Scarf Joints on new CE24s

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  1. Shizzrock

    Shizzrock New Member

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    It's just weird cause I remember PRSh talking about how a neck needs to be one piece to get that sustain, and that's why he never did three pieces
     
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  2. Shizzrock

    Shizzrock New Member

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    I mean, pretty much every other guitar has a scarf joint so I don't think it's a big deal, but I was just sayin
     
  3. bodia

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

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    Price point?
     
  4. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Yes, Taylor's are great guitars and they use this method. Bob says its stronger and more stable.
     
  5. Boogie

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    Yes, and yes.
     
  6. Peterrooter2k

    Peterrooter2k New Member

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    You would think it would be more work doing a scarf joint...for the time it takes to make sure that spot it as good and strong as can be..
     
  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’m not gonna involve myself in this debate, it’s fraught with danger!:eek:

    Suffice to say that I have guitars that have a single piece of wood and one with a three piece and they both sustain beautifully. Might be something to do with the way in which they were made as well as the materials etc.

    Please feel free to tell me I’m wrong.
     
  8. Shizzrock

    Shizzrock New Member

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    Well I think the answer to OP is you won't notice it at all because pretty much every guitar has a scarf joint, the end.
     
  9. dogrocketp

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

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    I don't care if they use 10 pieces of wood. I just want the guitar to play, sound, and look well. Remember, scarf joints aren't new. They've been around for a very long time.
     
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  10. 67King

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    None of my Gibsons, nor my Guild, nor my CE22, nor even my Hot Rod Steel have a scarfed neck. And while my daughter's 3/4 scale Chinese Fender acoustic does indeed have one, even my son's 1/2 scale Oscar Schmidt does not. Actually, one of the things to look for when looking for a counterfeit Gibson is a scarfed neck.

    Let's be honest, the CE24 has been at the same price point for years. And to keep it there, PRS has cheapened it. No longer a hardshell case, the top is much thinner, and the carve is much more shallow. So they now have a scarf neck. That's really what it is about, not about doing what the competition is doing (or not in this case).
     
  11. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Yes, the new CE's are built the way they are so that they can hit a certain price point. That's no secret.
     
  12. ViperDoc

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    If not that, then two craploads of wood. Correct!
     
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  13. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    I admit this is over XX amount of years ago, but in high school, my shop teacher taught me that a properly glued joint is stronger than the wood itself.
     
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  14. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    That's exactly what they said on the tour in the S2 area - they'd tested the joint and it was stronger than the wood itself.
     
  15. Bill SAS 513

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

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    I'm in this camp ^^^^^^ . I remember many articles about the glued area of any guitar neck (especially scarf joints) being stronger than the wood itself.
     
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  16. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    I'm glad to see this hasn't changed, what with the new math and all.
     
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  17. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    People write crazy things. Most of the time it is either a blatant troll or it is to justify a poor decision, action or argument point.

    The idea that someone sold/returned a PRS guitar because they could feel the scarf joint is so outlandish that it need no refutation.
     
  18. Peterrooter2k

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    Do any of the SE models have a scarf joint? I'm assuming they do if it's cheaper and they save wood...
     
  19. Tyler

    Tyler Afarewelltokings2112

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    Dig the name! And the CE-24. I have the vela reclaimed but, knowing I was going to get a 94 CE I didn't buy the CE reclaimed.
     
  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Ideally, maybe so.

    But compromises were necessary to hit the price range, and meeting a price was the whole point of the S2 line. If you don’t like scarf joints, there’s a simple solution: go Core or higher.

    PRS doesn’t say that the Korean pickups and hardware are as high-end as the Core stuff, either.
     
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