1989 CE 24 Questions

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  1. John Krattenmaker

    John Krattenmaker New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I am new here! I had two quick questions I am hoping you guys can help me with. After saving I bought a used CE24 when I graduated high school in 1999. I had a couple questions I am hoping you guys can help with. Can someone please tell me what I have here with the neck? Sorry if this is foolish but I have heard a variety of comments ranging from it's unfinished, to custom, to unstained, etc and I don't know what to believe...

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    I am looking to get a new PRS in the near future and I'd like to get something similar to this neck, if possible. I love it. Seeing as this guitar is so old does anyone have a recommendation of something new that would be comparable by chance?

    Thank you! Again, I am sorry if these are dumb questions.

    Cheers

    John

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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    1) Yeah, someone took the finish off the neck. The nitro on those old ones would/could wear pretty easily, and some folks (myself included) would just take it all off.

    2)Buy any PRS with a maple neck and take the finish off it.
     
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  3. bodia

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

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    It would have originally had a finish on the neck. Clear poly coat, or nitro. Not sure which in '89. Judging by the straight line, someone has sanded the coating off to leave it as bare wood (or maybe oiled). PRS does a maple neck these days that would be similar to that. Feels like bare wood, that's for sure. Here's yours:

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    and here is one I have with the new style maple neck.


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  4. John Krattenmaker

    John Krattenmaker New Member

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    Interesting. Thank you very much!!
     
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  5. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I'd love to see the whole guitar!!!
     

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