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The Paul Reed Smith Special 25th Anniversary Custom 24 SE electric guitar follows in the footsteps of the tried and true Custom 24. The guitar that Paul Smith took to his first tradeshow in 1985, the ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Paul Reed Smith Special 25th Anniversary Custom 24 SE electric guitar follows in the footsteps of the tried and true Custom 24. The guitar that Paul Smith took to his first tradeshow in 1985, the Custom 24 is the guitar that brought PRS to the party. The PRS Custom 24 SE has a 25" scale length coupled with a fast wide thin shape that gives this electric guitar exceptional playability. Pearloid bird inlays adorn the PRS guitar's 24-fret rosewood fingerboard and a carved flame maple top veneer highlights the classic PRS double-cutaway mahogany body. All hardware is nickel including a PRS tremolo bridge, and PRS designed tuners. The electric guitar comes with a PRS Cordura gig bag.

Features

PRS guitar body
Style: Solidbody double-cutaway
Top wood: Maple top with quilted maple veneer
Body wood: Mahogany
Case: PRS Cordura gig bag

PRS guitar neck
Neck wood: Maple
Neck shape: wide thin
Scale length: 25"
Neck joint: Set
Fretboard wood: Rosewood
Number of frets: 24
Fretboard inlays: Pearloid birds

PRS guitar hardware
Bridge: PRS designed tremolo
Tuners: PRS designed tuners
Treble Pickup: SE HFS treble humbucker
Bass Pickup: SE Vintage bass humbucker
Pickup Switching: volume and tone control with 3-way toggle
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
2 year warranty on parts, hardware, cases, and electronics. Limited lifetime warranty on all other products.


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PRSSE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

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Out of the Park

Called my local G.C. yesterday to inquire about buying a new American Strat, I asked about a couple of models and at the last minute asked about the PRS SE 25th Aniversary Custom...Read complete review

Called my local G.C. yesterday to inquire about buying a new American Strat, I asked about a couple of models and at the last minute asked about the PRS SE 25th Aniversary Custom 24. The sales rep called me back and said come on in. I went in and tried out a couple of Srats, I could definately see a difference between the American Strat and my Mexican Strat it felt beefier and more finished. After I tried out an American HSS Strat, I was just about decided on, I asked about the PRS He brought out a red mahogany finished one. I plugged it in and it felt real good. Pumped up the volume and it sounded better. The neck felt great, controls and switch felt like quality. I asked if there was a big difference between the American made PRS and this one. He pulled out a couple of more expensive PRS $1500-$1000 that were demos, not only did the Custom 24 look better, it sounded better and felt better, at least to me. I told him I'll take this one home. I had my 10% off coupon and for the price, I think I stole this guitar. I wanted the yellow natural finish, which he said he could order, but I didn't want to walk out of the store empty handed. I took a look over the guitar again in the light and I felt like I was warming up to this one real quick. I don't have a red mahogany guitar yet. I took it home and played for about four hours straight and it's the easiest guitar I ever played and it sounds great. I'm an intermediate player, but I try to practice ever day. As I was leaving the store in Boston, which is right next to Fenway Park, I couldn't help think that PRS hit this one OUT OF THE PARK Very nice guitar, and it's a PRS to boot !

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A budget for your pocket.

I say save your money,and get the high end PRS custom 24.This guitar is great for intermediate,or on the budget pocket.Why buy a SS camaro when you can get a ZR1 Corvette.I...Read complete review

I say save your money,and get the high end PRS custom 24.This guitar is great for intermediate,or on the budget pocket.Why buy a SS camaro when you can get a ZR1 Corvette.I tried it and campared it to the other expensive PRS...no comparison....Save up.You wont be sorry.I sorry,but that it just my opinion but also through experience.

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(64 of 65 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Out of the Park

By Kevin

from Braintree, MA

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

Called my local G.C. yesterday to inquire about buying a new American Strat, I asked about a couple of models and at the last minute asked about the PRS SE 25th Aniversary Custom 24. The sales rep called me back and said come on in. I went in and tried out a couple of Srats, I could definately see a difference between the American Strat and my Mexican Strat it felt beefier and more finished. After I tried out an American HSS Strat, I was just about decided on, I asked about the PRS He brought out a red mahogany finished one. I plugged it in and it felt real good. Pumped up the volume and it sounded better. The neck felt great, controls and switch felt like quality. I asked if there was a big difference between the American made PRS and this one. He pulled out a couple of more expensive PRS $1500-$1000 that were demos, not only did the Custom 24 look better, it sounded better and felt better, at least to me. I told him I'll take this one home. I had my 10% off coupon and for the price, I think I stole this guitar. I wanted the yellow natural finish, which he said he could order, but I didn't want to walk out of the store empty handed. I took a look over the guitar again in the light and I felt like I was warming up to this one real quick. I don't have a red mahogany guitar yet. I took it home and played for about four hours straight and it's the easiest guitar I ever played and it sounds great. I'm an intermediate player, but I try to practice ever day. As I was leaving the store in Boston, which is right next to Fenway Park, I couldn't help think that PRS hit this one OUT OF THE PARK Very nice guitar, and it's a PRS to boot !

