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PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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Product# H70029
OVERVIEW

A mahogany body with a maple top, PRS designed pickups and tremolo bridge.

The Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 features a racy flattop double cutaway body with the outstanding wood combo of mahogany back and maple top with a curly maple veneer. The 24-fret wide-thin maple neck is smooth and responsive to the most challenging riffs. It includes a PRS-designed tremolo that lets you dive-bomb like crazy and stay in tune. PRS humbuckers provide the crunch and molten tones you crave. Other touches include bird fingerboard inlays and natural maple binding. Case Sold Separately.

Paul Reed Smith SE guitars are built in Korea in a facility operated by talented craftsmen. These are among the best electric guitars in the market for the money.

FEATURES
  • Resonant mahogany body with classic PRS body shape
  • Maple top with flamed maple veneer
  • Set maple neck with wide-thin contour and rosewood fingerboard
  • PRS-designed humbuckers and tremolo bridge
  • Case Sold Separately

Get PRS looks, sound and playability for one down-to-earth price. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar

  • Mahogany body
  • Maple top with flamed maple veneer
  • 25" scale length
  • Maple 24-fret neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with bird inlays
  • Wide-thin neck contour
  • PRS-designed tremolo bridge
  • PRS-designed tuners PRS-designed Treble and Bass humbucking pickups with zebra bobbins
  • Volume and tone control with 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • Nickel hardware

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PRSSE Custom 24 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (42)
  • Fun to play (40)
  • Good tone (36)
  • Good pick up (34)
  • Solid electronics (34)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (40)
  • Practicing (40)
  • Recording (33)
  • Small venues (25)
  • Rock concerts (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (30), Professional musician (9), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Guitar In Its Pricerange, Period!

While I'll classify myself as a "Semi-Professional Bassist" who's been playing that instrument for over 20 years and done Recording Session and Live "Backing Band" Gigging work and...Read complete review

While I'll classify myself as a "Semi-Professional Bassist" who's been playing that instrument for over 20 years and done Recording Session and Live "Backing Band" Gigging work and knows his way around how electric stringed instruments are made in general, I only had enough guitar skills to get the most basic of songwriting ideas out of my head and into the air. Thus my purchase of a PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar (a 2010 20th Anniversary Model) to attempt to increase those skills, both as a songwriting tool as well as to be able to cover on a "Second Instrument" and make myself more appealing on the "Hired Gun" scene.

Firstly, compared to when I started playing in 1989/90 (as well as my Younger Brother, who is a Guitarist a few years younger than myself) the PRS SE series absolutely SLAYS any "Beginner to Mid-Range" guitar that was at its level of both price and "Built In..." status (in the SEs case, Korea which is a positive compared to other instruments made in lesser Far East countries these days) as well as Playability & Usefulness. This quite easily feels, sounds and quality-wise is the better of the vast majority of guitars in its price-range such as Epiphone, Schecter, and low-to-midrange Ibanez. It's made of 3 pieces of Mahogany so well crafted it's extremely hard to find any joint lines through the transparent "Scarlet Red" finish, topped by a solid 1/3 inch of Plain Maple and then a veneer of Flame Maple of looks. But the difference with PRS is that while most companies would simply place the veneer on top of the body wood, PRS still uses a nicely-sized piece of non-figured Maple for tonal value between the two... which you can certainly hear the difference either plugged in or not: it resonates acoustically, and amplified falls into the "Les Paul" category of using different woods that effect different frequencies of the guitar. Mahogany is a nice "covers all bases" wood, but a Maple top brings out the high-end and adds "clarity" to the guitar in general, which is why both woods are teamed together in guitars. It's great to see that PRS was able to make this work at this price point by using non-figured Maple underneath its Flame Maple veneer and give the guitar a true sonic character of its own. And PRS are consistently improving the SE Line, carving the tops at the edges that give the newer models a feeling closer to the 2K+ USA-built guitars as opposed to the flat-topped SEs from 2010 and before.

Additional, all of the hardware is solid and feels of quality - the tuners are fine for the majority of Tremolo usage, and should you find yourself going crazy on it are easily and cheaply upgradable to Grover 406 Locking Tuners for under $50, along with an under-$10 TUSQ Black XL "43x6mm" which are both drop-in replacements listed on the PRS website FAQ as well the Pin-Type "Tremol-No" trem stabilizer (another great modification for under $50 which will allow blocked drop-trem use, completely locked-down and all-around better tremolo "handling" and the ability to use Drop-Tunings with a Floating Tremolo.) The Pickups are also better-than-average for a guitar of this price and can handle anything you'll play - Blues/R'n'B, Classic & Modern Rock, Metal and even Dream Theater-type "High Note Definition" Progressive Metal.

