Ah, Eddie Van Halen, to call him "revolutionary" would the the biggest understatement of all time. Almost over night everybody and their goldfish wanted a guitar with just the bridge pickup and a double locking whammy and companies were all too glad to comply as high end makers like Robin... ...and cheap as chips brands like Hondo... Were seeing a profitable market and readily exploited it. Even Fender and Gibson were having a go at it. But around that same time there was another kind of guitar gaining popularity quickly. Although with this one it can't be put on one player in particular who made the world turn around and go "Whoa, what is that, I want one!" But more a case of "Howard Leese is playing one, Carlos Santana is playing one, Joe Perry is playing one and didn't I see Ted Nugent playing one?" The PRS 24 was as much a game changer as Eddie's Frankenstrat was but different from the super strat mania, people forgot that PRS copies were everywhere for a while during the eighties. Washburn had their RS-10 series Fender had the Heartfield Elan Gibson had the Epiphone Del Rey and Ibanez had the Artfield series Now 30- odd years on, none of those survive but PRS is going stronger than ever.