A superb PRS Custom 24 with a fantastic Quilt Maple Top finished in Santana Yellow. We hand pick all our PRS Guitars to ensure we get the absolute best tops possible.
The Original PRS Custom 24 was introduced in 1985 and became an instant legend, now in 2011 the Custom 24 has been upgraded with a whole host of new features which take the Custom 24 to a whole new level.
The 2011 Custom 24 features the new thin V12 Finish from PRS, this new durable finish from PRS makes the new guitars incredibly resonant. Other new features include new V12 finish, 5-Way Blade pickup selector and new Bird Inlays. See below for details on these new features.
The Custom 24 is equipped with uncovered 59/09 Pickups, these were first introduced as a limited run and became an instant hit amongst musicians. The 59/09 belongs to the same family as the 57/08 pickups, this new breed of pickups are inspired by the original PAF pickups used in the 50's. Paul Reed Smith wont reveal the secrets behind these new pickups but they use the same wire from the same machines that made the originals. The bridge pickup is slightly darker sounding and more powerful and the neck is brighter with more clarity, combined with the new 5-Way Pickup selector the Custom 24 can produce a vast range of new tones.
Top Wood - 10 Top Grade Carved Maple Top
Body Wood - Mahogany
Finish - New V12
Number of Frets - 24
Scale Length - 25""
Neck Wood - Mahogany
Fretboard Wood - Rosewood
Neck Shape - Pattern Thin
Fretboard Inlays - New Birds
Bridge - PRS Tremolo
Tuners - PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Truss Rod Cover - "Custom"
Hardware Type - Nickel
Bridge Pickup - Uncovered 59/09 Treble
Neck Pickup - Uncovered 59/09 Bass
Pickup Switching - Volume and Tone Control with Redesigned 5 Way Blade Switch.
New 2011 5-Way Blade Explained
Position One : Bridge Humbucker
Postion 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
New 2011 PRS V12 Finish Explained
PRS believe a finish should enhance the look, sound, and feel of a guitar by accentuating the woods inherent beauty and feel without hindering its natural resonance. The New V12 finish from PRS is a very thin, hard, durable and clear finish that will not crack or react with thinners. The V12 finish makes new PRS Models feel like vintage instruments and they all have tremendous resonance. It isn't until you try a PRS with a V12 finish that you realise how much the finish may be smothering your other guitars.
New 2011 PRS Pattern Neck Shape Explained
The neck shape has been an important piece of design since ay one, they want the necks to feel as comfortable as possible as soon as you pick them up. The new 2011 Pattern neck shape is similar to the profiles found on vintage 80's PRS models and new technology allows PRS to precisely and consistently reproduce these classic neck shapes
PRS Guitars was founded by Paul Reed Smith in 1985, over 25 years later PRS is one of the leading and most respected guitar manufacturers in the world. Paul Reed Smith was inspired by the classic guitar designs of the 50’s and 60’s but, unlike many other manufactures, wanted to create a guitar that was his own design in every right. Today the classic double-cutaway PRS silhouette is as recognisable as some of the famous designs of the 50’s which is a true testament to Paul Reed Smiths design and vision. We have been selling PRS Guitars since the late 1980’s and have seen the company grow and develop but never forget their core values and dedication to quality and innovation. As PRS has grown they have maintained superior quality, something which they have become renowned for and have set the bar for other manufacturers. The PRS Custom 24 was one of Paul’s first designs and is the guitar that he took to his first trade show and is the model that really put PRS on the map. Nearly 25 years later the Custom 24 is still one of the most popular PRS models available. Over it’s long lifetime it has had many upgrades and changes to keep it at the forefront of the market. Paul Reed Smith is never complacent and is constantly trying new woods, components, construction methods and new technology. The Custom 24 is a different guitar to the model first introduced in the late 80’s but the core values and vision is still the same - create the best electric guitar possible. Today the PRS Product lineup is one of the most impressive in the market, there is a guitar for any genre, style and budget. One of the newest additions to the PRS family is the PRS Studio model. This is a model based loosely around the now discontinued Custom 22 but features the unique Studio electronics and Pickups, a 57/08 Pickup in the bridge and two Narrowfield mini humbuckers in the middle and neck. This is another example of PRS pushing the boundaries and trying new things. At Tone World we love PRS Guitars and are very passionate about their fabulous instruments.