PRS CE 24 - Beautiful Red Flame Top w/ Bird Inlays! RARE, signed by Paul himself! Ships Free to USA!

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Hello, and thanks for checking out my listing! Up for grabs is a Paul Reed Smith (PRS) 1994 CE 24 electric guitar (or CE3, as they were previously called). This one up for grabs is incredibly rare and unique, as it is a 1994 pre-factory model - before their main USA factory was constructed, every Paul Reed Smith guitar was 100% handmade meticulously in Maryland, with little production line mechanization. This guitar's electronics backplate was hand-signed by none other than THE Paul Reed Smith himself at a recent convention, adding a beautiful bit of customization and uniqueness to this already amazing instrument.

This is an extremely rare version of this guitar, featuring a burgundy flame maple top and the signature BIRD INLAYS, which are almost impossible to find on these older model CE's - this is the only '94 CE I've ever seen with birds instead of dot or moon inlays. Though I previously was under the impression that, like many PRS's from that era before the CITES ban was enacted, the guitar's fretboard was made of Brazilian Rosewood due to its grain pattern, color and "sweet" smell, a representative from PRS indicated that the fretboard is most likely made of high-quality, ethically-sourced East Indian Rosewood. But I've included some close-up pictures of the neck so you can judge for yourself!

This guitar is all original except for three modifications - first, the tremolo screws have been upgraded to modern 2018 PRS screws that can be adjusted with a flat OR a philips-head screwdriver. Secondly, the pickup springs have been upgraded to modern 2018 PRS springs that have slightly less tension and are easier to re-install and adjust if working on the pickups. I acquired these parts from PRS's official West Street East accessories store in Maryland, they are 100% Authentic PRS parts. Lastly, I've installed Schaller-style Fender straplocks on the guitar to prevent any strap mishaps, but I'll include the original simple strap buttons that came with it as well. This CE3 will come with its original hard case and paperwork, as pictured.

As you can see from the pics, this guitar is in absolutely gorgeous condition - with NO major blemishes, dents, cracks, etc. I never gigged with it live, just played it in a household setting. Any minor, small scuffs were really too small to be captured by my camera effectively...this is truly a one-of-a-kind instrument, and you will never find a 25 years old PRS in this condition again. I've listed all of the specs below - don't miss out on your chance to own this amazing piece of Paul Reed Smith history, as you will likely never see one like this again!!

Bid with confidence, my 100% Perfect Feedback speaks for itself! If you have any further questions, please let me know. Good luck!

Official 1994 PRS CE 24 Specs
  • Model: CE-24 (officially the CE3, as they were called in 1994)
  • Serial # 4710353
  • Color: Maroon/Burgundy
  • Maple Flamed Top
  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Bolt-on Neck
  • Wide/Thin Neck profile
  • Vintage Small Neck Heel
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Nickel Hardware
  • 25" Scale Length
  • Pickups: PRS HFS (Bridge) & Vintage (Neck) Humbuckers ~ Uncovered
  • 1 Volume, 1 Tone and 5-way Rotary Knob Pickup Selector
  • PRS Phase I Locking Tuners

Product Specs

Excellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Paul Reed Smith
CE-24 Flame Maple Top
Burgundy / Maroon
Solid Body
Made In
United States


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Nicky's Premier Instrument Co.
Joined Oct 2018
Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States


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