Help one more time PRS?? Maybe??

nickurso

Gretschified
Dec 24, 2012
11,898
New Orleans la.
I can’t find anything about this guitar. It looks wrong to me but I’m not and expert on PRS guitars so I’m hoping for a little help for more knowledgeable people than myself
 

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nickurso

Gretschified
Dec 24, 2012
11,898
New Orleans la.
If you're looking for a PRS....run! I mean, most guys who fake guitars at least try to make it look like the real thing.... 🤣
I’m not buying this guitar. I have friend who’s father died this is in his collection and they are trying to sell the collection and have no idea what it’s worth. Unfortunately it looks like he bought a lot of knock off guitars.
As for my question I’m assuming you are saying this is a fake? Can you point out specifics so I can relay it to them?
 

Ricochet

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Nov 13, 2009
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I have never seen a PRS that actually said “PRS” on the headstock… It’s usually Paul Reed Smith in signature style script unless it’s the SE series, than it says “SE”.
 

AZBrahma

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Dec 18, 2020
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Arizona
Wrong headstock, wrong logo, wrong body shape and size, wrong inlays (none at the 24th), wrong control layout...honestly, wrong everything. I hope it helps; I'm sorry to hear about your friend's dad.
 

LivingMyDream

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May 4, 2016
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Nick, I'll start by saying that I don't know how old the guitar might be, and my knowledge of the early days of PRS guitars is limited. I agree with what AZBrahma wrote, and I would add that the cutout on the horns look symmetrical on your picture, while I have never known PRS guitars to have symmetrical cutouts. The lower horn should have an addition scoop to the front of the cutout that is not there on the upper horn.

I can't see this as anything but a knock-off.
 

thunder58

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Dec 23, 2010
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I have friend who’s father died
Sorry for your friend Nick . It's a hard thing to do , helping out like this . Always wanting to go 100% for a friend . I had same situation years ago with a woman who's husband died from 9/11 cancer . Your a good man and stay strong for your friend brother ( along with my handshake )
 

Runamok

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I’m not buying this guitar. I have friend who’s father died this is in his collection and they are trying to sell the collection and have no idea what it’s worth. Unfortunately it looks like he bought a lot of knock off guitars.
As for my question I’m assuming you are saying this is a fake? Can you point out specifics so I can relay it to them?
Send photo to PRS customer support?
That might be worth the reply. Just in case.

The headstock alone is ugly.
 

nickurso

Gretschified
Dec 24, 2012
11,898
New Orleans la.
Sorry for your friend Nick . It's a hard thing to do , helping out like this . Always wanting to go 100% for a friend . I had same situation years ago with a woman who's husband died from 9/11 cancer . Your a good man and stay strong for your friend brother ( along with my handshake )
Yeah she’s actually doing ok. She also inherited two houses. She’s just literally cleaning house now
 

Henry

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GlenP

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Jul 23, 2019
2,556
WA
You already have a good answer here, just another minor detail to point out, on a current production 24 fret PRS the neck joins at the body closer to the 23rd fret on the high E side for easy access to the 24th fret, for example:
 


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