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  Custom 24 - Whale Blue 2012 Model One Piece Top  
 

The Custom 24 is the original PRS…the guitar Paul Reed Smith took to his first tradeshow in 1985. A perennial favorite with musicians, this model features a V12 finish, your choice of a Pattern Thin or Pattern Regular mahogany neck (with a rosewood neck option), and uncovered 59/09 pickups wired for our redesigned 5-way blade switch, which offers a dual humbucker option for the first time (see switching positions below).

For 2012, its revered uncovered 59/09 pickups are being updated with new, contoured bobbins that arc with the strings for a more spread out, open tone. First seen on PRS Collection instruments, these bobbins are a continuation of Paul Reed Smith’s quest to continually tweak and refine the company’s instruments in subtle ways with the goal of culminating in a more musical instrument always in mind.

“Originally, humbucking pickups were covered to combat electrostatic and electromagnetic hum. As the years passed and the covers came off, there was a gap between the pickup and the pickup ring. These new bobbins not only provide extended low and high end, they look like they were meant to be uncovered and in a ring.” - Paul Reed Smith.

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

 

 
 
   
BODY  
   
Top Wood
Figured Maple One Piece Top
Back Wood Mahogany
Finish V12
   
NECK  
   
Number of Frets
24
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Neck Shape Pattern Thin
Inlays Birds
HARDWARE  
   
Bridge
PRS Tremolo
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Hardware Type Nickel
Treble Pickup Uncovered 59/09 Treble
Bass Pickup Uncovered 59/09 Bass
Pickup Switching Volume and Tone Control with Redesigned 5-Way Blade Switch
   

PRS Custom 24 Whale Blue One Piece Top

 

PRS Custom 24 Whale Blue One Piece TopPRS Custom 24 Whale Blue One Piece TopPRS Custom 24 Whale Blue One Piece Top

PRS Custom 24 Whale Blue One Piece TopPRS Custom 24 Whale Blue One Piece TopPRS Custom 24 Whale Blue One Piece Top

 
       
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