All the classic PRS features with updated electronics.
The Custom 24 is the original PRS…the guitar Paul Reed Smith took to his first tradeshow in 1985. A perennial favorite with musicians, this model has a Pattern Thin mahogany neck with a rosewood neck fingerboard. It comes equipped with 57/08 treble and bass pickups wired to a redesigned 5-way blade switch, which offers a dual humbucker option for the first time (see switching positions below).
Pickup Switching Positions:
Position One: Bridge humbucker
Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
Position Four: Neck single-coil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
Position Five: Neck humbucker
Finish should enhance the look, sound, and feel of a guitar by accentuating the wood's inherent beauty and feel without hindering its natural resonance. And PRS Guitars' new "V12" finish does just that. Introduced at Experience PRS 2010, "V12" is a very thin, hard, and clear finish that will not crack or react with thinners. After roughly 12 years in development, it is halfway between acrylic and nitro but with a classic feel all its own.
Pattern Thin Neck Shape
Neck shapes have always been a high priority for PRS and a hallmark of their quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like "home," as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The Pattern Thin neck is an updated version of PRS's traditional Wide Thin neck. This new neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows PRS to even more precisely shape and consistently reproduce their necks. Includes case.