The Custom 24 is the original PRSthe guitar Paul Reed Smith took to his first tradeshow in 1985. A perennial favorite with musicians, this model features a Pattern Thin rosewood neck and HFS treble and Vintage bass pickups wired for our redesigned 5-way blade switch, which offers a dual humbucker option for the first time. HFS treble and Vintage bass pickups were first offered in the 1990s and helped to define the sound of the time by providing a balance of aggressive, musical, clear highs and strong midrange and bass. In 2008, PRS introduced 5708 pickups, which were designed to capture a vintage 50s humbucking tone. The Custom 24 is now offered with your choice of pickups so you can better tailor your tone.