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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Stephen Larcovic, Jun 10, 2019.
When will this guitar be released? I ordered one on 2/25/2019 from Sweetwater.
I've had one for a while - maybe 2-3 months now? I got it from Dave's. I noticed that Sweetwater seems to take a while to get their guitars. Here's mine. It is TOTALLY worth the wait. I love it very much, despite not being a fan of the "new" CE24...
It's a nice feeling, light-weight guitar that has a lot of snap and clarity for a semi-hollow. The pickups sound GREAT split. It could be a desert island guitar.
How about today? Is that soon enough?
Yeah, that would be soon enough . . . but I pre-ordered a whale blue one!
You were crazy to not be a fan of the new CE lol. To me they feel like a very high end, great sounding, flame maple top Gibson SG compared to the core CU 24 which might be more like a carved top Les Paul. (I make that comparison because they are so light, thin, and easy to play. ...but unlike an SG still have a pretty maple flame maple top.
@Outlier22 - Oh, you are totally right. In personal honesty, I judged the guitar without playing it. I had CEs in the past. When I first saw the "reissue" of the CE it just looked cheap compared to the older ones. The biggest "strike" for me was the new carve on the top. I was ok with the S2 concept because I wasn't interested in any of those with a maple top. I prefer my S2 guitars in a solid color. But, the CE has a maple top - and a pretty decent one as that - so the shallow carve annoyed me. I avoided them, but none of the "issues" I had with the CE mattered once they announced the Semi-Hollow. I heard Bryan Ewald demo it, and I was SOLD. Old "issues" be damned, lol.
Same. Kinda. I’m still ignorantly biased against the new CE’s, the semi hollow a little less so... I did gaze at one for awhile at CME though, but didn’t pick it up.
BTW, yours looks amazing.
Even though it’s completely irrational, I’ve often missed out on some truly great gear simply because it wasn’t as pretty or expensive as other stuff, so I didn’t bother looking at it.
The brain is a funny thing...not that mine functions especially well, but...yeah.
I enjoy the neck of the new CE more. The satin finish feels faster. I still prefer the deeper carve of the old CE on the body, but the new CE is very comfortable to play. Think of it as almost a split between the classic PRS carve and the S2 bevel. The tone pot is a bit easier to pull (maybe in my imagination, lol?) on this new CE because of the shallower divots for the knobs. While we (old CE lovers) may have a few issues/dislike about the new CE, PRS did do a really nice job designing the guitar. The tone is different - at least with the SH. It's snappier/crisper than I remember my older CEs being. I want to spend a little time on a solid CE.
Regarding mine - Thanks! Dave's had a couple, and when I called I asked the fellow on the phone to pick the one that was the darkest (I hate when Trampas Green looks "washed out" and pale) and had the best flame. I was a little worried because I didn't get to see the guitar first. I usually don't worry with PRS, but Trampas is such "wild card" color.
100% agree, I saw a beautiful one at Guitar Center and didn't buy it and instead bought a used one only seeing bad photos. I was thrilled when it looked nearly identical when it came in. I've seen a number since I don't love that looked lighter and more "washed out". So I love Trampas Green, but not all of them! ...although sometimes I think mine may have faded a little ???
I know they are out there. I bought one in late December at the local guitar store, a nice whale blue. Not a stellar top, but pretty enough. I'd still have it except that my asthma didn't get along with the nitro smell. :-(