Custom 24 w/ unfinished neck?

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  1. titansfan4196

    titansfan4196 New Member

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    I was at guitar center and saw a PRS Custom 24, but it had an unfinished neck. At first I thought it was a ce model but it wasn't a bolt-on neck. It was one piece and was labeled a custom. I can't seem to find this model anywhere on the internet. Does anyone know what it is? or where I can find one?

    I've been wanting to get a ce model because I'm getting tired if the glossy feel on the neck of my S2.
     
  2. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    My guess is it's a maple neck with a "natural" back and neck; possibly satin finish if it felt like satin and not gloss. I've seen maple necks on mahogany bodies with no finish. I kind of like that look.

    It could have been an artist CU 24. Also, I think you can find maple necks outside of artist builds when they are ordered like that by dealers, but I'm not 100% on that.

    Edit: "I've seen maple necks on mahogany bodies with no STAIN***"
     
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  3. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    I have a 2012 Experience P22 with an unfinished maple neck. They had another 2012 Experience model with an unfinished maple neck. I don't remember for sure but it may have been a Custom 24.
     
  4. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    PRS isn't going to let a maple neck out of the factory without finish. They do however use a very thin "in the wood" finish on them now.

    Maple neck is an Artist Package option, so that's likely what it was. The Floyd also has a maple neck. They do occasionally put maple necks on non AP guitars, with matching stain and gloss finish even.
     
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    garrett Not a New Member

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    Oh yeah, and dealers can also spec maple neck when doing a Wood Library run.
     
  6. bodia

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

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    This! I have a Cu24 WL with a maple neck. It has the "in the wood" satin finish. I'd swear there's no finish on it. Sure feels really close to bare wood.

    And, as stated above, a hog or maple neck isn't leaving with no finish on it. Heck, the PTC won't let bare wood out on a refinish. I tried with my Cu22 last year. Wouldn't do it. I went with a satin finish instead. Love it!
     
  7. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Same here - CU24 Wood Library with satin "unfinished" neck. Slicker than a frog's butt - love it!
     
  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    At the 30th Anniversary event at the factory, we were shown the equipment they use to cure the finish on these satin maple necks, and if memory serves it was a UV thing.

    Having had the McCarty WL with one, I can see how someone might think it isn't finished, but in fact they are finished.
     

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