Skip to main content

PRS Custom 24 10-Top Electric Guitar

Item #: 
  • Write a Review

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 10-Top model has been updated for 2011 with V12 finish, a Pa... Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email

Recommended Products

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 10-Top model has been updated for 2011 with V12 finish, a Pattern Regular mahogany neck, and uncovered 59/09 pickups wired for the redesigned 5-way blade switch, which offers a dual humbucker option for the first time.

V12 Finish
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. "PRS models with this new finish feel like old instruments," said Paul Reed Smith.

Pattern Regular Shape
Neck shapes have always been a high priority for PRS and a hallmark of PRS quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like "home," as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The new "Pattern Regular" neck shape is similar to the traditional PRS regular neck found on guitars made in the late 80's at PRS's former Virginia Avenue location.

This new neck shape reflects modern tooling and programming that allows PRS to even more preciously shape and consistently reproduce their necks.


  • Custom 24
  • Mahogany body
  • Figured maple 10-Top
  • Mahogany neck
  • Pattern regular neck carve
  • East Indian rosewood fretboard
  • 24 frets
  • Ivory/brown bird inlays
  • 59/09 bridge pickup
  • 59/09 neck pickup
  • 5-way blade pickup switch
  • 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 singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
  • Position Five: Neck humbucker
  • PRS tremolo
  • Nickel hardware
Pro Coverage
2 year warranty on parts, hardware, cases, and electronics. Limited lifetime warranty on all other products.

  • Customer Reviews
  • Questions & Answers View All

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
PRSCustom 24 10-Top Electric Guitar

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to Top

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


The greatest thing I own:

By Don Gibbons

from Seattle, WA

Comments about PRS Custom 24 10-Top Electric Guitar:

I bought this exact guitar, in this exact color... and let me tell you it is absolutely amazing. The picture provided doesn't do it justice. It's not what the guitar actually looks like (if you get the 10-top finish). Instead of the lines throughout the finish- like in the photo- it's more like a spotted-patterned leopard of Brown, Gold, and Black. It has a very antique feel, yet the guitar itself plays and sounds very "New school" More about the sound: Of course it's downright epic. This guitar gives you that ultimate sound that you've been hearing in your head all this time. It seems to know when it's supposed to get louder- especially when changing your pick attack at high gain levels. Also noteworthy: the tone and volume controls that are on the guitar are the best I have ever used on any guitar. The volume control actually WORKS! For example, if you drop it to 5 of 10, the volume is actually around 50% (other than most guitars that only tend to get quieter around 2 or 3) My other guitar is a Les Paul. I'm a fan of big sound, with sustain that goes on for days. But my Les Paul is too heavy, and it's uncomfortable to play sitting down. The 2011 PRS 24 feels fantastic to play sitting down. Also, it is lightweight- like a well made weapon- that can be wielded to send out some serious music. Soloing on it feels like paradise- as if some one turned on the "Easy" mode for guitar- especially with the wide-thin neck. Go ahead and get this guitar. It gave me chills the very first time I played it, such happiness...

Displaying review 1

Back to Top

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.