The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar. This iconic instrument was the first model that Paul Reed Smith brought to the public at PRS Guitars’ first Winter NAMM show in 1985 and has been a top seller ever since. Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the Custom 24 features PRS’s patented Gen IIII tremolo system and PRS 85/15 pickups with volume and tone controls and a 5-way blade switch. 85/15 pickups were personally designed by Paul Reed Smith to offer remarkable clarity and extended high and low end.
The Custom 24 is the original PRS. Since its introduction, it has offered a unique tonal option for serious players and defined PRS tone and playability.
Body and Neck
The Custom 24 uses the tried and tested combo of a mahogany body with a set neck. This pairing is beloved by players for its excellent sustain, and some say it adds warmth to the tone. In addition to the mahogany body is a maple top which gives the guitar a striking look with this Stunning Mahi Blue finish.
The neck shape is what PRS call a "Pattern Thin" neck. Pattern Thin is a comfortable shape that's slightly more geared towards soloing and faster playing without sacrifice comfort when it comes to playing chords. The fingerboard is made from Rosewood, offering smooth playability and warm attack. The Custom 24 has a 25" scale length and a 10" fingerboard radius which are both great middle-grounds for guitars. The 25" scale is versatile, offering comfortable tension with 9s, 10s, or even higher. The 10" fingerboard is a good balance between flatter and curvier fingerboards making it ideal for chords and soloing alike.
Electronics and Hardware
The Custom 24 comes loaded with two PRS 85/15 humbuckers. These are modern updates to PRS' original humbuckers from 1985. These pickups have all the punch and power that you'd expect from humbuckers but with emphasis in the upper midrange, and a less prominent lower midrange. The 85/15s are articulate with great note definition which means they handle genres as wide as jazz, blues, funk, and rock. To give this guitar even greater versatility PRS have given it a 5-way pickup selector which adds single-coil-like tones in positions 2 and 4.
The PRS Patented Gen III Tremolo bridge has a smooth action and allows you to incorporate pitch bending into your playing. The PRS Phase III Locking tuners perfectly complement the tremolo bridge by improving your tuning stability so you can get good use out of your tremolo without having to constantly re-tune.
Top Wood: Carved Maple
Back Wood: Mahogany
Number of Frets: 24
Scale Length: 25"
Neck Wood: Flamed Maple
Neck Shape: Pattern Thin
Neck Depth at nut: 26/32"
Width of Fretboard at the Body: 2 1/4"
Width of Fretboard at the Nut: 1 21/32"
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay: Birds
Fretboard Radius: 10"
Bridge: PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking
Hardware Type: Nickel
Treble Pickup: 85/15
Bass Pickup: 85/15
Controls: Volume and Tone Control with 5-Way Blade Switch
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