Is this a "real" 10 top?

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  1. RickD67

    RickD67 New Member

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    I am thinking about buying this PRS. The seller claims its a '1994 Custom 22 10 top' but the picture of the back of the headstock has me worried. Anyone think this is odd?

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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    The 10 is unusual relative to my experience. It looks typeset rather than hand written.
     
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  3. BMiller

    BMiller New Member

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    The "10" on my '91 CU24 is not hand written but stamped. You have to hold it at the correct angle and in the right light to see it. That looks normal to me for that era.
     
  4. bodia

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

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    This
     
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  5. RickD67

    RickD67 New Member

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  6. BMiller

    BMiller New Member

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    As a heads up, PRS may or may not have more information on this guitar based upon serial number and pics. They didn't keep great records back then and '94 is pre-MODCAT. You will find more information in the pickup cavities though.
     
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  7. RickD67

    RickD67 New Member

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    What the heck does MODCAT mean?
     
  8. BMiller

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    The MODCAT is a bar code found under one of the pickups. You can enter the code into an online decoder and it will spit out the build specs of the guitar. But this wasn't implemented until the early 2000's (not sure of the year).

    On a '94, in the pickup cavities you will find the serial number, signatures/markings of everyone that had their hands on it, color, and whatever else someone wanted to add along the way.
     
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  9. bodia

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

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    It's an alpha numeric code found in the pickup cavity of PRS guitars, and on a sticker outside of the case. You plug it into the Modcat decoder and it tells you everything about the guitar. Wood types, pickups, color etc.

    http://www.toragraphics.com/modcat/
     
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  10. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I’d be more concerned about what the top looks like.
     
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  11. RickD67

    RickD67 New Member

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    Well I bought it so I'll post pictures when I get a chance
     
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  12. MoggyMel

    MoggyMel Not My Boyfriend's PRS

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    I had a 1993 Custom 24 with a 10-top and the 10 was stamped into the back of the headstock. This one looks legit to me.
     
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  13. bodia

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

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    Sweet!
     
  14. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    As others said it is normal for that era.
    I believe 1994 was the first year of the Custom 22.
     
  15. RickD67

    RickD67 New Member

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    Here she is...

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  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Spectacular, congrats!
    Love that top!
     
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  17. RickD67

    RickD67 New Member

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    She looks good, but she's got trouble. I am getting a pretty bad hum when I am not touching anything metal on the guitar :(
     
  18. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Dang. Time to open up the back and see if something is amiss
     
  19. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Ooohh... Me see some dragons... Nice!
     
  20. sergiodeblanc

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

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