A bolt-on neck is no impediment to singing, spanking tones in this very first SE incarnation of the PRS CE.
The PRS SE CE 24 brings the CE model to the SE Series for the first time. PRS fans will recognize this model, as it was first introduced back in 1988 – the company’s third year in business. The CE 24 pairs PRS’s traditional Custom 24 combination of a maple top, mahogany back, and rosewood fretboard with a 25” scale length bolt-on maple neck. Additional features include a pair of PRS 85/15 “S” humbuckers and the patented PRS tremolo bridge. For 2024, the PRS SE CE 24 comes in four colors: Black Cherry, Blood Orange, Turquoise, and Vintage Sunburst.
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Sweet with the resonance and abundant overtones of true hollowbody construction, this light and powerful PRS enables unique blends of electric and acoustic tones.
How one guitarist modified his “master-of-none” HSH guitar into a sonically pleasing machine.
Name: Marc HunterLocation: Flagstaff, Arizona
Guitar: 1982 Gibson Victory MVX
Here’s my baby: a heavily modified 1982 Gibson Victory MVX. Originally it had a cherry red finish with a black pickguard and an HSH pickup configuration. It was one of Gibson’s short-lived “super strats” that was billed as a jack-of-all-trades guitar, but, in my opinion, it was really a master-of-none.
So I stripped the finish, routed out a bit more of the dense eastern hard rock maple body, and did a burst with natural dyes and a thin nitrocellulose finish. The back of the neck was finished with gun stock products for a satin-smooth feel. Hardware was updated with a set of locking tuners, roller bridge, and Bigsby tailpiece—the Chet Atkins arm can be turned so it sits comfortably in reach without getting in the way.
This guitar has been rewired several times, but the latest incarnation is likely to stay. It has a Steven Kersting S-90 pickup in the neck, which is a P-90 with alnico pole pieces for Strat-like clarity with the usual P-90 girth. In the bridge position is a DiMarzio Tone Zone humbucker made in a P-90-sized route. The mini toggle switches the bridge humbucker between series and parallel, and the master volume, master tone, and 3-way toggle switch operate as expected. I play primarily rock and blues but have enjoyed exploring some new styles with this guitar. All together it makes for an incredibly flexible yet simple guitar that can cover all of the sonic ground I need to. I hope you enjoy it!
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