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Thread: Pros and Cons of late model Custom 24

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    Pros and Cons of late model Custom 24

    Gonna buy a 2013 PRS Custom 24

    What are some of the things I should be aware of with the later models?

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    Member Whitecat's Avatar
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    Pickup variation is one...

    Whereas many moons ago (pun intended) you would only get whatever pickups PRS said you could have, there is now a choice between VB/HFS and 59/09s I believe. Make sure you know what you're getting.

    There is a choice in neck carve as well - Pattern Thin or Pattern Regular.

    Otherwise the 2013 models are nice - birds filled with MOP-esque material rather than the brass 'dirt' from the previous couple years.

    The 2014s are even nicer with a rosewood headstock veneer, but obviously the tonal effect of that is zero.
    HBII (faded gray black 'double' 10-top), HB12 (black gold), NF3 (antique white/birds), 25th ann. Mira 245 (frost blue metallic), KL1812, Starla (vintage cherry, IRW neck, birds), 2 x 2011 'Stripped' 58 (blue crab blue & goldtop)

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    Blade switching vs. 5 way rotary/3 way push pull coil tap!
    Silver Holoflake CE24.
    Black "20th" Custom 24.
    White "Experience" Custom 24
    Royal Blue "25th" SE Custom 24.
    Mesa Roadster.

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    I think the V12 finish on the recent models really gives the guitars a nice vibe (looks just like PRS' nitro finishes, too, based on what I have seen on my acoustics). Whether it sounds better or not I can't say, because there have been other tweaks, but I think the newer guitars really do sound a little more to my liking.
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
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    Senior Member gush's Avatar
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    PRO- you buy it it's yours CON-you don't buy it somebody else will

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    Junior Member WSchaferJR's Avatar
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    I really like the late models as well as the new ones, either would be great.

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    Occasionally Onery Member CantankerousCarl's Avatar
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    I have a 1991 with HFS/VB and a 2011 Throwback with 59/09s. I think the older Customs give more strat-like single coil tones, if you can put up with the love/hate rotary. The newer ones definitely are less nasal, and the notes more defined with gain.

    Love them both.
    1990 CE24 MT | 1991 CU24 | 1991 CE24 | 1992 CE24 MT
    1993 STD 24 | 1997 CE24 3pc MT | 2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar
    2011 SE Akesson | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited
    2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 S2 Mira | 2013 Hollowbody II
    2013 CU24 Swamp Ash Limited | 2014 SE Zach Myers (incoming)

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    DEEPER STRIATIONS markie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gush View Post
    PRO- you buy it it's yours CON-you don't buy it somebody else will

    Fanboy of the Jester (AKA) James (Previously known as 11top)

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    I was severely impressed Herr Squid's Avatar
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    The new phase III tuners kick butt! Make sure you're comfortable with the position of the new blade switch.

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