PAUL REED SMITH
With its sleekly contoured mahogany body, gorgeous figured maple top, and iconic Bird inlays, the PRS Custom 24-08 is the quintessential PRS solidbody electric guitar. The Custom 24-08 is equipped with a pair of toneful 85/15 humbucking pickups, and for incredible tonal versatility, PRS added the switching system from their 408 electric guitar, which gives you a three-way pickup selector and two mini toggle switches for coil-splitting each pickup. A PRS Gen III Tremolo bridge/tailpiece and Phase III locking tuners complete the setup. Boasting off-the-charts playability and the sonic dexterity to ace any gig, the PRS Custom 24-08 is a superb instrument that sounds and plays every bit as good as it looks.
PRS 85/15 pickups balance vintage character with modern clarity to deliver the sweet — yet articulate — sound and rich harmonic overtones of vintage humbuckers. This is the warm and clear sonic elixir that propelled 85/15 pickups to the top of many guitarists' favorite PAF-style pickup lists. Featuring a powerful bridge pickup and neck pickup with the perfect amount of brightness, the 85/15 set packs a real sonic punch, from chimey cleans to full shred. Guitarists at Guitar World love these pickups. You will, too.
To really get the most out of the 85/15 pickups, PRS equipped the Custom 24-08 with the switching system from their popular 408 guitar. Two coil-split toggle switches allow you to coax single-coil snap from each pickup individually. Combined with three-way switching, you'll have eight different sonic combinations to explore, and that's before you even begin working the Master Volume and Master Tone controls.
Why does the Custom 24-08 feel "just right" when you pick it up? This guitar has an updated Wide Thin neck carve PRS calls the Pattern Thin shape. For legions of guitarists, the Pattern Thin neck adheres to the Goldilocks principle: not too big, not too small. Which makes it perfect for speed pickers and players with average-to-smaller hands. And with its smooth rosewood fingerboard adorned with iconic Bird inlays, no one will mistake your axe for anything other than a PRS.