513s and the year 2011: Some investigation

Maertl513

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Hi guys!

I owned a 513 MT, my one and only PRS. It has been assebled in August 2011. I noticed that PRS changed in 2011 some spare parts at that model. Very obvious: From Phase II to Phase III tuners.
But it strikes me, that 513 MT have been sold with the 513 nut (it´s a compensated/scalloped nut).

I´ve got a German friend who bought his 2011 513 MT at the same store as I did. He has Phase II tuners and the 513 nut on his guitar, I´ve got Phase III and the improved (but now standard) PRS nut.

Up to this moment I gathered information of 15 different PRS 513 MT built in 2011 concerning above mentioned spec details.

Due to the output related S/N in 2011 I know that 13.270 guitars with set neck have been produced.
Starting number 11183862, last number 11700592.

With the relation between starting S/N and actual S/N you can easily state the number of the guitar in that production year and if you have Hang Tag information of the assembly date you could pin point.

While I made up my decision in 2011 buying a 513 MT I checked web stores, I kept the data for some reason.

It is kinda fun noticing some exceptions: I expected the first guitars in 2011 with Phase II and 513 nut. But the new PRS standard nut ("PRS Std") is found on the first guitars in my list.
Or has the 2011 production line model already the new standard PRS nut?
But the reality is: there are currently two 513 MTs in the running production circle that got the "old" 513 nut glued on the neck. Officially the Phase III tuners are part of 513s with the 2012 catalogue.

Current data:
S/N- - -set neck guitar no. in 2011- - -nut type- - -tuner type- - -comments
11170745- - -153- - -PRS Std- - -Phase II
11171068- - -476- - -PRS Std- - -Phase II
11171835- - -1243- - -513 nut- - -Phase II
11172072- - -1480- - -PRS Std- - -Phase II
11172105- - -1513- - -PRS Std- - -Phase II
11172847- - -2255- - -513 nut- - -Phase II- - -belongs to a German colleague
11172764- - -2172- - -PRS Std- - -Phase II- - -themike´s PRS 513 MT
11173376- - -2784- - -PRS Std- - -Phase II- - -date of assembly: 04/13/11
11173451- - -2859- - -PRS Std- - -Phase II
11175244- - -4652- - -PRS Std- - -Phase II
11176739- - -6147- - -PRS Std- - -Phase III
11178476- - -7884- - -PRS Std- - -Phase III
11178624- - -8032- - -PRS Std- - -Phase III
11178925- - -8333- - -PRS Std- - -Phase III- - -my 513 MT, date of assembly 08/22/11
11180424- - -9832- - -PRS Std- - -Phase III

I would like to sharpen the picture with support of you.
I kindly ask you, if I already mentioned your 513, to reply with the date of assembly (to adduce evidence a picture of the hang tag via PN would be nice), if it´s not mentioned all information is required.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Sorry for being late to this thread, but here are my 513 10-top details.
11176091, PRS standard nut, phase III tuners, DOM 06/16/11
 
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