NGD - another old CE to add to the mix

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  1. JJJ

    JJJ asleep

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    So since we're all buying old CEs, what a better time to have found one for myself

    2002 CE22, emerald green

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    Further to my last thread, this is the one from the ad and I ended up buying it. I offered 1600 and got it - to recap, the modern CE series retails for around 3900 dollars here, the second hand ones are usually 2000-2900ish and I have not seen a top like this on any of them, they are usually beat to hell so I feel like it is a good deal.

    This was a workhorse for the past 2 owners. The frets appear to have been leveled a good few times, still some life left though. It has the strat type finish cracking from the neck join. Nearly every strat (incl. mine) that I have ever picked up does this. Neck is straight though and also has some lovely figure up it. Forgot to take pictures of the rear, sorry. Maybe later. Owner says switch is original and it has dragon IIs although I haven't checked yet.

    I have a feeling in years to come I will refret it with some taller wire but for now it really plays itself - the neck is nowhere near as rolled as my newer PRS, but it's still comfy. This is the stiffest feeling maple neck I have played for ages, it feels like I could kill someone with it and it would still be in tune, I might test it out tomorrow

    CEs for everyone I say
     
  2. JJJ

    JJJ asleep

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    Oh and if there is anyone in Vic Australia who is interested in an SE 245 standard, the Indo models, I am selling one now. Gotta thin the heard, pedals and basses and all sorts are going to be flogged off, I realised today I'm sitting on a lot of stuff I don't use enough
     
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  3. shimmilou

    shimmilou New Member

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    Very nice! :)
     
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  4. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Great score...congrats!!
     
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  5. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    :eek:

    I'm gonna let my brother and his family know to avoid you in the near future, in case you are testing your "tool of murder that stays in tune" theorem.

    :eek:

    Oh, it that not what you meant?

    Nice guitar! Love emerald green!
     
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  6. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Noice!
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Great guitar.
    I love the green.
     
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  8. bodia

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

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    Sweet guitar! Glad you found a second use for it too! :eek:
     
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  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Bangin’!
     
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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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  11. Mr H

    Mr H New Member

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    Nice. CE fever going around :) adding lampshades and new pup rings to mine this week. I have playing mine exclusively since I got it.
     
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  12. TRJC24PRS

    TRJC24PRS Jim Root Jr

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    Sick! Ive been looking at a black one with Dragon ii pickups for only $1,350..
     
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  13. gush

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    Emerald CEs RULE!!!!!!

    Don't let the neck pocket crack worry you too much. I have one with a pocket crack and it happens to be the most stable with trem use of all my prs guitars.

    When I got it the spring claw was screwed tight so trem wouldn't move. I put new springs and fulcrum screws on it and I can beat the hell out of the trem and it stays in tune very well.

    They also had the long neck screws sticking through the neck pickup cavity so I couldn't adjust neck pickup down. I was really worried I bought a junker but it's a badass guitar now. NEVER sell this one.

    Some dickweed screwed midi pickup to the top of the body??????? I think this guitar is angry because of that...........it has a lot to say!
     
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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Which tuners do you have on that one?
     
  15. gush

    gush New Member

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    You have the wings that were on it. Ph2 now buddy!!!
     
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  16. gush

    gush New Member

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    I switched both ce22 "angry" and my emerald ce24 to pH 2s at the same time.

    My hog ce just got ph2s as well.

    I think I'm sleeping better now too.
     
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  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I should get around to sending you a set of PII’s so you can be completely at ease.
     
  18. gush

    gush New Member

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    Well hell, you are forcing me to look for another guitar!!!!! Lol

    This last set of ph2s I found at GC in Des Moines. Looked like they had been hanging there a really long time. I told them I'd buy em if they would discount them and they did by a BUNCH. Then I used all the gift cards I'd been hanging on to to pay for them!!#
     
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  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I just need to rearrange some tuners. When I switched the gold ones off the last CE it wiped out my surplus of chrome wings.
     
  20. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    If anyone has a hankering for a maple FB CE from the "early days", there is a "1991" with original Electric headstock logo on Reverb (for a price more than I would want to pay, maybe make an offer). It is a solid finish, but is presumably still alder, and in pretty good from the pics:

    https://reverb.com/item/12171704-paul-reed-smith-ce-24-electric-1991-red
     
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