PRS Custom 24
PRS Custom 24

Custom 24, Other Shape Guitar from PRS.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 18 reviews )
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tjon901's review"The new PRS Custom 24 in a classic PRS finish"

PRS Custom 24
The PRS Custom 24 is the flagship of the regular PRS line. This is pretty much a custom guitar you can go out and buy in most guitar shops. PRS is a smart company in that they do not sit on a successful model without ever trying to improve it they constantly strive to make it better and better. This is the new PRS Custom 24 model. You can get it in a variety of finishes and you can also pick the one of the two PRS neck shapes. They use to be called Wide-Fat and Wide-Thin but they are now called Pattern Regular and Pattern Thin respectively. This example had the thinner neck. The guitar has a mahogany body and a mahogany neck. The neck has an Indian rosewood fretboard with ivory bird inlays. Up top you get a set of the PRS winged locking tuners. The bridge is the PRS Fender style Tremolo. I would prefer a hardtail version but they do not make many hardtail Custom 24's. This example had the stock 59/09 pickups still in it. The control layout has pretty unique placement with a volume and tone with a 5 way blade switch that splits coils. The blade switch replaces the old rotary switch that use to come on these models.


PRS is like the Apple computers of the guitar world. They are always looking to improve their models and they dont really care if you have grown attached to a certain feature. If the feature can be improve they are going to improve it. They do not sit on a model for 20 years while the rest of the world moves on around it. The tuners on these guitars are some futuristic locking tuners that PRS has come up with. They do the job and also prevent the string from slipping on the peg which some tuners do not prevent. The pattern thin neck is nice and thin. It is wide as well so it has the old super strat feel to it. The pattern regular neck isnt that fat itself but it has more of a traditional Gibson 50s feel to it while this is more 60s. The tremolo unit even if it looks like something off a 50s Fender it is a really modern design and holds tuning well. It is very stable so you can do double stops on it without going out of tune, something you cannot do on a lot of tremolos.


The 59/09 pickups in this guitar are PRS's take on the old school PAF design. They have a bit more of a modern feel to them and PRS's guitars are modern overall so the feeling fits. Both of the pickups are very smooth. Usually just the neck pickup has a smooth tone to it but on this guitar both pickups have a very smooth classy feeling to it. The switching on this guitar is slightly different. Position 1 gives you the bridge humbucker like you expect. Position 2 gives you the bridge humbucker with a single coil split tone from the neck. The middle position gives you both the neck and the bridge in humbucker and position 4 gives both pickups in single coil mode. The last position gives you the full on neck position sound.


If you own a PRS Custom 24 it is most likely the flagship of your collection. These guitars are works of art as much as they are instruments. The craftmanship on these guitars is amazing to behold. You havent seen a flamed top until you see a PRS 10 top. The quality on these guitars rivals something you would get out of a custom shop. PRS being on the market and growing in popularity has made other companies advance their designs and overall game in the guitar industry. Competition betters the breed and if more guitar makers adopted a more modernized approach to guitar designs we the player would benefit greatly.
MGR/John Palmer12/09/2002

MGR/John Palmer's review"Vox Custom 24"

