PRS's SE Custom 24 has long been a favorite solidbody electric guitar around Music Experience. Its mahogany body, fast-playing maple neck, high-quality humbucking pickups, and effortless tremolo makes it many player's go-to instrument. But PRS is adding a new level of exotic beauty with this SE Custom 24 Exotic Top. Its zebrawood look adds a unique quality and show-stopping appearance to the legendary platform. And to make sure your SE Custom 24 Exotic Top will work on your gig, a push/pull pot offers single-coil like chime on demand.
Though all PRS SE Custom 24 solidbody electric guitars are beautiful, this model boasts some aesthetic appointments that we believe sets it a step above. The first thing you'll notice is the guitar's unique zebrawood top. This wood features a beautiful grain of straight lines running throughout, and it is perfectly offset by the body's white binding. Finally, the familiar high-quality mahogany, maple, and rosewood combination is applied through the rest of the instrument for a familiar feel and tone.
The contoured mahogany body gives the SE Custom 24 a perfect balance of rich midrange and top-end clarity (and the beautiful zebrawood 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 SE 85/15s. An update on PRS's original humbuckers, the 85/15s 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 humbuckers 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.
The PRS SE Custom 24 is the quintessential SE instrument, designed to faithfully reflect the PRS model that started it all. The SE Custom 24 with Zebrawood veneer comes finished in Vintage Sunburst, adding a distinctive new look while serving up classic PRS playability, reliability, and vibrant tone. This model keeps all the same foundational specifications as the SE Custom 24: 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 some heads.
|Body Shape||SE Custom 24|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Top Wood||Zebrawood veneer|
|Body Finish||Gloss Acrylic Urethane|
|Neck Shape||Pattern Wide Thin|
|Fingerboard Inlay||PRS 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||101795:CB|