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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

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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
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
2 year warranty on parts, hardware, cases, and electronics. Limited lifetime warranty on all other products.


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PRSSE Custom 24 Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome guitar

Got one of these about a year ago and it's never let out on me. Guitar sounds great, plays great, and it feels so natural. I mean, this thing feels like a...Read complete review

Got one of these about a year ago and it's never let out on me. Guitar sounds great, plays great, and it feels so natural. I mean, this thing feels like a guitar worth a lot more than $650 when you pick it up and play it. The first thing you notice when you pick this thing up is that it's light. Some people may not like this, but it's definitely easier to handle when playing standing up. The guitar has a crisp sound to it, and has a really nice bite to it- it adds to the sound whatever style you're playing. This is THE best guitar out there for less than $700, no doubt. The guitar has given me no issues (and I bought mine used) over the last year I've had it. Handles well tuned down too, for those interested in the extended range. Definitely would recommend this guitar for anybody. Good luck to you guys, hope this review helps everybody out.

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poor set up

Beautiful guitar, terrible set up. Strings buzzing, intonation not set, neck not adjusted properly. Won't stay in tune. Its a good thing that I know how to do my own set...Read complete review

Beautiful guitar, terrible set up. Strings buzzing, intonation not set, neck not adjusted properly. Won't stay in tune. Its a good thing that I know how to do my own set ups. When set up properly these guitars really play nice.

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(52 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar

By Anon Amos

from Brookfield, WI

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

Got one of these about a year ago and it's never let out on me. Guitar sounds great, plays great, and it feels so natural. I mean, this thing feels like a guitar worth a lot more than $650 when you pick it up and play it. The first thing you notice when you pick this thing up is that it's light. Some people may not like this, but it's definitely easier to handle when playing standing up. The guitar has a crisp sound to it, and has a really nice bite to it- it adds to the sound whatever style you're playing. This is THE best guitar out there for less than $700, no doubt. The guitar has given me no issues (and I bought mine used) over the last year I've had it. Handles well tuned down too, for those interested in the extended range. Definitely would recommend this guitar for anybody. Good luck to you guys, hope this review helps everybody out.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yes, you are on this page for a good reason.. Incredible value

By Dennis Procopio

from St Pete Florida

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

Beautiful guitar. Incredible value. I've played my share of PRS in my day, and you definitely get a great PRS experience with this SE Custom 24. You get a mahogany body, nicely carved maple top, rosewood fretboard, and birds. The birds are nice too, not plastic junk inlays.. This thing seriously looks like alot of American Custom 24's I've played, and quite frankly its more comfortable and plays better. Come's equipped with .009's, and I think I'm going to leave them on for a while. Alot of players are changing out the nut and tuners for locking tuners...a quite affordable upgrade, but not necessary upon arrival. Plays beautifully, really nice tone unplugged, versatile 25" scale length. Nice tone range from warm to crunchy. Great intonation upon delivery. PRS SE division is not messing around.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best value guitar out there.

By Dave

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I bought a custom 24 se last year, with moon inlays instead of eagles; It's got a vastly superior playability to any comparable guitar (like an epiphone), and really I think it's even a little better than a lower end gibson. Very smooth. I had an issue with staying in tune with the stock tuners, so I bought a set of spertzel locking tuners, never had a problem since. The pickups are medium output, the bridge is fairly bitey and maybe scooped a little more than I'd like, but nothing terrible. The neck is nice and warm, lots of low end. This is a good enough quality instrument that it would be worth changing out the pickups if there is something you like more. The set neck is very well done and overall the workmanship is very good. Mine is the wide thin neck, I would recommend finding one like that and trying it before you buy a wide fat, personally I don't like the wide fat ones at all, would not buy. They just feel much more clunky. If you are looking for those famous prs curves, save up more money because these are totally flat on top and the binding edges are even a little sharp! I have to wear a right arm wristband with this baby, ouch! The prs tremolo works surprisingly well for some limited metal tricks, but you will not be dimebag divebombing on this! If you want to do that, you probably aren't looking at this instrument, anyway. Overall, if you need a versatile, durable, playable workhorse guitar, you will not find another one this good. I have put this one through the wringer, playing it live in three bands, and it never disappoints!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar minor glitches