(32 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar!

By Bob

from DFW, Texas

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

Just purchased the anniversary custom 24 se and very happy I did. Everyone should give these guitars a try. Being a guy that would love an american made PRS, the price is just hard to handle when you are not rolling in the cash. That being said I have played many strats, epi Les Pauls (upper end) over the past few months and this guitar can hold it's own. Hard to believe it was made in Korea but I guess Paul did his homework before having his name put on them. I will probably have it professionaly set up shortly and maybe some hotter pickups in the future but I'll have to say out of the box I've got no complaints. I went with the vintage yellow (never would have got a yellow guitar before) and it looks like a piece of art. PRS calls this their student edition (SE) but I would have to say more of a budget minded musician's guitar. By no means a beginners guitar.

(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar!

By Scott

from Richmond, VA

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

PRS SE's are the best guitars for the money out there! This one is bar far the best looking. The wide-thin neck profile is comfortable and the maple neck and top really make this guitar pop sonically. Pickups are OK. I've replaced them but that is just my preference. This one is just as good my American PRS's.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love it !!!

By Scotty B

from Knoxville Tn

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

About 3 weeks ago I decided to get another guitar so I traded my Ibanez Rg5 for a hard tail Ibanez.I was disapointed with that guitar right away,then I tried a PRS Single cutaway close but no cigar. Then I got the PRS Custom SE and this was the one.It just felt right in my hands and the pick ups are very good for stock.I will be taking my PRS in for a set up tomorrow and I will add locking tuners. You cant go wrong with PRS you just have to find the one that works for you.

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprising guitar

By Rich Ruh sr,

from Columbus ohio

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

hello i just bought this guitar last nighthad tested several different axes,lp stilesbut nothing came close to the bottom end on this custom 24,clean simple playabilty is what i wanted an got....... Buy one you wont regret it, A1 all the way

(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome!

By pea-rock!

from bartow fl

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is awesome. It's honestlky the most versatile guitar I've ever played. The only thing I want is locking tuners but otherwise its amazing...IF you use the tremelo alot i might recommend a floyd rose because it isn't very tune worthy is you're doing dives but otherwise it's great! i highly recommend adding this to your collection!!!

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PRS SE Custom 24 (Red)

By Frank

from Richmond, VA

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with this guitar. Before I decided to purchase it, I went to GC on 3 different occasions to try out this guitar and was impressed with it each time. I was able to get really good Rock and Jazz tones. I love the feel of the neck and the response with the tremolo bar. Up until now, I was not a fan of PRS guitars but now that I have this one, it's one of my favorites and I think I will be playing this one more than the others.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

se custom 24

By Jeff

from Huntington NY

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I just picked up this guitar in red on 7/2/2010. I must say for the price of this guitar it is worth 2 to 3 times that amount. Quality for a import is fantastic. I have many many other guitars and have been playing approx. 35 years. Yes, I'm old, but feel 25. The neck is great and the sound is very good. I would definitly recommend this to anyone looking for this type guitar.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Blue Beauty

By martin saperstein

from huntington station, ny

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

Looks & plays like a guitar twice the price. I got the striking Royal Blue. The wide thin neck, rosewood fretboard, 10" radius and 25" scale add up to easy playability. The prs humbuckers pour out full bodied tone. This guitar however is not for heavy metal. I have 2 other electrics and an acoustic electric. Right now I only want to play this guitar. Get one because this may be a limited edition.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty slick axe.

