Missed Connections: 30th Anniversary Lefty Custom 24

Posted Jan 18, 2016

Behind The Gear

Every once in a while on our blog you’ll see a post titled “missed connections.” It’s our way of making sure you have a second chance to see all of the great limited run guitars that we make - often in very small batches! This “missed connection” features the 30th Anniversary Lefty Custom 24 - a small batch run of left handed guitars with 30th Anniversary Custom 24 specs!

2015 was a special year for us as we celebrated our company’s 30th Anniversary. To bring in this milestone year right, we developed a number of 30th Anniversary models including this Lefty Custom 24 variation. As many know, the Custom 24 is the original PRS - It defines the playability and tone that PRS guitars are known for and has been a constant favorite of players worldwide ever since its official introduction in 1985.

The 30th Anniversary “Lefty” Custom 24 features a maple top, mahogany back, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, Mother of Pearl 30th Anniversary bird inlays, the PRS 5-way blade switch, and the new 85/15 treble and bass pickups. Designed personally by Paul Reed Smith in conjunction with the new 58/15 pickups for PRS’s 30th Anniversary year, 85/15’s are uncovered pickups with remarkable clarity and extended high and low end perfect for more modern applications. This blend of tradition and innovation mirrors the culture that PRS developed over the last three decades.

Fewer than 200 30th Anniversary Lefty Custom 24’s were made and only a handful remain available for sale.


Check out the dealers below to see where you can still find one!


Moore Music (Indiana)
Dave’s Guitar Shop (Wisconsin)
Eddie’s (Missouri)


Sky Music (Clayton, Australia)
Syndal Music (Syndal, Australia)

Thomann (Burgebrach, Germany)
Music Store Professional (Cologne, Germany)

World Guitars (Stonehouse, England)
Guitar Guitar (Birmingham, England)
Guitar Guitar (Epsom, England)
Guitar Guitar (Newcastle, England)
Guitar Guitar (Glasgow, Scotland)

Taniguchi (Japan)

The Guitar Shop (Canada)

The 30th Anniversary Lefty Custom 24 was offered in seven different finish options: Azul, Black Cherry, Black Gold Burst, Faded Whale Blue, Gray Black, Honey (pictured below), & Violet.





For more info on the 30th Anniversary Lefty Custom 24, visit the model page here!