PRS SE Custom 24 - Vintage Yellow
PRS SE Custom 24 - Vintage Yellow

SE Custom 24 - Vintage Yellow, Otra Guitarra Eléctrica de Cuerpo Sólido from PRS in the 25 Anniversary series.

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heads on fire 31/01/2012

PRS SE Custom 24 - Vintage Yellow : la opinión de heads on fire (content in English)

"Quite good."

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Top Wood Beveled Maple Top and Flame Maple Veneer
Back Wood Mahogany
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Maple
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Neck Shape Wide Thin
Fretboard Inlays Birds
Bridge PRS Designed Tremolo
Tuners PRS Designed Tuners
Truss Rod Cover "PRS"
Hardware Type Nickel
Treble Pickup PRS Designed SE HFS Treble
Bass Pickup PRS Designed SE Vintage Bass
Pickup Switching Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector


Paul Reed Smith started his company officially in 1985 with the ever revered Custom 24 model. The guitars were build by hand in his Maryland factory then, and they gained a huge following. Twenty-five years after the introduction of the USA Custom 24, PRS decided to make a tribute guitar with their import SE line, drawing from much of the same inspiration, yet cutting a few costs to make the guitar much more affordable to the average musician.

The SE Custom 24 is very much like its USA counterpart but for one obvious difference - the top is not carved. There is a small bevel in the cutaway for hand comfort, but aside from that, the guitar has a flat top. This is not a bad thing, it's just not a feature that something like a $3000 USA PRS would have. The tremolo looks and feels the same as the USA version, yet I suspect the metal isn't quite the same quality. That's ok too - it doesn't feel or look cheap by any means. Aside from this, the main differences are that it is a Korean-made guitar, with many more automated processes than the USA guitars, and that the finish isn't quite as rich.


All that being said, the guitar is not bad at all! Not being at the same level of quality as a $3000 boutique instrument is nothing to be ashamed at. For a sub $700 guitar, this is a fantastic piece of engineering. The pickups sound wonderful - every bit as good as the US versions. PRS guitars are very versatile, and this one is at home in about any style.


Overall, I feel that this is one of the best deals in a sub-$1000 level guitar. It sounds great, plays great, and it looks very nice as well. Also, this could be a great stage guitar or backup for someone with a more expensive PRS, as one needn't worry as much about battle scars! Recommended.