I found that I was enjoying playing my PRS SE Custom 24 so very much that I was able to keep my eyes open and buy a New-Old-Stock SE Singlecut as well - in the small part of me that isn't a Bassist, I'm more of a Les Paul/Singlecut type as well, and have been just as impressed with it as well. And with an SE Custom 24 7-String upcoming in the Spring of 2013 for all the non-metal players who asked for a 7-string guitar that wasn't Black and/or pointy metal-shaped, all we need now is an SE Bass and PRS will be even further on the path to Guitar Domination! ;-)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great guitar but, do not buy "Open Box"

First, the guitar is great. I have not seen a bad PRS yet. That being said, my advice is buy a new one. I did purchase a Level 3 Open box, and...Read complete review

First, the guitar is great. I have not seen a bad PRS yet. That being said, my advice is buy a new one. I did purchase a Level 3 Open box, and the actual condition did not show in the picture. The headstock tip was blown off, there was a crack starting on the high E side of the nut, ending 1.5 fret away, and the hit also blew the finish at both sides of thr neck/body joint. None of these were visible in the online pictures. Fortunately, I have been working with guitars for 30 years now and was able to fix it. Bottomline, if you are not familiar with repairs, DO NOT BUY open box items.

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1.0

Great guitar but, do not buy "Open Box"

By Wilfredo Vicente

from Caguas, PR

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

First, the guitar is great. I have not seen a bad PRS yet. That being said, my advice is buy a new one. I did purchase a Level 3 Open box, and the actual condition did not show in the picture. The headstock tip was blown off, there was a crack starting on the high E side of the nut, ending 1.5 fret away, and the hit also blew the finish at both sides of thr neck/body joint. None of these were visible in the online pictures. Fortunately, I have been working with guitars for 30 years now and was able to fix it. Bottomline, if you are not familiar with repairs, DO NOT BUY open box items.

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5.0

Best Guitar I own

By k9

from NJ

About Me Professional Musician

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing for 20+ years and have had many guitars but this one is my favorite...

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    5.0

    Best guitar you can buy in price range

    By Drewsky Brewsky

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

    What can I say. Its a perfect guitar for the cash. Trem works perfectly. Finish is flawless. Nut was cut perfectly. Tuners work well. Pickups are decent.

    I swapped pickups for a set of beard combers, just my sound.

    I have not found a guitar in this price range that can even hold a candle to the SE line.

    I own 6 SE's. And 2 USA PRS guitars. They are all incredible instruments.

    Buy one. Or two. You won't regret it.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellent guitar for semi-novice

    By JP

    from yonkers ny

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy to play
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Nice Flat Fret Board
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Had To Adjust Truss Rod
    • Had To Raise Neck Pup
    • Whammy bar

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

    Bass player by trade but enjoy learning more on this instrument

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    5.0

    se custom 24 electric guitar safire

    By strings

    from pleasant prairie Wisconsin

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy to play
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Didn't Get One Sooner

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

    I was pleased to find this guitar through musicians friend after being told by the music Center of Kenosha that this color (sapphire) was no longer available. I spent 3 agonizing weeks try to get a guitar through these guys then one morning at about 3 am I found it on musicians friend website and ordered it and had it in perfect condition in 2 days . Since then my life has been filled with nothing but happiness. .... thanks musicians friend .... you truly are a friend.

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    5.0

    I think its a great guitar. My first PRS

    By Matt D

    from Enterprise, AL

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

      So i usually play Tele, Strat, or Les Paul. I have amercian made versions of them. I also now own a epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus. If you think the epiphone Les Pauls are nice, good quality, etc. This guitar will certainly meet your expectations. I've always liked the way a PRS looks and even played a Custom 22 a few times(top shelf quality). This guitar is really effortless to play. It would work for any type of player in my opinion. The fit and finish is very nice. I haven't seen any flaws and it has a pretty wide variety of tone(split coil wiring,etc.)A really beautiful instrument.

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      5.0

      UNREAL

      By fotofix

      from Long island NY

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • No Gig Bag

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

      Plays better then my 4000 Robin Trower Strat or my les paul Jr..cant believe you get this much guitar for that price...and stays in tune unreal

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      (4 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Low quality do not purchase the SEs

      By GC's SoX man

      from Goleta

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

        Poor craftsmanship. Poorly crafted nut with rough edges. Weak neck and does not stay in tune. This is decent student guitar. Do not buy this guitar if you are a serious player accustomed to play high caliber instruments.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar for the Money!!

        By Double D

        from Wellesley, USA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

          I purchased a PRS Custom 24 SE about six months ago, and it has quickly become my go to guitar. I purchased it used, and it was already in great set up condition. A couple inexpensive things can be done w/ it to make it even better: Replace the tuners w/ Gover locking tuners (406c I believe - but check on that), file the nut so the strings fit better (this will help your tuning problem you've been having), and replace out the pickups w/ your pickup of choice (mine were the Seymour Duncan Alnico 2's - which sound amazing). You spend a little on these upgrades, and you're close to the USA made PRS's. I actually purchased a USA Custom 24, but am selling it because I prefer my SE w/ these modifications better - and for 1/3 of the price. I've played Fenders, Jacksons, Les Pauls, etc...and the PRS is my favorite so far. Very versatile for many different types of music and the wide-thin neck has an excellent feel. Try one out - you won't be disappointed.

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          5.0

          An amazing guitar for an excellent price

          By Sha

          from Israel

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

            A truly versatile guitar! looks great, plays great.
            Bought it used but like new from Musician's Friend. And after s&h and tax was still about 2/3 the price of a new one in my country... (wish they could ship new ones as well but I suspect they can't due to retailing exclusivity issues).

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