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PRS Custom 24 in Charcoal Burst by Paul Reed Smith
Neck: Pattern Thin (see specs below)
Serial No: 257176
Supplied with deluxe PRS hard case
Model number: CUM4F-HTI63_CB_N5-5V
Here’s what the boys at Guitar Mania say:
Right first off, we play them !
Every member of staff owns a PRS guitar, but if that’s not enough..
What do you look for in a guitar? Whatever you look for PRS seem to have it.
Looks? Oh come on! Look at the lovely flame maple tops on these hand picked guitars. Just choose your favourite colour! Next?..
Quality? PRS Guitars are extremely well made, and the build quality pound for pound is better than the competition. Pretty much everything is top quality. Not just the pickups, locking machineheads and trem but even the screws seem better! We LOVE servicing these guitars, there’s usually very little to do, they are a joy to work on.
Playability? PRS playability is nothing short of exceptional. THE BEST playing guitars on the market!
Tone: PRS Guitars have a wide variety of tones available at the flick of a switch. You really can sound as funky as a Strat or as Bluesy as a Les Paul. Again the best of both worlds.
To be honest you need a PRS, you just have to decide which one you can justify spending the money on.
More info on PRS Custom 24:
The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar. This iconic instrument was the first model that Paul Reed Smith brought to the public at PRS Guitars’ first Winter NAMM show in 1985 and has been a top seller ever since. Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the Custom 24 features PRS’s patented Gen III tremolo system and PRS 85/15 pickups with volume and tone controls and a 5-way blade switch. 85/15 pickups were personally designed by Paul Reed Smith to offer remarkable clarity and extended high and low end.
The Custom 24 is the original PRS. Since its introduction, it has offered a unique tonal option for serious players and defined PRS tone and playability.
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
The new GEN III trem system:
Rest assured, the Gen III trem functions in all the same ways as the PRS patented tremolo system always has. As always, the bridge is machined brass, a metal that rings beautifully. The block, intonation screws, height-adjustment screws, and the string slots on the saddles are all left un-plated for increased sustain and fidelity of tone.
PRS Gen III Trem
A. The mounting screw holes are countersunk from underneath, creating a knife-edge set-up that ensures the bridge will return to pitch after use.
B. The bridge’s sidewalls create a pocket that keeps the six individually adjustable saddles from moving sideways, thereby eliminating another traditional cause of tuning instability.
C. The saddles feature a compound radius so that the string breaks across the saddle at the optimum angle for contact and vibration transfer through the bridge. The Private Stock Gen III Trem also features locking saddles. These saddles hold the ball ends in place preventing any movement in the block and further ensuring the guitar returns to pitch after use.
D. The tremolo arm is unthreaded and features a small set screw that allows the player to customize the feel of the arm and find a comfortable playing position.
The Gen III trem also has a few notable updates that further support the fidelity of the guitar’s tone and maximize sustain.
E. The mounting screws have been redesigned with larger thread and a larger custom head. This added mass creates more contact from the screw to the bridge and the guitar’s body, resulting in greater sustain.
F. Grooves have been added to the bridge plate. The grooves are radiused to match the radius of the height adjustment screws, again so there is more contact and a better fit.
Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25″ 63.5cm
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Pattern Regular or Pattern Thin
Width of Fretboard at the Nut
Pattern Regular 1 21/32″ 42.06mm
Pattern Thin 1 11/16″ 42.86mm
Neck Depth At The Nut
Pattern Regular 27/32″ 21.43mm
Pattern Thin 26/32″ 20.60mm
Width of Fretboard at the Body
Pattern Regular 2 1/4″ 57.15mm
Pattern Thin 2 1/4″ 57.15mm
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay Birds
Fretboard Radius 10″ 251.7mm
|Shipping Weight||10 kg|