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    NGD project retired road warrior 1994 ce24

    With the arrival of my wee baby son I was happily delayed from trying her out.

    I needed a drop-c guitar and she fit the bill. I love ce24's, it was a steal
    She ain't a looker but she sounds great!

    Big plans for her when I can save the money for PTC to work their magic but just now ill play the hell out her. After seeing a certain guitar on here I had an idea!

    Here she is battered and bruised
















    She's found a good home

    Anyone got a good name for her?
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    Nice score! I'll pick up an Alder bodied CE one of these days... (hey Sergio?)

    No idea of a name sorry... Is that trem block steel or brass? It looks silver and not yellow in that pic? Also first thing I would do is screw in the grub screw for the trem arm before it falls out and you lose it forever!

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    Thanks

    I'm really pleased with it

    I forgot to wind it in before the pictures.

    Yeah it looks steel to me, I will get the pickup out for the modcat, clean her up and give her a check over tomorrow \m/

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowro View Post
    Yeah it looks steel to me, I will get the pickup out for the modcat, clean her up and give her a check over tomorrow \m/
    Well that's interesting... can you chuck a magnet on there to make sure? This will make swede71 a happy man no doubt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    Well that's interesting... can you chuck a magnet on there to make sure? This will make swede71 a happy man no doubt!

    LOL!I guess its an original MannMade tremolo.Cool guitar!
    I de-modded my CU22 soapbar and made a factory spec setup.Im in love again.I very much believe now PRS guitars are perfect as they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swede71 View Post
    LOL!I guess its an original MannMade tremolo.Cool guitar!
    Which is red bronze and not steel?

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    Isnt the original MannMade tremolos made of brass?
    I de-modded my CU22 soapbar and made a factory spec setup.Im in love again.I very much believe now PRS guitars are perfect as they are.

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    Yeah that's what we're saying, but it looks like this one has a steel block.

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    The original bridges were once piece of brass and the whole thing was nickel plated.

    Nice guitar. Bet it's a tone monster!
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    Aw yeah.. you know I like it!

    My 93 Ce came with a MilCom bridge too.

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    It's a 94

    Got some more pictures
    Anyone know what the scribbles are? I guess it's wide thin









    So far I'm loving it

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    I can't find a magnet to try it. It's not stamped anywhere on it and its a 2 piece.
    Going to tweak the setup later the trem is solid down on the finish

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    Nice!! Looks beautiful as it is. I would clean the frets and setup the trem properly and be done with it...
    Also my guess is that the WT RF in the bridge pickup cavity are wide thin rosewood fretboard.
    Modcats started much later IIRC.
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    Congrats! That's all you need right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowro View Post
    I can't find a magnet to try it. It's not stamped anywhere on it and its a 2 piece.
    Going to tweak the setup later the trem is solid down on the finish

    Got a file? You can file a small spot in the back & you will know right away if it's Brass...........
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    Twins Slowro? Sorta...this one is a 1991, I got lucky again am 3 for 3 with the MilComs

    After playing her for a week, I think the all-alder CE is my best sounding one of the three, a little less bite but smoother and amazing sustain. Play the crap out of her!



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    Quote Originally Posted by slowro View Post
    I can't find a magnet to try it. It's not stamped anywhere on it and its a 2 piece.
    Going to tweak the setup later the trem is solid down on the finish
    Very interesting for a block nerd as me .Can it be the aluminium block they experimented with for a short period in 92-93?I read that in the PRS book.
    I de-modded my CU22 soapbar and made a factory spec setup.Im in love again.I very much believe now PRS guitars are perfect as they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CantankerousCarl View Post
    Twins Slowro? Sorta...this one is a 1991, I got lucky again am 3 for 3 with the MilComs

    After playing her for a week, I think the all-alder CE is my best sounding one of the three, a little less bite but smoother and amazing sustain. Play the crap out of her!



    That is a beauty

    Mine will return to her former glory

    She is turning up nice with a clean up and some TLC. She has had a hard life.

    Apart from some naps and baby time I haven't put her down

    I will try find a file I am interested in the block to find out what it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowro View Post
    I will try find a file I am interested in the block to find out what it is
    File it - if's goldy coloured, it's Brass.
    If not >
    Scratch it - if it's very soft and scratches with something like a key, it's Aluminium
    If not >
    Try something magnetic on it (even a fridge magnet) - if it sticks, it's got Iron in there, it's Steel



    Didn't even think to try an Aluminium block, I've only got a week left here at my current work, I could have made one. I've even got some 32mm billet next to my desk for another project. Darn.

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    What are you looking for it a name? Female, right? She got some cool earth tones happening... How about Bianca? Or Eartha? Non-gender specific... Tobaccy!

    Lloyd
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