Smith’s early hand-made guitars were invariably all mahogany (the sumptuous ‘curly’ or figured maple tops didn’t become a feature until 1980 when Paul utilised the curly maple drawer fronts of a friend’s dresser to create his first maple top guitar). For 2007 PRS released what the company is calling a “faithful replica” of this pre-factory, pre-maple guitar in the form of the 1980 West Street Ltd.
This particular example has been played and shows the usual discoloration of the bridge metal. The guitar is free of any large or significant chips, cracks, or scratches. There are the usual spots where the finish appears slightly milky (see photos).
- Natural gloss finish
- Artist Grade Quilted Sapele top
- Green heart abalone dragon inlay
- Mahogany body and neck
- 24.5″ Scale
- Santana headstock
- Santana neck profile
- Brazilian Rosewood Finger board
- PRS Tremolo, Brass
- PRS Phase II Locking tuners
- Volume/Tone/3-way Toggle
- Upgraded Amber Lampshade knobs (originals included)