After two weeks and three separate attempts, we’re still not completely happy with how the photos turned out, so you’ll have to trust us when we say that, as nice as it looks in our website images, the reality is that this PRS Custom 24, in rare Solana Burst, is even more spectacular in person.
The perfect guitar
PRS guitars are probably the finest production model instruments in the world these days – every one a shining example of Paul Reed Smith’s endless mission to build the perfect guitar. As far as we’re concerned, this lefty Custom 24 comes damn close!
Glow and shimmer
The core construction of this exquisite guitar are a solid Mahogany body, single piece Mahogany neck and a stunning flame Maple carved top. This 10 Top boasts a nice, wide pattern to the flame, which really allows the Solana Burst to glow and shimmer.
Twelve years in development
Paintwork is PRS’s superb V12 finish. Twelve years in development, V12 offers all the tonal benefits of a traditional, super-thin nitro finish, with the armor-like protection of high-end automotive acrylic.
Gary Moore, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield
One thing PRS has always had that sets them apart from most other axes out there, is a stinging, punchy mid-range – just like those legendary, quarter-million-dollar 1958 – 1960 Les Pauls, the sound of which Paul Reed Smith continues to strive for. Here, loaded with his brilliant 59/09 pickups, you enter the virtual world of historic Les Paul tone, with 21st century looks and build quality. Listening to our soundfile, it’s easy to imagine you’re hearing one of those famous vintage instruments, as owned and played by the likes of Eric Clapton or Gary Moore, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, Billy Gibbons or Peter Green, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page…
Wider and more open tone
The 59/09 pickups feature curved tops, matching the radius of the fingerboard, imparting a wider and more open tone. Speaking of the fingerboard, the old-school Abalone birds are some of the nicest we’ve seen, shining out from the Indian Rosewood like those on a Private Stock model! (See pic # 6)
Dual humbucker position
Other specifications include PRS ‘Regular’ neck carve; 9½” fingerboard radius; PRS tremolo system; V12 gloss back and sides; nickel hardware; gloss neck and back finish; PRS Phase II open-back locking tuners; and 5-way switching, which includes dual humbucker position*.
Free courier delivery
Listen to our soundfile again as we tell you that this guitar is from the last factory run of left-handed Custom 24s, built back in 2012. It is in total MINT condition, and comes complete with its original hard shell case, tags and paperwork. And, as with all Just Guitars instruments, FREE COURIER DELIVERY is included to any address in Australia. ($100 airfreight to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries. International freight added at checkout)
This guitar in one word…? Wow!
Weight: 7lb 4oz / 3.3kg
*5-way switching positions:-
Inner singlecoils in parallel
Bridge & neck as humbuckers
Bridge humbucker and neck singlecoil in parallel