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PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar Cherry Sunburst

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The SE Custom 24 brings the original PRS design platform to the high-quality, more affordable SE line up of instruments. This exclusive models boosts creme binding for a unique vibe and look. Played b... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The SE Custom 24 brings the original PRS design platform to the high-quality, more affordable SE line up of instruments. This exclusive models boosts creme binding for a unique vibe and look.

Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the SE Custom 24 features a maple top, mahogany back, wide thin maple neck, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, and a PRS-designed tremolo bridge.

Its versatile sounds come from PRS SE 85/15 Treble and Bass pickups, which have volume and push-pull tone controls and a 3-way pickup selector. The SE Custom 24 is a modern classic with roadworthy durability, addictive playability, and wide array of tones, making it a perfect workhorse guitar.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES

Body 
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Quilted Maple
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Wide thin
Neck wood: 3-piece Maple
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Truss rod: Dual-action
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 10 in.
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 24
Inlays: Birds
Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: 85/15 "S"
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: 85/15 "S"
Brand: PRS
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Push-pull coil splitting
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 6-saddle string through body
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: PRS designed
Color: Black chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Signature model Long-scale
Case: Gig bag
Accessories: None
Country of origin: South Korea
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PRS2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

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Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love this guitar!

I bought my PRS SE Custom 24 from Guitar Center, actually traded up a MIM Strat. I was worried at first it wouldn't compare in sound and quality, but has surpassed both. It...Read complete review

I bought my PRS SE Custom 24 from Guitar Center, actually traded up a MIM Strat. I was worried at first it wouldn't compare in sound and quality, but has surpassed both. It has a very warm sound even with the coil taps but handles gain very well. With a little string stretching and use the trem is surprisingly stable for an import.This particular version, Cherry with Creme Binding, seems to be a Guitar Center exclusive, just because it's not an available option listed on the USA PRS site. The maple veneer is beautiful plus it was on sale for an insane price! I have achieved a broad range of tones from this beast, and a usable trem to boot. The one reason that I gave it 4 stars is because of a couple of paint specks under the lacquer (only under close inspection) but also gives it character like a birth mark. If you want a PRS and are worried it's for new age metal players then reconsider. This one can handle any thing you can challenge it with.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty good guitar

This is a pretty great guitar. The pros - mine had great craftsmanship overall, the pickups sound pretty good imo, i really love the color and the bird inlays, the more rounded...Read complete review

This is a pretty great guitar. The pros - mine had great craftsmanship overall, the pickups sound pretty good imo, i really love the color and the bird inlays, the more rounded 10" fingerboard radius is very comfortable for rhythm playing, I can't find any flaws in the binding, and overall it just feels like a good guitar, not an expensive guitar, but a good guitar. Now the cons - mine had three small black dots on the back of the body that were underneath the clear coat so they couldn't be cleaned off easily. It had a grounding issue in the wiring somewhere. The push pull pot felt pretty cheap and the input jack was loose. The 6th and 4th frets were a bit high. The trem was sitting so far off the body even with the saddles at their lowest point the action was still a bit high on the high e. And lastly the trem didn't return to pitch after use, the tech I took it too said it was because the six posts that the trem rocks on weren't drilled straight so there was way too much friction when the bridge was at the proper height which is probably why it was so high from the factory.

Overall I don't mean to say this is a bad guitar, I think a lot of it's flaws are common for a guitar at this price point, but still I think I got a bit of a dud that slipped past QC. A scarlet red se custom 24 that i played on the other hand was totally flawless for the price. I think the latter is probably the norm for PRS.

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(13 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not the guitar listed - be warned

By Pinfold

from Washington

Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

This does not have quilted maple top wood or Mark Holcomb pickups as listed. Please fix the description.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love this guitar!

