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PRS Custom 24 10 Top Guitar

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The visual focus of this lavish U.S.-made instrument is a gorgeously figured flamed maple ten-top complemented by a host of deluxe appointments that ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A marriage of the finest luthier's artistry with nature's most opulent materials.

The visual focus of this lavish U.S.-made instrument is a gorgeously figured flamed maple ten-top complemented by a host of deluxe appointments that combine for stunning visual appeal. The Custom PRS guitar has a 24-fret mahogany neck with a wide/thin carve, 10" radius, and a rosewood fretboard with abalone bird inlays while the headstock matches back and front. Electronics include an HFS bridge and Vintage Bass neck pickup with 5-way rotary pickup selector plus volume and tone knobs. Hardware on the Custom 24 Ten-Top guitar includes a PRS tremolo and 14:1 low-mass locking tuners.

5-Position Rotary Pickup Selector
This PRS feature allows great tonal versatility using two PRS humbucking pickups. The switch combines the coils of each pickup to produce all of the "PRS tones".

Rotary Positions (numbers on the control knob):

¢ Position 10: Treble pickup - powerful with plenty of definition - traditional humbucker tone
¢ Position 9: Outside coils in parallel - deep and clear sound
¢ Position 8: Series single-coils - warm version of in-between the treble and middle pickups.
¢ Position 7: Parallel single-coils - crisp version of in-between the treble and middle pickups
¢ Position 6: Bass pickup - warm with tons of character - traditional humbucker tone

FEATURES
  • Flamed maple ten-top
  • 24-fret mahogany neck with a 10" radius
  • Abalone bird inlays on fretboard
  • Headstock matches back and front
  • HFS bridge and Vintage Bass neck pickups
  • 5-way rotary pickup selector plus volume and tone knobs
  • PRS tremolo
  • 14:1 low-mass locking tuners
  • Made in the USA
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4.9

(based on 37 reviews)

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5.0

Expensive... and worth every penny

By Bzurkpanda

from Gaithersburg, MD

I've owned my PRS custom 24 for 3 weeks now. I absolutely love this guitar. I am hard pressed to find a tone I can't dial in. The only gripe I have is with the 5-way rotary switch. If I can find a pro able to do the work I'll have the McCarty electronics put in with the 3 way toggle switch and coil tap. Even so, I literaly find myself going through a playing old songs I haven't touched in years just to hear them off of this great instrument.

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5.0

Awesome

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought my PRS in 93 and love it even more now in 2006 then I did in 93. The only reason I would not give this guitar 10's across the board is the 5 way switch and pickups suck. I had Dimarzio evos installed and wired like a Les Paul with a 3 way switch. This baby screams when I want it to and sounds warm and sweet when I want it to.

 
5.0

Review

By deVito_boy

from riverhead, ny

where to start? the guitar is flawless. i've been playing for a while now and i've never played anything like it. it's a beautiful guitar and it sounds even better than it looks. i changed the pickups to the dragon II's, which are commonly on the custom 22, but either way the guitar's amazing.

 
5.0

Great stuff!

By John-dN.I9

from Sydney Australia

Action was high, Soon fixed with a general service. Excellent tone. Excellent guitar!!

 
5.0

High Quality Instrument

By M.Davis

from Grapevine Texas

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I have owned the PRS Custom 24 (w/tremelo) for about three years and it is definitely one of the highest quality guitars I have ever played. I own 7 high end guitars and this is truly some of the best workmanship I have ever seen on a guitar. When you play a chord you can hear EVERY note, and it sustains forever. The tone of this guitar is absolutely fabulous! I was amazed at the big fat sound I got from such a thin guitar. The tremelo is great and stays in tune. The flamed maple top and the Brazilian rosewood are stunning. This guitar is high quality in every detail.

 
5.0

Simply the Best.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

PRS Custom 24, violin amber burst with matching back and sides. This guitar screams greatness at every angle. The design, the craftsmanship, the sound are all unparallel to any Gibson I've ever played and the PRS models are easy worth the extra hundred bucks. There is so little plastic on this guitar, it is almost entirely wood, giving it a classic, elegant look and sound that you will enjoy and want to stare at so much longer than a Les Paul.

