PRS CE 24 - Grey Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Grey Black
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The Return of the CE

The new-and-improved PRS CE 24 brings you the snappy attack, woody tones, and American twang of a bolt-on maple neck at an appealing PRS price point. The CE 24's 85/15 pickup set and updated switching system let you blaze through its versatile tone options onstage, which range from hard-rock humbucker overdrive to sensuous single-coil leads. The CE 24's fast maple neck glides through the hand for seamless transitions between upper and lower frets, and its rosewood fingerboard provides the kind of balanced articulation veteran PRS players are sure to love.

PRS CE 24 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Irresistible looks and playability
  • Bolt-on maple neck captures the excitement of the original
  • Versatile 85/15 pickups for 6 humbucker/single-coil sounds
Irresistible looks and playability

Time-tested PRS tonewoods - a balanced mahogany body, designer maple top, and velvety rosewood fingerboard - with a fast new maple neck give the CE 24 a warm and balanced sound with a look you won't be able to keep your hands off. Sweetwater guitarists are big on the CE 24's thinner body and more comfortable top carve, which feel great against the wrist and forearm for strumming.

Bolt-on maple neck captures the excitement of the original

Fans of the original CE series from the 1980s to the 2000s will feel right at home playing the updated PRS CE 24's bolt-on maple neck. The CE 24 plays a lot like a Custom 24, but has a woodier attack and sharper bite you can really dig into. Whether you play blues leads or rock 'n' roll rhythms, Sweetwater guitarists are sure the PRS CE 24 has a sound for you.

Versatile 85/15 pickups for 6 humbucker/single-coil sounds

Modern-voiced with vintage characteristics, the CE 24's coil tapped humbuckers sound great for rock and pop, indie, metal, or punk. A push-pull pot lets you transition from scorching metal leads to sweet California twang on the fly.

PRS CE 24 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • An update to the classic PRS CE 24
  • Bolt-on Pattern Thin maple neck - woody attack, quick response
  • Matching maple headstock veneer gives this PRS a distinct look
  • Lightweight mahogany body provides warm, balanced sustain
  • Stunning figured maple top adds killer looks and clarity
  • Articulate East Indian rosewood fingerboard suits shredders to chordists
  • Signature bird inlays for classic PRS looks
  • 85/15 pickup configuration delivers 6 versatile humbucker/single-coil sounds
  • Push-pull coil tapping
  • Tremolo bridge adds texture to chords and leads
  • Locking tuners keep you stage and studio ready
  • Nickel hardware resists fingerprints
  • Proprietary PRS pot taper delivers smooth volume swells
  • 25" scale length
Get the snap and twang of a bolt-on maple neck in the PRS CE 24 electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Figured maple
Body Finish Acrylic Urethane Gloss
Color Grey Black
Neck Material Maple with Satin Nitro finish
Neck Shape Pattern Thin profile
Fingerboard Material East Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Bird inlays
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25.0"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece PRS designed tremolo with nickel hardware
Tuners PRS locking tuners
Neck Pickup 85/15 Bass humbucker
Bridge Pickup 85/15 Treble humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone (push-pull coil tap), 3-way toggle switch
Strings 10-46
Case Included Padded gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number E4TBC3_GB

Customer Reviews

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5/5

O. M. G.

I've always kind of wanted a PRS, even though I have this thing for vintage-design guitars (all my other electrics were new when I bought them, but they're all based on designs from the 1950s). So, having some extra cash, I thought why not? They're gorgeous guitars, and players (like e.g. Santana, Pete Loeffler) get gorgeous sounds out of it. It came in today, and as I've come to expect from Sweetwater, it was flawless in every way. It was tuned a little flat (anomalously hot weather here in SF today), but after I got it tuned, I was just…stunned. In my (admittedly not enormous) experience with new guitars, it usually takes me a little while—half an hour, maybe—for it to really sound good to me. It's like the pickups need to be burned in, or maybe I just need to get used to it or something. Not this guitar. From the first power chord, I was AMAZED. This thing is a metal machine. Right out of the box the intonation was essentially perfect (and if you want to check the intonation on a guitar, play a six-string C#maj barre chord through thick and heavy distortion). I've had almost all of my electrics set up after I've had them for a few days, but I honestly don't think I'll need it for this one. The action height is perfect, the intonation is dead on, and somehow the 25-inch scale seems more comfortable than either a Gibson scale or a Fender scale. Also, this is the lightest 8-pound guitar I've ever played. Not sure how or why that it is, but it's amazingly comfortable. It feels like it weighs two pounds less than my Les Paul, at least. As I said, this thing is a metal machine. But the neck pickup puts out some silky-smooth jazz tones through a clean amplifier as well. Or British invasion sounds. It's only been 45 minutes, so I haven't even begun to explore the possibilities, but this thing is well on its way, so far, to being my favorite axe. (Although eventually I'll probably like it as much as my LP, which is typically my favorite.)
Music background: Classical training decades ago, a hobbyist now.
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5/5

The neck

I wrote an review last week on this guitar realized there's some very key things I left out. Sometimes I can't find the words. The most important thing is the neck. It's the right size. I appreciated it out of the box and bar chordiing with much more ease. The neck to me seems small, but when you get your hands on it-I could multi bar in different configurations-5 strings, 4 frets with my thumb would be 6. This feature is so subtle. I've played an few different necks and they stood out. This one didn't stand out even though it was superior. I just had fun-I didn't have to think. Necks are important to me for durability and I no longer have long violin/piano fingers. The 2nd thing is the Humbuckers. The words I was trying to say is the sound doesn't make you feel like your in an desert, but somewhere nice. Once you get acclimated to the sound, you have all this space available to play. The older PRS pickups sounded very sterile to me and not going anywhere. These play well and are their own humbuckers and have much to offer. Also, I forgot to add this neck is very forgiving. You don't get tired playing it. It isn't work. For the record, I'm not associated with PRS except as an retail buyer. The only thing I'd like to see is still use the maple necks, but add an ash body.I wrote this much because there's this much to say.Thank you
Music background: multi
5/5

In it's own class

I've saved my review, but there some things I don't understand and some things I do. This guitar I believe is more for lead quality amps. Not the metal extreme distortion. The humbuckers are that solid. This guitar was/is made for the player. I've never seen an guitar built with this much design consideration. The body, fretboard, simplicity and placement of controls all good. The complete workmanship all the way to finish screams very highest quality. I was in an pickle needing an guitar with this ones tone woods. There was an long wait for the guitar. Somehow this guitar made it to me and I Thank You. The guitar is very comfortable to play standing or sitting on an couch. Some people say these guitars are too beautiful to play and are like museum piece. But I see an high quality guitar made for playing. A playing machine. This PRS sounds much better to previous models. I can't speak to the tap off for single coils. There's an very different and evident sound. But, I've bee unable to turn them up and hear them on an loud amp. These pick ups whether humbucker or single coil mode are good for playing by the neck or other positions. Other guitars don't always welcome this. I favor the neck pick up. The only thing different for me is the neck. I don't know what shape to call it. I'd like to see an different back neck shape. Just because it''s on the low end for American PRS's-this guitar is fine and for the quality and price it's easy to make this guitar yours after picking it up.
Music background: various
See also: Solidbody Guitars, PRS, PRS Solidbody Guitars