CE 24

  • Bolt-On Maple Neck
  • 85/15 Pickups
  • PRS Patented Tremolo, Molded
CE 24

Traditional Bolt-on Feel with a Sound All its Own

CE 24

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. Returning after nearly a decade of being out of the lineup, the CE 24 is back and better than ever. Check one out today.

Photos

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Videos

  • CE 24 Demo with Bryan Ewald

    CE 24 Demo with Bryan Ewald

  • CE24 - First Impressions w/ Simon McBride

    CE24 - First Impressions w/ Simon McBride

  • Heartbeat Faster by SJ Mortimer (feat. Simon McBride w/ the PRS CE24)

    Heartbeat Faster by SJ Mortimer (feat. Simon McBride w/ the PRS CE24)

  • A Conversation w/ Paul Reed Smith and Jack Higginbotham | Part 1 of 2

    A Conversation w/ Paul Reed Smith and Jack Higginbotham | Part 1 of 2

  • A Conversation w/ Paul Reed Smith and Jack Higginbotham | Part 2 of 2

    A Conversation w/ Paul Reed Smith and Jack Higginbotham | Part 2 of 2

Specifications

Body

Top Wood Maple
Back Wood Mahogany

Neck

Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Maple
Neck Shape Pattern Thin
Fretboard Wood East Indian Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay Birds

Hardware

Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Molded
Tuners PRS Low Mass Locking
Hardware Type Nickel

Electronics

Treble Pickup 85/15
Bass Pickup 85/15
Controls Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle

Accolades

"Ultimately, the CE 24 begs for a test drive, especially by skeptics. This isn’t the first PRS that’s forged a bridge between differing solidbody designs, but it’s also its own animal – a serious professional instrument that can cover all the bases...a formidable piece of American guitar-making.”

- Vintage Guitar

"...there’s a character here that leans just a little towards a good Fender, a percussive edge or subtle flavor that is what attracted so many of us to those original CEs..."

- Guitarist

"If you're looking for something a little different but still want a high-quality US-built guitar with a lot of versatility, excellent ergonomics and playability and great looks too, but want it all at a reasonably realistic price that's low enough that you'll actually use the guitar instead of putting it into a glass case and just staring at it, check out the return of the Paul Reed Smith CE 24."

- Harmony Central

"Sonically, the CE 24 hit all of the marks...Exploring all the options would probably have taken me days (or weeks), and I doubt I’d find a tone that the CE 24 couldn’t emulate effectively.”

- Guitar Player

"If I were the type to limit myself to just one guitar (hint: I’m not), I could easily do an entire gig with just the CE24 running from classic rock, to indie rock, to alt-country, and on."

- Tone Report

“If you are on the hunt for endless tone options and value beautiful design, look no further; the CE 24 might just be your new favorite axe.”

- She Shreds

"The CE24 was a total game changer for me. Its sleek design allows me to reach every note and chord with ease, while the 85/15 pickups allow me to truly express the tone I'm after whether it's clean or crunchy."

- Dylan Bowman, I Prevail

Available Colors

  • Amber

    Amber

  • Champagne Gold Metallic

    Champagne Gold Metallic

  • Dark Cherry Sunburst

    Dark Cherry Sunburst

  • Frost Green Metallic

    Frost Green Metallic

  • Grey Black

    Grey Black

  • Ruby

    Ruby

  • Trampas Green

    Trampas Green

  • Violin Amber Sunburst

    Violin Amber Sunburst

  • Vintage Sunburst

    Vintage Sunburst

  • Whale Blue

    Whale Blue

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