View Full Version : Differences between the SE Custom 24 pickups and the SE Santana pickups?

01-27-2013, 09:43 PM
I am going back and forth and have narrowed my search down to the SE Custom 24, or the SE Santana model. I like the added features of a coil tap and two added frets on the 24, but was wondering about the differences in pickups. Anyone know? Thanks.

01-27-2013, 10:21 PM
The Santana has the 245's, which are lower in output and a bit warmer I would say. They're more vintage, while the SECU24 are more modern, aggressive sounding. The CU24 can still get some very nice, laid back tones though.

01-28-2013, 03:23 AM
I have both a 2012 SE Custom 24 and a 2012 SE Santana, and I believe they both have the same pups.

However my 2012 SE Tremonti Custom has the 245s.

SE Custom 24:
Treble Pickup PRS Designed SE HFS Treble
Bass Pickup PRS Designed SE Vintage Bass

SE Santana:
Treble Pickup SE Santana Treble
Bass Pickup SE Santana Bass

These are the 2013 specs, so maybe the 2012 Santana specs were the same as my Custom 24 back when I bought the Santana?
Wow, they offer a green Santana now, that is cool.