PRS CE-22 Electric - The Paul Reed Smith CE-22 model is substantially similar to a PRS Custom 22, but with a bolt-on maple neck for a snappier sound. It arrived on the scene in 1994, and still comes with the patented PRS Tremolo bridge, locking tuners, and the beautifully carved, figured maple top that is a PRS hallmark.
Paul Reed Smith CE-22 Maple Top Electric Guitar Features:
- Bolt-on 22-fret rock maple neck for classic maple neck clarity
- Comfortable wide-fat neck carve
- 25" scale length, 10" radius fretboard
- Friction-resistant "unobtanium" nut
- Abalone dot inlays (bird inlays by special order)
- Maple-topped, one-piece mahogany body
- Gorgeous "dipped in glass" clearcoat finish
- HFS Vintage Treble/Bass pickup combination
- Coil-tapping 5-way rotary pickup selector with volume and tone controls
- PRS tremolo with locking tuners (stop tailpiece by special order)
- Paul Reed Smith signature logo headstock
- Tolex covered rectangular hard case
- Made in USA
When it was introduced in 1994, the CE-22 shipped with Dragon covered humbucking pickups. Within a few years, the pickups were switched to Dragon II models.
By approximately 2005, the black headstock overlay was changed over to natural maple.
The CE series was discontinued in 2008. The January 2008 PRS retail price for the CE-22 Maple Top model was $3060 US. Retail price of the CE-22 Alder model was $2700 US. Gold hardware was available for both models at $240 additional.