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    Question on 2013 SE CU24?

    Is there anything different on the 2013 SE CU24 compared to the 2012 model? Or same?
    Got tax return and not sure if I should wait for awhile for a 2013 or just get 2012 now.
    Thank You in advance.

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    Exactly the same in terms of features. There may have been some new finishes / colours added but i'm not sure. Other than that the 2012 / 2013 models are one and the same.
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    Thank You Good Sir.

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    There are some really nice "custom" colors lurking around, I saw one at GC that isn't on the PRS website (took everything in me not to buy it on the spot), and I think they have some at Musician's Friend too. I guess my point is you have a lot to choose from! Good luck!
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    I am surprised at how many custom colors there are out there for many of the SE models. And how little information on the PRS web site there is about them.

    I posted a query a few weeks back regarding SE Colors, never heard back from anyone official, but I played a Vintage Burst SECU24 at a Guitar Center, and that's not an officially listed color...
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    I think that's what I saw at GC as well... Stunning color and the top was superb.
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

    SE Custom 24 25th Anniversary - SE Akesson+57/08's - SE 30 Head/Cab

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    I may be wrong but don't the 2013 models have a carved top? I thought I may have read that somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfmurder View Post
    I may be wrong but don't the 2013 models have a carved top? I thought I may have read that somewhere.
    That was introduced for the 2012 models. Carved or bevelled top. Though (And understandably) not as generous as the US ones it does give the guitar a classier look.

    You'll know it's an upgraded model based on the carve and the blade switch. 2011 models and earlier had a toggle switch, flatter top no coil tap.

    I think when you see 2013 on the products page it doesn't necessarily mean it's new model for the year but just what products they have in 2013. If it's a new model it'll have 'new' next to it. For SE's :

    SE
    SE 245
    SE 245 Soapbar NEW!
    SE Custom 24
    SE Custom 24 7-String NEW!
    SE Custom Semi-Hollow
    SE Singlecut Trem
    SE Torero

    SE Signature
    SE Bernie Marsden
    SE Clint Lowery NEW!
    SE Dave Navarro
    SE Fredrik Åkesson
    SE Mark Tremonti
    SE Mark Tremonti Custom NEW!
    SE Mikael Åkerfeldt
    SE Mike Mushok Baritone
    SE Nick Catanese
    SE Orianthi
    SE Paul Allender
    SE Santana
    SE Tim Mahoney
    SE Zach Myers
    Modified SE Bernie Marsden, SE Custom 24 2012, Fender Strat
    Laney Lionheart L5T-112, Fender Mustang 1
    Wishing for a Blue Bernie!
    Click here for SE Bernie Marsden demo!
    Lessons, covers, backing tracks, etc...www.youtube.com/mikegarveyblues

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    But shop around. It'd been mentioned about the colours / finishes some shops do as special runs. Sometimes there may be some special runs that don't get mentioned on the PRS products page.

    An example of that would be a limited run of SE Bernie Marsdens with upgraded US pickups and coil tap that was on sale in the UK recently.

    So keep your eyes peeled and yu may drop on something special!!!
    Modified SE Bernie Marsden, SE Custom 24 2012, Fender Strat
    Laney Lionheart L5T-112, Fender Mustang 1
    Wishing for a Blue Bernie!
    Click here for SE Bernie Marsden demo!
    Lessons, covers, backing tracks, etc...www.youtube.com/mikegarveyblues

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