Traditional Bolt-on Feel with a Sound all its Own
Since the dawn of rock and roll, the snap and response that comes from a bolt-on neck guitar has been an essential part of the mix. These attributes have, in turn, become essential to many players trying to tell their story through music. The CE 24 brings the bolt-on platform back to the main PRS lineup with some significant updates. The CE 24 pairs PRS’s traditional body combination of the mahogany back and maple top with a bolt-on maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The neck sports a Pattern Thin carve and satin nitro finish for a natural, addictive feel. To further maximize the guitar’s inherent tone and clarity, the CE 24 features PRS 85/15 pickups, which Paul designed to have remarkable clarity as well as extended high and low end. The electronics consist of a volume and push/pull tone control with 3-way toggle switch for a total of six classic sounds.
The original CE was to introduced in 1988 and offered players PRS design and quality with the added snap and sparkle of traditional bolt-on guitars. Returning after nearly a decade of being out of the lineup, the CE 24 is back and better than ever.
Below are 2 quotes from the review that will be in an upcoming Vintage Guitar.
“Like any guitar from the Paul Reed Smith factory in Stevensville, Maryland, the neck on the CE 24 was fast and supple, with low action and a flawless setup. (In fact, if it was anything less than dead-on perfect we’d have been shocked, as this has been PRS’ calling card for 30 years.) With that expectation satisfied, we were more interested in what the CE 24 felt and sounded like. Out of the gate, we noticed how lively this plank was—it was resonant and punchy with great clarity.”
“Ultimately, the CE 24 begs for a test drive, especially by skeptics. This isn’t the first PRS that’s forged a bridge between differing solid body designs, but it’s also its own animal, a serious professional instrument that can cover all the bases. If you can only bring one guitar to a gig, we can confidently nominate the CE 24 for the job. It’s a formidable piece of American guitar making.”
|Number of Frets||24|
|Fretboard Wood||East Indian Rosewood|
|Neck Shape||Pattern Thin|
|Tuners||PRS-Designed Locking Tuners|
|Treble Pickup||85/15 Treble|
|Bass Pickup||85/15 Bass|
|Controls||Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle|
E4TBC3_AM AM - Amber
E4TBC3_DS DS- Dark Cherry Sunburst
E4TBC3_GB GB - Grey Black
E4TBC3_MT MT - McCarty Tobacco Sunburst
E4TBC3_RU RU - Ruby
E4TBC3_TG TG- Trampas Green
E4TBC3_VT VT - Vintage Sunburst
E4TBC3_WB WB - Whale Blue