PRS Wild West Guitars Special Run Flame Top Black Neck CE 24 57/08 Pickups Violin Amber Burst 319830

$ 2349.00
  • Satin Finish Black Neck
  • Covered 57/08 Pickups

Classic Bolt-on Feel with a Sound All its Own

Since the dawn of rock and roll, the snap and response that comes from a bolt-on neck guitar has been an essential part of the mix. These attributes have, in turn, become essential to many players trying to tell their story through music. The CE 24 pairs PRS’s traditional body combination of the mahogany back and maple top with a bolt-on maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The neck sports a Pattern Thin carve and satin nitro finish for a natural, addictive feel. To further maximize the guitar’s inherent tone and clarity, the CE 24 features PRS 85/15 pickups(Wild West Special Run Upgrade pickups to Covered 57/08 Pickups), which Paul designed to have remarkable clarity as well as extended high and low end. The electronics consist of a volume and push/pull tone control with 3-way toggle switch for a total of six classic sounds.

The original CE was introduced in 1988 and offered players PRS design and quality with the added snap and sparkle of traditional bolt-on guitars.


57/08 Pickups

Inspired by 1957 humbuckers and introduced in 2008 (hence the name), these proprietary pickups were designed by Paul Reed Smith and are made with vintage-style wire and wound in-house in PRS’s Electronics department. They were designed to capture the iconic tones of 1950’s era guitars and have become modern classics in their own right with their warm, even, responsive tone. If you are looking to refine the voice of your guitar, check out these pickups today.

“When we first came out with 57/08’s, we had just gotten exclusive rights to the wire made by the same machine that made all the wire in 1950’s pickups. Learning from that exclusive wire, we were able to make really great recreations of those early pickups with what we felt were some improvements in consistency, clarity, and tone,” says Paul Reed Smith. “57/08’s were embraced by our artists and our customers right away, and we have always been so appreciative of that. Until now, you have only been able to get 57/08’s in a guitar. We wanted to share these special pickups with a broader audience, so we’re now making them available for individual sale.”

57/08 Treble and Bass Pickup Specifications:

Covered (etched)

Magnet: Alnico 2

DC Res: 9.4k treble, 8.5k bass

  • Model: PRS CE 24
  • Builder: Paul Reed Smith – PRS
  • Year: 2021
  • Body Type: Solid Body
  • Top Wood: Flame Maple
  • Body Wood: Mahogany
  • Finish Type: Gloss
  • Finish Color: Violin Amber Burst
  • Back Finish: Gloss
  • Binding: Scraped Maple Binding Body
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fingerboard: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Carve: Pattern Thin
  • Scale Length: 25″
  • Neck Dimensions: 25/32″ @ 1st Fret
  • Neck Radius: 10”
  • Frets: 24
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16″
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Neck Finish: Stain Black
  • Inlays: Birds
  • Side Dots: White Dots
  • Neck Pickup: Coverd 57/08 (TCI-Tuned)
  • Bridge Pickup: Coverd 57/08 (TCI-Tuned)
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: PRS-Designed Tremolo
  • Tuners: PRS-Designed Locking Tuners
  • Controls: Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle
  • Case: Padded Gig Bag
  • Weight: 7.60 Pounds (7 lbs 9 oz)