PRS Custom 24
Its a long story... I responded to an ad in the St Albans chronicle, a regional north london newspaper regarding a Gibson les paul firebrand! Not knowing what this strange animal was, I called the ad and got the address. The juvenile voice on the line had me suspicious, but my hunger for the elusive guitar deal of a life time made me overlook this disturbing detail. Arriving after speeding all the 12 miles through Watford to St Albans in a 69 Triumph spitfire I could hardly contain my excitement, but as with all deals I had to gain composure and pretend not to be excited. Perhaps this guy was a syd barrett that lived in his bedroom for 20 years? After knocking, a neanderthal looking mono sylabbic speaking youth with the greasiest hair i'd ever seen ushered me up to his bedroom. The thought of some scene from deliverence crossed my mind, but the smell of a guitar find powered me onward. He opened a wardrobe, removed what seemed to be dozens of pairs of shoes to reveal the unmistakeble shape of a fitted gibson case. Like a coffin being exhumed from a grave he wiped off the dust and laid the precious sarcophigus on the bed. OPening the case there was what appeared to be a les paul that had been scratched to death by the buried alive victim you see in movies. It was a les paul no doubt. I asked the cro magnon about its history and the like, but alas details were sketchy. He said he had to sell. I asked the all important question, how much? Expecting a four digit reply, he simply grunted make me an offer. This is the moment whan all the cool in the world is needed, and all the yoga in the world wouldnt have brought my heart rate down. I took a gamble, based on my suspected IQ assessment, and offered him 250 quid. He immediately said yes, and I began counting out the faces of queen elizabeth into his sweaty palm, trying not to appear excited, half expecting him to turn into the punk pithicus he looked like. I finished dealing out the wad, and closed the case, thanking him, got down the stairs and out the door. I was in the spitfire and down the road, glancing at the black gibson case wondering if the thing was for real or a fake or what!. Once home we , my brother and I thoroughly researched the strange gibson and found it be official. The bridge pickup was working intermittently so I took it to a guitar shop in St Albans for repair. Whilst there the owner asked me to try this new vox 24 fret guitar he had just received. Remember this was 1983 and Carlos Santana was using the Yamaha sg2000. I guess this vox was a challenger to this genre of axe...... he traded the gibson even up for the vox which was 699 pounds in the store with a hardshell case

The 24 frets was special, it was weird to be able to solo in B above the 12 fret easily. The action was incredible and the screaming response from the semour duncan double humbuckers was twice the output compared to my 74 strat. It has single coil switching and out of phase switching too, which gives versatility to the sounds available.

The guitar is heavy! Its made from a number of gorgeous looking dark woods laminated, but I was suffering from "les paul neck" by the end of the first jam with the boys.

Construction is excellent and the finish superb

Ive had this guitar 20 years now and the only change I made was to replace the neck double humbucker pickup with a fender lace sensor double pickup, the blue/ gold combo. This now allows me to have amazing fenderesque tones and the screaming seamour at the flick of a switch.

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Pucelle_Dabidjan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PRS Custom 24
Objective approach:

Prs guitar shape
Industrially manufactured in the U.S.
Hand over
Mahogany body
Table in Saddle sculptbr /> Manche 24 cases with rosewood fingerboard
2 pickups prs: hfs in vintage bridge bass in the Channel
A 5-position rotary slecteur
1 potentiomtre of tonalitbr /> 1 potentiomtre volume
Vibrato tremolo springs

subjective approach:

The PRS does not hit me specially in the eye. The wood of the table and body are standard in appearance. CONTRL missing to help the artist sculpt his sound. However, the phase splits and dual mode Submitted and trs are effective. I note the good finish work at all levels. The masking plates and springs of the tremolo are electronic plastic ugly. Too bad!

[7] A good guitar is a guitar dmarque standard design Features and finish. Too bad the wood is not just the most beautiful (take care, they are fine dj), for CHF 5'290 .00 for when it would be nice-even.

Complment of 07/28/08: APRS test various prs custom 22 and 24 is the only PRS that were as ugly wooden tables.


The guitar is, to my great surprise, made of a high density wood. I just grabbed a Gibson Les Paul Custom APRS and the difference in weight is not striking. The PRS Seems light but it is not. A kind of ballet of combat. Mfiance so.

Comfort is, however, the appointment and the handle, a trs good handle also fits perfectly between your fingers. It gives an impression of solidity reassuring and allows multiple game styles and a high speed. The slip coating well on this instrument, but as for the Les Paul, I have not had a chance to sweat on this dernire.

Note that Access in acute might be better if PRS had not built a heel slightly XL, even if it remains excellent.

As nuncio above, one of potentiomtre Tone and volume is a bit short. But it's OK thanks to five positions slecteur trs effective.

[8] Let us not be deceived, the prs is accommodating for intensive use. A good tool.


Operate this guitar is empty is a surprise. I get sounds from a power and a remarkable rgularit. The spectrum is TRS balanced and the grain and depth are commendable.