 
5.0

King of the solid bodys

By sanleandrojammin

from san leandro, CA

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Simply the finest solid body guitar you can buy that dosn't come out of a custom shop. Best tone, best looks. I've played them all, high end Pauls, Strats, Teles, if you can afford it, BUY IT! you won't regret it.

 
5.0

A Work of Art. Top Quality Craftsmanship.

By Pace

from Chicago

I used to wonder why someone would pay so much money for a guitar until I played one. Amazing instruments. I'd recommend this guitar without hesitation. I love and own many USA made guitars: Gibson, Jackson, Charvel, Fender. My 2 PRS guitars are my favorites - simple and elegant. Save up your money and get one, it's worth it.

 
5.0

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By Tom-wvEZh

from Holden MA

I have been saving for this guitar for about 2 years now, however I was fortunate enough to receive an orange one as a Christmas present in 2004. I own 9 other guitars including a Gibson Les Paul and a Custom Shop Fender Strat. None of them come close to the standard of excellence of this guitar. The wide-thin neck plays faster than any other guitar I?ve ever tried. The Vintage bass pickup in the neck sounds dose awesome, but I can?t get over how incredible the HFS in the bridge sounds. My Les Paul is equipped with an EMG in the bridge and sounds rather "snotty" in comparison to the PRS. Not that that?s a bad thing, but it doesn?t make a high gain amp?s sound explode like the PRS does. Also, the #9 position on the rotary sounds brilliant with the acoustic sinth on my Marshall. The trem is very precise and actually floats up as well as down to sum extent. It?s not as extreme as a Floyd Rose is, but it gets the job done. I was also astonished at how long the guitar stays in tune even with extreme trem use. This guitar is also very light and thin compared to other guitars in the same price range. Finally, the 10 top finish is gorgeous, especially with the bird inlays. This may be a very pricey guitar, but it?s worth every penny.

 
4.0

I've played it

By SweetJerimia123

from Grove City, OH

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I bought mine about 8 years ago, waited approx. 4 mos. Got it home, fell in love with the look, silky smooth finish, outstanding package..I didn't love the sound, or the rotory for pickup selection though. The pickups to me are sorta Jap sounding and the setup was lacking. Went back to my ol Ibanez Steve Lukather roadstar 2 for a while (birdseye maple top, mahogany, maple neck etc). It wasn't worth the trip or price though, in my eyes.. (had to drive from columbus to toledo to pick it up back then).Maybe they have improved, but I hadnt heard or seen much difference since they went mainstream. My fav guitar is my Gibson Explorer. This thing is just awesome. I also love my Les Paul, though nowadays it's kinda a acquired taste. I play only through good tube amps, and miss my broken Ibanez Tube King for distortion. Nobodys come out with that mello, tube distortion for a clean amp. Mines been busted a while. It is pretty though, and if looks are what your after....You cant beat it.

 
5.0

Very Sweet guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I had been looking to buy a gibson double cut initially, but decided to give the PRS a try. 5 minutes into testing that guitar, my dreams of a Gibson went away and a PRS was all I wanted. The guitar plays beautifully with endless sustain and amazing tone. I found an absolutly ridiculous vintage-yellow quilt 10-top for the same price as a flamed top through a magazine/catalog order. Do your research and find the color you want, there are at least 20 different colors I've seen. Expensive, but the last guitar you'll ever buy.

 
4.0

Great Guitar

By riegeret

from Miami, FL

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I have a nice collection of premium American made instruments. Few, other than perhaps Mcinturff, come close to this kind of quality. The finish is amazing. However, what truly sets this guitar apart from virtually any other is the precision of the tremolo and the quality of the electronics. Attention to detail is an understatement. Real beauty, but kind of pricy. Mcinturff makes a handmade for less, with comparable quality, but no tremolo.

 
5.0

awsome

By Mike-gQwXa

from Allen Park, MI

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best guitar i ever played and owned. i own a emerald green one with bird inlays. as beautiful as it sounds.

 
5.0

WOW

By vanman2004

from Austin TX

I got one of these almost a year ago, and I LOVE it.The finish is georgeous? "dipped in glass." The tone is amazing- I can play everything from scofield and metheny to dream theater and pantera. The quality is astounding, and once you pick it up you just know it's worth it.

