Diamond in the "Rough"

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Chris B., Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

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    [​IMG][/URL][/IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG]Picked up this 2004 CE22 over the weekend. Hardware was corroded(I for one am not a fan of the relic'd look) the body was a sea of swirls and the frets and fret board were in need of some much needed TLC. The strings weren't even on properly. Not abused, but not shown a whole lot of attention either. :( After quite a bit of work, along with doing a proper setup, I am happy with the result. The guitar sounds great and I am really impressed with the Dragon 11 pickups.:beer:
     
  2. Kine

    Kine Large Member

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    Great score! She cleans up nicely!
     
  3. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

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    Thanks! She turned out even better than I could have expected!
     
  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    You did a great job bringing 'er back!
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Lookin' good!
     
  6. Rider1260

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    Sweet !!!!!
     
  7. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

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    Thanks guys!! I currently have it setup with 10's. It originally came from the factory setup with 9's. I wonder why? I was a little surprised. I thought PRS setup all their solid body's with 10's.
     
  8. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Some people pay extra for that sort of thing!

    Can I get 1st dibs? That's a very sweet looking guitar. I'm an opaque paint kind of guy but there are a few transparents that get me, McCarty Burst and Whale Blue being the main two.
     
  9. Sekunda

    Sekunda Music is life

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    Nice catch! I love those pups too... My CU22 has those in it.
     
  10. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

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    Thanks John but I think I might be holding on to this one for a while!

    Matt, I had read some love/hate reviews on the Dragon 2's. They will be staying put! I really feel they work on this guitar.
     
  11. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Awesome stuff. Nice work and congrats on the score.
     
  12. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

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    Thanks! Added a new set of lamp shades so now [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]I think I'm officially finished!
     
  13. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Nice addition. I love the lampshade knobs. :rock:
     
  14. rabidhamster

    rabidhamster New Member

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    Great score man! Looks very nice! I kinda think the wide-fat CEs are fairly uncommon too, at least Ive never found one. :laugh:

    In 2004 almost all new PRS guitars came with 9s, they went to factory 10s about the time DGTs were starting to buzz IIRC, around the Experience in '07 when the solid color Cu24s with zebra 7s came out.
     
  15. Chris B.

    Chris B. New Member

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    Thanks!!
     
  16. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Even better! Every old PRS should be refitted with lampshades.
     
  17. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    :laugh:
     
  18. auriemma

    auriemma Still Strummin!

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    Nice find! CE22s are great playing and sounding. The DIIs are killer. I changed the knobs on mine too (cream speeds).
     
  19. Jose

    Jose New Member

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    Nice! congrats on the find.
     
  20. Sekunda

    Sekunda Music is life

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    Yeah, some people like them, some don't. But that's what this game is all about... finding what works for you and taking advantage of that.

    I love the 57/08s in my Stripped 58 as well, but they re completely different monsters :)
     

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