By Kele

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I have always wanted a PRS; they are beautiful, sound amazing, and play like butter. When I saw that the 25th anniversary SE 24s had birds on the fretboard, I knew it was time to make the jump. I bought myself this little minx a few weeks ago, in yellow, and have been nothing but satisfied with it so far. I haven't taken it to a tech yet, but even with the store set-up the action is nice and low, and the intonation is pretty darn close. It drops tune in the trem a bit, but not any more that with similar trem systems. These have the characteristic PRS sonic malleability, but they also definitely have their own character - like a sweet spot between Fender and Gibson flagship models. I really couldn't be more satisfied; this is a whole lot of guitar for the money.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PRS SE 25th Anniv. Custom 24

By Joshua Kimball

from Rockwell, NC

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is great! I bought the scarlet red one and the action is amazing the whole thing sounds great and the looks are awesome. oh and it's really lightweight. It's definitely worth buying.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PRS SE Custom 24 25th in Vintage Yellow

By Karin

from Schaumburg, IL

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

My second guitar! :) Started learning guitar 7 months ago and wanted something better than the Epi SG Special. I've owned this guitar for about two months and it has made me very happy. I got the Vintage Yellow because of the contrast of the yellow top and red body, and the red head stock stands out. The guitar played well right out of the box. Way more sustain than the SG. Weight is good, and balance is excellent. Very comfortable to play. It just feels good in my hands. I don't use the tremelo. I tried many different guitars before selecting this for my step up guitar. It's a great value. If your looking to move up from a beginners guitar, definitely check this one out.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING GUITAR!!

By Geoffrey Vernon

from Jacksonville,Florida

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I play at church and in a band, we play christian and christian rock. I was using my strat on a cd we are recoding but I needed that extra kick. So I tested another strat a few epi les pauls and some shectors. This guitar just blew all of them away completely. The case that comes with it is awesome too. But the guitar is awesome, sounds good and was surprisingly perfectly in tune when I got it. Just got mine today, so get yours and you won't regret it!! If your in Jville,Florida ask for Chris he is awesome!!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely great guitar for the Price!

By Kevin

from Willimantic CT

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about a month ago, and i've still got the new guitar enthusiasm i had the day i bought it. I just love it, it plays great and has good tonal versatility, and the wide this neck feels very natural for me. I have it in vintage yellow, the finish is great, I never thought i'd buy a yellow guitar, but i love the way this one looks. It stays in tune pretty well eventhough it doesn't have the PRS locking tuners. I absolutely love that they decided to put Bird inlays on this model. I was about to buy the regular SE custom 24 when the guy at guitar center told me about this one. I had to wait about a month more, but it was well worth th wait. I definately hope to get a USA made Custom 24 some day.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful guitar.

By Sam

from Maryland

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is very nice. Looks nice feels nice its comfortable and produces a very good sound. If you are looking for an affordable PRS this is the one for you. No problems what so ever.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWSOME!!!

By jack romeo

from california

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about 2-3 months ago and so far its been one of the best guitars iv ever played. it sounds great and looks great it is light and perfect for amateur's and pros. if you ever see this guitar at a guitar center or any other music place and you play guitar try it out ITS GREAT!!!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar with minor changes

By rob

from Wantage,NJ

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I just bought mine less than a week ago.The Zebra humbuckers were ok but a set of GFS Fat PAF 59's( for the $$ gave this that Warm,Carlos Santana sound with alittle extra gain and sustain you won't believe.I added these same pickups in a coverless type fromGFS to my semi hollow body PRS SE model and that woke that guitar up too.The stock pickups are decent but custom picups give these PRS-SE guitars just the right oomf to compete with guitars twice their price.Locking tuners also should be added.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WINNER!!!

By Nathan

from Blue Ridge, Texas

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I first saw this guitar online, I was looking at one of my favorite guitarists' facebook page, (Orianthi) she had a video up and was of her signing this guitar in blue. Well, I got a notification later that I had one the signed guitar! I waited, I got it, and I LOVE IT. The colors are amazing, The tremlo works VERY well, the neck is perfect, the tones are versitle, and it doesn't show blemishes AT ALL. The only change that I will be making, is the pickups will be upgraded to Alnico.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar!

By Charlotte

from Illinois

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I have this guitar, bought it in February 2010 and I have nothing but compliments! It fits the body of a woman quite well, the body isn't as large as other guitars I have played in the past. You can play a variety of styles of music on this guitar. I primarily play rock and it has a great range from hard, low, rumbling chords to the perfect high notes for a solo. All in all, a wonderful guitar to play and to look at.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A budget for your pocket.

By Jake

from seattle,wa

Comments about PRS SE 25th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I say save your money,and get the high end PRS custom 24.This guitar is great for intermediate,or on the budget pocket.Why buy a SS camaro when you can get a ZR1 Corvette.I tried it and campared it to the other expensive PRS...no comparison....Save up.You wont be sorry.I sorry,but that it just my opinion but also through experience.

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