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Paul Reed Smith PRS CE24

My own personal guitar !
Purchased from PRS themselves, handpicked for tone and playability and looks. A great example. Gigged 3 times.

2017 model, used but in excellent 8/10 condition.
Made in USA
Bolt on neck, maple like a strat with Ebony Fingerboard.
For more pictures see our ebay listing:  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332907359278

The front is in 7/10 condition.
There are a few chips here and there that have been touched up to be less noiceable.
I have photographed these.
There is also an area on the front about 20mm x 7mm where the satin lacquer has peeled.
There is a chip about 15mm long on the lower cut away, again touched up and only visible up close.

The rear is in 9/10 excellent condition.
Virtually no noticeable marks at all. Very very minor signs of use.

The neck:
The rear is in as new condition with no dents or marks.
The front is in excellent condition with virtually no signs of any wear and tear.

All the electrics and pickups are in good working order but as with all electric components will degrade with age and one must expect some crackles and clicks when operating switches and knobs at some point. This model features a 3 way switch for fast pickup switching (compared to the old rotary PRS switch) and a push pull for coil taps and added sonic variation.

No hard case but will be shipped in it’s gig bag and double boxed for security.

Playability: this guitar is owned by me the MD here at Guitar Mania and is indeed as fit as a butchers dog ! Low action, great playability.

More info:
Comfortable Contours

The PRS CE 24 Ltd has a traditional shape and an addictive feel, with superb playability and aesthetics to match. A limited edition Faded Whale Blue Smoke Burst finish with its classic flame maple top give this instrument a truly distinctive finish. The CE 24 also features a back contour, offering comfort throughout both seated and standing performances. In addition, its double cutaway and slimmed waist also provide a signature PRS feel with incredible comfort. The cutaway profile is also contoured to allow you to reach the highest frets for the ultimate PRS shredding experience.
Slick, Smooth Playability

A classic bolt-on satin nitro neck, but constructed from maple rather than the warmer sound of mahogany. This allows the guitar to produce a brighter, snappier attack. Its smooth playing neck stays true to PRS tradition with a ‘Pattern Thin’ profile. This results in a slick, fluent playing experience, allowing your hands to easily flow across the fingerboard. Perfect for fast-paced styles to rhythm and searing leads, PRS has you covered with their highly adjustable tremolo arm, allowing you to set the guitar up to your desire. Furthermore, the traditional bolt-on neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard, adding warmth and clarity to the overall sound whilst offering a smooth platform for the left hand. Again, in true PRS fashion, the fingerboard is graced with iconic bird inlays, soaring into a stunning limited edition Faded Whale Blue Smoke Burst finish for an eye-catching look that is ready for the stage.
Satin Nitrocellulose Finish

The PRS CE 24 Ltd Faded Whale Blue Smoke Burst features a thin satin nitrocellulose finish, keeping the guitar lightweight while showing off the natural pours of the tonewood for an organic feel. The satin finish has a matte texture, making it ideal for gigging guitarists as it won’t glare under stage lighting, ensuring it looks good in photographs compared to high-gloss. In addition, this type of finish allows the mahogany body to resonate freely, delivering a warmer and more crisp tone compared to gloss.
85/15 Humbuckers with Push/Pull Coil Tap

A set of PRS 85/15 humbuckers provides the PRS CE 24 Satin Ltd with remarkable clarity, creating an extended high and low end. Incorporating a push/pull coil tap control on the tone pot, the CE 24 Satin Ltd can produce a broad dynamic range, perfect for those craving versatility in true PRS style. Simply push/pull the tone control to switch the pickups between single-coil and full humbucking modes, and use the 3-way pickup selector to deliver your true creativity.
PRS Tremolo Bridge

The PRS designed non-locking tremolo bridge can be used to add vibrato and other pitch adjustment effects via the included nickel tremolo arm. With a string-through construction and a spring loaded action, the tremolo bridge offers unique accents perfect for lead guitarists. Additionally, the CE 24’s locking tuners enhances the string’s tuning stability and resonance.
CE Series

The CE series was originally introduced in 1988 as an upgraded interpretation of bolt-on guitars. This series defines itself on having a signature brightness with warm overtones. The mahogany body with maple top is a design used since 1989, offering a more developed tone with a visually striking yet stunning appearance. The humbuckers are designed by PRS for a pickup-sound that precisely matches the guitar’s tonal characteristics. Furthermore, the coil tap feature can be easily accessed on the tone controls, widening your sound range and versatility. After the CE series had been out of production for nearly a decade, it is now back, with refined features and improved playability.
PRS Guitars

Launched in 1985 by Paul Reed Smith, PRS guitars offer an alternative approach to achieving excellence. Their unique approach to the design and build of their guitars has found them a distinct sound that has become a hallmark for hard rock. As well as exceptional tone and superb playability, PRS guitars have become famed for their stunningly intricate finishes. The bird inlays, distinctive colours and signature headstocks have inspired guitarists globally since their first production. The selection of ranges offers something to every style and budget. For guitarists looking for reliable and long lasting tone, PRS is an ideal choice.
Specifications

Model: Limited Edition 2018

Body & Bridge

Top Material: Figured Maple
Body Material: Mahogany
Body Type: CE
Bridge: PRS Designed Tremolo
Finish: Satin
Colour: Faded Whale Blue Smoke Burst

Neck & Fingerboard

Neck Material: Pattern Thin Maple
Neck Type: Pattern Thin Nitro w/ Slick Finish
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlays: Birds
Scale Length: 25”

Hardware & Electronics

Hardware Colour: Chrome
Bridge Pickup: 85/15 Treble
Neck Pickup: 85/15 Bass
Included Accessory: Gigbag

Shipping Weight 10 kg
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