New CE 24 today

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  1. Em7

    Em7 deus ex machina

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    You can disagree with what I wrote as much as you want, but it does not change the fact that it is a Cort facility staffed by Cort employees. Cort would be building some other brand name under contract in the same facility if PRS cancelled the contract. That is a very different thing than what is going on in Stevensville. The processes and tooling used by Cort are different than the processes and tooling used in Stevensville as well (i.e., the Cort facility is not a replica of Stevensville). An SE is a PINO (PRS In Name Only) guitar. If PRS was not aware of this reality, they would have never created the S2 line. The S2 line was created for buyers who cannot afford a core line guitar, but desire a real Stevensville PRS.
     
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  2. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    If you take that logic to its ultimate conclusion, only guitars made by PRSh should be considered real PRS guitars. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Uncle Bob

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  4. Uncle Bob

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    I drive a Ford Focus, an American brand, bought in the UK, made in Germany, in a plant that originally made body parts for Renault cars.

    I guess I really drive a Renault Focus then? And here I was, totally unaware of Ford’s deception...
     
  5. SamIV

    SamIV New Member

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    Sent the CE24 back and picked up a like new SE Standard 24 with the hang tags still on it used. Plays very well. Priced some of the American made 85/15’s used for it on Reverb, but they are more than what I paid for the guitar. Guess that’s not going to happen.

    Prefer the action on the SE over the CE. Maybe I just got a better than average SE. But I know it’s not a real PRS :)
     
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  6. musicroom

    musicroom New Member

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    NGD today! Very pleased with the CE24! Sorry yours didn't match what you were hoping for. But the SE you got I'm sure is great. I have a couple of those with some upgrades that sound and play special.



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  7. Moondog Wily

    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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  8. bodia

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

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    Looks great
     
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  9. Tom Bradovich

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    Beautiful top - love that color!
     
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  10. musicroom

    musicroom New Member

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    Thanks - only took 2 years of pondering. :) I compared it to others on the racks and this one seemed to have a great sparkle on the edge tone wise. Also, the lightest one I tried. I felt in shock as I said the words "I'll take it" :)
     
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  11. musicroom

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    Me too - it's called dark red smokeburst. Suppose to be a custom color run. They also had another custom color run called burnt amber smokeburst. Almost bought that one - beautiful. Perhaps even prettier than the one I got. But this one is also beautiful and I thought it was a better guitar for me.
     
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  12. SamIV

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  13. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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  14. Gurdybloke

    Gurdybloke John M

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    Nice guitars!

    Having recently acquired a CE 24 in preference to an s2 I have to say it took a couple of weeks to settle in, but now a few months on I'm really pleased with it. It is definitely a departure from my CU24 and is a different flavour (different to my much-loved Strat as well). I see it as something else that PRS offer by way of an alternative rather than an appendage- the fact they decided to reintroduce it (albeit using some of the s2 tooling) must say something. If it doesn't suit then change it, though I don't view it as inferior or superior to any other PRS, just different (that word again!).

    They must be seen as a bridge between the cores and s2's as when I contacted Andertons to order it (in a nice whale blue smokeburst) I got put through to their "guitar lounge" team who deal with the quality US and other guitars, including the core line! Must say something !

    Will post a pic when I've re-read how to do it...
     
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  15. Uncle Bob

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    I was there a few months ago and the US lines (core, S2, CE) were together in the guitar lounge/gallery or whatever they call it. I played guitars from all the US ranges. I can’t recall if the imports were there too, but I wasn’t really looking as I’ve already got one of those. I think it’s basically as simple as shelf space. I wouldn’t read too much into it.
     
  16. Gurdybloke

    Gurdybloke John M

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    Hi Uncle yes I suppose so though I just thought it was interesting the Lounge dealt with Cores/CE's etc. Though not with the s2 I was thinking of buying. Might just be their admin arrangements
     
  17. Uncle Bob

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    Also they have two guys in that section (both called Paul, funnily enough) so it’s possibly also a ‘product knowledge’ thing too.
     
  18. SamIV

    SamIV New Member

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    Not to bring back an old thread, but I picked up a 98 CE24 yesterday and I like it. Don’t know what the differences besides the body carve and the neck on the new one being satin, this one just feels better to me. The neck carve seems a tad different as well. The pickups are the VB/HFS and the color is Whale Blue. Don’t put any images in third party hosting sites, so I can post pics here. Seems this site could offer easier uploads of images, but oh well. Could put a link to the PRS Facebook page I guess. Is that allowed?

    Also, it does not have the natural binding like the new one had. I changed the strings last night and had to look up a video on how to work these. Not sure I like them yet. Still not putting down the new CE24 I had for a few days, it was just not for me.
     
  19. The Steady

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    Fender originated and owns the Ensenada plant and the builders are Fender employees.
     
  20. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    So if they were contractors or if the building was rented, it wouldn’t be a real Fender. Got it.

    I had failed to realize how much corporate reporting structures and real estate arrangements dictate a “real” guitar.
     
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