MODCAT Decoders

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  1. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid Other Alan!

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    Looking at the decoder, it seems that N may be used to indicate a model designated to come in a satin finish.

    Which model is this? Does it have a satin finish? Can you post a pic of the guitar?
     
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  2. Rhythmisking

    Rhythmisking New Member

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    It's a satin finish single cut from 2006
     
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  3. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid Other Alan!

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    Maybe the decoder has a typo:

    Code:
    modelN1 : "Singlecut Satin",
    And it should be recognizing N7 instead of N1
     
  4. Rhythmisking

    Rhythmisking New Member

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    It doesn't like "N1" any better than "N7"; I get the same result: "Could not find Model 'N1'"
    Went ahead and pulled the trigger anyway...
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    You don’t need a mod cat to pull the trigger on that. Fantastic buy.
    Great top. Wonderful colour. Beautiful fingerboard.
    Enjoy.
     
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  6. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid Other Alan!

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    Killer pick!

    It looks like the toragraphics site isn't up to date with the modcat sources.
     
  7. unretrofiedforu

    unretrofiedforu New Member

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    Thanks for this thread! Just found out about PRS 'MODCAT' numbers and noticed its similar to a sticker I found at the bottom of the box of my new 2020 S2 594. Luckily I saved it :)

    The code is: M9M2F2HVIB2 and then underneath is /MS and /TA5

    Which looks like it checks out with the specs of the guitar. Im glad PRS has a system like this.
     
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  8. Hansel

    Hansel New Member

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    So my modcat sticker is as follows:

    48M2FNHFN63_B-B4
    /VI /N

    Do I need to enter the VI and the N somehow? The site gives me this if I just enter the top line:

    Model: 408 Maple/Std Model
    Top Wood: Maple
    Frets: 22
    Top Spec: Figured Maple
    Top Grade: Could not find Top Grade 'N'
    Neck Wood: Mahogany
    Neck Carve: Pattern (Wide/Fat)
    Fingerboard Wood: Honduran Rosewood
    Inlay: Could not find Inlay '6'
    Bridge: Could not find Bridge '3'
    Color: Faded Blue Burst
    Hardware: Could not find Hardware '4'
    Treble Pickup: Could not find Treble Pickup '_'
    Middle Pickup: Could not find Middle Pickup 'V'
    Bass Pickup: Tremonti
    Electronics: Could not find Electronics '_'

    Just FYI, if I use this site https://dchandlerp.github.io/ModCatDecoder/ I get a little more detail (the inlay and bridge) so you might be able to use that to update your version:

    Model: 408 Maple/Std Model
    Top Wood: Maple
    Frets: 22
    Top Spec: Figured
    Top Grade: Could not find Top Grade 'N'
    Neck Wood: Mahogany
    Neck Carve: Pattern (Wide Fat)
    Fingerboard Wood: Honduran Rosewood
    Inlay: 2014+ Birds
    Bridge: Gen III Tremolo
    Color: Faded Blue Burst
    Hardware: Could not find Hardware '4'
    Treble Pickup: Could not find Treble Pickup 'V'
    Middle Pickup: Could not find Middle Pickup 'I'
    Bass Pickup: Santana
    Electronics: Could not find Electronics ''

    EDIT: OK, I see, the VI is Violet (that's correct), and the /N is nickel hardware

    EDIT2: Ok, I had to reverse engineer it a bit based on the github repo of the other decoder. My actual modcat (or at least what that site wants) is this: 48m2fnhfn63_vi_nb-b4 which gives me:

    Model: 408 Maple/Std Model
    Top Wood: Maple
    Frets: 22
    Top Spec: Figured
    Top Grade: Could not find Top Grade 'N'
    Neck Wood: Mahogany
    Neck Carve: Pattern (Wide Fat)
    Fingerboard Wood: Honduran Rosewood
    Inlay: 2014+ Birds
    Bridge: Gen III Tremolo
    Color: Violet
    Hardware: Nickel
    Treble Pickup: 408 or Paul's Guitar
    Middle Pickup: none
    Bass Pickup: 408 or Paul's Guitar
    Electronics: 408

    Which is correct (though I'm not sure about the neck carve being wide/fat). The only weird thing is the Top Grade. That 'N' in the modcat doesn't seem to mean anything, and it looks like that should be a '-' as my top is just a regular top. Dunno, but if you want to update your decoder you can grab some of the things you're missing from here: https://github.com/DChandlerP/ModCatDecoder/blob/master/MODCAT_data.js
     
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  9. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    Just looked-up/verified the MODCAT on of my newer guitars--I'm here to provide a little feedback for the MODCAT decoder(s) programmers, if it is at all helpful here:

    Color code: "VT"
    Neither the toragraphics nor dchandlerp decoders could find my color code, "VT." After some searching to correlate what the dealer said, plus other similar-looking guitars produced the same year, I would believe the correct color name to be "Vintage Sunburst."

    Pickup codes: "6-6"
    It's a 2-humbucker guitar (neck & bridge) so the "# - #" code looks right, but the toragraphics decoder is a bit off, saying the pickups are "PRS 6." The dchandlerp decoder gets it more correct, saying they are "58/15 or PRS 6." (They are indeed etched 58/15 TM on their covers.)

    Hope this helps..!
     
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  10. steved

    steved New Member

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    I tried this decoder from page 1, and also the one linked above on my 2018 509, and both got some stuff, but missed a lot. It's FNM2FTHSI63_2329 /ED /N.
     
  11. Talen O

    Talen O New Member

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    Great work on this! Been wondering about my CU24 for some time, and a forum member just tipped me off about this thread. Worked perfectly for me 1st try! Thank you
     
  12. 3rdstone

    3rdstone New Member

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    Why do some models have 9 digit modcats? For example: GEN-T42-SN3
     
  13. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    I don't know that code, but is it possibly from an SE guitar? I wouldn't be surprised if the MODCAT's overall only apply to "core" US-made models, and/or only those made in the Stevensville, MD factory. Just a thought...
     
  14. 3rdstone

    3rdstone New Member

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    Like on this tag. Under the barcode where the MODCAT usually is.

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  15. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    Hmmm?!!?!? I'm stumped.
     
  16. bodia

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

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    In today's PRS world, Wood Library guitars don't have standard MODCAT codes. Not sure when WL started. However, I'd bet this was a special build for Summer NAMM in Nashville. I'm guessing that because of the "Nashville 2004" at the bottom. That is something unique.
     
  17. 3rdstone

    3rdstone New Member

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    Found this in another thread. No MODCAT. I also noticed on my Wood Library McCarty 594 it doesn't have one either.
     
  18. Geo408

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    What happened to the decoder? Was it taken down, or removed by PRS?
     
  19. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    I think the decoder was on a website hosted by rugerpc who passed away sometime back. RIP.
     
  20. Geo408

    Geo408 New Member

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    Sorry to hear that. He was a regular guy, and easy to talk with. We’ve lost a brother in arms...RIP.
     

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