Hi everyone. I came across a 1998 Archtop Hollowbody II at my friends shop yesterday that has Dolphin inlays instead of the birds or dots. Was this offered back in the day or should I go ahead and get the guitar as this is quite a rare one?
I concur with these learned gentlemen - after seeing pics, looks like it's aftermarket.
It's fairly well known that Nik Huber isn't allowed to ship guitars with dolphin inlays to the US thanks to a trademark claim by Robin... because of this it seems unlikely PRS would do them, but that guitar was also built 18 years ago...
I doubt if the inlays are original.So I shot an email over to the customer service with the serial number to see what they say. I like the looks and find it a different looking PRS, but to be honest if it's not all original I wouldn't want to spend the money for it. He's got others in my shop that I like much better.