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    Question PRS "Star" In pickup cavity?

    Alright gents, I'm wondering if anyone knows any info regarding this. I am well aware of Mike Deeley's "star/pentagram" whatever that he put in the old PRS neck pickup cavities If he worked on them. But the other day I finally got around to giving my '87 VY a tune up and decided to see what was under the hood...




    Does anybody know who would have put the Asterisk in there? This is my first time seeing something like it period.


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    I call that one the asterisk. I'd like to know the answer as well. Lots of my old PRS guitars had it.
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    My CE 22 from '97 has an Asterix in the pickup cavity, too... not sure if it's just someone's version of their signature or if it was indicative of a 10 top or something.

    Curious to know about this myself!
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    Is it typically in the centre? I'm wondering if it's just a centreline mark?

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    Interesting to stumble across this thread. My 2001 McCarty has a red 5-pointed star in the top-center of the bridge pickup cavity. I always wondered about it, but never looked into it. Does that mean that Mike Deeley worked on mine then? Or is the date too late for that?

    Now I'm wondering about some of the other initials/symbols...
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    Carl posted this one up, so the asterisk is definitely not a datum


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    FWIW I have only done BCSes on 90s CEs and CUs and I think they all had the asterisk. Never opened up my 93 Standard, will check as she's due for new strings soon anyway...
    1990 CE24 MT | 1991 CU24 | 1991 CE24 | 1992 CE24 MT
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    My '92 CU24 has a heart in the cavity. Is it alive? Any other hearts out there?

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    Apparently my star is not a Mike Deeley star. Besides the discrepancy with the date of the guitar, mine is in the bridge pickup cavity (as opposed to the neck cavity). Also, based on a picture I found, it does not resemble a Deeley star. Ah well, the mystery continues...

    Deeley star: http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/a...0Four/b702.jpg
    Last edited by Brian; 06-08-2013 at 01:02 PM.
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    Posted this in another thread, but PRS Support (Matt King who is awesome as well) indicated that the star is most likely a mark of completion of some sort during the build process, but he didn't have any specific info on The Star.
    1990 CE24 MT | 1991 CU24 | 1991 CE24 | 1992 CE24 MT
    1993 STD 24 | 1997 CE24 3pc MT | 2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar
    2011 SE Akesson | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited
    2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 S2 Mira | 2013 Hollowbody II
    2013 CU24 Swamp Ash Limited | 2014 SE Zach Myers

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