These guitars were introduced in 1988 as the PRS Classic electric but were later re-labeled as PRS CE’s due to trademark issues with Peavey. The earliest versions of these guitars even came with maple headstocks with “PRS Classic Electric” logos on them. They also had an option for a maple fretboard.
Other specifications are:
- 24 Frets
- PRS Tremolo
- Vintage Bass and Vintage Treble pickups
- Regular neck
- In 1989 PRS added the PRS CE Bolt-On Maple top version to it’s productline and also changed the headstock to satin black with the “Paul Reed Smith” signature logo. They also dropped the maple fretboard option, added the wide-thin neck option and replaced the Vintage Treble pickup with the HFS pickup.
Paul Reed Smith Guitars offered the non-maple top guitars again in 2005 when they introduced the PRS CE24 Mahogany and the PRS CE22 Mahogany along with the reintroduction of the maple headstock. This time around with the “Paul Reed Smith” signature logo.
In 2008 the PRS CE’s went back to their original Alder bodies with the introduction of the PRS CE24 Alder and the PRS CE22 Alder and it was the last year the PRS CE’s were produced. this guitar comes with a gigbag.