PRS SE Custom 24 (Tobacco Sunburst)Item ID: SECust24TS
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Mahogany Body, Maple neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Tobacco Sunburst
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A PRS Custom Solidbody That's Perfect for Any Player!The Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 solidbody electric guitar puts the sound, playability, and gorgeous looks of the Custom line into a high-quality yet affordable instrument! The SE Custom 24's mahogany body and maple top hold two great-sounding PRS-designed HFS and Vintage Bass humbucking pickups. Its 3-piece maple neck features a wide-thin shape for very easy playing, and the rosewood fingerboard is adorned with classy PRS Bird inlays. This guitar is a true PRS through and through, as well as being a great value - you don't have to be a rock star or collector to enjoy the SE Custom 24!
Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
Exceptional tonewoods and rock-solid hardware
The combination of a mahogany body and maple top gives the SE Custom 24 a perfect balance of rich midrange and bright snap (and the beautiful flame maple top veneer helps make this instrument a real looker). Add HFS and Vintage Bass humbuckers in the bridge and neck positions, respectively, and you've got a recipe for some outstanding tones! The SE Custom 24's maple neck has a wide-thin carve, making it very fast and playable. And the distinctive neck joint means you can reach all 24 frets easily for stellar solos. The hardware is, as always, very stable and dependable. You can count on the PRS-designed tremolo bridge and tuners to keep the SE Custom 24 in tune while allowing you to express yourself at home, onstage, or in the studio.
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If you've ever seen a Paul Reed Smith guitar up close, you know what we mean when we go on about how great these guitars look. There's nothing better for a guitar enthusiast than seeing, feeling, and, yes, smelling the finish, figure, and complexity of these guitars. If geography prevents you from stopping in and checking them out, however, you can get the next best thing: detailed, multi-angle views at our online Guitar Gallery.
PRS quality in every guitar
All Paul Reed Smith guitars are designed for top-notch performance, right out of the case and the SE Custom 24 is no exception. Constructed from top-notch tonewoods and components, PRS instruments carry on a commitment to quality that's been the brand's hallmark since 1985, when Paul Reed Smith himself started hand-building guitars for some of the most elite players in the world.
Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
The Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 makes premium PRS tone and playability affordable!
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Jordan, Marquette, MI
Reviewsbased on 10 reviews
Awsome Guitar !
by Eric Ekman fromI received this guitar a couple of months ago and I was immediately impressed. It was set up perfectly, and the finish was imaculate.
December 19, 2012
Music Background: Lead Singer/Guitar Player (50 years) Home Studio
I have very small hands and this guitar has one of the best n... read more [+]ecks I have played on ( I also own a 1989 Strat Plus and a Taylor T5).
The pickups sound great and with the coil tap cover everything from Fender single coil to Gibson Les Paul Sounds.
I found the strings were getting slightly higher so I adjusted the Truss Rod and everything is back to factory condition. PRS sends instructions with the guitar on how to adjust the truss rod. So far this is the only adjustment I have had to do to it.
I haven't seen anything in this price range that can compete with this guitar. PRS is to be commended for making this quality of guitar available to the average guitar player. close [-]
PRS SE Custom 24
by Bryan Knower from New YorkI already own several other PRS SE guitars and I was not disappointed with this one right out of the box. Eminently playable, perfectly intonated, with beautifully dressed frets. The paint job was imm... read more [+]aculate. Hard to tell that the finish is a veneer. Tremolo set to slight float, which is nice. The PRS SE whammy holds up well with understated tremolo work, although it will slip out of tune with repeated dive bombing. The whammy socket grip is adjustable with a little allen wrench that comes with the guitar. Loosen when you first put the bar in and then tighten to suit your taste and whammy rest position.
December 18, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
Pickups sound a little dark for my taste. The neck pickup especially seemed to be boosted in the low frequencies. I use a Marshall JCM 2000 head and usually set my tones at 12 o clock across the board. I had to boost the mid-range of these SE pickups substantially to get comparable clarity from them. (My other guitars use Seymour Duncan Jazz/JB pickups which are higher output. The bridge pickup on the SE has nice articulation and cuts through nicely. The coil taps work well, sounding like a regular single coil. If you are looking for that out-of-phase in-between position on a Strat, you are out of luck here. However the coil-tapped pickups on the SE Custom take distortion nicely.
The guitar is a pleasure to play like all PRS guitars I have played. The workmanship is outstanding and the finish would put many higher priced guitars to shame. My guitar was quite heavy compared to my SingleCuts. I believe 8+ lbs. Individual guitars in this series vary. I believe Sweetwater lists the weight of individual guitars they carry. Nice touch.
This is a beautiful instrument, well balanced and absolutely playable and tonally adaptable. It is an outstanding value compared to other instruments in its price range. close [-]
by Brandon Leininger from Franklin, TNBest guitar out there in this price range. You can literally get any sound you want out of this guitar. This guitar can sound mean and dirty with gain to it but then it's so warm and crisp on clean. A... read more [+]lmost feels like I'm playing a top of the line prs guitar. close [-]
December 6, 2012
Best guitar for the money - period.
by Erik from United StatesI really cannot say anything bad about this guitar. The finish is gorgeous. The new carve is a great addition. It feels wonderful, and plays even better.
November 7, 2012
Music Background: Budding guitarist, serious musician
One surprise for me was that it has a sli... read more [+]ght acoustic tone to it. Perhaps the strings they used. You actually get a little steel-string guitar sound.
The purchasing through Sweetwater was also second-to-none. Being able to pick out the particular serial number from the pictures is amazing! close [-]
Worth The Wait!
by Will from Raleigh, NC USAI have played the Maryland made PRS Custom 24 and always thought it was a fantastic guitar. As a hobbyist who loves to play and write but doesn't make a living playing guitar, I couldn't bring myself... read more [+] to spend thousands on one of the USA instruments. The 2012 PRS SE Custom 24 is less than 1/4 the cost of the USA made instrument, but once set-up has 100% of the playability.
September 18, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist Songwriter / Guitarist
The finish on my guitar is flawless, and the flame veneer and the beveled top look outstanding. There are some little details, like the nut being just slightly narrower than the fingerboard and the pickup bezel near the fingerboard being just so slightly miss-aligned (details that you would likely never see on the Maryland made guitars), but overall the SE is well built, especially where it counts. The fret work on this guitar is perfect! The string height at the nut is perfect. The truss rod adjustment was perfect for the string gauge, and I only had to adjust the string height at the saddles (to accurately reflect the fingerboard radius) and set the intonation to get a set-up that feels excellent!
The pickups sound great, with enough power to get those classic rock tones, but they have a very articulate sound - not muddy at all and the coil splitting with the push-pull tone pot gives this guitar reasonable Strat/Tele sounds as well. This is a versatile guitar! Also, the PRS trem bridge is the best in the business IMHO, and is buttery smooth. I will probably switch out the tuning machines for Schaller M6 2900 locking tuners as I have done on a couple of my other guitars, but the stock tuners are pretty smooth and exhibit good tuning stability for a standard tuning machine.
Of course the Maryland made PRS Custom 24 has the beautiful carved top and is a finer instrument, but this 2012 SE Custom 24 has seriously closed the gap! If you buy one (Jared made my buying experience very pleasant) you won't want to put it down! close [-]
PRS SE Custom 24 (Tobacco Sunburst)
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