PRS Custom 24 (Purple Hazel)
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 model features a V12 finish, your choice of a Pattern Thin or Pattern Regular mahogany neck (with a rosewood neck option), and uncovered 59/09 pickups wired for our redesigned 5-way blade switch, which offers a dual humbucker option for the first time (see switching positions below).
For 2012, its revered uncovered 59/09 pickups are being updated with new, contoured bobbins that arc with the strings for a more spread out, open tone. First seen on PRS Collection instruments, these bobbins are a continuation of Paul Reed Smith’s quest to continually tweak and refine the company’s instruments in subtle ways with the goal of culminating in a more musical instrument always in mind.
“Originally, humbucking pickups were covered to combat electrostatic and electromagnetic hum. As the years passed and the covers came off, there was a gap between the pickup and the pickup ring. These new bobbins not only provide extended low and high end, they look like they were meant to be uncovered and in a ring.” - Paul Reed Smith.
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
|Top Wood||Carved Figured Maple|
|Number of Frets||24|
|Neck Shape||Pattern Thin or Pattern Regular|
|Tuners||PRS Phase III Locking Tuners|
|Truss Rod Cover||"Custom"|
|Treble Pickup||Uncovered 59/09 Treble|
|Bass Pickup||Uncovered 59/09 Bass|
|Pickup Switching||Volume and Tone Control with Redesigned 5-Way Blade Switch|
|Top Option||Flame or Quilted Maple
10-Top Flame or 10-Top Quilted Maple
|Neck Option||East Indian Rosewood|
|Hardware Option||Gold or Hybrid|
|Finish Option||Special Order Finish|