The Custom 24 is the original PRS…the guitar Paul Reed Smith took to his first tradeshow in 1985. A perennial favorite with musicians, this model features a V12 finish, your choice of a Pattern Thin or Pattern Regular mahogany neck (with a rosewood neck option), and uncovered 59/09 pickups wired for our redesigned 5-way blade switch, which offers a dual humbucker option for the first time (see switching positions below).
For 2012, its revered uncovered 59/09 pickups are being updated with new, contoured bobbins that arc with the strings for a more spread out, open tone. First seen on PRS Collection instruments, these bobbins are a continuation of Paul Reed Smith’s quest to continually tweak and refine the company’s instruments in subtle ways with the goal of culminating in a more musical instrument always in mind.
“Originally, humbucking pickups were covered to combat electrostatic and electromagnetic hum. As the years passed and the covers came off, there was a gap between the pickup and the pickup ring. These new bobbins not only provide extended low and high end, they look like they were meant to be uncovered and in a ring.” - Paul Reed Smith.
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
Description - PRS Custom 24 Maple Neck Matteo Blue
Serial - 183483
Top Wood - Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood - Mahogany
10 Top? - Yes
Color Finish - Blue Matteo
Finish - V12 Finish
Bridge - PRS Tremelo
Tuners - PRS Phase II Locking Tuners
Hardware Type - Nickel
Neck Wood - Mahogany
Fretboard Wood - Cocobola
Neck Shape - Pattern Regular
Scale Length - 25"
Number of Frets - 24
Fretboard Inlays - Birds
Truss Rod Cover - "Custom"
Treble Pickup - Uncovered 59/09 Treble
Bass Pickup - Uncovered 59/09 Bass
Pickup Switching - Volume and Tone Control with Redesigned 5-Way Blade Switch
Item #: 183483
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