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SE Custom 24 - Black Cherry, Other Shape Guitar from PRS belonging to the SE Custom 24 model.


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  • Manufacturer:PRS
  • Model:SE Custom 24
  • Category:Other Shape Guitars
  • Added in our database on:12/08/2011

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User Reviews PRS SE Custom 24 - Black Cherry

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 3 reviews )
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MGR/Billy11/27/2011

MGR/Billy's review"PRS SE Custom 24"

PRS SE Custom 24 - Black Cherry
It wasn't too long ago when PRS boomed in sales. To keep up with their demand they made their first line of off shore guitars in Korea and refer to them as the SE line. The SE is usually well marked on the headstock of the instrument.

I saw this at my local Guitar Center and thought I would give it a shot. Brand new with a PRS factory gig bag the PRS SE Custom 24 sells for $679.99

What makes this instrument unique to me is the fact that it has a killer tremelo and whammy bar on it. This is uncommon to come stock on most Gibson or PRS guitars. Definitely a big plus.

The maple trim around the guitar really sets of the visual appeal. It makes a cheaper imported instrument look like a higher end model.

I feel the pickups are almost too diverse. The black and white Zebra striped bobbins definitely look cool, but the bridge is very bright and the neck is very bassy. I was able to roll the tone knob back too kill some of the brightness, but I am ultimately thinking about upgrading the pickups.

No shortcuts taken here. The body is mahogany and the top is a maple veneer finished in sunburst to let just enough wood grain show through. 25' scale, the neck is thinner compared to a Gibson. 24 frets and the infamous PRS bird mother of pearl inlays.

A sharp looking axe that plays like a dream. A big plus was the tremelo system yet I was a little letdown by the stock pickups. Definitely no shortage of the quality and craftsmanship you've learned to expect from Paul Reed Smith.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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tjon90107/21/2011

tjon901's review"Budget PRS"

PRS SE Custom 24 - Black Cherry
Paul Reed Smith has always been a popular guitar maker among high end players. Over the years this has kind of put them off among working class players who couldnt afford their guitars for the most part. PRS is trying to change their image now by making a line of cheaper overseas made guitars that everyone can afford. The SE line is like their Epiphone or LTD. These guitars are made to mostly the same specs with simpler tops and are made overseas. This model is based off the PRS Custom 24 which is one of their most popular models. The main difference with the SE is that it has a much flatter top for ease of construction. It also has simpler dot style moon inlays that some people may even prefer over the traditional PRS bird inlays. The SE Custom 24 has the dual cutaway prs body with the flat top. It is mahogany with a maple top and a flame maple veneer on it instead of a thick piece of flamed maple for the top. It has the traditional 25 inch PRS scale length on a 24 fret maple neck with a rosewood fretboard. It has PRS's wide thin neck and two PRS in house pickups. There is a master tone and master volume with a 3 way toggle switch that is unusually placed. These models come with the PRS Fender style non locking tremolo system to complete the package.

UTILIZATION

PRS guitars are known for playing out of their price range. These guitars play like shred machines although they dont look the part. The Wide Thin neck is one of my favorite neck shapes. Its the combination of a Les Paul neck with a Jackson neck or something. It has a great feel but like with most PRS guitars there is a huge neck joint heel that starts at the 17th fret and just gets fatter until the end of the neck. Big heels like this are there for ease of manufacturing. If they wanted they could have sanded down the heel after attaching it to the guitar but that would be pretty labor intensive. A company like Carvin will do that for their set neck guitars. Apart from the heel the neck is great. The Fender style tremolo system is surprisingly good for a non locking tremolo. It will go out of tune eventually but it holds tune longer than most other tremolos of a similar design. A set of locking tuners would have been nice. The volume and tone knobs are traditionally placed but the pickup switch is way out in another state. It kinda looks like they designed the guitar and forgot about it and just threw it on later. It wont take long to get use to this placement but you will have to get use to it nonetheless. The flat top kind of feels unusual for a guitar of this type.

SOUNDS

The pickups in this guitar are pretty decent for stock pickups. They know that the people buying these affordable 24 fret PRS guitars are most likely playing heavy music on them so they put decently chunky pickups. The pickups are uncovered and have Zebra Bobbins so it adds a little extra to the look of the guitar. The pickups are hot and clear but are nothing special. The guitar overall has a slightly bright tone to help with the clarity. The neck pickup is also pretty bright. It is not the type of neck pickup I prefer I usually prefer a smoother neck pickup. Like just about every lower end import guitar this guitar would be a winner with a set of after market pickups. A set of Seymour Duncans like a Jazz in the neck and JB in the bridge would really give you the most out of this guitar.

OVERALL OPINION

If you are looking for a PRS guitar but cant afford paying thousands and thousands of dollars for one of their American made guitars these are a good alternative. A pickup upgrade on one of these guitars can get you 80 percent of the way to the tone you would get with one of the American made PRS guitars. It is nice that PRS is making guitars that everyone can afford now because before they were seen as a pretty elitist guitar company which was a shame because most of their designs are really good and their guitars play really well. Now more people can experience them.
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jacqn11/29/2011

jacqn's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" trs trs good guitar"

PRS SE Custom 24 - Black Cherry
PRS SE Custom 24 Made in Core, red.
Purchase by chance (20h on Monday for Easter! Much that there was hardly anyone on it) I was looking for a good scratch with a HB SERIES concerts course
Warning: I bought SD team in HS2-HS4!
It dates from 2010
The finish is really impressive, and beautiful table - it throws on scne and is not trivial
Mca plutt good, I do not use the vibrato of a lack of knowledge and because the level required to agree, the jam was a little hlas

UTILIZATION

The handle is perfect for me (I do not know which profile I would say "average": D) - the pace a bit special (25 ") suits me quite well
Excellent Access in acute
Extreme ease of play
I find no heavy trs

SOUNDS

Therefore, the microphones are not the original ones, and suits me perfectly
I use all the positions of micro
I play pop-rock, rock on an ENGL Screamer 50, a Fender XD SC and also even on my Iphone, and the fact

OVERALL OPINION

I am not a great specialist in guitars, but there are some that I like, others not, and I like it the: D
Bought 358 with SH2-SH4 and just one year of service I do not actually have m'tre: D
I can only put 10/10 for the report qualitprix
I jou week dernire a PRS United States - it is clear that this is not the same thing, but it also rated 2700!
Now, if I buy new quote I think I will do the rounds of all the guitars in this price-l because there are a lot even when
may be to choose when the same, who knows;)
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