PRS S2 vs CE24

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by justin.ramsey, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. justin.ramsey

    justin.ramsey Tele-Holic

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    PRS players! What have you experienced quality wise differences between a CE24 and a S2 model? Thinking of picking up a new axe and wanting to see if there's a big quality gap between the S2 series and the CE24.
     
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    I’ve had the S2 Custom 22 for six years. Only changed the trem block.

    Last summer I tried the CE24 and really liked it. Playability, pickup tones all seemed like a notch up. Very nice guitars.

    A word of warning - Since playing the S2 I have tried many guitars and none feel as good as PRS. Which is a bit annoying because I would like some different vibes.

    The new S2 McCarty look nice.
     
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    I own an S2 Vela and I've played a few of the current CEs - I agree with @Sean65 that the CE-24 is a step up from them, particularly the pickups as they are the same as the Core series.

    But I also have looked at the current CE24 through the lens of having owned an original CE Maple Top from 1992-1998 - the originals were equal to what we would call the "Core" line of the time. That is a mistake; you have to view the current CE24 as it's own thing, and PRS put it in-between the S2s and the Core models and it fills that role nicely. For the $2K I would kind of like for the CE24 to come with the Core tremolo, but I'm still okay with all the more S2 touches (tuners, how they make the neck, S2/SE tremolo).
     
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    I have a CE24 incoming. We shall see how much better it is soon
     
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