Looking for an old friend

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  1. Madison Bunting

    Madison Bunting New Member

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    Hello all, new to the forum....

    I'm sure we all have these stories...

    In 1995, when I was sixteen, I saved up enough $$ to buy a then-new CE1 (Ce-24) in black. A couple years later, like a total moron, I traded it in for a USA Strat.

    Years later (like 2014 or something), going through some of my old stuff in my parents attic, I came across the tag that was attached to the guitar! Eureka!

    I've scoured the interwebs for any hint of its existence (found none after a 2-year search), I contacted PRS to see if they had any records (I had never filled out the warranty info so I figured whoever bought it would have) but they were unable to help. So I thought I'd try the forums.

    Model: CE1 BL (ce 24)
    Gloss Black with the maple trim, rosewood fretboard, matching headstock, rotary switch
    Serial # 5711647
    HFS and Vintage Pickups
    It was originally bought and returned to Thompson Music Center in Lewes, DE (since closed)

    Let me be clear: I'm not trying outright to buy the guitar back; if the current owner has it and loves it, then great. I would never get between a person and their guitar. I'm mainly curious, regretful, and have always wanted to track it down. However, if it is available for purchase, then lets start a dialogue!

    Any help in this quest would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks,
    Madison Bunting
    Gayle Guitar Co.
    Wilmington NC
     
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  2. bodia

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

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    good luck on your quest!
     
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  3. Madison Bunting

    Madison Bunting New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  4. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I do wish you well in the search. You might also consider the second best approach and find another 95 CE in black. Odds are better.
     
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  5. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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  6. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Hope you track her down, best of luck, if not AP515's advice is solid.
     
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  7. tonytester

    tonytester PIC YOUR STRINGS WISELY

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    similar thing happened to me but I was older and even dumber.
     
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  8. Madison Bunting

    Madison Bunting New Member

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    I'm still on the hunt guys.
     
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  9. dogrocketp

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

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    Keep going.........
     
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  10. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Aren’t we all?
    Good luck!
     
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  11. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Good luck!!!
     
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  12. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Buy a black CE of the same year THEN yours will waltz back into your life.

    That's how it works for me.
     
  13. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    I read an article a year or two ago about Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins searching for a particular strat that was stolen from him back in the early 90s. It turned out it was bought by a midwestern couple who didn't play guitar, and instead hung it as wall art in their basement for something like 20 years.

    Hopefully yours isn't also hanging on a wall in a basement somewhere!

    Also, and I'm not being paid to say this, but PRS has made lots of kickass guitars between 1991 and now.
     
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  14. SinSir

    SinSir New Member

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    Or maybe hope it is hanging in a basement somewhere just like the day you parted..

    Good luck on your hunt! I've done this quest for cars but never guitars. I would totally do it for one and maybe a couple others that I'd never part with.
     
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  15. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I think you meant to say 85 and now,!!!!
     
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