1990 Paul Reed Smith CE-24
– Opaque black over alder body, natural body binding
– Maple neck, rosewood fingerboard (appears to be Brazilian rosewood)
– Wide/Thin neck
– Original 1-piece Mann-Made tremolo
– Phase I winged tuners
– HFS/VB pickups w/DiMarzio 3-way switch (the Alex Lifeson mod)
– Original PRS hard case
Condition: Very Good-, it has its share of small dings and scratches as you’d expect from a 28 year old guitar that’s been played, but no major damage or issues. There is some finish checking on the back of the body.
Shop Notes: This is a real piece of history. Very early CE-24 from the original PRS factory. Alder body, thin neck, and low action makes for an extremely fast and easy playing guitar. The fingerboard looks to me like it’s Brazilian, as PRS was using Brazilian rosewood at the time with their Customs and some Standards, but I can’t confirm it with certainty (just my experience with PRS guitars over 20 years). With the addition of the new 3-way switch, it’s a dead ringer for Alex Lifeson’s ’91 CE24 (also in black with an alder body). This guitar is just plain fun to play and is an awesome example of why early PRS guitars are so sought after.