The word "second" is in my pickup cavity. What's it mean?

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  1. teacherman

    teacherman New Member

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    I recently peeked inside a new to me PRS Custom 24. 1992 version. Next to the words "Whale Blue" and "10" was the word "second". Anybody else have this? Or know what it means?
     
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  2. Jester

    Jester New Member

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    Is there anything on the back of the headstock?

    A "second" can mean a guitar that has some sort of minor cosmetic defect that kept it from being sold as regular run guitar. May have a "2" or something similar stamped on the back of the headstock.

    Or, it may not be that at all.
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

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

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    It could've been made for Kevin Seconds from the band 7 Seconds?
     
  4. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Usually they saw them in half if it's a non fixable defect, so I doubt it's that.
     
  5. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    You should ask Customer Service Center for that particular detail.
     
  6. teacherman

    teacherman New Member

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    I guess that the little I DO know about PRS guitars is that they did NOT offer B stock or second stock. PRS destroyed any guitars that were flawed...A "B" on the back of the headstock indicated an artist loaner if I'm not mistaken.

    I did contact Matt King who wrote, "I’m not quite sure what the second refers, some reference for production however we do not offer ‘seconds’."

    Just curious. I've never seen nor heard of such a thing...
     
  7. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    You just opened PRS' X-files. What the heck! Where are Scully and Mulder?
     
  8. Watersilk

    Watersilk New Member

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    Perhaps this is to guide a 'sequentially-challenged' pickup fitter....... perhaps, the other pickup cavity has the word 'First' printed inside? Or one of the luthiers nick-named 'Blue Whale was making a date with the pickup fitter, 10th of February..... or the second of October... depending upon which date order you use!

    Just joking, if you find out, please post the reason :) I wonder just how many of us have cryptic messages hidden in our bodies.... guitar bodies I mean.... !
     
  9. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Well what do you know? They are returning this Fall! Perhaps this will be the first case?

    http://www.clickorlando.com/entertainment/xfiles-returning-to-fox-for-six-episodes/31985230

     

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