PRS SE Custom 24 Review
Custom 24 Overview
The SE Custom 24 brings an original PRS design to a high quality, more affordable line up. One look at this guitar would make you think it was worth a lot more than it is. Need something to spice up your sound? Then you need to take a look. It is one workhorse of a guitar!
PRS SE Custom 24 Body
The body on the SE Custom 24 just feels robust but is very comfortable on the lap.
The beautiful maple top on this mahogany body makes this elegant guitar look like a high quality instrument.
The combination of the two materials really give this guitar a great mid-range sound. One of the things about a PRS is that the attention to detail is never lacking, and this is true on the SE Custom 24.
The double cut away on this body is a very nice feature especially considering the neck shape.
The sustain from this guitar is awesome and it has a lot to do with the body and neck construction. Very impressed with the quality offered in this price range.
PRS SE Custom 24 Neck
Secondly, the SE Custom 24 has a PRS pattern neck. The PRS necks are Paul's design that has been tried and tested and are great neck profiles.
The neck on the SE Custom 24 is a set maple neck and is a wide thin pattern.
The neck features a 25 inch scale and thanks to the cut aways, its easy to play around on the 24 jumbo fret, rosewood finger board.
This wide thin pattern neck has been designed for very fast playing and is indeed easy to play.
The years of prototyping that have been done has truly paid off in this pattern style PRS neck, it is very comfortable and feels great!
Another thing to note is the beautiful head stock! The wood grain and finish on this great shape really makes this guitar "pop".
PRS SE Custom 24 Hardware
Thirdly, the SE Custom 24 comes with PRS designed and wound humbucker pick-ups. These pick-ups really capture the resonance of the body and produce a great mid-range yet bright snap!
The guitar is also loaded with a volume and tone knob, but the tone knob is a push pull switch. This switch accesses great single coil type tones making this one workhorse of a guitar!
There is also a 3 way switch to choose your favorite pick-up or combo of pick-ups to get a tone for any flavor.
The bridge is a PRS molded tremolo design that held tune decently well under heavy bends.
The nut is made from synthetic material and the tuners are a PRS designed chrome die cast set that feel pretty good and hold tune well.
PRS SE Custom 24 Sound
Wow what a guitar! I have played many PRS guitars, some worth thousands of dollars and have always enjoyed them a great deal.
The Custom 24 is no different. It sounds great, has a fantastic mid-range growl to it but is still very balanced throughout its sound options.
The coil tap system works great and truly does sound great no matter the setting.
I recommend this guitar! The PRS SE Custom is a real treat to play and has a clarity to it that will have others asking how you got that tone!
PRS Custom 24 Feel
But how does the PRS SE Custom 24 feel? The neck on this guitar is a PRS custom design.
Its very thin and wide but as a result of this, its fast and comfortable. The frets are a nice height and don’t require you to press hard, the sustain is great and over all the guitar is comfortable and enjoyable to play. Its a great guitar!
Conclusion And Final Thoughts
The PRS SE Custom 24 is a steal for the money and is a great player! The quality of the overall guitar is very noticeable. The sound and feel of this guitar is incredibly good and will truly become your first choice when grabbing a guitar.
PRS has been making a huge impression on players because of their quality and even in the Custom 24 we find it comes up a winner! I am a fan of PRS and the innovation they offer in their guitars, and this was another real fun guitar to review.
PRS makes some great guitars worth a few thousand, but to get into one for under a grand is an amazing opportunity! You just can’t go wrong for what is an amazing guitar and an even better deal.
If your just getting started, this is a great guitar to learn on. It has something for everyone so even very experienced players will be impressed!
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