By MStoeckle

from Rhode Island

Pros

  • Coil Tap
  • Great setup
  • Quality Sound
  • Stable Tuning
  • Value

Cons

  • Not Many

Best Uses

    Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

    I bought my PRS SE Custom 24 from Guitar Center, actually traded up a MIM Strat. I was worried at first it wouldn't compare in sound and quality, but has surpassed both. It has a very warm sound even with the coil taps but handles gain very well. With a little string stretching and use the trem is surprisingly stable for an import.This particular version, Cherry with Creme Binding, seems to be a Guitar Center exclusive, just because it's not an available option listed on the USA PRS site. The maple veneer is beautiful plus it was on sale for an insane price! I have achieved a broad range of tones from this beast, and a usable trem to boot. The one reason that I gave it 4 stars is because of a couple of paint specks under the lacquer (only under close inspection) but also gives it character like a birth mark. If you want a PRS and are worried it's for new age metal players then reconsider. This one can handle any thing you can challenge it with.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Awesome Guitar

    By Chris

    from Boston,MA

    Pros

    • Looks incredible
    • Playability
    • Tone
    • Value
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

        Simply the best sub $1500 guitar I've played. This thing sounds like a cross between a strat and les paul as far as humbucker tone. Not sure what to compare it to with the coils split. All the bite without the muddyness that comes with les pauls. Has best of both worlds. Although when I received the guitar it required a truss rod adjustment to cure an annoying buzz and the intonation needed to be tweaked. The only reason it it not 5 stars is because of the annoying adjustments I feel got past QC. Was going to return it for another one, but decided to try and fix these issues. I'm so glad I did, what an awesome guitar for the money.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nice - better than I deserve

        By Kdar

        from Salem, OR

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • 25" Scale
        • Looks great
        • Verastile tone (humbucker & single coil)

        Cons

        • Pots & switch seem a bit cheap

        Best Uses

          Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

          The guitar is very nice. Fit & finish are excellent. The action is low and plays buzz free all over the fretboard. The trem bridge works well, just a bit of pressure on the bar and you get a nice vibrato effect. So far (one evening) I haven't seen issues with it going out of tune but with non-locking tuners I suspect it is going to happen.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Made in Korea means made well

          By jim

          from pennsylvania

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

          I've had custom 22's and this Korean model custom 24 is a real testimate to the quality control that PRS institutes in it's production of this instrument. It sounds great, plays extremely well and intonates all the way up the neck. And the vibrato bar can be used liberally without tuning issues. 4.5 out of 5. Oh it looks great too!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Guitar in the world for the price!!!

          By Slick Rick

          from England

          Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

          The 2017 prs se custom 24 is by far the most versatile, killer sounding guitar you can buy for this price. I would even say it sounds as good, if not better, than American made LP's!!! The coil tap on these 85/15's is flipping amazing. In the middle position you can get a full on telecaster hollow twang. The single coils sound better than my USA custom strat!!! There is NO noticeable difference in volume between the bucks and the coils, which is super useful, and there seems to be very limited loss in HF when rolling down the volume. The necks on these are your standard "plays like butter" affair prs are known for. Also these guitars are not outrageously pretty so you don't feel like pampering them. They are the guitars that will quietly replace all your more expensive axes and keep you playing for hours longer than you intended to. As a guitarist for over 25 years I can honestly say I have never been this impressed with a £600-800 guitar. Absolutely phenomenal axes. Plays great, looks sexy, sounds epic.
          P.s.
          I would replace the tuners for locking ones and that's the only thing I would change, but that's just personal preference as the tuners it comes with are really good.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Pretty good guitar

          By Jake

          from Washingotn

          Pros

          • 10" fret board radius
          • Looks great
          • Price

          Cons

          • Bridge
          • Couple high frets
          • Electronics

          Best Uses

            Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

            This is a pretty great guitar. The pros - mine had great craftsmanship overall, the pickups sound pretty good imo, i really love the color and the bird inlays, the more rounded 10" fingerboard radius is very comfortable for rhythm playing, I can't find any flaws in the binding, and overall it just feels like a good guitar, not an expensive guitar, but a good guitar. Now the cons - mine had three small black dots on the back of the body that were underneath the clear coat so they couldn't be cleaned off easily. It had a grounding issue in the wiring somewhere. The push pull pot felt pretty cheap and the input jack was loose. The 6th and 4th frets were a bit high. The trem was sitting so far off the body even with the saddles at their lowest point the action was still a bit high on the high e. And lastly the trem didn't return to pitch after use, the tech I took it too said it was because the six posts that the trem rocks on weren't drilled straight so there was way too much friction when the bridge was at the proper height which is probably why it was so high from the factory.

