View Full Version : Contemplating Trading my EJ Strat for PRS CE 22 - Is This a Fair Trade?

07-23-2012, 05:43 PM

It's basically a mint Eric Johnson strat for a mint 2002 PRS CE 22. I feel the EJ might be worth a little more, but it's so hard to really fix values in the used guitar market these days.

Here's the CE 22. Obviously everyone here is biased toward PRS :-) But is this a fair trade?


John Beef
07-23-2012, 06:18 PM
I think it's a good trade, and not just because this is the PRS forum. That's a very nice example, and in great shape for being 10 years old.

07-23-2012, 06:33 PM
Is the EJ strat your only guitar?What color?Why trading?

07-23-2012, 08:24 PM
No, EJ isn't my only guitar. I also have a Steinberger GM2T, a Mark Johnson Roadster Custom, 2 Fender HM Strats (both 1988 I think), and an Adamas 1597 SMT.

The EJ is great, but I played a 1994 PRS CE 22 about a year ago and it was one of the best sounding/playing guitars I've ever laid eyes on. Not to mention they are beautiful.
For some reason about a week ago, I just decided it's about time to make a PRS happen. I guess if I had to gripe about something about the EJ, I'd say I prefer my pickups to
be a little higher output, but it really is a fine guitar. Definitely not anxious to get rid of it. Just really want a PRS :-)

07-23-2012, 08:39 PM
Oh yeah, and it's 2 tone sunburst. I can post some pics if you'd like.

07-23-2012, 08:53 PM
I think it's a pretty good trade, I would do it. That CE looks to be in fantastic shape and is a cool color too.

07-23-2012, 09:25 PM
I would, but I always say that. The DII is a hell of a neck pickup, I'm infatuated with mine at the moment.

07-23-2012, 10:10 PM
Here's some pics of the EJ.


07-23-2012, 10:12 PM
Any thoughts on the quality and feel/playability of a 2002 CE 22 vs a 2008/2009 CE 22?

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/msg/3127618554.html <--- 2002
http://beaumont.craigslist.org/msg/3148260748.html <--- 2008/2009

I know the 2002 is a 5 way rotary switch and the 2008/2009 era is 3 way right? What are the differences and what do y'all prefer? I want to make the right decision.

07-23-2012, 10:30 PM
Both of your choices are essentially the same guitar, you just have to decide what color you want.
The 5-way rotary vs. 3-way toggle/McCarty debate comes down to personal preference, only you will be able to decide that for yourself.
Good luck, and I hope you have a new guitar soon.

07-24-2012, 08:22 AM
I would keep the EJ strat,its a great strat.Every guitarplayer needs a good strat in his collection :).Why not selling one of the HM strats?Keep the EJ strat and add the PRS to your collection :).And hey,keep the strat pickups low output,thats part of the stratmagic.

07-24-2012, 08:45 AM
I would sell an HM, but I think I'd get $500 tops. I'm leaning toward keeping the EJ and holding out to raise the cash, but I also just found this down the road :-)


They're all soooo purty!

07-24-2012, 10:45 AM
I'm shutting this down guys, it is getting too close to becoming a "for sale" thread