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  1. Nivik

    Nivik New Member

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    Hi , I bought a 245 SE PRS yesrterday and the dealer said he had it in his store for 3 months before I bought it, is there a way to identify the guitar?
    Here's a picture of the head and the serial number.

    Here are some more pictures , I bought it from a small shop at a clearance sell for a really cheap price and I can't identify it...
    Please help me identify it if it is!

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    #1 Nivik, Dec 11, 2018
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  2. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Not a fake, those came out last year I think?
     
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  3. Nivik

    Nivik New Member

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    Can you plase tell me how do you know it's not a fake?
     
  4. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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  5. sergiodeblanc

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

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    It doesn’t look like one.
     
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  6. Nivik

    Nivik New Member

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    Hehe how does a fake one look ? It not taht I don't belive you it's just that I want to know for sure it's real
    What year was it made in then? :eek:
     
  7. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    Email the serial number to PRs customer service and they can tell you,
    I’m going to guess that it’s a 2017 since they started using the factory in Indonesia around then.
    I don’t remember when the headstock label changed, but the 2019 models are coming with the newer label.
     
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  8. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Contact PRS. It's the only way to know for sure.

    Practically speaking, fakes, especially for the low price lines like SE, are usually laughably bad. And obvious.
     
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  9. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Why so worried? Did you get it from a questionable source?
     
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  10. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    It's real, as the joy of playing it will be.
     
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  11. bodia

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

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    Straight up real. No worries that this one is fake
     
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  12. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Real.
    Real nice.
     
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  13. Nivik

    Nivik New Member

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    Thanks everyone you really helped me calm down.

    Now I can finally be happy I bought her for this great price :)
     
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  14. Gabby84

    Gabby84 New Member

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    Congratulations! I have a 245, too. Great guitar. Like others have said, the fakes are laughably bad. You got the real deal.
     
  15. JimmyDee

    JimmyDee New Member

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    Yep... looks legit. Just enjoy it.
     
  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Just look at the fret work. A poorly made guitar would not be finished that well!
     
  17. justjoshin

    justjoshin New Member

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    If I remember correctly they began using the Indonesian factory in 2014. swapped the headstock logo in 2017 for Korean models and 2018 for Indonesia.
     

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