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 your choice of a Pattern Thin or Pattern Regular mahogany neck with a rosewood neck option and your choice of 5708 or 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. Features Mahogany Neck Rosewood Fingerboard Figured Top Neck Shape The "Pattern Thin" neck is an updated version of PRSs traditional Wide Thin neck.