Exceptionally clean’ is maybe all you need to know about this used, 2013, PRS Custom 24, that is spec’d with bird inlays, along with a scrumptious and highly figured maple ’10’ top, that is loaded with character – It looks mighty appetising with a fire red burst V12 finish – You’ll need to look very closely, in a good light, to detect any previous signs of use, so much so, that if it is not worthy of a 10 out of 10, as new tag, it is well worthy of a 9.9 out of 10 – It is just about spotless – Complete with the deluxe PRS case, plus appropriate swing tag, which confirms the 2013 date of birth, the inclusion of a pair of 57/08 pick-ups, as well as the pattern thin neck profile – So all I need to do is a) Add the weight at 7lbs and 9oz and b) and to confirm that yes it has been on my bench, for a new set of 10’s along with a check up/set-up, so it is already to go, with an easy slick action, that responds to a light touch
For around 10 years, Guitars4You became one of the leading UK PRS Dealers – Nearly always appearing in the Top 5 UK sales figures and even once hitting the No 1 spot – Therefore, as a one man business it is fair to say I’ve personally sold plenty of PRS Guitars over that period – Today I just handle a fine selection of used PRS Guitars, as and when I can acquire them
Listed below are a whole load of valid notes that are applicable to this 2014 PRS :-
- Highly figured maple ’10’ top
- V12 fire red burst finish
- One piece mahogany body
- One piece mahogany neck with pattern thin profile – measures .822″ around the top nut end and .854″ around the 12th fret
- 24 jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard
- Bird inlays
- Nickel hardware inc PRS Phase 111 locking tuners plus the legendary PRS tremelo
- PRS 57/08 humbuckers – measures 11K neck + 11.8K bridge
- 5 way blade switch with the following options :- position 1 – bridge humbucker position 2 – bridge humbucker + neck single coil wired in parallel position 3 – bridge and neck humbuckers position 4 – neck humbucker with bridge single coil wired in parallel position 5 – neck humbucker
- Set-up and strung with 10’s
- Includes deluxe PRS case
More Details are as follows :- PRS have made a few changes to its best selling model , to ensure that the Custom 24 retains is well earned reputation – Recent changes include the ultra thin, yet tough, V12 finish which blends the vintage nitro based lacquers with the modern acrylic paints – The finish should not inhibit the guitars natural resonance, allowing it to ‘breathe’ yet at the same enrich the guitars beauty with that glass like shine – 12 years in development, hence V12 and from 2011 available on all Custom 24 models – Next up is a slight tweak to the neck profile, now tagged as ‘pattern thin” – With a 43mm top nut width is on a par with most Gibson/PRS guitars, whilst a slimmer depth provides you with a profile that is easy to handle and feels so natural to play the moment you touch it – A fast and fluid action from top to bottom, awaits any test drive, whilst 24 medium/jumbo frets ensures easy string bending, so much so that a set of 10’s feel very slinky – Add to this a 10″ fingerboard radius and you’ll see why the playing performance of a PRS guitar is so slick, and as such will enhance the technique of any player – The PRS tremelo feels smooth and positive, so in-conjunction with the top nut plus locking tuners, it will ensure trouble free tuning stability for all styles, unless you are into serious dive bombing – The trem block and saddles both incorporate milled brass saddles to enrich the tone and sustain, so no monkey metal here – Again, the top nut and quality of fret work ensures excellent intonation, so much so that even complex chords, above the 12th fret, still ring true, plus in tune, to allow each note of the chord to be clearly heard
Now onto the final upgrade, regarding the pick-ups and switching arrangement – This 2013 Custom 24’s features a pair of PRS 57/08 pick-ups, to ensure a versatile tonal package , that is loaded with soul and emotion, coupled with excellent dynamics and articulation – From warm, vintage flavoured tones that emit from the neck pick-up, to crunch rhythm, power chord/riffs, to scorching lead breaks, that can pour out of the bridge pick-up the Custom 24 is at home – The volume and tone controls work well over the whole 1-10 range, to further enhance the soul and emotion that is available to you – On crunch/overdriven amp settings, the volume control will allow you to back off from 10 and obtain a cleaner voice, or indeed, if you wish to obtain a softer, dark voice, then roll off the tone pot until you hit that sweet spot – You can make a clear and crisp guitar tone, sound more dark, as is the case with a PRS, but you can’t make a dull sounding guitar sound bright, so this is why the tonal package of a PRS works so well to offer effective variations – The neck pick-up sounds warm, fat and full bodied on clean or overdriven amp settings – The bridge pick-up has enough warmth and body to deliver the goods on clean/blues based amp settings, but as you add more overdrive, from bone crunching riffs and chord work, to scorching lead breaks, a Custom 24 has few equals – Again, on an overdriven bridge pick-up setting, don’t forget the extra emotion and control that is available to you from the volume and tone pots to ‘soften up’ the tone and reduce the level of gain as required – 3 humbucking voices are found on position 1, 3 and 5 of the ‘Strat style’ blade switch, whilst position 2 and 4 offer two excellent single coil flavoured tones that work well for those “Knopfler’ style licks or indeed funky chord passages – Yes the best selling Custom 24 has now just moved up another notch in all areas
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