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 coming back with a bunch of updated features that give you the same incredible PRS core quality at a fraction of the price.
Bolt On Design
From the front this guitar still looks like any other core PRS. Flamed 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 still has the curved Mahogany body topped with a Flamed Maple top, something that PRS are well known for, but the neck is made out of Maple instead of the usual Mahogany. 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 is 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 is not all, it is limited to as these vintage voiced pickups roll back wonderfully for blues and rock players as well, that like a bit of breakup without too much saturation.
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Flamed Maple
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: Birds
- Pickups: 85/15
- Bridge: PRS Designed Tremolo
- Tuners: PRS Designed Locking Tuners