Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 1988 Cherry Sunburst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $2,005$2,635

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. 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. In general, pre-1990 specimens are worth considerably more than post-1990 specimens. 

Years of Production: 
1985 - present

Unique to this Era: PRS' high-end "10-top" Maple top became an option in 1987. Those with the premium top are more valuable to collec†tors. 

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 uncovered humbuckers, sweet switch circut

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


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