What do the numbers on the PRS serial numbers mean?
How do you date a PRS guitar by model?
- DATING PRS GUITARS BY REFERENCE OF SERIAL NUMBERS. Originally, the PRS serial numbers were stamped with ink on the headstock. All PRS guitars have a serial number that starts with a prefix that indicates the year. This prefix consists the one or two digits of the production year and applies to all models.
What year is a PRS model 3172?
- According to the PRS web site you start with the prefix which we did - 1. That leads us to the year 1991 according to the "Serial Number Year-Code Prefix" via PRSguitars.com. The next numeral in the SN, 7, then indicates CE - we're right on there. Then we are left with "3172."
Where are PRS Guitars made?
- PRS (Paul Reed Smith), founded in 1985, has had its headquarters and factory in Stevensville, Maryland since 1995. Now it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of guitars and amplifiers. has branches in Indonesia where the cheaper SE series is made. which the guitars are built.
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