2 Custom 24's - 1 serial number

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  1. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy/posts

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    A friend of mine has just bought a couple of 90's Custom 24's but noticed they both have the same serial number...

    As you can see both guitars are quite different - one a Black Cherry with Birds, the other a Scarlett Burst with moons

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    Both are all original with all original hardware.

    Has anyone ever seen or heard of this happening? Have you ever heard of anyone owning both at the same time??
     
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    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy/posts

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    As you can see from the Headstock, they both have the same serial number...

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    and both have the same numbers written inside

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    A closer look at each cavity
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    I had to split the post into 2 as I kept getting an 'error' trying to post as 1 - sorry
     
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  3. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open-Ears / Zippered Lips

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    Is it possible one was a non-10 and the other a 10 top? I can read one as having the 10-top logo...that's all I've got on this...
     
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  4. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Weren't these things recorded by hand back in those days? It's possible someone(or a couple someones) got 2 guitars going at the same time?
     
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  5. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy/posts

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    Its entirely possible that someone made an 'error' at the beginning of the build as both have the same handwritten number in the cavity that would have been on the guitars throughout. Its probably quite easy to write the same number twice when doing things manually. I think its unusual and cool - doesn't detract from these stunning 1990 guitars at all - if anything, it adds to them, something extremely uncommon and to have 'both' must be extremely rare...
     
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  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    That’s kinda awesome.
     
  7. bodia

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

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    I agree. And, I can totally see how that could have happened way back in the day.
     
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  8. Gigi

    Gigi New Member

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    Oh simple, one is fake :D
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Both are hot!
     
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  10. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Both are really nice!
    I can easily throw the "fake" one away for you!! ;)
    Didn't Markie have 2 Sig's with the same s.n.?
     
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    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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  12. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Well, I guess PRS will have to recall all guitars made after that one for renumbering as they are now all off-by-one.
     
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    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    It’s got to mean something that they landed in the same place.
    I think it’s cool.

    The discussion of two signatures with the same number comes up from time to time, but I think that was just the number within the series, not the serial number.
     
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  14. BlackCherry

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    The Black/Cherry is BEAUTIFUL!!!
     
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    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Well, that's the coolest thing I've seen in a loooooong time.
    They just can NEVER be separated!!!!!
     
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    Jo-incidence?!

     
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    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Different Bridge PU stickers...??? (Same PU tho)
    Zee Plot thickens...mwah ha ha...
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I might be mistaken, but I think Hans (or maybe Markie?) knows of a case where this happened before.
     
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  19. Stephen J.

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    These are from the PRS Parallel Universe series.
    Or, it was a double neck guitar modified by the PTC. Probably the best work they have done.
     
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    I’ve seen numerous guitars where the limited edition number was duplicated. I’ve never seen a duplicated serial number.

    I sold Sig LE #300 of 300 to Howard Henig. He now owns them both. In my opinion, a duplicate only hurts the guitars value until you have the pair. Then you have something that probably goes up (when kept as a pair).
     

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