The Custom 22 is a 22-fret version of the classic PRS Custom 24. Like the Custom 24, the Custom 22 uses a Mahogany body with a curly Maple top and is outfitted with stylish bird inlays (though some custom-builds use dots). Like most high-end PRS guitars, the Custom 22 was offered with a number of custom finishes and specifications. 

Years of Production: 
1993 - 2009, 2012 - present

Unique to this Era: Starting in 2001, Custom 22 offered with non-tremolo stopbar tailpiece.

Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Flamed/Quilted Maple top, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bird inlays, single-piece bridge/tailpiece, 25-inch scale length, two humbuckers

Notable PRS Players:  Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti, Al Di Meola

Product Specs

  • Custom 22 with 10-Top
  • Sunburst
  • 2009
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

From the Price Guide

Reviews for the Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 with 10-top Sunburst 2009
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  • Core CU22's Kick butt!

    Verified Purchase

    Since the early 2000's I have owned a total of 4 custom 22's. Every single one of them were of extreme quality on fit and finish. Each maple cap was unique and deeply figured (all of them were 10 tops but I have seen some excellent quality non 10's as well). Tonally, depending on the pickups that is…

  • Perfect

    Verified Purchase

    Looks great! Described perfectly but seller. Plays fantastically. I haven’t been able to put it down.