PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar Black Cherry 888365210162

Item #: 
H70029005004113
  • Write a Review

PRS design and quality give you outstanding tone and playability.The Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 Features a racy flattop double cutaway body with the outstanding wood combo of mahogany back and maple... 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 or Chat

Recommended Products
Overview

PRS design and quality give you outstanding tone and playability.The Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 Features a racy flattop double cutaway body with the outstanding wood combo of mahogany back and maple top with a curly maple veneer. The 24-fret wide-thin maple neck is smooth and responsive to the most challenging riffs. Includes a PRS-designed tremolo that lets you dive-bomb like crazy and stay in tune. PRS humbuckers provide the crunch and molten tones you crave. Other touches include bird fingerboard inlays, and natural maple binding.Paul Reed Smith SE guitars are built in Korea in a facility operated by talented craftsmen. These are among the best electric guitars in the market for the money.

Features
  • Resonant mahogany body with classic PRS body shape
  • Maple top with flamed maple veneer
  • Set maple neck with wide-thin contour and rosewood fingerboard
  • PRS-designed humbuckers and tremolo bridge
  • Case Sold Separately
Specifications
  • Mahogany body
    Maple top with flamed maple veneer
    25" scale length
    Maple 24-fret neck
    Rosewood fretboard with bird inlays
    Wide-thin neck contour
    PRS-designed tremolo bridge
    PRS-designed tuners PRS-designed Treble and Bass humbucking pickups with zebra bobbins
    Volume and tone control with 3-way toggle pickup selector
    Nickel hardware
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
2 year warranty on parts, hardware, cases, and electronics. Limited lifetime warranty on all other products.


  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
PRSSE Custom 24 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (92)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (43)
  • Fun to play (41)
  • Good tone (37)
  • Good pick up (35)
  • Solid electronics (34)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (40)
  • Practicing (40)
  • Recording (33)
  • Small venues (25)
  • Rock concerts (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (30), Professional musician (9), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Guitar In Its Pricerange, Period!

While I'll classify myself as a "Semi-Professional Bassist" who's been playing that instrument for over 20 years and done Recording Session and Live "Backing Band" Gigging work and...Read complete review

While I'll classify myself as a "Semi-Professional Bassist" who's been playing that instrument for over 20 years and done Recording Session and Live "Backing Band" Gigging work and knows his way around how electric stringed instruments are made in general, I only had enough guitar skills to get the most basic of songwriting ideas out of my head and into the air. Thus my purchase of a PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar (a 2010 20th Anniversary Model) to attempt to increase those skills, both as a songwriting tool as well as to be able to cover on a "Second Instrument" and make myself more appealing on the "Hired Gun" scene.

Firstly, compared to when I started playing in 1989/90 (as well as my Younger Brother, who is a Guitarist a few years younger than myself) the PRS SE series absolutely SLAYS any "Beginner to Mid-Range" guitar that was at its level of both price and "Built In..." status (in the SEs case, Korea which is a positive compared to other instruments made in lesser Far East countries these days) as well as Playability & Usefulness. This quite easily feels, sounds and quality-wise is the better of the vast majority of guitars in its price-range such as Epiphone, Schecter, and low-to-midrange Ibanez. It's made of 3 pieces of Mahogany so well crafted it's extremely hard to find any joint lines through the transparent "Scarlet Red" finish, topped by a solid 1/3 inch of Plain Maple and then a veneer of Flame Maple of looks. But the difference with PRS is that while most companies would simply place the veneer on top of the body wood, PRS still uses a nicely-sized piece of non-figured Maple for tonal value between the two... which you can certainly hear the difference either plugged in or not: it resonates acoustically, and amplified falls into the "Les Paul" category of using different woods that effect different frequencies of the guitar. Mahogany is a nice "covers all bases" wood, but a Maple top brings out the high-end and adds "clarity" to the guitar in general, which is why both woods are teamed together in guitars. It's great to see that PRS was able to make this work at this price point by using non-figured Maple underneath its Flame Maple veneer and give the guitar a true sonic character of its own. And PRS are consistently improving the SE Line, carving the tops at the edges that give the newer models a feeling closer to the 2K+ USA-built guitars as opposed to the flat-topped SEs from 2010 and before.

Additional, all of the hardware is solid and feels of quality - the tuners are fine for the majority of Tremolo usage, and should you find yourself going crazy on it are easily and cheaply upgradable to Grover 406 Locking Tuners for under $50, along with an under-$10 TUSQ Black XL "43x6mm" which are both drop-in replacements listed on the PRS website FAQ as well the Pin-Type "Tremol-No" trem stabilizer (another great modification for under $50 which will allow blocked drop-trem use, completely locked-down and all-around better tremolo "handling" and the ability to use Drop-Tunings with a Floating Tremolo.) The Pickups are also better-than-average for a guitar of this price and can handle anything you'll play - Blues/R'n'B, Classic & Modern Rock, Metal and even Dream Theater-type "High Note Definition" Progressive Metal.

I found that I was enjoying playing my PRS SE Custom 24 so very much that I was able to keep my eyes open and buy a New-Old-Stock SE Singlecut as well - in the small part of me that isn't a Bassist, I'm more of a Les Paul/Singlecut type as well, and have been just as impressed with it as well. And with an SE Custom 24 7-String upcoming in the Spring of 2013 for all the non-metal players who asked for a 7-string guitar that wasn't Black and/or pointy metal-shaped, all we need now is an SE Bass and PRS will be even further on the path to Guitar Domination! ;-)

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great guitar but, do not buy "Open Box"

First, the guitar is great. I have not seen a bad PRS yet. That being said, my advice is buy a new one. I did purchase a Level 3 Open box, and...Read complete review

First, the guitar is great. I have not seen a bad PRS yet. That being said, my advice is buy a new one. I did purchase a Level 3 Open box, and the actual condition did not show in the picture. The headstock tip was blown off, there was a crack starting on the high E side of the nut, ending 1.5 fret away, and the hit also blew the finish at both sides of thr neck/body joint. None of these were visible in the online pictures. Fortunately, I have been working with guitars for 30 years now and was able to fix it. Bottomline, if you are not familiar with repairs, DO NOT BUY open box items.