 
5.0

Best of the Best

By Kerry

from Greenwood, IN

This guitar represents the best of the best, for me. Every aspect of this guitar, regardless of how minor, has been meticulously refined to perfection. Pick up any other "premium" guitar fresh from the factory...feel the sides of the neck/frets. It needs dressing, doesn't it? Not the PRS. I own 5 other top name guitars - they all took time to cleanup and make performance ready. The Custom24 was flawless out of the case. There isn't enough to be said for the quality, tone and feel of this instrument... especially through my Boogie MkIII!If you're considering a Les Paul, go play a PRS - you won't be sorry.

 
5.0

Best of the best

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and this is by far the best instrument I have laid my hands on. My style varies ( Rock, blues, Jazz) and this guitar covers ALL the bases. The attention to detail is second to none. The tone, the feel, and everything that makes a great guitar great, is all here. It's not the cheapest axe out there, but if you want to buy the last guitar You'll ever have to buy, this is it. I have owned and or played many high end U.S.A. made guitars, and the P.R.S. Custom 24 is the cream of the crop. If you cant afford one now, save your money, if you can, enjoy the best guitar You'll ever play.

 
5.0

One of the Great Ones!!!

By Daniel Harris

from Myrtle Beach S.C.

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Purchased my first PRS on jan.21-08. Played very hard the past few days.I have searched high and low for any flaws on this guitar and have not been able to find any. I got the vintage yellow. Wow- what a slick machine this is.The price was indeed a little steep. Could have bought two decent guitars for the price of this one but why bother. If someone is going to purchase a PRS guitar then they already know what to expect as far tonal capabilities, style, looks, and most of all, Playability. This guitar came in w/ very low action. It was set-up for 9,s so if you want bigger strings then your gonna have to fine tune to that size string. No big deal. Frets and fret board are very,very,very smooth and fast.Like water over glass.Picups are voiced nicely to the guitar. Tuners work very well. After string has stretched and setteled in it will stay in tune nicely. Tremolo is a nice feature. Not as much travel as a floyd rose and nowhere near as agrevating either. Rock,Blues,Country,Jazz, Whatever. This is truly the guitar for any serious player. Cheers Mr. PRS

 
5.0

Sweet Guitar - Not Perfect

By Dave-thbnR

from Wisconsin

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I bought my PRS Custom 24 Ten-Top in 2004. It is a gorgeous guitar with warm colors, bird inlays, and sculpted body. I think the tone is great and versatile with the 5 switch rotary knob. I can get thick, warm humbucking Gibson tone or thin it out and get single pickup, or even hollow-body color by adjusting the tone knob (yes a functional tone knob with a full spectrum of beautiful sounds) and rotary pickup switch. The tuners and whammy bar are amazing. I rarely have to tune my guitar because it holds pitch so well. The sustain is fantastic. My only complaint is that the wide-fat neck is just...well....too wide and fat. Unless you have enormous hands, the wide-fat neck makes it difficult to play bar chords. So I typically use the PRS for lead guitar work and use my Gibson Les Paul for rhythm. For value, I bought my PRS for $2100. I think that's a reasonable price for such a versatile, gorgeous guitar. It is one of my musical treasures and I never take it out of my basement recording studio (for fear of scratches and dings). I would highly recommend this guitar - just make sure you try it out first to see if the fit is right for your hands and playing style. Play On!!!

 
5.0

This guitar tears it up

By PRS Guy

from Indiana

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I have been a long time Gibson fan, I bought one PRS, then two more, a single cut, then finally a ten top Custom 24. I cannot say enough about this guitar. It looks fantastic, It sounds better then any Les Paul I have owned. I can't seem to put it down. If you got the cash, this is the best guitar short of a custom shop that you can buy.

 
5.0

PRS 24 fret custom ten top

By Kevin Feeney

from DC

Not a guitar, it's an instrument. The rings of the maple resonate with notes and the instrument plays itself. The neck shows its utility when playing along with clapton or hendrix yet, the sharp and crisp sounds can be fattened for BB King and other blues masters. I tried other PRS solid bodies but stay with the custom made ones becasue the master makers add that something extra to the PRS lline. I also have a McCarthy with Piezo for acoustic and electric or mix. It's also a custom and its tone is far beyound the Les Paul Custom that I had to retire to a guitar shop as it was so inadequate. I also checked out the Gibson 355 (and owned one as well) and its tone was too fat and dull compared to the PRS. You can alsways make it fat but clear and tonal is hard.

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