Custom 24

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The One That Started It All

The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar. This iconic instrument was the first model that Paul Reed Smith brought to the public at PRS Guitars’ first Winter NAMM show in 1985 and has been a top seller ever since. Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the Custom 24 features PRS’s patented Gen III tremolo system and PRS 85/15 pickups with volume and tone controls and a 5-way blade switch. 85/15 pickups were personally designed by Paul Reed Smith to offer remarkable clarity and extended high and low end.

The Custom 24 is the original PRS. Since its introduction, it has offered a unique tonal option for serious players and defined PRS tone and playability.

Pickup Switching Positions

Position One: Bridge humbucker
Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
Position Four: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
Position Five: Neck humbucker

Featured Specifications

PRS Patented Tremolo, Machined

PRS Patented Tremolo, Machined


Meticulous design delivering sonic fidelity, player ergonomics, and revolutionary tuning stability.

PRS Phase III Locking Tuners

PRS Phase III Locking Tuners


Modern locking technology with vintage elegance, these tuners promote tone transfer for a louder, more resonant instrument.

PRS 85/15 Pickups

PRS 85/15 Pickups


Uncovered pickups with remarkable clarity and extended high and low end, perfect for more modern applications.

Specifications

Body
Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Neck
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Pattern Thin
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay Birds
Hardware
Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking
Hardware Type Nickel
Electronics
Treble Pickup 85/15
Bass Pickup 85/15
Controls Volume and Tone Control with 5-Way Blade Switch
Additional Info

Colors

Antique White
Antique White
Aquamarine
Aquamarine
Black
Black
Black Gold Wrap Burst
Black Gold Wrap Burst
Charcoal Burst
Charcoal Burst
Charcoal Cherry Burst
Charcoal Cherry Burst
Cobalt Blue
Cobalt Blue
Dark Cherry Sunburst
Dark Cherry Sunburst
Eriza Verde
Eriza Verde
Faded Whale Blue
Faded Whale Blue
Fire Red Burst
Fire Red Burst
Gold Top
Gold Top
Gray Black
Gray Black
McCarty Sunburst
McCarty Sunburst
McCarty Tobacco Sunburst
McCarty Tobacco Sunburst
Orange Tiger
Orange Tiger
Purple Iris
Purple Iris
Yellow Tiger
Yellow Tiger
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Accolades

"The Custom 24 is my main guitar live and probably the one we’ve had in the rack the longest. It gives us that consistent tone we’re looking for and it’s a really nice looking guitar.”

- Brad Delson, Linkin Park

"If you want to play a guitar that feels great, is very versatile and has an amazing tone, a Custom 24 fits that bill!”

- Orianthi

"I’ve been playing PRS Custom 24’s since 1985 and they’ve been a workhorse on the road and in the studio. They play great, look and sound great and they’re dependable. The balance and weight from the neck to the body is perfect.”

- Tom Johnston, The Doobie Brothers

“It’s like they were in my head when they designed the Custom 24… it’s everything I’ve EVER wanted out of a guitar.”

- Anthony Armstrong, RED

“Looove my Custom 24, it looks great, it’s dependable, and is just overall a real joy to play.”

- Ryan Knight, The Black Dahlia Murder

“I love my Custom 24 and take it to every gig. It sounds great, looks great, and has survived the road life so I really couldn't ask for a better guitar!”

- Cheska Zaide, A+ Dropouts

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