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    While not as breathtaking as some of the new machines posted on here lately, I picked up a jem. It's a used CE22 Black burst. She comes with Dragon 1 pickups, moons and winged tuners. This guitar also has 5 way rotary which I'm not so sure I will care for but the pickup combinations it offers are cool.

    This guitar is heavy and I'm not sure why that is. I'm hoping this has an alder body but I haven't had time to check that out or even plug it in. The case appears to be a little different than my other prs cases. It's not as tight fitting around the body of the guitar but it looks like my others prs cases in every other way.

    I don't have pics of this guitar to post so for some of you it simply didn't happen and that's ok

    I did put new strings on, cleaned the fretboard and returned trem to floating position. Getting ready to set up amp downstairs so I'll know how it sounds after bit. FWIW I don't like the winged tuners and will most likely change them out. There are a few people on here that love them and may want them once I make the change.

    Was also wondering how to decode serial number, it is 7-CE16128. Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gush View Post
    While not as breathtaking as some of the new machines posted on here lately, I picked up a jem. It's a used CE22 Black burst. She comes with Dragon 1 pickups, moons and winged tuners. This guitar also has 5 way rotary which I'm not so sure I will care for but the pickup combinations it offers are cool.

    This guitar is heavy and I'm not sure why that is. I'm hoping this has an alder body but I haven't had time to check that out or even plug it in. The case appears to be a little different than my other prs cases. It's not as tight fitting around the body of the guitar but it looks like my others prs cases in every other way.

    I don't have pics of this guitar to post so for some of you it simply didn't happen and that's ok

    I did put new strings on, cleaned the fretboard and returned trem to floating position. Getting ready to set up amp downstairs so I'll know how it sounds after bit. FWIW I don't like the winged tuners and will most likely change them out. There are a few people on here that love them and may want them once I make the change.

    Was also wondering how to decode serial number, it is 7-CE16128. Thanks in advance for any help.
    1997 CE...keep the wings...they're awesome once you get them down. Possibly Alder...hopefully big fat honkin neck!! 16,128th CE built...I think?? Can you see the grain in the body??

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    I can only see the grain of the top not the body. Even has black paint in trem cavity. The neck feels fat which I just love and it's maple too. It has a different sound than my other prs guitars. I've heard others on here talk about how good the dragon 1s are, they do sound good.

    I guess you call that a win win!!!!!

    I don't know man, those winged tuners.....................

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    Cool guitar, and keep the wingies on, they're part of the vibe.
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
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    Congrats! 7 is the designation PRS started to use for serial numbers for CE's, so you've got a 2001 model I believe... Yeah wings suck, get rid of 'em as fast as possible. I know a guy who'll give you some SE tuners and $50 for them, he say's he recycles them into playground equipment for inner city youth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Congrats! 7 is the designation PRS started to use for serial numbers for CE's, so you've got a 2001 model I believe... Yeah wings suck, get rid of 'em as fast as possible. I know a guy who'll give you some SE tuners and $50 for them, he say's he recycles them into playground equipment for inner city youth.
    Yep, you're right...I will! Feel free to hit me up.
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    If it's a 2001 you can replace them with the Phase II tuners. I did it with a 2001 CU22.

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    Gonna need some pics Muh-man
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    Wings rule! I think in '97 they were still using the keys with the shared screw on the D and G, so replacing might be tricky. They really are easy to use, I promise.

    I think it should be mahogany, which can vary a lot in weight, thus accounting for the heaviness.

    According to http://prsguitars.com/csc/year.html, it would be a 1997:

    CE Models

    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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    I remember well the adds for CE's. I wanted one then and would rock one now in a heart beat.
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    On my third CE right now...Always loved 'em.

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