Eyeing off a local s/h ad... tell me about CE 22s

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  1. JJJ

    JJJ New Member

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    Hey fellas

    So since I've owned one, I've become a sucker for bargain US models. I found this today:

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ric...eed-smith-ce22-prs-electric-guitar/1182586514

    To put things into perspective my initial thought is that it is a very decent price, S2s are commonly between 2300 and 2900 dollars, the current CEs are 3500+ etc.

    What are your thoughts, just looking at the ad and images? Anything amiss?

    I may end up checking it out and if the neck is straight I will buy it
     
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  2. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    It's too early in the day for accurate math...is that like...$1000 U.S.?...but this one looks like a deal! ( If it was blue I'd buy it!;))
     
  3. JJJ

    JJJ New Member

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    mate it's never a good time for math

    I'm weird with green finishes but this one is nice
     
  4. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Looks like a good deal to me, especially for something over in Australia - I know PRSi are not exactly cheap there.
     
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  5. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    It's a beaut!

    Everything looks good to me. It likely would've had the 5 way rotary originally, so just check with the seller on that and the pickups. It should have a Dragon II set in it.
     
  6. JJJ

    JJJ New Member

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    thanks. I think the same guitar is listed on ebay for 100 dollars more, and the description says the same but specifies the dragon IIs.
     
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  7. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    oh, and they are Killer guitars...great necks...I prefer the W/Fs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Wide Fats)
     
  8. JJJ

    JJJ New Member

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    All guitar gear here is inflated like crazy. The dealer I bought my starla from just posted about the new private stock guitar they have in stock... 16 thousand dollars. I think they have some piezo models for nearly 7 thousand too. No, the starla wasn't that dear haha :D
     
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    garrett Not a New Member

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    I lived in Oz for two years. The high prices were an effective GAS suppressor! I did buy a Cole Clark acoustic while I was there. It was very competitively priced.
     
  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Great looking guitar! Love the color! I'd own it!
     
  11. JJJ

    JJJ New Member

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    Yeah Maton especially seem to be priced very well, back when they made electrics you could buy an Australian made guitar with aussie hardwoods, excellent fretwork and workmanship, for the price of a mexican strat. I really missed the boat on those.

    New Zealand is worse, I love that country very much but everything is expensive. Their fuel is more than 2 dollars per litre... can't even afford to drive to the guitar shop
     
  12. JJJ

    JJJ New Member

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    Alright well I've offered 1600 to be cheeky, and I've asked to inspect it

    So long as the neck checks out I might take it home. I don't think I have ever been taken by a green guitar before
     
  13. gush

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    Action looks pretty low. Ask the seller if the guitar stays in tune with trem use.
     
  14. JJJ

    JJJ New Member

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    I'll be inspecting it in a few days, so I'll see for myself! I usually block trems like that though
     
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    Block the trem?? Somewhere a baby alpaca didn't get to heaven.
     
  16. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    There is a PRS artist named Boscoe Jessica France who's #1 is a green, CE22, although a bit darker. He is ridiculously good, and has thick, heavy, awesome tone with the dragon II's. He'll be at Experience, but you can youtube him to see what this guitar is capable of. Then. Buy it.
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    John Mann’s recent uploads might help
     
  18. gush

    gush New Member

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    Buy it then watch the video.
     
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  19. rnodern

    rnodern Just one more.....

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    G'day, fellow Australian.

    Seems like a good price. Whenever i see reasonably priced PRS in Australia i tend to snap them up. However, it's rare to find one with birds in Australia. Importing is a real pain, so snap it up!

    CE22's are great. I have an '07, solid black with maple fretboard (see avatar). It's a beauty, and I'd never sell it.
    TBH, I prefer CEs over CU's. Just for the snappier tone. However, I am not thrilled with the current models. I only look at pre 2010.
     
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