The Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 is the core of the PRS family. Along with the Custom 22, the Custom 24 was one of their first production models, and it remains one of the favourites in the PRS line.
The CU24 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 and pro musicians worldwide, the Custom 24 features PRS’s patented tremolo system and PRS HFS treble and Vintage Bass pickups with volume and tone controls and a 5-way rotary switch.
One piece mahogany body
One piece maple neck
Rosewood Fret Board
24 medium jumbo frets
Scale Length 25″
Regular Carve Neck Profile
PRS super stable tremolo
Tuners PRS low mass locking tuners
Volume and tone control with 5-way rotary switch
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
In 1997 John from PREMIER GUITARS was given a factory tour of the current PRS facility in Maryland USA by the then marketing manager (whose name I have forgotten …) The experience was notable in the attention to detail given to every phase of assembly, from the super high tech machinery to the hand finishing of every component, fit and finish. The whole tour was so impressive I had to have one of these great guitars, so the purchase of a PRS CU22 took place that day. I still have that 1997 guitar & and I still love it.
The PRS guitars are super versatile, with a wide variety of great sounds, and a build quality second to none. They are rock solid, stay in tune, travel well and cover every style of music.
This one is in excellent condition. It has some player wear & light scratches here and there, but nothing offensive, especially for a 20 year old instrument. It has virtually no fret wear and everything works as it should. It features the HFS Treble pickup and Vintage Bass pickup in the neck position, with the fab 5 way tone selector. It has a super fast wide thin neck with lovely moon inlays, finished in magnificent Vintage Yellow. The volume & tone knobs have been changed to Gibson top hats, but apart from that, this guitar is in unchanged, original condition.
Comes in its original PRS hard shell case in good condition.