PRS Custom 24 Electric Guitar 10 Top Faded Whale Blue

Paul Reed Smith

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


Ten Top
A very small percent of the maple trees cut in North America are actually figured. To make "10-Top" status, a PRS top must have clearly defined figure across its entire top with no "dead" spots. A guitar designated as a 10-Top will usually have a small "10" written on the back of the headstock in the upper right corner. Some of our earlier guitars have the "10" stamped into the finish in the same position.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Carved figure maple 10 Top
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Pattern Thin
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 25 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 10 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Birds
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 85/15 Bass
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 85/15 Treble
  • Brand: PRS
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: Both
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: PRS Gen III tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: PRS Phase III locking
  • Color: Faded Whale Blue
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, PRS

Type: Electric