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    1998 or 2008 CE 22?

    Hey everyone,

    I'm looking to purchase my first PRS. Seller isn't sure if it is a 1998 or 2008 CE 22. He did say there is a 5-way toggle, but I can't seem to find specs for these years.

    Anyone know offhand if either year or both have a 5-way toggle?

    thanks!

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    I don't think they're is such a thing as a 5 way toggle only a blade. I may be wrong though.
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    I think he means the 5 way rotary? In which case, either a 98 or an 08 would have that.

    Have your guy look at the serial # and you will know for sure.
    Approximate Serial Numbers Year
    7 0001 0270 1988
    7 0271 1830 1989
    7 1831 3200 1990
    7 3201 4540 1991
    7 4541 7090 1992
    7 7091 8820 1993
    7 8821 10700 1994
    7 10701 13000 1995
    7 13001 14680 1996
    7 14681 17130 1997
    7 or CE 17131 19580 1998
    CE 19581 20749 1999
    CE 20750 21599 2000
    CE 21600 23199 2001
    CE 23200 25389 2002
    CE 25390 26399 2003
    CE 26400 27900 2004
    CE 27901 29377 2005
    CE 29378 - 31699 2006
    CE 31700 - 32799 2007
    CE 32800 - 33600 2008
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    2008 will have phase 2 tuner (non winged) and a natural finished headstock. Could have either the rotary knob or the three way McCarty switching.

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    Thanks for the info guys, really appreciate it. Well, judging by Detroiter711's info this is a '98. I went ahead and bought it for $1K - I can evaluate and return if anything is terribly wrong with it.
    Is this a decent price for a '98? Now the waiting game until it shows up at my doorstep...

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    Good price for any CE.

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    5 way rotary! That's what I thought.
    $1000 is a good price as long as she is clean and in good working order.
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    Great find!
    Def a 98. Matte logo on headstock, winged tuners, DII pickups.
    Gorgeous color. Guitar Center? I recognize those leather hang straps anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebrand View Post
    Great find!
    Def a 98. Matte logo on headstock, winged tuners, DII pickups.
    Gorgeous color. Guitar Center? I recognize those leather hang straps anywhere.
    Now if they would only string it correctly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebrand View Post
    Great find!
    Def a 98. Matte logo on headstock, winged tuners, DII pickups.
    Gorgeous color. Guitar Center? I recognize those leather hang straps anywhere.
    Haaahhaa. Yes, Guitar Center. They had a couple CE 24's for a little more but 24 frets just felt a little weird to me, plus I'd most likely never use the extra 2 frets anyway. Thanks for all the info guys.

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    HNGD

    you'll be surprised I was always a 22 fret player then in 2008 I got my 24 fret guitar and you naturally end up exploring the very top of the fingerboard and utilising those extra 2 frets cos you can and they are there (not all the time obviously but occasionally when you can't bend to that high note on a 22 fret guitar you just hit the note normally on the 24)

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    Hey! Did Sergio get ahold of that? Looks like his restring!

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    Nice! I like the color.
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    I love that metallic finish. I think CEs are really under-rated guitars. I love mine. Congrats!
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