburst, A nice grainy Brazilian board on this one!

 

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