The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar. This iconic instrument was the first model that Paul Reed Smith brought to the public at PRS Guitars’ first Winter NAMM show in 1985 and has been a top seller ever since.
This guitar is so popular because it gives a musician so many different tonal options in just one guitar. A player doesn’t need to mess with his or her amp in the middle of a gig to pull a different tone. When a new tone is needed, we’ve made it as simple as a flick of a finger.
This guitar arrived to our PTC department at the PRS factory in rough shape. The neck was somehow still connected to the body but the body was broken and cracked from the neck joint to the bridge! On the back of the guitar, it was also cracked all the way to the edge of the electronics cavity. The only thing holding this guitar together was about an inch of unbroken wood.
The customer sent the guitar in to our tech center (PTC) hoping that we could bring the beauty back to life. The neck and body were reset and glued sturdily back in place. The guitar was then stripped of its finish and the PTC refinished the guitar in its original color. A final electronics assembly and setup made this guitar as good as new again!
If you love our core model guitars but wish you could spruce things up a bit, our Artist Package might be just what you’re looking for! With expanded options on things like maple tops, pickups, and finishes, you can get closer to building the guitar of your dreams.
The PRS Artist Package program is an exclusive platform for PRS Core electric guitars and acoustics that offers expanded options and enhancements on select models. Simply choose your model and pick from the available upgrades to create the most distinctive instruments and amplifiers available from the PRS Core production line.
This lovely green Hollowbody II showed up to our PTC center in need of some tender loving care. Unfortunately, the guitar landed on its headstock in the middle of an epic jam-session. This posed no threat to our PTC guys, they had her fixed up in no time. In a fortunate turn of events, this Hollowbody will live to shred another solo.
Good work, guys! If you would like to learn more about our PTC department, or send your own PRS in for repair, click HERE.
This guitar was sent to our PRS Tech Center (PTC) as a NF3 fitted with the standard three “Narrowfield” pickups. The owner was ready for a change so he sent it in to our talented guys here at PRS for some new life.
We were able to remove the middle pick-up, re-route the body to fit a larger 59/09 pickup, re-route the body to fit a Floyd Rose tremolo, and finally tie it all together with a new pick guard. It may sound easy, but our tech center worked hard to preform quality work while preserving the tone and resonance expected of this caliber of an instrument.
We love fades, bursts, solid tops, glows, you name it. All of that gets done here in the base coat and top coat departments.
After paint is applied, a team of employees meticulously inspects every instrument. Even the smallest abnormality will not go uncorrected.
We take pride in our instruments so that when its finally in your hands, you can too.
In this video, Paul sits down and explains all of the tonal variety you can experience with our award-winning 408. “408” stands for 4 pickups and 8 sounds.
Click HERE to view the 408 product page!
Nashville Session legend Brent Mason and Paul Reed Smith with the NF3.
For more on the Artist Package program, visit: http://prsguitars.com/artistpackage
We’re using what we refer to as “Sinker” Mahogany for the necks on our Signature Limited models. We reserve this wood for special edition guitars and Private Stocks instruments due its rare nature and tonal qualities. So what is PRS Sinker Mahogany exactly? Paul explains in this video.
Pretty much all I’m playing these days is our Signature model, which was released as a limited edition at NAMM this past January. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like all the other models we make, it’s that these instruments, for me, cover everything I’m asking an instrument to do.