Reviewed by 104 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to Top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Buy it!

By Drewby

from Opelousas, LA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • ALL

    Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

    Beautiful, in sound and appearance. Wonderful to play. Exceeded expectations in every area.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Great guitar but, do not buy "Open Box"

    By Wilfredo Vicente

    from Caguas, PR

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

    First, the guitar is great. I have not seen a bad PRS yet. That being said, my advice is buy a new one. I did purchase a Level 3 Open box, and the actual condition did not show in the picture. The headstock tip was blown off, there was a crack starting on the high E side of the nut, ending 1.5 fret away, and the hit also blew the finish at both sides of thr neck/body joint. None of these were visible in the online pictures. Fortunately, I have been working with guitars for 30 years now and was able to fix it. Bottomline, if you are not familiar with repairs, DO NOT BUY open box items.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Oriental delight!

    By JOSEPH

    from Port St. Lucie Florida

    Site Member

    Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

    Just got my new PRS SE Custom 24 (made in Korea) in sapphire blue which I actually ordered on line without first trying. But, hey, with GC's money back guarantee, I figured: what did I have to lose? Anyway, It's my first PRS and I couldn't be happier. I must say that I was a little apprehensive about the 'thin narrow' neck (my other guitars all have rather 'chunky' necks which I actually prefer) but with all the great reviews on line, I figured it was well worth the risk. Much to my surprise, and delight, the neck feels perfect! Maybe even better than my 1963 Gibson Firebird which I've always loved. The pickups some pretty good, too; especially when you tap the coil to get that single coil sound which was very important to me, especially when I play at church. The set up was perfect right out of the box, and the tremelo works like a charm; it hardly ever goes out of tune. And the finish on this thing is drop dead gorgeous! All in all, it's probably the best guitar for the money out there. Don't worry about it being made in Korea. I also own an Epiphone Wildkat, which I likewise purchased from Guitar Center, that's made in China of all places. No wonder they're going to take over the world, Tiananmen Square and Chairman Mao not-with-standing. Hey, maybe I'm I just sucker for imports; my wife is actually from the Philippines, and I wouldn't trade her for anyone, or anything! Except perhaps that Taylor K26CE Koa Grand Symphony Acoustic I tried out at GC last week.... just kidding, honey. It's like the man says: 'Love one woman... and several guitars! GC rocks! You guys are the best!!!

     
    5.0

    Best Guitar I own

    By k9

    from NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

      I have been playing for 20+ years and have had many guitars but this one is my favorite...

       
      5.0

      Best guitar you can buy in price range

      By Drewsky Brewsky

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

      What can I say. Its a perfect guitar for the cash. Trem works perfectly. Finish is flawless. Nut was cut perfectly. Tuners work well. Pickups are decent.

      I swapped pickups for a set of beard combers, just my sound.

      I have not found a guitar in this price range that can even hold a candle to the SE line.

      I own 6 SE's. And 2 USA PRS guitars. They are all incredible instruments.

      Buy one. Or two. You won't regret it.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent guitar for semi-novice

      By JP

      from yonkers ny

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy to play
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Nice Flat Fret Board
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Had To Adjust Truss Rod
      • Had To Raise Neck Pup
      • Whammy bar

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

      Bass player by trade but enjoy learning more on this instrument

       
      5.0

      se custom 24 electric guitar safire

      By strings

      from pleasant prairie Wisconsin

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy to play
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Didn't Get One Sooner

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

      I was pleased to find this guitar through musicians friend after being told by the music Center of Kenosha that this color (sapphire) was no longer available. I spent 3 agonizing weeks try to get a guitar through these guys then one morning at about 3 am I found it on musicians friend website and ordered it and had it in perfect condition in 2 days . Since then my life has been filled with nothing but happiness. .... thanks musicians friend .... you truly are a friend.

       
      5.0

      I think its a great guitar. My first PRS

      By Matt D

      from Enterprise, AL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

        So i usually play Tele, Strat, or Les Paul. I have amercian made versions of them. I also now own a epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus. If you think the epiphone Les Pauls are nice, good quality, etc. This guitar will certainly meet your expectations. I've always liked the way a PRS looks and even played a Custom 22 a few times(top shelf quality). This guitar is really effortless to play. It would work for any type of player in my opinion. The fit and finish is very nice. I haven't seen any flaws and it has a pretty wide variety of tone(split coil wiring,etc.)A really beautiful instrument.

         
        5.0

        UNREAL

        By fotofix

        from Long island NY

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • No Gig Bag

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

        Plays better then my 4000 Robin Trower Strat or my les paul Jr..cant believe you get this much guitar for that price...and stays in tune unreal

        (5 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Low quality do not purchase the SEs

        By GC's SoX man

        from Goleta

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

          Poor craftsmanship. Poorly crafted nut with rough edges. Weak neck and does not stay in tune. This is decent student guitar. Do not buy this guitar if you are a serious player accustomed to play high caliber instruments.

          Displaying reviews 1-10

          Back to Top

          Previous | Next »

          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.