MODCAT Decoders

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  1. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    Dunno.

    Look at post #1 in this thread. Look at the PDFs chart displayed for the number and order of characters.
     
  2. Erik.PRS

    Erik.PRS New Member

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    Ok thanks
     
  3. Dancing Frog

    Dancing Frog Senior 513 Whore

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    That's a 1-off. You always see the "Gen" code on them.
     
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  4. Erik.PRS

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    Thanks
     
  5. Dancing Frog

    Dancing Frog Senior 513 Whore

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    Your welcome. Omar does a lot of 1-off's, and I have quite a few. The letters after "GEN" are remarks. They might refer to the model or not. In this case, it looks like the guitar is a Custom 22. I have no idea what SN3 refers to. Three pick ups, perhaps?
     
  6. Erik.PRS

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    It has 2 humbuckers, dragon I bridge and McCarty with coil tap.
     
  7. Erik.PRS

    Erik.PRS New Member

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    And yes it's a custom 22, I'm curious as to what the finish is. I emailed serial to PRS and they said its from the artist stock warehouse. Didn't give any info on finish.

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  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    It's cool, whatever it is!
     
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    Nice tool. Got an addition for you - colour code CY is Cranberry :)
     
  10. Scott C

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    Hi, just to add my Custom 24 info. Instead of CU the code starts CM. I think it was a special run from 2010 with 10 top headstock. Everything else works fine.

    Model: Could not find Model 'CM'
    Top Wood: Maple
    Frets: 24
    Top Spec: Figured Maple
    Top Grade: Ten Top
    Neck Wood: Mahogany
    Neck Carve: Pattern/Thin (Wide/Thin)
    Fingerboard Wood: East Indian Rosewood
    Inlay: Outline Birds (2008+)
    Bridge: Tremolo or 2-Piece Bridge
    Color: Burnt Almond
    Hardware: Nickel
    Treble Pickup: HFS Treble
    Middle Pickup: none
    Bass Pickup: Vintage Bass
    Electronics: 3-Way Toggle or Blade
     
  11. JonW

    JonW You green?

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    Hey rugerpc,
    got something for you here ;)
    It includes all posts since you updated the JS the last time (except the last post by Scott C). So you can just copy/paste it onto the server and it should work (don't forget to change the link to the forum :D).

    Additionally to the update, I've removed the wood from the top spec ("Figured Maple" --> "Figured") as the top wood has got its own digits.
    Fingerboard code "D" is "Unknown Rosewood" for now and color code "XR" is "Special Run" (there's "CC" for "Custom Color" BTW), as both doesn't seem 100% clear.

    There are some small "problems" however:
    - 2014 and 2016-spec guitars are using inlay code "6", so I've added "Birds (2014+)" although 2015-spec guitars were using code "7" for "30th Anniv. Birds" (See my Avatar as an example of a 2016 Screech Owl. It's kinda outlined MOP, but they go as "Birds" on the PRS website.)
    - 85/15 use the same code as 250 pickups ("5"), so it's "85/15 or 250" now. A MODCAT using 58/15 would be interesting...

    I hope I didn't miss anything!

    Cheers
     
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  12. Dusty Chalk

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    It's stonkin', whatever it is.
     
  13. Scott C

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    A bit more info on the CM code on mine from PRS support:

    Hi Scott,


    Thank you for writing to Paul Reed Smith Guitars. It appears you have a Custom 24 in Burnt Almond, the CM would indicate a Custom with a Maple headstock veneer. I believe there were 50 produced worldwide.


    Thank you for your continued support of Paul Reed Smith Guitars. I hope you find this information helpful.




    Shawn Nuthall

    Manager, Customer Service dept

    Paul Reed Smith Guitars

    380 Log Canoe Circle

    Stevensville, MD 21666

    410-643-9970
     
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  14. JonW

    JonW You green?

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    Cool, thanks! Added!
     
  15. Dusty Chalk

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    neato!
     
  16. garrett

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    Here are some data points that can help fill some gaps in the next update.

    M5M2FTHVIB2_VI_N1-1K

    Model:Could not find Model 'M5' - McCarty 594
    Top Wood:Maple
    Frets:22
    Top Spec:Figured Maple
    Top Grade:Ten Top
    Neck Wood:Mahogany
    Neck Carve:Could not find Neck Carve 'V' - Pattern Vintage
    Fingerboard Wood:East Indian Rosewood
    Inlay:Original Solid Birds (pre-2008)
    Bridge:2-Piece Bridge
    Color:Could not find Color 'VI' - Violet
    Hardware:Nickel
    Treble Pickup:Could not find Treble Pickup '1' - 58/15 LT
    Middle Pickup:none
    Bass Pickup:Could not find Bass Pickup '1' - 58/15 LT
    Electronics:Could not find Electronics 'K' - I guess this will be known as 594 wiring. Classic "G" style 4-knob.
     
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  17. JonW

    JonW You green?

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    Cool, thanks! The gist has been updated...
     
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    Stoptail22 Infected with PRS

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  19. Dancing Frog

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    Here's the MODCAT for the first production 509 that I have seen, FNM2F-HSI63_CB_N2329. It a charcoal grey over at Sweetwater.

    Model:

    Could not find Model 'FN' (509)
    Top Wood: Maple
    Frets: 22
    Top Spec: Figured Maple
    Top Grade: Non-Ten Top
    Neck Wood: Mahogany
    Neck Carve: Pattern/Regular (Standard)
    Fingerboard Wood: East Indian Rosewood
    Inlay: Could not find Inlay '6' (It looks like Birds with outlines)
    Bridge: Could not find Bridge '3' (Phase III Trem)
    Color: Charcoal Burst
    Hardware: Nickel
    Treble Pickup: Could not find Treble Pickup '2' 509 Humbucker
    Middle Pickup: Could not find Middle Pickup '3' 509 Singlecoil
    Bass Pickup: Could not find Bass Pickup '2' 509 Humbucker
    Electronics: Could not find Electronics '9' 509 electronics
     
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  20. JonW

    JonW You green?

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    Thanks guys! Again, the paperwork has been done... :)
     

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