Help me choose?????

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  1. cboisits

    cboisits New Member

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    I am going to buy my first PRS. I can't afford the Core lineup so I am looking at either of these:

    -CE 24 Semi-Hollowbody [​IMG]
    or.....
    -PRS S2 Custom 24
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    PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE
    I don't know much about the differences between the two.
    Thank you so much,
    Christian
     
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  2. cboisits

    cboisits New Member

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    The S2 is a 2020 and the CE is a 2021.
     
  3. CrimesAgainstMusic

    CrimesAgainstMusic New Member

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    Never Choose !

    Buy Both ! :)

    Truthfully, , you would love either, so the unfortunate truth is you eventually gotta have both ... Then a Hollowbody then one of the new special jobbies just introduced, then a Mira or Starla or go Commie (Non PRS) and get a G & L ASAT ... designed by the dude that started it all ... Sigh ... :oops:
     
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  4. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    That CE is SMOKIN!
     
  5. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    The CE took my breath away.
     
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  6. Daniel Elam

    Daniel Elam New Member

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    CE24 no question. Great guitar with great pickups.
     
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  7. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 Old Member

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    If you can afford it the CE is definitely the way to go.
     
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  8. cboisits

    cboisits New Member

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    Wow. Ok. So we like the CE. Anyone have specific details as to why the CE is better?
     
  9. Maxime Bousquet

    Maxime Bousquet perfect reality sounds

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    quickly like that, CE, is very sweet
     
  10. Maxime Bousquet

    Maxime Bousquet perfect reality sounds

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    C'est votre guitare !
     
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  11. NoisyDante

    NoisyDante There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.

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    Really like the CE, nice top and cool color
     
  12. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    CE Semi-hollow all day long.
     
  13. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    CE as the masses have said
     
  14. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Can’t go wrong with either...I’d lean toward the CE.
     
  15. Henry2

    Henry2 New Member

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    I have an S2 Custom 24. Very fine instrument. Most people here might vote for the CE because it has USA-made pickups (and other electronics), whereas the S2 line has mostly imported pickups. (I think)
     
  16. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Energized

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    Yup. Agree with @Henry2. CE materials and workmanship is sourced in the US. S2 materials are outsourced internationally and use imported parts. S2s are put together in the US with US labor, but you may find that pickups and parts sound different than core ones, like the ones on a CE24.

    If you have no leanings towards either CE or S2 because of where the parts originate, your ears will be your friends. It'll be entirely be the difference between knowing and not knowing. If it is possible to test drive them both, or A/B them, even better, you can choose for yourself. I sincerely think you'll be happier making your own choice instead of someone else doing it for you.
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’m playing devils advocate, I know. But if it’s a 35th Anniversary model, you get mini toggles and those little switches make your guitar even more versatile.

     
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  18. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    No question: CE semi hollow 24.
     
  19. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Another CE vote. It has more mojo. You can’t have too much of that.
     
  20. cboisits

    cboisits New Member

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    I can't thank you guys enough. You have been so helpful and I really appreciate it. Sooooooo,.....drumroll please............. I bought the CE 24!!!! I'm so excited. This will be my first PRS.
     

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