I became interested in a PRS SE Custom a guy has listed on CL here.
It's a semi-hollow with '57 Classics at the neck and bridge and the guy who owned it before him routed and installed a soapbar between them. There appears to be an extra toggle -
The current owner is out until Sunday at which time I'll to look at it.
I'm linking here: PRS SE Custom
First - why would someone install a soapbar between two humbuckers like that? I don't know - I'm asking. Is there any advantage? From the photos, it looks pretty sanitary. Not sure what the extra toggle is for, but logically, it has something to do with that installation.
Second, is this just a huge risk? Obviously any purchase of a used guitar is a risk, but am I sticking my Johnson in a bear trap here?
I would pass. That's a never-gonna-resell waiting to happen. Not to mention if the routing isnt professionally done, it might as well be sold for $150 (or whatever the parts are worth).