Missed Connections: 58/15 Limited Edition Custom 24
Posted Jul 27, 2016
Behind The Gear
“Missed Connections" are 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 a unique limited edition guitar released last year, the "58/15 Custom 24." Get a closer look at this limited run below, and find a dealer who still has one in stock!
Paul Reed Smith is always pushing the proverbial envelope and this limited run instrument was born from the exploration of a new idea. When Paul and the R&D team ramped up their dissection and testing of pickups a couple years ago, it became very clear very quickly that something new was about to be born. Enter the PRS 58/15 pickups, introduced last fall during our 30th Anniversary year.
The 58/15 Limited Edition is a culmination of various features that our Custom 24 model has seen throughout the last thirty years and was built around these vintage-voiced "58/15" pickups, which have exceptional clarity and a focused midrange. Paul describes 58/15 pickups as, “very consistent, ‘best-of’ PAF-style pickups.”
Other unique appointments on these instruments include solid shell birds, similar to those found on Paul’s Pre-Factory and the early production guitars, fretboard binding, and the Gen III PRS patented tremolo, which had been updated to further support the fidelity of the guitar’s tone and maximize sustain.
Each 58/15 equipped Custom 24 guitar features an artist grade figured maple top, mahogany back, 24-fret, 25” scale length ‘Pattern Regular’ or ‘Pattern Thin’ mahogany neck with gaboon ebony fretboard, Solid Shell “Blue Purple” Red Abalone Birds (Pattern Regular neck) or Solid Shell “Dark Special” Red Abalone Birds (Pattern Thin neck), gaboon ebony headstock veneer with green abalone signature, Phase III locking tuners, 58/15 treble and bass pickups, one volume and one push/pull tone control with a PRS 3-way toggle pickup selector. They are set up with PRS 10-46 Electric Guitar Strings and are shipped in a PRS Black Paisley Hardshell Artist Case.
The 58/15 Custom 24 limited run was offered in a total of 150 pieces worldwide: 50 of each color (Faded Whale Blue with Natural Back, Black Gold Burst with natural binding, Charcoal Burst), 25 of each color having a Pattern Regular neck carve with Solid Shell “Blue Purple” Red Abalone Bird inlays and 25 having a Pattern Thin neck carve with Solid Shell “Dark Special” Red Abalone Bird inlays.
Today, only a handful of these limited run instruments are still available! Check out the dealers below where you can still find one: