90s Ce24 identification

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  1. Paceman

    Paceman New Member

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    Hi!
    Got a good deal on this mystery CE24. I’m mainly curious about the body wood. It’s pretty beat up an the serial no is completely worn off (or scraped?). It has the small headstock logo and milcom bridge. Very skinny neck, skinnier than my WT cu24. The little push that the fretboard makes on the neck pickup mounting ring. The only ID left are some writing in the bridge pickup cavity. Can the board solve this mystery?

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  2. Paceman

    Paceman New Member

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    This thread is of course useless without pictures...
     
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  3. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    The image must be hosted on third party site, like Imgur. You can't upload from your PC if that is what you are trying to do.

    You need to grab the link to the exact image, like "http://website.com/my_pic.jpg"

    You then wrap "IMG" tags around it using the Image tool.

    Right now, I'm not seeing any half-baked image URLs, so not sure what's going wrong.
     
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  4. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Looks like photo bucket is up to it's old tricks, definitely go an use Imgur.com instead!
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Should be alder but it kinda looks like mahogany...

    I’m gonna say alder.
     
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  6. Paceman

    Paceman New Member

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    The number 2890 is part of the serial no, right?
     
  7. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    It could be but it could also be a match to the neck number. But, since your neck plate does not have the serial number, that makes it pretty early in the CE lineup. They started putting the serial number on the neck plate in 90-91 I think (could be wrong). If so that is a 90 or earlier CE. That makes it definitely alder. One of the really good CE's!
     
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  8. Paceman

    Paceman New Member

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    Thanks for the info! I guess the neck plate could have been swapped though? Where would the serial no have been otherwise? There’s nothing on the headstock.
    It’s definitely been played a lot, somebody’s been loving it over the years.
     
  9. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Yes, puts it in the latter part of 1990.

    Somebody loved that thing. Wiring has been modified and the knobs have been replaced.
     
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  10. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    The 88-90's had the serial number on the headstock. Everything after had the number on the neck plate.
     
  11. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    My '89 Classic Electric (not a CE, that name came later!) had the neck pickup ring all smunched up like that, so that looks authentic.

    I think that headstock treatment and signature are older than '89, and that neck plate looks not like a normal CE neck plate. If that's as old as I think it is, IIRC, it would have a toggle where that tone knob is. The controls are definitely modified from stock. This one is an interesting puzzle.
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Enjoy the heck out of it!
     
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  13. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Man, grand canyon erosion into the wood! Someone had a very specific strumming pattern!
     
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  14. Paceman

    Paceman New Member

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    "headstock treatment"? You mean the script logo size and design?
     
  15. Paceman

    Paceman New Member

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    Yeah! Or has anchored his fingers there for some intense picking. I kind of like all the wear though, I always feel a bit awkward showing up to the gig with a pristine luxurious guitar. Don't know how to dress :)
    I guess most people here don't have a problem with that...?
     
  16. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Yeah, the black headstock with the small signature. I think that's unusual for a CE.
     
  17. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Yeah, I'd own that in a heartbeat.

    Nice looking rosewood fretboard.
     

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