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leandro_fortin
11-13-2012, 12:42 PM
Greetings from Argentina, my question is this: some people told me that this guitar is fake, the seller says it is a PRS CE24 1994 (alder body). I personally have never seen a maple top in 3 parts, but the guitar looks very real, you say? is real?

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rugerpc
11-13-2012, 12:48 PM
I have never seen a THREE piece maple top on a PRS... that doesn't mean it didn't happen.

Pics from inside the pup cavities might help...

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11-13-2012, 12:48 PM
Looks real. And it has birds!

sergiodeblanc
11-13-2012, 01:02 PM
Aww Yeah! That is super real, and super rare, and super awesome! CE's had a three piece maple Ten top option for awhile, I was not aware that birds were an option at the same time though.

sergiodeblanc
11-13-2012, 01:08 PM
I see ONE side dot at the 12th fret - is it supposed to be 2?

Nope.

leandro_fortin
11-13-2012, 01:41 PM
Aww Yeah! That is super real, and super rare, and super awesome! CE's had a three piece maple Ten top option for awhile, I was not aware that birds were an option at the same time though.

the seller says it's ten top

I had many doubts about the authenticity of the guitar, but I think I will buy :). Anyway appreciate continue adding reviews

sergiodeblanc
11-13-2012, 02:17 PM
I hope you enjoy it, those alder CE's are my favorite guitars in the world.

themike
11-13-2012, 03:40 PM
It is real - there were a limited number of CE's that left the factory one year that actually had 3 piece 10-tops with birds. Killer guitar man!

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/kolbyt85/prstentop.jpg

leandro_fortin
11-14-2012, 05:54 AM
thanks for your answers, other questions: what are the pickups of this model? and the neck profile?

Bill SAS 513
11-14-2012, 07:07 AM
Nope.

OK...quick question...looking at my PRS gtrs, I notice some have a single side dot at the 12th and some have 2 side dots at 12th fret...was this decided by model, or by year of manufacture???

themike
11-14-2012, 07:45 AM
OK...quick question...looking at my PRS gtrs, I notice some have a single side dot at the 12th and some have 2 side dots at 12th fret...was this decided by model, or by year of manufacture???

A few years ago the double dot on the 12th was implemented along with the new "Pattern" neck carves and a few other upgrades - it happened to all models.

sleary
11-14-2012, 08:21 PM
Those are really sweet. Might have to get my hands on one

Taller
11-15-2012, 05:49 AM
It's real. And if you look closely at the back, it may be alder instead of mahogany (if the back is also multiple pieces, it's alder). I recall seeing some EG's that had 3-piece tops, as well.