Is this a fake? I think so...

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Andrew Paul, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Leeric

    Leeric New Member

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    I think the guitar has been refinished at some time. First the ser#071866. If you remove the 0 it would make it a 87 and the1866 set neck off the line. The # match up but the ser# should be ink stamped not hand written. If you turn the 7 into a 1 it would make it a 90 and the 11866 set neck off the line. Again the ser# would match the 1990 ser# range and have a hand written ser#. But i have never seen a ser# so skewed to the left , where it ends between the tuners.

    So the ser# as is matchs nothing.

    I dont know i have never heard of a Award series. And if that was not on the headstock i would have thought it was a 90 and the 1 was mistaken for a 7 by whoever refinished the guitar. But it is there. So....honest mistake or......... . I dont think i would touch this guitar
     
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  2. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    NUGD? Soon with photos please and any gathered history?;)

    New Unicorn Guitar Day!​
     
  3. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul New Member

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    I was too skeptical and too slow...
    :-( I was in touch with the seller by email and we were going to talk today but it sold.
     
  4. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul New Member

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    Congrats
     
  5. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Cool guitar for sure.
     
  6. bodia

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

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    That was a great price! Guess I'll hang on to my Redwood for quite a while!
     
  7. MichaelS

    MichaelS I'm here for the free kool-aid...

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    Wow, this played out quickly...
     
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  8. Birdsofprey

    Birdsofprey Fly birdies fly!

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    Limited run for a vendor (Sam Ash or another music store) possibly...
     
  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Well done mate.
     
  10. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout New Member

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    Well, if it was refinished the s/n on the hang tag would read 118... But this is not the case.
    The 7 was used in the CE but maybe it was used here to denote a maple neck...
     
  11. Shizzrock

    Shizzrock New Member

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    I just talked to the seller, super nice guy. He has had it for a couple of decades but it's a mystery to him as well. He said he met someone else on birds and moons with one, and the running theory is that it was a promotional series for the top twenty dealers. That kind of sounds plausible. Anyways, when I get it I'll restring it and take out the pickups and look for some artifacts.
     
  12. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    glad that worked out, now do this one:
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    can barely make out paul’s signature on the headstock but if you look closely his initials are there:

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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Holy double focaccia Bat Man!
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    That upper fret access looks boss!
     
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  15. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Good god people, don't you know a pre factory when you see one????
     
  16. toothace

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

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    Pre-prefactory...
     
  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Preme factory.
     
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  18. brado

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    Very strange, Serial # is correct for a 1990 CE. I'm wondering if someone somehow installed a CE neck in this and kept the serial #,just re-wrote it on the headstock. Also the Moons, in 1990, I can't imagine a major retailer ordering a run of high end PRS's without birds .Another question, the pickups. No mention of LE pickups anywhere in the PRS book.
     
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  19. leokula

    leokula New Member

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    I would go ahead and call it pre-guitar.
     
  20. lowaction

    lowaction New Member

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    uh....its a kit. Pre-Aliexpress
     
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