By Todd Dionne

from Lockhart, TX

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

This is a fantastic guitar for the money. I absolutely love the neck, the weight and the balance. I bought the Tobacco Sunburst version and the finish is nice. The bridge pickup is very bright, but that is what I was looking personally looking for. It may not suit some players taste, especially those playing metal, etc. I bought the guitar in store and after playing it knew there would have to be some adjustments. As a matter of fact this guitar was so badly set up ( hopefully not by a GC tech) I imagine that is why it hadn't sold. Come to find out many players are having trouble with the guitar not staying in tune. There are various PRS forums about this issue. I found that my issue was the nut. After inspecting it closely the string guides in the nut were not wide enough for the E A D G strings to slide without binding. I resolved the issue myself by purchasing a micro file set from LOWE's for 2.50 and the finest metal sand paper I could find. I gingerly and gradually widened each string guide and finished with very light sanding. If you do this make sure that you do make the guides deeper! This fix absolutely solved my issue and now after lowering the saddles to their lowest height, adjusting the trem height and a minor neck tweek the action is low and smooth and this has a buttery feel and now never goes out of tune no matter how much I use the trem. Obviously, from all the people reporting the same issue there is a manufacturing/quality control issue regarding the nut, but I would start with this simple fix before replacing saddles, etc or the trem itself. Very happy with this guitar and covers a range of musical styles. I recommend even though I had those initial issues and 5 stars despite because it was such a simple fix.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great All Around Guitar

By Andy

from Boston, MA

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I picked one of these up at my local GC about 8 months ago and have been loving it ever since. The playability is second to none, the neck profile is thin yet substantial, the action can be set quite low with no dead spots, and the fretboard is silky smooth. The tone is great, and makes it sound right at home in almost any style of music. The maple neck gives it a snappy tone with tight bass, and the 24 fret neck pushes the neck pickup just a little closer to the bridge, which gives the neck pickup a little more definition. Drive sounds with this thing are killer, harmonics are a breeze and it has a nice punchy, full sound. The pickups themselves breathe tone, and are fairly hot, but clean up very nicely, running both pickups sounds very similar to the "in-between" sound of a strat, despite having humbuckers. I was actually quite surprised at how great the clean tones were on this. The only tone I have a hard time getting is a warm neck pickup blues tone, again due to the placement of the neck pickup. The setup was nearly perfect, just required some string height adjustment that was more of a personal preference thing. Other than that, no sharp fret ends, nut was good, trem was good, inlays are done perfectly, knobs and switch are rock solid, and the pots have a great taper and are very useable. This is my 2nd SE and I'll keep going for these over cheaper "budget" guitars because I know PRS stands behind the SE line and makes no compromises in quality. Unfortunately, the SE line doesn't feature coil tap and some of the other high end bells and whistles, but it's still perfectly useable, and feels and sounds great. Definitely check one out!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SICKNESS

By john Sturgill

from north pole, antarctica

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

Sick guitar, plays like a dream. The pickups sound great! It is extremely versitile and very lightweight. I am playing it through a vox ac15c1, and let me tell you it is awesome! I bought this guitar to be my main crunchy overdrive guitar, but its clean sound is also amazing!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for the price!

By Ty Tabor Fan

from Springfield IL

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I have owned over 100 guitars (including a USA made PRS Custom 24) and I think this is definitely one of the nicest guitars available in this price range. It plays great, was set up well right out of the box, and the finish is beautiful. The stock pickups are pretty good, but I might upgrade to some Seymour Duncans later.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this is awsome

By dave eve

from australia.

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

i have been playing guitar for 25 years, i have owned and do own a lot of top end guitars.so i have been eyeing this model for around 8 weeks and today i got it in the tri burst finish.this prs plays like a dream,the wide thin neck profile for me is a dream come true.the distortion sounds im pulling out of my lone 6 spider iii amp are amazing.the clean sounds breath taking.this guitar leaves my evh wolfgang special for dead.now im a huge evh fan but this prs tops the wolfie hands down(personally for me that is)the trem on this guitar is crazy,im dive bombing, bar fluttering like it was a floyd,and it returns to zero every time.but that neck, wow i have never felt so at ease with a guitar in 20 years.no setup needed here perfect out of the box.it was like someone made this guitar for me personally.now made in Korea who cares the quality here leaves most of my upmarket models feeling average.so in closing im am so happy i took the plunge and got this guitar.and it wont be my last prs se model.next for me will be the 2012 orianthi in scarlet red.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

In awe

By WESTIN MOORE

from Illinois

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I am in disbelief with how nice the quality of this guitar is. For the money, it seriously is the best you can get. I also own a Fender strat, and an Epiphone worn g-400 and it blows them out of the water. Everything about it is perfect for my playing style. The fretboard is fast and smooth, the pickups are hot but clean up nicley. The only con about this guitar is that i personally don't like tremolos, which i just locked down. Overall, quality, playability, sound, and looks just blow other guitars out of the water.

(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!!!

