PAUL REED SMITH
This PRS Custom 24 is a beautifully playable solidbody electric guitar that sounds as amazing as it looks. Feast your eyes on an exquisite figured maple top, paired with a comfortable lightweight mahogany body, all dressed to kill in PRS's superb high-gloss nitro finish. You'll delight at the touch of the 24-fret mahogany neck with its satisfying Pattern Thin profile and rosewood fingerboard with signature bird inlays. And the sound of this elegant beast? Premium TCI-tuned 85/15 humbuckers and 5-way switching deploy a stunning arsenal of tone. This PRS Custom 24 also features a rock-solid hardware, with Phase III locking tuners and a Gen III tremolo.
This PRS Custom 24 is one of those electric guitars that you just can't put down. PRS enjoys a well-deserved reputation for marrying sonic mojo with mouthwatering visuals and outstanding playability, and they've done their usual outstanding job with this Custom 24. Go ahead, pick it up and start playing. Just make sure you don't have anything to do for the next few days.
To create the 85/15 pickups, PRS took their Standard Treble and Bass pickup designs from 1985 and update them with everything they've learned since then. The original '85 pickups were voted one of the 33 biggest pickup design innovations by Guitar Player magazine. The updated 85/15 pickups balance vintage character with modern clarity. PRS retooled these pickups to bring the sweet harmonics and chunky warmth of this classic design to your Custom 24. Each set of pickups has been ear-tuned to perfection by Paul and his team, a process known as Tuned Capacitance and Inductance (TCI). The end result is a very musical pickup that’s true to its lineage, but updated for the modern player.
If you're like the guitarists here at Guitar World, you'll love the fluid playability of the Custom 24's neck — it truly feels like home. Evolved from designs Paul Reed Smith has been working on for decades and perfected after years of prototyping, the Pattern Thin neck carve is an updated version of the traditional Wide Thin neck style. The Pattern Thin neck shape is fast and comfortable — ideal for players with smaller hands or guitarists who use classical left-hand positioning, pivoting with their thumb on the back of the neck. This eminently comfortable neck is topped with a 10-inch-radius, 24-fret rosewood fingerboard that's guaranteed to facilitate lightning-fast fretwork.