            Overall I don't mean to say this is a bad guitar, I think a lot of it's flaws are common for a guitar at this price point, but still I think I got a bit of a dud that slipped past QC. A scarlet red se custom 24 that i played on the other hand was totally flawless for the price. I think the latter is probably the norm for PRS.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Guitar for the money

            By mcmiller

            from Tyler, TX

            Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

            Yes you can spend more on a guitar, but it won't be a better guitar.
            PRS has included all the refinements that you wish Gibson & Fender would fix.
            The guitar feels great, comfortable to play, and the new 85/15 pickups sound amazing.
            Lastly, the guitar is easy on the eyes too. You can't go wrong with this purchase! I said the same thing about the Custom 22, I own both of them. They really are 2 different beast entirely. Love them both.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Guitar under $1000 available

            By JB

            from Alexandria, VA

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Amazing Clean Sound
            • Amazing Neck
            • Beautiful Guitar
            • Coil Split Sounds Great
            • Great fretwork
            • Killer Pickups

            Cons

            • Needed Minor Setup Adjustments

            Best Uses

            • All - Super Versatile

            Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

            The 2017 PRS SE Custom 24 with creme binding is my dream guitar. Up until now, the best neck I'd played was a Gibson SG Gold Series... this matches the quality of that neck. The best weight to sound ratio was a heavier '79 strat. This matches that weight/sound ratio. The best sounding electric I've ever heard was a '59 Gretsch 6120... and this does not match that, but it is in the ballpark. The coil-splitting makes it so versatile. I use this guitar for everything - rockabilly, blues, classic rock, alt-rock, and metal. I love this thing so much I even named it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great playing guitar

            By C.W.

            from Phoenix, AZ

            Pros

            • Dials In Great Tones
            • Holds Tuning
            • Nice Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

                Great guitar for the money, I love picking it up. Plays so smoothly. Looks great hanging on the wall.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Beautiful

                By Rock Head

                from Virginia

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

                I love this guitar

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                not bad

                By greg

                from undisclosed

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

                With the exception of an uneven nut and a slight drip of finishing lacquer on the headstock ( the side), plays great, sounds, great, stays in tune with tremolo use. It even was shipped three months earlier than originally promised. I brought it back to GC to set it up as it had some buzz, and they took care of it. Great deal, no disappointment here.

                 
                5.0

                Great value, beautiful instrument

                By DG

                from Sioux Falls, SD

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful finish
                • Great value for the money
                • Plays very smoothly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

                    My main guitar has been a 1988 American-made Strat, which I still love. But the PRS sounded like such a great value for the money that I had to check it out. The Custom 24 SE plays smoothly and has gotten good reviews from friends who have heard me play it. I use the tremolo bar, and I was worried about the new guitar staying in tune. To my great relief, I have had no tuning issues. I used the PRS for a four-hour '60s-variety gig with one band and a weekend jazz standards gig with another band, and I can't complain at all. I appreciated the gig bag but also bought a hard shell case.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    2.0

                    Plays great but can't stay in tune. No tremelo bar.

                    By Stratcat

                    from Indianapolis

                    Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

                    This guitar has a poor nut part on this particular guitar I bought it from guitar center. Goes out of tune during simple string bends. Installed locking tuners and no difference which probably means the nut is pinching the strings. It's a shame because it plays great.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Guitar

                    By Daemort

                    from Long Island, NY

                    Pros

                    • Easy to play
                    • Gig bag
                    • Great setup out of the box

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

                        I was considering this guitar during the guitar-a-thon sale but did not pull the trigger as I hadn't seen one in person and hand not held one. Exactly one day after the sale ended, my local gc had it in. Arrived that day. I asked them if they could do the sale price. The manager was able to do it with some coaxing. Setup was terrific out of the box. String height perfect, intonation spot on. Get it, you won't likely regret it.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Should have bought this year's ago!

                        By Dennis

                        from undisclosed

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

                        Exceptional Guitar!!!

                         
                        5.0

                        My new best friend

                        By Edward

                        from undisclosed

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about PRS 2017 SE Custom 24 Creme Binding Electric Guitar:

                        This is the guitar I've been waiting for my whole life. What a beautiful piece, absolutely nothing wrong with it at all! It plays as great as it looks and the action is perfectly lowered. The sounds coming out of this thing is just amazing. I can't wait to get the American core model some day, but for now I'm more than satisfied. Thanx Guitar Center!

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