The PRS CE 24 in Faded Smokeburst combines a bolt on neck with the much loved Custom 24 Model, giving us a decidedly more Fender Feel but with the unmistakable play-ability and tones of a Paul Reed Smith.
Since the dawn of rock and roll, the snap and response that comes from a bolt-on neck guitar has been an essential part of the mix. These attributes have, in turn, become essential to many players trying to tell their story through music. The CE 24 pairs PRS’s traditional body combination of the mahogany back and maple top with a bolt-on maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The neck sports a Pattern Thin carve and satin nitro finish for a natural, addictive feel. To further maximize the guitar’s inherent tone and clarity, the CE 24 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.
The original CE was introduced in 1988 and offered players PRS design and quality with the added snap and sparkle of traditional bolt-on guitars. If you prefer the snap and pop you get from a Fender over the Power Steering-like, slinky feel of a Gibson. the CE from PRS was made for you! And hey, its WAY less expensive than a Core Custom 24 AND less expensive than the Silver Sky with a Figured Maple top on it!