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
"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
Recently, an article was released from the folks at Guitar Player Magazine. The article titled, “The 33 Biggest Innovations in Pickup Design” named PRS guitars as an innovator for our 1985 Standard Treble and Bass Pickups. PRS is obviously proud of their past innovations, but part of their company’s philosophy is to never stop improving. This year they released their latest pickup design, the 85/15 & 58/15 pickups. The 85/15 pickups take the 1985 pickup design and update it with the things PRS has learned over the past 30 years of research and development.
Located in Stevensville, Maryland, Paul Reed Smith Guitars is one of the world’s premier guitar and amplifier manufacturers. Since their humble beginning in 1985, PRS Guitars has always strived to create the highest quality instruments possible. Guitar and amplifier building is a very personal thing for PRS, as most of them are dedicated players, refining their craft as builders, musicians, and artists of all kinds. Paul Reed Smith's deep commitment to the craft and culture of quality is what drives PRS in the workplace and the marketplace.
Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair. The Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 from Palen Music Center is the perfect guitar, giving you the versatility you've always dreamed of! From country to classical, the PRS Custom 24 is essential for every guitarist's arsenal.
The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.
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