Do all 10 tops have a 10 on the heastock or say so in the paperwork??

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  1. Tag

    Tag New Member

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    Stunning! So you are saying experience runs do not have a 10 stamp?? That would explain this guitar, but I believe my other one was as well and has a 10 stamp. ?????
     
  2. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I can't believe now one has suggested to check the MODCATs. They will tell you the quality of the top.
     
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    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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  4. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I stand corrected!:)
     
  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I can’t say that Experience guitars never are marked 10. I have seen many really good tops in those small runs just designated for the run, not as 10.
     
  6. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Wow, sweet top!!! That quilt pattern is so very similar to my Wood Library "10" top 509 and Wood Library Artist 594...
    I think you lucked up more than I did because I doubt you paid what I paid for mine (and I got GREAT deals on them new!).

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Iceman101

    Iceman101 There's always room for one more.....

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    My 1991 custom 24 has a 10 edged into the back of the headstock. It is hard to see at first 'cause it's gloss black
     
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  8. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    Some Experience models have an artist grade top. I have a 2012 Experience P22 with an artist grade top with no 10 on the back of the headstock.
     
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  9. Tag

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    How do you know its an artist grade top then? Is it in the paper work??
     
  10. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Either have the MODCAT or you have to have the hang tags. I think a copy of the MODCAT (besides the one on the case) is
    under the bridge pickup? If it's Wood Library, you're screwed without the hang tags other than sending the Serial Number to PRS and letting them tell you what the guitar is.
     
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  11. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    Jazzedout, thank you that you already mentioned this detail :)
     
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  12. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    Exactly.

    The MODCAT for my P22 is PXM2FAFSKAP_FL_HP-PV. Plugging it into the MODCAT decoder I get:

    Model: Experience P22
    Top Wood: Maple
    Frets: 22
    Top Spec: Figured Maple
    Top Grade: Artist
    Neck Wood: Figured Maple
    Neck Carve: Pattern/Regular (Standard)
    Fingerboard Wood: Katalox
    Inlay: Artist Package Birds
    Bridge: Piezo Adjustable Stoptail
    Color: Faded Abalone Sunburst
    Hardware: Hybrid (Nickel and Gold)
    Treble Pickup: P22
    Middle Pickup: none
    Bass Pickup: P22
    Electronics: 5-Way Bladeswitch

    In this case, the hang tag doesn't tell you it has an Artist grade top.
     

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