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 tremolo system and PRS 85/15 treble and bass pickups with volume and tone controls and a 5-way blade switch. 85/15 pickups were personally designed by Paul Reed Smith for PRS’s 30th Anniversary. They 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.
Pickup Switching Positions:
Position One: Bridge humbucker
Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
Position Four: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
Position Five: Neck humbucker
A very small percent of the maple trees cut in North America are actually figured. To make "10-Top" status, a PRS top must have clearly defined figure across its entire top with no "dead" spots. A guitar designated as a 10-Top will usually have a small "10" written on the back of the headstock in the upper right corner. Some of our earlier guitars have the "10" stamped into the finish in the same position.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Carved Maple 10 Top
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss Lacquer
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Pattern thin
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 25"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 24
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Neck: 58/15 Bass
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: 58/15 Treble
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: Both
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: PRS tremolo
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: PRS locking
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States
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Custom Guitar's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling
and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a
complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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The PRS Custom 24 10-Top is everything I have read heard about. Beautiful craftsmanship and sound quality. The only issue I noticed was the lack of quality control of the tremolo bar. The plastic tip had sharp, uneven edges at the center of the cast. Yes I could sand it down, but not the quality I expected from a private reserve instrument.
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