In dlivre clean guitar sounds a whole lot of warm and round with a nice slam on the attack and air resell (read by an Arian clean and warm). They are certainly a little less beautiful than the prs dragonII can offer, but it is still in the magnificence.

In crunch as saturated guitar excels. The sound can take a little dnominations all of what needs to be a crunch and saturated to give us the best of his woodwork. Palme d'Or in the saturation or sound, modern, Dfine is a power and an attack phnomnale.

[10] we will not twist the ass ch ... right, this guitar is to block the ball in the area. If you make of modern music, you may love this guitar sound really possde hell.


In a Manner of speaking,if this guitar was not so expensive, it would be absolutely perfect. Indeed, charging a customer for the price of the guitar SERIES. It's a bit all of us take for hay ties.

It must also fight against many competitors in its srieuses sgment, dean hardtail since the United States, through the Rievax Xavier Petit Soldier Warrior and other higher quality still. Note also the appartition rcemment of Fame with Forums couraging in custom shop and are almost consistent with copies prs. But it is worth sre, even if the hill should not increase over time (dteint problem of varnish on some models).

The wood is not from a prestigious but did not notice the ear. If you can, privilgiez of pre-1989 MODELS. C'tait millsines the good of prs trs.

[8] a must

rocknrott's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PRS Custom 24
PRS Custom 24 red, US-made
24 frets, vintage bass mic (severe) hfs (acute)
5 position rotary switch, 1 Tone 1 Volume
PRS vintage vibrato, mechanical locking Schaller PRS
Mahogany one pice, al


Excellent handle, a highway I tell you
Access in acute trs suitable ESG particulire not affected by the heel, which is prominent only 3 or 4 cm and a rounded Submitted trs agr able.
Excellent ergonomics, light weight for an instrument made of mahogany with a one pice table Saddle bomb related. The body sculpt the rear provides excellent contact with the body of the user.
In terms of body shape is the original Schma propros by PRS Singlecut except MODEL or santana. It suits me perfectly well but can not rev like the others ... gots and colors ....
Outstanding sound quality with breathtaking dj unplug. In the crunch is saturated or the bomb. As for crystal clear sound, a tiny BMOL. As I play mainly saturated no problem.


The Custom 24 is a versatile guitar for rock, mtal, it provides a bte, the hfs is dynamite must not forget that it is a pro instrument and that many current groups are turning to this masterpiece of violin, for endorsements is available at PRS.
As for the blues / jazz, R & B that are not really my cup of tea but hey it must reach all in music, she is doing the high-rev-hand. The vintage bass brings roundness while the typical mic positions intermdiaires can explore the grounds funky without blushing.
The volume and tone knobs ragissent like clockwork, so the great versatile lectonique.


The CU24 I use for just over 3 months, Arussi dtach me of my old scratched stratode highly customizes which also sounds as the fire god.
I love everything about this guitar and violin finish exceptional electronic gnreuse, sounds breathtaking.
I must admit that I bought it without having to try so much to say with his eyes closed, to make me notice, I have long cost the great Carlos Santana to see Linkin'Park what it was worth in the register mtal, among others.
For those looking for the extravagance of a type vibrato Floyd go your way, not the size for CU24 amme if its vibrato and mcaniques wraps provide a view of the agreement more than adequate .
Nanmoins excs for speed "Satrianesques" or "Rondatiens", the handle is a vritable highway, the action of strings and polish the frets perfect offering an avenue that will align s ries of triplets or sextuplets.

These qualities in a single guitar forcment cotent a certain price, but once acquired this beauty no other instrument will count for you.

Edit the 21/04/201: APRS m'tre done by hand and especially to have compared with other guitars, it is clear that the sound produced by the PRS pickups is a bit feeble, positions Splitt es are trs nasal limit inaudible, and finally the rotating slecteur Relva nightmare for use in live ... all the sudden I vir The elements that liked more, the microphones and the Mount and I slecteur 2 EMG 89 and a toggle switch ... and the bin now sends a really STRID I redcouvre my guitar.