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I've done my research and have come up with the fact that it is either a or I've used the PRS site and another, and have found conflicting data. If anyone knows the PRS dating system very well I could really use a hand finding out exactly when this guitar was built.
The original owner agrees as well that we are in the right ball park 91 or Another question I'd like to to know about early PRS guitars is, does anyone know when they switched over from Brazilian Rosewood to Indian Rosewood fretboards?
I'm not totally sure when but I read it was somewhere in If anyone could help out on either of these questions that would be a great help. Thank you so much. ShawnJun 29, Jun 29, 2.
PRS 35th Anniversary SE Custom 24 - All Playing, No Talking
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All guitars and basses have serial numbers which start with a year prefix. The prefix is the last one or two digits of the production year, and it applies to all models below. You can also look up your PRS guitars MODCAT code. Which is the long strange number that looks like this: SLM2FAHFIET_FR_HB-BS. You can enter your MODCAT to find the. Gibson introduced a new pattern when they began producing solid body guitars. An ink stamp on the back of the headstock which included either 5 or 6 digits. The first digit is the year and the other numbers are production numbers. This system is fairly reliable for guitars made from to Example: 3 = Note. Jul 04, I've used the PRS site and another, and have found conflicting data. If anyone knows the PRS dating system very well I could really use a hand finding out exactly when this guitar was built. The original owner agrees as well that we are in the right ball park (91 or 92).
John C I think you're right. The way you've broken it down seems correct. Were all gonna die then anyway so I guess it doesn't matter. Ha Ha!!
Home > All Guitars > Paul Reed Smith (PRS). OLD PAGE. This Is A Very Simple Formula. PRS serial numbers are very easy to figure out. The only slightly confusing thing is. guitars start with the same number as a guitar. guitars start with the same number as a guitar guitars start with the same number as a guitar etc. etc. May 06, [email protected], Mar 5, Today at AM. 11top, Yesterday at PM. Today at AM. Some general questions about my new S2 Custom deathbyguitar, Yesterday at AM. Today at AM. mookyshoots, Yesterday at AM. DreamTheaterRules. Today at AM. NGD - S2 Custom 24 in Whale Blue - pickup . For The Love of The Guitar: The Mark Tremonti #myPRS Story. February 20, More PRS Artists. Recreating Vintage: Bringing the McCarty Instruments to the S2 Lineup. Step Inside the PRS West Coast Artist Showroom. February 14, PRS NAMM Recap! January 22, PRS AT NAMM January 14, Visit the Inside PRS Blog.
I have heard that in PRS is building over guitars a day. So the numbers are climbing fast now.
I remember when they were barely building 4 guitars a month. The Classic Electric or CE model has one extra number inserted after the year designator and before the number of the guitar.
Possible exceptions Because the bolt on guitars have numbers stamped on them conceivably they could be using plates up until at least February of I don't think they throw the preprinted plates away just because the year changes. I am not sure of this but I do remember getting guitars delivered in etc.
They went to a high quality, less expensive, but real mother of pearl. This tailpiece is made from white metal with absolutely NO saddle adjustment not recommended. PRS: - METAL: - Appeared on the cover of the first color catalogue.
Signature grade woods, semi-hollow body with cedar, redwood, or maple top, gold hardware, tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece a few tremolo equipped guitars were madesigned and numbered, only made. This was the first fret PRS, featured new PRS stop-tail wrap over bridgeincreased headstock angle, Dragon pickups, wide-fat neck and gold hardware.
Dragon inlay on fretboard made from pieces of abalone, turquoise, and mother of pearl, limited production run of Click here for a picture of a Dragon I.
Three models introduced - Mahogany Cutaway; mahogany back and sides, spruce top, rosewood fretboard, rosewood bridge and headstock veneer, natural finish, and optional gold hardware.
All guitars and basses have serial numbers which start with a year prefix. The prefix is the last one or two digits of the production year, and it applies to all models below. , , , , , , Set-Neck Serial Numbers. The serial number of a set-neck model is located on the back of the guitar's headstock. Paul Reed Smith began making top-of-the-line guitars in Maryland in At the time of publication, the guitars are being made in the United States and South Korea. To properly identify a model, locate the model number and determine which country the guitar was made in. The information for making this determination is contained on the front.
Custom Cutaway; 3-piece figured maple back and sides, spruce top, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, Brazilian rosewood bridge and headstock veneer, bird inlays, abalone rosette, and optional gold hardware.
Rosewood Signature; rosewood back and sides, master grade spruce top, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, Brazilian rosewood bridge and headstock veneer, bird inlays, abalone rosette, abalone trim around top, wooden marquetry backstrip, gold tuners and endpin, antiqued natural finish.
Only 11 prototypes ever made. Specs similar to the first Dragon, with a Dragon inlay on fretboard made from pieces of gold, coral, abalone, malachite, onyx, and mother of pearl, limited production run of Click here for a picture of a Dragon II.
Specs similar to the first two Dragons. Dragon inlay on fretboard made from pieces of gold, red and green abalone, mother of pearl, mammoth ivory, and stone, limited production run of Click here for a picture of a Dragon III. A fret version of the Standard, wide thin or wide fat neck profiles available, tremolo or stoptail options, birds optional. Replaced Signature Series, Inlaid headstock logo on rosewood headstock overlay, wide-fat neck, exceptional woods including artist grade maple top, abalone bird inlays, special thin finish, Volume and tone control with 5 way rotary, Artist Series pickups, semi-hollow, gold hardware and stop-tail options.
Click here for a picture of an Artist Series I. Click here for a picture of an Artist Series II.
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Click here for a picture of an Artist Series IV. Click here for a picture of an Artist Limited Edition. Only made, Artist Limited Edition-style with wide-fat or wide-thin neck, engraved gold abalone birds, fret ebony fretboard. Abalone bound headstock and fretboard. Click here for a picture of a 10th Anniversary Model. Specs similar to McCarty but with solid mahogany body.
Only offered with stoptail bridge option. First signed and numbered. Click here for a picture of a Carlos Santana Model.
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Non-production instruments. Each guitar is individually made for a specific customer and comes with a letter from Paul Reed Smith documenting the history of the instrument.
Click here for a picture of a Rosewood Limited. Original carving by Floyd L. Scholz of golden eagle or bald eagle on a basswood body, fret curly maple neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, engraved solid gold bird inlays, McCarty electronics, gold hardware, and PRS Stoptail Bridge.