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    Any help identifying unusual PRS guitar?

    Hi all, I am brand new to the forum. I could not find info on this guitar that is to my satisfaction. I took a few pictures, it has a serial number which is not stamped but rather looks written in marker underneath the glaze. The serial number has a space after the first digit, followed by six digits (7 digits total). The number is '7 12xxxx'. The 'x' represents a digit. The guitar has gold finish, and the headstock is covered in a thin layer of what looks like Brazilian rosewood. The fretboard is more of this type of rosewood. The neck is not a bolt on. It has the bird design inlays. I am happy to answer any questions about this guitar to the best of my knowledge.

    I had the guitar set up by a pro, he said it was a CE-24. But I am not sure, the CE-24 I see have bolt on necks, and according to PRS it should be a 7 followed by 5 digits, not six. Other PRS CE-24's I have seen on eBay don't look like this one, they have silver finish and a stamped serial number, not the ink serial on this guitar. I can post more pics as well. Thanks everyone for your help!





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    You're right, its not a CE- its a Custom 24 Artist Package in Blue Matteo

    The artist package includes the gold hardware upgrade, the rosewood headastock veneer and beautiful paua inlays!
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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    You're right, its not a CE- its a Custom 24 Artist Package in Blue Matteo

    The artist package includes the gold hardware upgrade, the rosewood headastock veneer and beautiful paua inlays!
    Yep, it's an Artist Cu24 made in 2007. Artist guitars just sound better! Mine is Emerald green and was made in 2006, a thousand guitars or so before yours. You got a great guitar.

    1988 CE24, 1995 CE22, 2000 SC, 2003 Standard 22, 2003 Cu24 AP, 2006 Cu24 AP, 2006 SC AP, 2007 CuRo22, 2010 Starla Stoptail, 2010 Mira
    2007 SE Soapy 2, 2010 SE 25th Anni Cu24, 2012 SE Bernie, 2013 SE Angelus Custom

    PRS SE50, Mesa Single RectoVerb, Mesa Lonestar, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    You're right, its not a CE- its a Custom 24 Artist Package in Blue Matteo

    The artist package includes the gold hardware upgrade, the rosewood headastock veneer and beautiful paua inlays!

    Thanks for the info, that really helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AP515 View Post
    Yep, it's an Artist Cu24 made in 2007. Artist guitars just sound better! Mine is Emerald green and was made in 2006, a thousand guitars or so before yours. You got a great guitar.

    Thanks, it sure seems like a great guitar, looks like a 10 top but there is no 10 marking, so not sure. 9.5 top maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsonthesaxman View Post
    Thanks, it sure seems like a great guitar, looks like a 10 top but there is no 10 marking, so not sure. 9.5 top maybe?
    no, go the other way, they don't mark the tops on Artist guitars as a 10 top because they are rated better than a 10. They are between 10 tops and Private Stock grade.
    1988 CE24, 1995 CE22, 2000 SC, 2003 Standard 22, 2003 Cu24 AP, 2006 Cu24 AP, 2006 SC AP, 2007 CuRo22, 2010 Starla Stoptail, 2010 Mira
    2007 SE Soapy 2, 2010 SE 25th Anni Cu24, 2012 SE Bernie, 2013 SE Angelus Custom

    PRS SE50, Mesa Single RectoVerb, Mesa Lonestar, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

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    I'm guessing you got a deal on this, since it seems like no one knew what it was...

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