The PRS CE 24 was originally introduced all the way back in 1988 as a way of delivering the traditional bolt on snap on a PRS guitar. Now it's come back in a Satin finish. The thin nitro will allow the guitar to resonate even more than before and will also age beautifully. It's the perfect companion to take on the road with you.
Bolt On Design
From the front this guitar still looks like any other core PRS. Figured maple top, bird inlays and a set of powerful PRS hardware all of the features you would expect on a Custom 24 or similar.
Under the hood and round the back you can see quite a few changes though that make this a completely different tone machine. It has an all mahogany body so it willl give you a very warm sound with loads of mid-range and a really classic look to it. This works along with the bolt on design adding brightness and snap to the tone.
Part of what made the original PRS CE24 guitars so popular was how easy they were to play. They were stripped back and offered great playability for the price. This guitar follows in the same way with a 'Pattern Thin' neck that lets your hands flow with ease across the fretboard and the highly adjustable PRS tremolo so you can set the guitar up exactly how you want.
Unlike some of the other PRS year based designs the 85/15 are based on the pickup Paul Reed Smith would have ideally had back when he started the company in 1985. These are highly versatile especially in the CE24 where they gain extra high end bite that works perfectly for hard rock and metal. That's not all it is limited to as these vintage voiced pickups roll back wonderfully for blues and rock players that like a bit of breakup without too much saturation.
Here's what PRS say
As Comfortable as Home
The CE 24 Standard Satin combines a mahogany body and bolt-on maple neck – all finished with a thin layer of satin nitro. The mahogany body lends warmth to the snap and response that comes from bolt-on construction, and the satin nitro finish provides an addictively playable neck and stunning resonance and clarity.
To further maximize the guitar’s inherent tone, the CE 24 Standard Satin 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.
If you’re looking for sonic versatility, enviable style, and effortlessness playability, look no further.
- Body Wood Mahogany
- Number of Frets 24
- Scale Length 25"
- Neck Wood Maple
- Neck Shape Pattern Thin
- Fretboard Wood East Indian Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlay Birds
- Bridge PRS-Designed Tremolo
- Tuners PRS-Designed Locking Tuners
- Hardware Type Nickel
- Treble Pickup 85/15 Treble
- Bass Pickup 85/15 Bass
- Controls Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector