The PRS SE Custom 24 is the quintessential SE guitar, designed to faithfully reflect the PRS model that started it all. The SE Custom 24 Roasted Maple adds a roasted (or torrified) maple neck and fretboard while serving up classic PRS playability, reliability, and vibrant tone. The roasted maple not only looks good (by turning the maple a beautiful golden color), but it further stabilizes the already strong maple for a neck that helps the guitar ring out.
The combination of a mahogany body and maple top gives the SE Custom 24 a perfect balance of rich midrange and bright snap (and the beautiful flame maple top veneer helps make this instrument a real looker). Add a pair of PRS-designed humbuckers in the bridge and neck positions, and you've got a recipe for thick, sustaining tones. Pull up on the tone pot, and you'll access chiming, bell-like single-coil sounds. And the SE Custom 24's maple neck has a wide-thin carve, making it very fast and playable.
The two humbucking pickups in this SE Custom 24 are Paul Reed Smith-designed 85/15 S's. An update on PRS's original humbuckers, the 85/15 S's are designed to sound terrific whether used in humbucking or single-coil modes. They offer you plenty of output for driving your amp hard, while sounding clear and detailed when you want. These SE humbucker closely resemble the tones of the U.S.-made versions found in the solidbody electric guitars crafted at PRS's Maryland factory.
All Paul Reed Smith guitars are designed for performance, right out of the case - and the SE Custom 24 is no exception. Constructed from high-quality tonewoods and components, PRS instruments carry on a commitment to quality that's been the brand's hallmark since 1985, when Paul Smith began crafting guitars for some of the most elite players in the world. In fact, you'll often see a PRS SE in the touring rigs of the most well-respected PRS artists in the world.
This model keeps all of the foundational specifications of the Custom 24, including a maple top, mahogany back, Wide Thin maple neck, 24 frets, 25” scale length, the PRS patented molded tremolo, and dual 85/15 “S” pickups with a 3-way blade switch and push/pull tone control for coil tapping. Gig ready, studio sound, and sure to turn heads.
Fewer than 2,000 SE Custom 24 Roasted Maple Limited Editions are being made for the US market, of which only 4 have been made for the South African Market!
|Body Shape||SE Custom 24|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Top Wood||Quilted Maple veneer|
|Body Finish||Gloss Acrylic Urethane|
|Neck Shape||Wide Thin|
|Fingerboard Material||Roasted Maple|
|Fingerboard Inlay||PRS Black "Old School" Birds|
|Number of Frets||24, Medium Jumbo|
|Bridge Material||PRS Molded Tremolo|
|Neck Pickup||85/15 S Bass Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||85/15 S Bass Humbucker|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 1 x master tone (push/pull coil-tap), 3-way blade pickup switch|
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
|Manufacturer Part Number||100470:TS|