The Custom 24 is the definitive PRS guitar. Unveiled at the 1985 NAMM Show, this stellar six-string was PRS’ very first production model and it remains their most popular instrument even today. Distinctive for its flying bird fingerboard inlays, dual humbuckers, 24 frets and ergonomic contours; the Custom 24 is considered a modern classic among guitarists.
To celebrate its 35th Anniversary, PRS has unveiled a limited edition Custom 24 model for each of its main product ranges: Core, S2 and SE. Making these gorgeous guitars available at every price-point, the SE 35th Anniversary Custom 24 is the most affordable option of the bunch; with only 3,500 made.
Capturing the foundational elements of the iconic Custom 24 design, the PRS 35th Anniversary SE also adds the musical functionality of the PRS Paul’s Guitar - creating a new, super-versatile platform!
Body & Neck
PRS' 35th Anniversary SE Custom 24 boasts a Mahogany body, delivering a warm sound with plenty of harmonic richness in the mid-range. Adorned with a stunning Figured Maple top veneer top, this instrument's beauty is guaranteed to inspire you to pick it up and play for hours on end.
Joining the body is a bright-sounding 3-piece Maple neck carved to PRS' contemporary "Wide Thin" profile. While the material adds plenty of top-end snap to give notes more immediacy, the unique neck carve provides an incredibly modern and playable feel. The neck is also topped with a silky smooth Rosewood fingerboard that offers a luxurious touch under the fingers.
Hardware & Electronics
Although this particular model may be a part of the affordable SE line, PRS spared no expense when it came to the instrument's hardware and electronics. The PRS Patented Molded Tremolo keeps things solid, with its beautifully-machined design offering a comfy feel and a smooth vibrato arm action. At the other end of the guitar you’ll find a set of PRS-designed tuners that'll keep your tuning super-stable too.
The PRS 35th Anniversary SE Custom 24 features TCI “S” Treble and Bass pickups with two mini-toggle switches that allow you to put either or both pickups in humbucking or true single-coil mode. The clarity and unique tones of these vintage-inspired pickups are both big and nuanced, so that you can easily find your tonal sweet spot.
- Top Wood: Beveled Maple
- Top Veneer: Figured Maple
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 24
- Scale Length: 25”
- Neck Wood: 3-Piece Maple
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Neck Shape: Wide Thin
- Fretboard Inlays: Abalone “Old School” Birds
Hardware & Electronics
- Bridge: PRS Patented Molded Tremolo
- Tuners: PRS-Designed Tuners
- Truss Rod Cover: 35th Anniversary
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Treble Pickup: TCI “S” Treble
- Bass Pickup: TCI “S” Bass
- Controls: Volume and Tone Controls with 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch and Two Mini-Toggle Coil-Tap Switches
- Included Accessories: Gig bag
- Strings: .09-.42