Dating a prs ce22
So I think it's fairly common knowledge that solid top guitars build better tone over time.
The more you use it, the older it gets the better and better it starts to sound.
The cherry sunburst color actually begins as an amber color in the center of the body, around the pickups, and gradually fades to a cherry red at the edges of the body.
This combination works well, and I think it sits better than the cherry burst finish would look on a more highly defined quilt pattern. Its a very resonant guitar; you can feel the body vibrating against you when you strike a string, and acoustically, the instrument sounds pretty and sweet. PRS does this on the Custom model and the number of other models, but chooses not to so adorn the CE.
Smith produced 20 guitars for the 1985 NAMM Show (those guitars are now known as the "NAMM 20"), and managed to find a niche in the guitar market: the mid-1980s was the time of the Superstrat, and there was little competition for the higher-quality, upscale guitars PRS was building, guitars with "an elegant, modern, vintage-inspired design--the kind of guitar one might have expected Fenders and Gibsons to evolve into".However, since the 1990s they have expanded production to Asia, where they manufacture the more affordable 'SE' line of instruments.As of 2013 they have begun making more affordable guitars in the US with their 'S2' line.The problem with that philosophy is they need lots of sales to operate and a custom shop does not.They are finally offering a few more options but it is almost impossible to get all the options you want on a single guitar without going to their private stock and paying thousands of dollars more than a Quicksilver.