When Paul Smith started building guitars, he did it to match his passion for music with his admiration of the artistry of guitar building. Little did he know that he would make an indelible mark on the guitar world when he began production of the PRS Custom 24 in 1985. To honor these fabled guitars, Guitar Center Platinum has teamed up with Paul Reed Smith to produce the PRS Custom 24 Throwback Series. Limited to a total production of 100 guitars and offered in an assortment of six colors, these guitars pay tribute to that first year of production. Details such as a small neck heel, a reproduction Mann one-piece bridge, locking winged tuners, Sweet Switch, 5909 pickups and original-style blue-lined case were included in the design of this fantastic guitar. Also included with this guitar is an extra set of replicated 1985 T&B pickups, extra set of lampshade knobs, a letter of authenticity and a back plate signed by Paul Smith. The Guitar Center Platinum PRS Custom 24 Throwbacks will start arriving in select stores May 1st, so contact your local Guitar Center today to secure one before they are gone!