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    CE body switchover?

    For my own clarification…up until '94 all CE models (22 and 24 fret) had alder bodies with a maple top, and in '95 both models switched to mahogany bodies with maple top. Do I have that right? I should be able to verify model year of production with the serial number using the model identification page from the support page of the PRS website?

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    Hmmm... my '94 CE24 has an all Alder body (no maple).
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    My '94 CE22 has a hog boady with maple top.

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    According to the PRS book, the engineering notice for the change from alder to mahogany on the CE line was issued in mid-1994. I don't have the book in front of me right now but I *think* it happened in August.
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    You should post a pic of BM so we know it's real.

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    Thanks guys. Been watching a '94 CE22 on ebay...heard back from customer service that the 22s had 'hog backs. dang...

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    Quote Originally Posted by toothace View Post
    Thanks guys. Been watching a '94 CE22 on ebay...heard back from customer service that the 22s had 'hog backs. dang...
    Don't sell it short. They're still monster guitars.
    I have a '96 mahog/maple CE22 and love the thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _pete_ View Post
    Don't sell it short. They're still monster guitars.
    I have a '96 mahog/maple CE22 and love the thing.
    For real. My mahogany/maple 22 has been seein' more use than the Alder/maple 24 lately.

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    I have the mahogany/maple covered with my 408(yes, 408 and CE have different necks). Was looking for something a little different...

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    What about a SAS then?

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    I've considered the SAS also, but can't get past the CE mojo. Besides, the one I'm eyeing is significantly cheaper than a SAS(I know we can't talk price, so multiply Hans' new SE One by a little over 3…)...


    buy it...

    wait for an alder/maple top...

    buy it…


    wait for an alder/maple top...

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