Does this serial look fake?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by mildew, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. mildew

    mildew New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2015
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    13
  2. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    5,050
    Likes Received:
    3,659
    What are you questioning about it?
     
  3. garrett

    garrett Lurkin'

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    5,056
    Likes Received:
    4,733
    It looks like somebody wrote over the original SN with a gold paint pen.

    If it's an original natural finish guitar, the SN would've been written in black ink below the topcoat.
     
  4. mildew

    mildew New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2015
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    13
    Thanks for replies, on my 3 prsi the serial is neat and tidy and in a straight line! I guess garrett's theory is correct. So its "suss".
     
  5. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    1,236
    Likes Received:
    863
    Does seem a little iffy, although, the rest of the headstock looks normal from what I can tell. I'd email the picture to PRS Customer Service to have them confirm.
     
    dogrocketp likes this.
  6. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2015
    Messages:
    956
    Likes Received:
    1,184
    What model is it?
    The serial numbers are written like that from the Maryland factory and those look like SE import tuners.
    Any pics of the rest of the guitar?
    It does look like the original SN was written over with gold pen.

    From the sanding marks around the edge and under the screw of the tuning peg, it would seem someone at some point tried to refinish the back of the headstock.
     
  7. garrett

    garrett Lurkin'

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    5,056
    Likes Received:
    4,733
    It is a 2002 USA guitar that has been beaten to death and/or refinished.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice