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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 cu...Read More

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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
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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 57 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (36)
  • Fun to play (34)
  • Good tone (29)
  • Good pick up (28)
  • Solid electronics (27)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (34)
    • Practicing (34)
    • Recording (29)
    • Small venues (22)
    • Rock concerts (19)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (26), Professional musician (7), Novice (4)

    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

     

    Low quality do not purchase the SEs

    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...Read complete review

    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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    Low quality do not purchase the SEs

    By GC's SoX man

    from Goleta

    About Me Experienced

    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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      (5 of 5 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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar!!

          By Shaunar2006

          from Potosi, MO

          About Me Experienced

          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:

            This guitar is absolutely beautiful! It also is a carved top (not flat). It doesnt have quite as many curves and contours like the $3000+ American version, but it is still super nice! Has many great sounds! Its got all the power you need, but you can easily switch to single coils and get amazing strat sounds as well. You can even get country telecaster "twang" out of this guitar. Super versatile! It does not come with a case however. You definitely want to protect this guitar!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It's as good as they say

            By Dude42

            from Port Richey, FL

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

              I did a lot of research and read a ton of reviews before I decided to get this guitar. I was not disappointed! This is my 2nd guitar, and the difference is night and day. It came very well set up out of the box, in perfect condition, great action, great look, great tones. It even makes my terrible 10W practice amp sound awesome, I shudder to think what it could sound like with a real amp. I got the whale blue one and it's beautiful. I feel like it has really improved my playing, both from the better feel, and the increased amount that I'm practicing because it's hard to put this thing down. I definitely recommend it.

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My new favorite

              By Lei

              from Albuquerque

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              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:

                First, I got this "Used Condition 2" and it looked like perfect condition and had a good set-up. The padded case was included with the grey black. If it's not included, buy one. They're nice.

                I've never played an American Custom 24 but the SE sure doesn't suffer for being the cheaper version. The only issue is the tuners seem not as tight compared to my Tele/Les Paul for example and when I switch between 1/2 step down and standard I have to retune it a few times. But then it stays in tune while I'm playing.

                Anyway, it's awesome. The wide thin neck is incredibly comfortable and fast to play on and it sounds intense.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice Offer

                By placidmonk1990

                from Worcester, MA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

                  All in all it was money well spent. Nice offer

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  It is a PRS....Enough said...

                  By k9

                  from NJ

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • It Is A Prs
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

                    I am privilege to have a Fender, Ibanez, Gibson and some other ones, but this guitar is the missing link. The diversity of tone is incredible. I have a bunch of videos on youtube that you can see and hear for yourself.
                    It is a wonderful, professional instrument...

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Sweet deal!

                    By Rude Dog

                    from Wilbraham,MA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

                      I bought it used, condition 2. When I opened the box it was nearly brand new! Not even a fingerprint on it. Set up beautifully already!
                      thanks MF!

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Nicest guitar I've ever owned

                      By rumplysteelskin

                      from Idaho

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Craftsmanship
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Price Point
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

                      I have this one in blue, and it is a treasure. Perfect in every way, PRS does not disappoint.

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