Custom 24

  • Uncovered 59/09 Pickups w/ 5-way Blade Switch
  • 24 Frets
  • PRS Tremolo
Custom 24

The One That Started It All

Custom 24

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.

For 2015, the Custom 24 features PRS’s patented tremolo system, six new maple top colors (Aquableux, Blood Orange, Faded Whale Blue, Leprechaun Tooth, Obsidian, and Violet), a rosewood headstock veneer with inlaid “Paul Reed Smith” signature, and the choice of PRS’s 59/09 treble and bass pickups or HFS treble and Vintage Bass pickups.

Guitarists looking for additional options, colors, and enhanced features can order a Custom 24 Artist Package.

Pickup Switching Positions:

Position One: Bridge humbucker
Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
Position Four: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
Position Five: Neck humbucker


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Top Wood Carved Figured Maple (Flame or Quilt)
Back Wood Mahogany
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Fretboard Inlays Birds
Neck Shape Pattern Thin or Pattern Regular
Bridge PRS Tremolo
Tuners PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Hardware Type Nickel
Treble Pickup PRS Uncovered 59/09 Treble
Bass Pickup PRS Uncovered 59/09 Bass
Controls Volume and Tone Control with 5-Way Blade Switch
Option 10-Top Flame or Quilt
Custom 24


"The Custom 24 is my main guitar live and probably the one we’ve had in the rack the longest. It gives us that consistent tone we’re looking for and it’s a really nice looking guitar.”

- Brad Delson, Linkin Park

"If you want to play a guitar that feels great, is very versatile and has an amazing tone, a Custom 24 fits that bill!”

- Orianthi

"I’ve been playing PRS Custom 24’s since 1985 and they’ve been a workhorse on the road and in the studio. They play great, look and sound great and they’re dependable. The balance and weight from the neck to the body is perfect.”

- Tom Johnston, The Doobie Brothers

“It’s like they were in my head when they designed the Custom 24… it’s everything I’ve EVER wanted out of a guitar.”

- Anthony Armstrong, RED

“Looove my Custom 24, it looks great, it’s dependable, and is just overall a real joy to play.”

- Ryan Knight, The Black Dahlia Murder

“I love my Custom 24 and take it to every gig. It sounds great, looks great, and has survived the road life so I really couldn't ask for a better guitar!”

- Cheska Zaide, A+ Dropouts

Artist Package

The Custom 24 is available with the PRS Artist Package.

The PRS Artist Package program is an exclusive platform for PRS Core guitars that offers upgraded and expanded options to enhance and further personalize your instrument. Artist Package instruments represent the most distinctive pieces available from the PRS Core production line.

Top Wood Artist Grade Flame Maple
Back Wood Select Mahogany
Neck Wood Select Mahogany
Optional Neck Wood Artist Grade Figured Maple or East Indian Rosewood
Fretboard Wood Artist Grade Gaboon Ebony
Fretboard Inlays Green Ripple Outline/Green Abalone Center Artist Bird Inlays
Headstock Gaboon Ebony Headstock Veneer with Inlaid Green Abalone Signature
Optional Artist Grade Fretboard & Veneer Figured Maple (Maple Neck Only) or Brazilian Rosewood (USA only)
Hardware Type Gold, Hybrid or Nickel
Pickup Sets 57/08 Covered or Uncovered, 59/09 Uncovered, \m/ Uncovered or HFS & Vintage Bass

Available Artist Package Colors

  • Autumn Sky
  • Black Cherry*
  • Black Gold Burst
  • Blood Orange
  • Blue Crab Blue
  • Blue Fade
  • Blue Matteo
  • Bonnie Pink*
  • Burnt Maple Leaf
  • Charcoal
  • Charcoal Burst
  • Dark Cherry Burst
  • Eriza Verde
  • Faded Blue Burst
  • Faded Blue Jean
  • Faded Gray Black
  • Faded Whale Blue*
  • Fire Red Burst
  • Gray Black
  • Jade
  • Livingston Lemondrop
  • Leprechaun Tooth
  • Makena Blue
  • McCarty Tobacco Sunburst
  • Natural, Obsidian
  • Orange Tiger
  • Santana Yellow
  • Tortoise Shell
  • Trampas Green
  • Vintage Sunburst
  • Violet
  • Violin Amber Sunburst
  • Whale Blue
  • Yellow Tiger

*Also available with natural back

Available Colors

  • Antique White

    Antique White

  • Azul


  • Black


  • Black Cherry

    Black Cherry

  • Black Gold Burst

    Black Gold Burst

  • Blood Orange

    Blood Orange

  • Charcoal Burst

    Charcoal Burst

  • Faded Vintage Yellow

    Faded Vintage Yellow

  • Faded Whale Blue

    Faded Whale Blue

  • Gold Top

    Gold Top

  • Gray Black

    Gray Black

  • Honey


  • Jade


  • Royal Blue

    Royal Blue

  • Scarlet Red

    Scarlet Red

  • Tortoise Shell

    Tortoise Shell

  • Vintage Sunburst

    Vintage Sunburst

  • Violet