The SE remains a PRS icon, and the 2017 SE Custom 24 is designed to bring this classic up-to-date for the modern player to enjoy. With an array of upgraded appointments, exquisite tonewoods and an incredibly durable construction, the SE Custom 24 will have you hooked.
In keeping with tradition, the SE Custom 24 features the quintessential double body cutaway profile. Thanks to this open shape, you have complete access to all the frets the neck has to offer. The body top is constructed from maple and also has a maple veneer which adds to its appearance as well as protecting its colour finish. Mahogany is chosen to construct the back which works extremely well with the maple top for a top tonewood partnership.
The 25 inch scale length SE Custom 24 is fitted with a smooth maple neck. The neck is shaped to a wide thin profile which is particularly suited to fast players and lead guitarists. The neck is then topped with a rosewood fingerboard which is home to 24 frets. The opulent bird inlays decorate the frets as a guide and can always be recognised as a PRS trademark.
The SE Custom 24 is fitted with a pair of upgraded humbucker pickups which have been specifically voiced by Paul Reed Smith to accurately mimic the sound of pickups found in core PRS models. The tone you hear from the guitar is second to none. The updated 85/15 "S" pickups produce sweet highs that chime so beautifully. The low and midrange notes are clear and defined, offering you an extensive range of tones to explore. The 85/15 "S" dual humbuckers are often sought after and it's easy to see why, plus they only appear in core PRS guitars and cannot be sourced otherwise.
There is a 3-way pickup switch blade which allows you to easily flick between pickup combinations to suit your playing needs. Simple controls for Volume and Tone facilitate sound tweaking whether you're recording or performing live.
Hardware and Finish
A PRS patented tremolo bridge is firmly fitted at the lower bout of the body and can execute pitch bends excellently. At the headstock, PRS SE tuners ensure that tuning accuracy is upheld with precision. The headstock also features an updated logo with Paul Reed Smith's signature above the "SE". Nickel hardware adds a neat visual aesthetic to the maple veneer finish.
As with any PRS, the sheer quality of the design and build is outstanding. The guitar is ready to take out on the road from the moment you get it as you can rely on the PRS technicians to ensure that the guitar's setup is perfect from the beginning.
Manufacturer PRS Model 2017 SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar Top Material Maple Top with Maple Veneer Back Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Bridge Tremolo Neck Profile Wide Thin No. of Frets 24 Position Inlays Bird Tuners PRS SE Tuners Bridge PRS Patented Tremolo, Molded Pickups Neck: PRS 85/15 “S” Bridge: PRS 85/15 “S” Pickup Configuration HH Active/Passive Passive Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup Controls Master Volume Master Tone 3-Way Pickup Switch
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