Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 2008 Whale Blue

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  • $1,350$2,490

The PRS Custom 24 stands as the original PRS guitar which Smith himself started taking to trade shows in 1985. Also known as simply the Custom or PRS Custom, the Custom 24 uses a Mahogany body with a curly Maple top and is outfitted with stylish bird inlays (though some custom-builds use dot inlays). Like most high-end PRS guitars, the Custom 24 is available with a number of custom finishes and specifications. The model changed somewhat in 1991 when PRS stopped using Brazilian rosewood for the fingerboard and also discontinued the "sweet switch" filter circuit. 

Years of Production: 
1985 - present

Unique to this Era: Starting in 2008, PRS began offering "Artist Package" options on the Custom 24 with upgraded woods and finish choices. 

Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody

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

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

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

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