Which one to keep? PRS Question

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  1. RocknPop

    RocknPop Supporting Member

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    Guitar 1: PRS Custom 22, ebony, moons, pristine shape. Retrofitted to the switch rather than the 5-way knob. I have the original 5-way rotary.

    Guitar 2: PRS CE-22, red, all mahogany, pristine shape. All original.

    The tones I like the most out of the CE-22 are the single coil positions. So I am wondering if I just have someone re-wire the Custom 22 to the schematic of the CE-22 and keep the Custom.

    The only differences remaining will be
    (i) the maple cap on the custom 22 vs the all mahogany body of the CE
    (ii) bolt on neck vs set
    (iii) maple neck on the ce vs. mahogany?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. darkinners

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    I would keep the one you enjoy playing the most.

    And even if you wire your cu22 to ce22 config, it might not sound remotely close.
    But worth a try before you make the decision.
     
  3. standard24

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    I have several PRS, and the all mahogany (Standard24) is my favorite. And a mahogany PRS with a maple fretboard (or is it rosewood on maple?) sounds pretty cool (and kinda rare?).

    I'd suggest maybe keeping em both and maybe change pickups on the C22. Something like maybe humbucker sized P90's. Then you have two very different guitar sounds in similar feeling/playing guitars.

    The used market for quality guitars is pretty soft right now. You may regret selling cheap.
     
  4. great-case.com

    great-case.com a.k.a. "Mitch"

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    She said to me "Why should you settle for less than two?"

    Kidding aside - tough choice. Ask you muse... it'll tell ya true.
     
  5. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    It's unlikely you can make the CE22 sound like the CU22, they're just very different guitars. So, keep both, or keep the one you love the sound of...
     
  6. Chicago Slim

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    For me, it's all about the sound of all mahogany guitars, with bright Starla or TV Jones pickups. On my way there, I played different PRS models (SAS & McCarty), usually with the neck pickup in the split mode. You might be on a similar path.

    Starla ans Standard 22:

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  7. kbgear

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    ^ This. The other consideration is that they still make Cu22s. You can pick up another Cu22 down the road, but much less easily so a CE22. But whichever guitar inspires you the most is a big factor, IMHO.
     

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