Well...let's start by disavowing any desire to stir any pots. And, furthermore, if this "CSI PRS" results in my guitar being "out-ed" in any way....so be it. I am genuinely curious. And I really don't care if mine turns out to be a "fake" in one sense of the word. And, in retrospect...I don't like the title of my thread...but I can't change it now. There's no conspiracy going on...just a state of confusion!
Here are the facts....the following guitar has been offered for auction on Ebay for months now....mods.....if I am skating on thin ice with regard to rules concerning "selling" please delete the link...however, since I cannot copy images from the auction, suffice to say that it is an '01 Singlecut signed on the back plate and numbered 68/250 from the limited run of Brazilian necked siglecuts from that era. The hangtag is dated 7/31/01 and otherwise is IDENTICAL to my hang tag with the exception that mine is dated later and has a later serial number. BTW.... I have ABSOLUTELY no connection to the seller in any way.
Here is the link:
Well...here is the crux of the biscuit, as they say.
I own the following guitar:
So...which one is the REAL #68/250???? Or, were there two, and Paul didn't want to release a "soixante neuf" production number?
I would really like to find out how both guitars wound up with the same number, ostensibly from the same production run. I can only go by what the previous owner told me....it was a local dealer who represented it as one of the BRW numbered guitars from that run.
Comments? Thoughts?? I really don't care if mine is not "real"....the guitar plays great and I enjoy it. I just want to know if there is a question as to the veracity of the provenance, since I wouldn't want to sell it in the future and unintentionally misrepresent it. Oh...and it's NOT for sale.
Thanks for your help.