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 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 introduced in 1988 and offered players PRS design and quality with the added snap and sparkle of traditional bolt-on guitars.
"If I were the type to limit myself to just one guitar (hint: I’m not), I could easily do an entire gig with just the CE24 running from classic rock, to indie rock, to alt-country, and on."
- Tone Report
Recently, an article was released from the folks at Guitar Player Magazine. The article titled, “The 33 Biggest Innovations in Pickup Design” named PRS guitars as an innovator for our 1985 Standard Treble and Bass Pickups. PRS is obviously proud of their past innovations, but part of their company’s philosophy is to never stop improving. This year they released their latest pickup design, the 85/15 & 58/15 pickups. The 85/15 pickups take the 1985 pickup design and update it with the things PRS has learned over the past 30 years of research and development.
Located in Stevensville, Maryland, Paul Reed Smith Guitars is one of the world’s premier guitar and amplifier manufacturers. Since their humble beginning in 1985, PRS Guitars has always strived to create the highest quality instruments possible. Guitar and amplifier building is a very personal thing for PRS, as most of them are dedicated players, refining their craft as builders, musicians, and artists of all kinds. Paul Reed Smith's deep commitment to the craft and culture of quality is what drives PRS in the workplace and the marketplace.
CC “Custom Color” is used for any finish not offered as such on the price list that has something unique about it, or is totally unique.
They occur in production intentionally as finish “experiments” as we are always searching for new/cool offerings. Sometimes they occur as “happy accidents”, when its determined a white wood guitar may need to have a darker finish or other burst to look its best.
Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair. The Paul Reed Smith CE 24 from Palen Music Center is the perfect guitar, giving you the versatility you've always dreamed of! From country to classical, the PRS CE 24 is essential for every guitarist's arsenal.
The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.
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