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Gem hidden on the Great Wall of Guitars

By Marco S

from Englewood CO

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I was looking for something around this price range. After trying almost 15 guitars, I picked this one up and it just felt right. It is lighter than most guitars, but not too light. The neck is smooth even though its finished with the same red paint and lacquer which normally I do not like on guitar necks, this one by far feels really fast and easy to play. The finger board is smooth for easy bends. The guitar is very well balanced and the combination of woods makes it look and sound amazing! I plugged it into a Fender Mustang II amp, and messed with allot of programmed sound effects. The sound change between the combinations of pickups blew me away. This is like the other reviewer stated probably one of the best guitars in this price range. This guitar is made in Korea but I can say that the quality on this is five star! You wont be disappointed.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect platform

By Louis Albano

from Lincoln park, nj

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I've been looking for a 24 fret electric for a while but like of a lot of people didn't want to take a second mortgage for a US prs. This fits a niche for me. It,s not exactly cheep but the value for the Price is outstanding & it's an excellent platform for upgrading. I put locking tuners on all my electrics and the ones from,(I won't say here) fit like they were made for the Guitar, that,s if you have a Fetish, like me. Workmanship is as good or better than any foreign made one. Great frets, not XL, What's with dat. PUPS are rather hot for my playing style but will be an asset when playing lead in one of the 2 bands I play in. It is a keeper.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing guitar!

By Ben Jenkins

from Rockwall Tx

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

Sounds like a beauty, i went into the store looking for a gibson sg or les paul for less than $800 but then I heard this amazing guitar and went with it. Not my favorite look, but great sound for the money put into it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Guitar for those on a budget

By Zach Perry

from Michigan

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I recently bought a Vintage Sunburst PRS SE Custom 24 because I've always dreamed of owning a PRS, but could never find one for a decent price. This marks my 8th guitar, and it is easily my new favorite guitar in my collection. The thin neck and low action allows my smaller hands to play this guitar like it was built for me. The PRS Humbuckers allow for a very wide range of bright tones to smooth bluesy riffs. The sustain on this beauty is insane. For a guitar player on a budget, this guitar is ideal for any type of music. And it is beautiful no matter what color you get it in.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The (almost) axe of my dreams!

By Jerrell

from Manhattan, KS

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I've shopping for a PRS for a couple of years but could never just quite bring myself to pull the trigger on a big budget guitar. Then along came the SE and my dreams (and wallet) were suddenly satisfied!!! I actually bought the Custom24 sight unseen and neck unplayed. I tried a couple of other SE to check workmanship, electronics, etc. and was completely astounded at the quality, sound, and playability of a 'budget-priced' PRS. Since you can't custom order the neck/fretboard profile of an SE and I hadn't had a chance to play the Wide-Thin, I was a bit nervous but I soon discovered that my fears were totally and completely unfounded. The Wide-Thin is amazing, not to mention the fact that the guitar was barely out of tune when I opened the box! Two VERY minor issues.... The trem is amazing but you have to graphite or otherwise lube the nut immediately or tuning problems and string breakage will haunt you. Personally, I just used pencil lead because that is what I had at hand and it worked amazingly well, although a commercial product like Big Bends Nut Sauce is probably what I will use in the future. Secondly, the taper of the volume pot is not quite linear. This may not be a consistent problem with the SE series at all but simply that I got a less than stellar one. Even so, the pot works well and is completely noiseless. A very minor flaw which I am more than happy to live with. All in all, if you lust for PRS tonal glory and quality, but your banker says that you should stick to Teisco Del Rey, the SE is made for you...and your banker...

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Upgrade!

By Carmine Longo

from Boca Raton, FL

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I've only been playing guitar for about a year. Been learning on a Fender Squire Strat but I have large hands and had difficultly playing chord clean. This guitar is a perfect upgrade for me. I have only had the guitar for two weeks but the wide thin neck has really improved my playing and for the price it's a really beautiful instrument.

(1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

poor set up

By Lee Marett

from Farmington, New Mexico

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

Beautiful guitar, terrible set up. Strings buzzing, intonation not set, neck not adjusted properly. Won't stay in tune. Its a good thing that I know how to do my own set ups. When set up properly these guitars really play nice.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What's not to like?

By Jeffrey Fisher

from Suffern, NY

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar for my 15 year old son who has since outgrown his basic Fender Squire guitar. I honestly had never heard of this company because all I know are the hyped guitar brands. What I did quickly learn is that Epiphone Les Paul doesn't sound like the Les Paul that costs $2000. The PRS SE Custom 24 plays like a guitar that should cost more. It plays a consistent warm tone> (a la Carlos Santana Smooth) When matched with a tube amp such as Bugera or Vox will be most impressed....

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

was love at first site

By BRIAN MACDONALD

from las vegas, NV

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

Wow I went to GC for some strings.lol it was staring me right in the face when I walken In , plugen her in and, just wow, the color is orange and really eye catching. Plays like a dream. the pickups are really good aswell. Im a Seymour Duncan fan, but these might stay wear they are.

 
5.0

PURE BEAUTY.

By ANDREW FOLTS

from rochester, ny

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

This guitar looks and sounds like a DREAM. The action is smooth and easy. The tone is perfect with a number of great pickup options.

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