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    1988 Classic Electric owners...Please help!

    I just acquired one of these in trade and want to confirm the Wiring diagram. If anyone with an '88-'89 CE with the Metal toggle switch could post a picture of their wiring that would be awesome!

    Cheers,

    Mitch

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    Pretty sure what you need is right here:

    Old style 5 way, and the old style sweet switch. Bottom of the page.

    http://www.prsguitars.com/csc/schematics.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjmwrx View Post
    Pretty sure what you need is right here:

    Old style 5 way, and the old style sweet switch. Bottom of the page.

    http://www.prsguitars.com/csc/schematics.html
    I think you have the right help but it needs to be the old 3 way. The 1st year CE's had the 3 way switch, and no push pull. I don't have a photo of it taken already, but if you don't get one by tonight I'll take on for you.
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    Wish I had pics of mine before I had it modded! Sorry!

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    There are lots of sources for Wiring Diagrams on the Internet. Without linking to another companies website, a Google search for "Guitar Wiring Diagrams" will produce enough links to fill in the blanks for you if no additional help is provided here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AP515 View Post
    I think you have the right help but it needs to be the old 3 way. The 1st year CE's had the 3 way switch, and no push pull. I don't have a photo of it taken already, but if you don't get one by tonight I'll take on for you.
    Ok this photo may or may not help you. Nothing in here but the pots is original but it works. When I rescued this CE24 it had an aftermarket switch in it and nothing worked. I replaced the switch with as close to the right one as I had and put in SC245 pups. I reworked the wires that went to the switch and it now works. I didn't do a complete re-wire and maybe I should but it sounds so good I just play it. Here is the photo. The small white ones are ground, and there is a black one that goes to the ground bundle in the middle that is also ground for the pups. Good luck!

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    1988 CE24, 1995 CE22, 2000 SC, 2003 Standard 22, 2003 Cu24 AP, 2006 Cu24 AP, 2006 SC AP, 2007 CuRo22, 2010 Starla Stoptail, 2010 Mira
    2007 SE Soapy 2, 2010 SE 25th Anni Cu24, 2012 SE Bernie, 2013 SE Angelus Custom

    PRS SE50, Mesa Single RectoVerb, Mesa Lonestar, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

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    Thanks everyone, I know how the guitar Is supposed to be wired.

    What I was looking for is what The Metal Toggle 3-way that PRS used in the 1st and early 2nd year actually was. Aldwyn helped me out a TON and I found out they actually used an ALCO MTG 226PA Switch. I have a couple incoming

    Cheers,
    Mitch

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    Glad to oblige!

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