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 players' go-to instrument. But PRS is adding a new level of exotic beauty with this SE Custom 24 Exotic Top. Its natural ziricote 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 set it a step above. The first thing you'll notice is the guitar's unique natural ziricote veneer 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 ziricote 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 US-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 SE Custom 24 brings the original PRS design platform to the high-quality, more affordable SE line up of instruments. Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the SE Custom 24 features a maple top, mahogany back, wide thin maple neck, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, and the PRS patented molded tremolo bridge. Its versatile sounds come from the 85/15 “S” pickups paired with a volume, push/pull tone control, and 3-way blade pickup selector. The SE Custom 24 is a modern classic with roadworthy durability, addictive playability, and wide array of tones, making it a perfect workhorse guitar.
|Body Shape||SE Custom 24|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Top Wood||Ziricote 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||101796:CB|