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PRS CE 24 Bolt-On

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General
Manufacturer: 
Paul Reed Smith
Made in: 
United States
Series: 
Paul Reed Smith
CE
Signature Guitar: 
No
Strings: 
6
Construction: 
Bolt-On
Orientation: 
Right handed
Years: 
1988 to 1999
Body
Body Style: 
Double Cut
Body Material: 
Alder
Mahogany
Body color: 
Black Sunburst
Black
Classic Red
Natural
Pearl Black
Vintage Cherry
Electric Blue
Electric Red
Body finish: 
Gloss
Top: 
No
Carved top: 
Carved
Body binding: 
Binding
Pickguard: 
No Pickguard
Electronics
Neck Pickup Brand: 
Paul Reed Smith
Bridge Pickup Brand: 
Paul Reed Smith
Bridge Pickup: 
Piezo: 
No
Pickup Configuration: 
HH
Tone knob: 
1
Volume knob: 
1
5 way rotary knob: 
1
3 way switch: 
1
Coil split: 
Yes
Miscellaneous
Description: 

The PRS CE 24 Bolt-on guitars are double-cut, 24 fret guitars with an alder/mahogany body and a 25 inch scale maple neck with Rosewood fretboard.

The original CEs where known simply as the "PRS Electric" but by 1995 these models were labelled PRS CE. PRS couldn't use the model name "Classic Electric" due to trademark issues with Peavey so they used the abbreviation CE instead.

Through the years

  • The first version (1988-1989) had an option for a maple fretboard and still had the maple headstock with the text "PRS Electric", it also had the volume knob, tone knob and 3-way toggle. Some guitars still had the Vintage Treble humbucker instead of the HFS Humbucker.
  • The second version (1990-1994) dropped the maple fretboard option, offered the option for the "Wide-thin" neck and came with a 5 way-rotary knob instead of the 3-way toggle. The headstock changed to black with the "Paul Reed Smith" signature.
  • The third version (1995-2000) dropped the alder body and only offered a mahogany one and also an option for the PRS Stoptail bridge.

As of 2001 the CE Bolt-On series were only available with maple tops.

Neck
Nut Width: 
42 mm
43 mm (1-11/16 inch)
Final fret width: 
57.7 mm (2-1/4 inch)
Locking nut: 
No locking nut
Thickness at nut: 
21.43mm
19.84mm
Neck Material: 
Maple
Neck pieces: 
1 Piece
Neck color: 
Clear
Neck finish: 
Gloss
Neck binding: 
No binding
Fretboard: 
Maple
Rosewood
Fretboard radius: 
254 mm (10 inch)
Scale Length: 
25 inch (635 mm)
Frets: 
24
Fret Size: 
Medium
Inlays: 
Dot
Inlay color: 
abalone
Headstock
Tuning Key Arrangement: 
3+3 arrangement
Locking tuners: 
Locking Tuners
Headstock color: 
Clear
Black
Headstock finish: 
Satin
Headstock angle: 
angled
Matching headstock: 
Not matching headstock
Tuning Machines: 
Paul Reed Smith
Reversed: 
Not reversed
Hardware
Bridge brand: 
Paul Reed Smith
Bridge type: 
Non Tremolo
Standard type
Hardware color: 
Chrome
Gold