PRS SE Custom 24 Guitar, Black Cherry


PRS SE Custom 24 Guitar, Black Cherry

  • 24 Frets; Tremolo
  • Maple Top with Flamed Maple Veneer
  • 25 Inch Scale
  • Gig Bag Included

The 30th Anniversary Custom 24 is specially appointed with a unique inlay pattern and commemorative truss rod cover to celebrate 30 years of PRS Guitars and the Custom 24 model. In addition to the specifications that have remained unchanged on the Custom 24 since its inception (the woods, scale length…), this 30th Anniversary edition features the new 85/15 treble and bass pickups. Designed personally by Paul Reed Smith in conjunction with the new 58/15 pickups for PRS’s 30th Anniversary year,

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  • Amazon Customer "Dr. Malox" says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Guitar Ever!, April 5, 2010
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    Amazon Customer “Dr. Malox” (Tinley Park, IL USA) –

    This review is from: PRS SE Custom 24 Guitar, Black Cherry (Electronics)
    First of all, it’s a Paul Reed Smith! Secondly, if it’s good enough for Santana, Orianthi, Chad Kroeger, Mark Tremonti, Ben Kasica, and multiple other amazing electric guitar players, it’s good enough for you!

    This is the SE version, which means it is a “student edition” and it’s affordable. You are not sacrificing quality by purchasing a SE version. They make these and test them similar to the American made versions, but at about a fourth of the cost. These PRS SEs are better made and are held to a higher standard than the American versions of Les Paul Gibsons and Fenders that cost much more. Plus, it’s a PRS! It sounds so much better and is THE guitar! This is the top of the line guitar! There is no compromise on quality. The only obvious difference is that the face of the guitar is flat, as opposed to slightly beveled. You are getting one hell of a guitar!

    When choosing a guitar, you can read a ton of online reviews, or you can go to a music store and try them out. Go to a local shop and pit a PRS SE against any American Fender or Gibson… you will answer your own question. The PRS SE is the guitar of today. It has an amazing tone and it’s very easy to play. Originally, Paul Reed Smith was trying to create the perfect guitar and was trying to outdo Fender and Gibson. He is no longer trying to outdo them, he is trying to outdo himself. His only real competition is his own guitars. He challenges himself and his staff to come up with a better guitar year after year. He isn’t trying to recreate old 60s classic sounds and recreate nostalgia. He already accomplished that over 25 years ago with his original guitar that smashed into the market and basically rendered all other guitars moot.

    The Custom 24 is the guitar that started it all. It’s THE ONE that he handed to Santana backstage in the late 70s that got everything started. It was the first guitar in 1985 to come out of the assembly line when the PRS plant first opened. It is the most playable guitar with the best tone, sound, sustain, and playability. The finish on these guitars is amazing! Slick, shiny, hard, durable, and unblemished. Each guitar comes with it’s own number on the back, an awesome gig bag, a bag of spare parts, the tremolo arm (if you buy one that comes with tremolo), and an instrument cable that has a 90 degree jack on one end and a straight one on the other end. One of the most beautiful gig bags I have ever seen. Amazing embroidery! It says PRS in nice big letters. Can you imagine showing up at a gig, studio, wedding, or concert with a Paul Reed Smith? Unbelievable! 30 years from now all anyone will talk about is PRS guitars and how awesome they sound. New manufacturers will be trying to oneup PRS, not any others.

    Of course, over the year Paul Reed Smith hasn’t rested on his laurels. He has continually been working hard to improve his guitars year after year. Every year he pulls out a new trick or a new added feature. He is competing with himself. While others keep trying recreate nostalgia by re-releasing old shapes and models and new guitars with a worn out look. (like tattered jeans).

    If you don’t have a PRS guitar, the SE line is very accessible. Lots of online retailers have models for sale in the 300s and 400s. Try looking around (ebay).

    If you already own an electric guitar, these are an instant upgrade to ANY guitar you may be playing, except another PRS. Go to youtube and watch demo videos and reviews of these guitars. You will instantly fall in love.

    I can’t say enough about these. Sure you can buy one of those $100-200 guitar kits if you want to screw around and see if you like this. But if you are serious and want a real guitar, you can’t go wrong with a PRS. They maintain their value over the years unlike any other guitar. Each one is a work of art and the best craftsmanship. People still have their PRS’s from the late 80s and early 90s and they still sound sweet and are still selling for big bucks!

    Buy this guitar! You will be in heaven!

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  • SOB "blueman" says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Wow. Impulse buy, very happy., January 20, 2010
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    This review is from: PRS SE Custom 24 Guitar, Black Cherry (Electronics)
    I’ve played a lot of guitars and for $[…] bucks on an AZoo-deal, it was a steal. It plays so well, I haven’t played anything else since I got it. The tone is great and the sustain is beyond anything I expected. Helluva deal. Finish is very good. I even like the stock strings ok, tho I’ve read others don’t. Can’t wait to put on my favs. Enjoy and rock on.

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  • E. Mccarron says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I can’t put it down., September 7, 2010
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    E. Mccarron (Boston) –
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    This review is from: PRS SE Custom 24 Guitar, Black Cherry (Electronics)
    I love this guitar…it’s my first PRS…I own an American Strat and a Les Paul Studio and have always wanted a PRS. Without a bunch of spare cash I figured I try some of the SE’s out. I originally dismissed the SE Custom 24 because the flat top put me off and they only had a red model in stock (not my favorit guitar color)…So I tried a bunch of the Single Cut style guitars at my local guitar shop. I tried the Tremonti SE, the SC Korina and a couple other SE Single Cuts and I like them..but I didn’t LOVE them. Also tried the SE Torero..(that is work of art…I want one, but it was too pricey for me, especially since I wouldn’t consider myself a metal shredder type).

    Right before I was about to leave I figured I’d try the SE Custom 24, for the heck of it…I didn’t love the look..but I did like the birds on the fretboard..(I hadn’t seen any other SE with them.) Well I just really loved the feel of this guitar straight away..it felt like it was in a class above the Single Cuts..just upon lifting the thing. The neck felt great…fast and solid…more like my strat than the LP, but for my hands it was more playable than both. The pickups were able to produce beautiful layered tones that I thouroughly enjoyed, with a defined crunch with the gain turned up. The pots roll off evenly. The fit and finish are on par with my Strat…no question…I know it’s korean, but I’m just saying, flawless (and I looked, believe me). I couldn’t believe I was actually buying a FLAT, RED Paul Reed Smith. But I haven’t regretted it for a moment, and I haven’t been able to put the thing down. Do I still want an American Custom 24? Even more so…but besided looks I can’t imagine how it could be any better. I can’t wait to find out.

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