Private Stock Custom 24 Retro

  • Retro Body Carve, Heel, & Headstock
  • Old-Style Birds
  • 85/15 Pickups
Private Stock Custom 24 Retro

The Best of Both Worlds

Private Stock Custom 24 Retro

The Private Stock Custom 24 Retro model balances several of Paul Reed Smith’s original design elements from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s with modern techniques and PRS design specifications.

One constant over the history of PRS is change. As music lovers, musicians, and guitar builders, we spend every day listening, analyzing, debating, and evolving. This model celebrates a poignant moment in our history but does not fail to consider everything we have learned between then and now.

Like Paul’s original designs, the Custom 24 Retro has a more exaggerated body carve and scoop, a thicker mahogany back, and a smaller original-style heel. The headstock shape was modeled after the 1984 Custom that Paul used to get orders to start the first PRS factory. Other specifications include a 24 fret, 25” scale length neck with a “pre-factory” inspired carve, PRS old-style birds and “pre-factory” Private Stock eagle inlays, curly maple bound fretboard, high- gloss nitro finish, PRS locking tuners, and a paisley hardshell case. The electronics for this model include a volume control and 3-way toggle pickup selector, but have been updated with a push/pull tone control that activates the sweet switch feature found on Customs from the 1980’s.


  • Private Stock Custom 24 Retro
  • Private Stock Custom 24 Retro
  • Private Stock Custom 24 Retro
  • Private Stock Custom 24 Retro
  • Private Stock Custom 24 Retro
  • Private Stock Custom 24 Retro


Top Wood “Pre-factory” Style Carved Figured Maple
Optional Top Woods Quilt Maple
One Piece Top
Matching Maple Headstock Veneer
Back Wood McCarty Thickness Mahogany
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Optional Neck Woods Mahogany
Neck Shape "Pre-Factory" Pattern Regular with "Original" Heel & Headstock
Fretboard Wood Figured, Maple-Bound Brazilian Rosewood
Optional Fretboard Woods African Blackwood
Brazilian Rosewood (subject to availability
East Indian Rosewood
Figured Maple
Inlays Green Ripple "Old School" Birds
Headstock Mahogany Headstock Veneer with Pre-Factory Headstock Eagle
Treble Pickup Uncovered 85/15
Bass Pickup Uncovered 85/15
Bridge PRS Tremolo
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Hardware Type Nickel
Controls Volume & Push/Pull Tone Control (Push/Pull Activates Sweet Switch), 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch
Private Stock Custom 24 Retro

Available Colors

  • Aqua Violet
  • Aquamarine
  • Black Gold
  • Blue Nightshade
  • Blue Tourmaline
  • Burnt Orange
  • Cabernet
  • Charcoal
  • Dirty Natural
  • Faded Denim
  • Faded McCarty
  • Faded Purple Mist
  • Faded Vintage Yellow
  • Glacier Blue
  • Goldstorm
  • Graphite
  • Green Nightshade
  • Lavender
  • McCarty Yellow
  • Merlot
  • Natural
  • Orange Nightshade
  • Purple Nightshade
  • Raspberry
  • Red Tiger
  • Santana Yellow
  • Shamrock
  • Smokey Blonde
  • Tiger Eye
  • Turquoise
  • Violin

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  • Absythe
  • Apricot
  • Bahamian Blue
  • Beach Fade
  • Blue Green
  • Bonnie Pink
  • Butterscotch
  • Caramel
  • Cerise
  • Chestnut
  • Copperhead
  • Creamsicle
  • Dirty Blonde
  • Electric Rainforest
  • Electric Tiger
  • Espresso
  • Faded Cherry
  • Fire Red
  • Forest Green
  • Frost Bite
  • Golden Rod
  • Goldstorm Fade
  • Honey Gold
  • Indigo
  • Jade
  • Kodiak
  • Laguna
  • Lapis
  • Lemongrass
  • London Soot
  • Malachite
  • Margarita
  • Midnight Green
  • Mocha
  • Nightshade
  • Northern Lights
  • Ocean Turquoise
  • Olive
  • Orchid
  • Pale Yellow
  • Peach
  • Pomegranate
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Purple
  • Purple Mist
  • Rainforest
  • Sage
  • Salmon
  • Sandstorm
  • Santana Orange
  • Sapphire
  • Slate
  • Solana
  • Stonewash
  • Strawberry Blonde
  • Sublime
  • T.V. Yellow
  • Tangerine
  • Teal
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Terracotta
  • Tiger Shark
  • Ultra Violet
  • Vintage Amber
  • Vintage Gold
  • Vintage Yellow
  • Violet
  • White Tiger
  • White Wash
  • Wintergreen
  • Zombie Fade

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