Custom 24-08

  • 85/15 Pickups
  • Eight Pickup Combinations
  • PRS Patented Gen III Tremolo
Custom 24-08

Versatile and Articulate

Custom 24-08

The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar, the iconic instrument that started it all back in 1985. The Custom 24-08 keeps all the same foundational specifications as the original Custom – maple top, mahogany back and neck, 24 frets, 25” scale length, the PRS patented Gen III tremolo, and dual 85/15 pickups – but adds a new level of versatility with its simple switching system. Featuring mini-toggle coil tap switches (like the PRS 408 model), the Custom 24-08 has eight different pickup settings that provide an array of humbucking and singlecoil tones, including a dual singlecoil option unique for this model. For classic PRS playability, reliability, and tone with ultimate flexibility, check out the Custom 24-08.

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Gen III Tremolo

Rest assured, the Gen III trem functions in all the same ways as the PRS patented tremolo system always has. As always, the bridge is machined brass, a metal that rings beautifully. The block, intonation screws, height-adjustment screws, and the string slots on the saddles are all left un-plated for increased sustain and fidelity of tone.

PRS Gen III Trem
  • A. The mounting screw holes are countersunk from underneath, creating a knife-edge set-up that ensures the bridge will return to pitch after use.
  • B. The bridge’s sidewalls create a pocket that keeps the six individually adjustable saddles from moving sideways, thereby eliminating another traditional cause of tuning instability.
  • C. The saddles feature a compound radius so that the string breaks across the saddle at the optimum angle for contact and vibration transfer through the bridge. The Private Stock Gen III Trem also features locking saddles. These saddles hold the ball ends in place preventing any movement in the block and further ensuring the guitar returns to pitch after use.
  • D. The tremolo arm is unthreaded and features a small set screw that allows the player to customize the feel of the arm and find a comfortable playing position.

    The Gen III trem also has a few notable updates that further support the fidelity of the guitar’s tone and maximize sustain.
  • E. The mounting screws have been redesigned with larger thread and a larger custom head. This added mass creates more contact from the screw to the bridge and the guitar’s body, resulting in greater sustain.
  • F. Grooves have been added to the bridge plate. The grooves are radiused to match the radius of the height adjustment screws, again so there is more contact and a better fit.

Specifications

Body

Top Wood Carved Figured Maple Top
Back Wood Mahogany

Neck

Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Pattern Regular or Pattern Thin
Fretboard Wood Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay Birds

Hardware

Bridge PRS Patented Gen III Tremolo
Tuners Phase III Locking Tuners
Hardware Type Nickel

Electronics

Controls Volume & Tone Controls with 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch

Available Colors

  • Antique White

    Antique White

  • Aquamarine

    Aquamarine

  • Black

    Black

  • Black Gold Wrap Burst

    Black Gold Burst

  • Blood Orange

    Blood Orange

  • Charcoal Burst

    Charcoal Burst

  • Charcoal Cherry Burst

    Charcoal Cherry Burst

  • Emerald

    Emerald

  • Faded Whale Blue

    Faded Whale Blue

  • Fire Red Burst

    Fire Red Burst

  • Gold Top

    Gold Top

  • Gray Black

    Gray Black

  • McCarty Sunburst

    McCarty Sunburst

  • McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

    McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

  • Orange Tiger

    Orange Tiger

  • Trampas Green

    Trampas Green

  • Violet

    Violet

  • Violet Blue Burst

    Violet Blue Burst

Artist Package

The Custom 24-08 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
Neck Profile Pattern Regular or Pattern Thin
Optional Neck Wood Artist Grade Figured Maple or East Indian Rosewood
Fretboard Wood Artist Grade Gaboon Ebony
Fretboard Inlays Paua Outline / Green Select Abalone Center Artist Birds
Headstock Artist Grade Gaboon Ebony Headstock Veneer with Inlaid Green Abalone Signature
Optional Artist Grade Fretboard & Veneer Figured Maple (Maple Neck Only) or Brazilian Rosewood (USA Only)
Bridge PRS Patented Gen III Tremolo
Hardware Type Gold (Hybrid or Nick Optional)

Available Artist Package Colors

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

*Also available with natural back

Design & Build Philosophies

  • Wood is the foundation of every PRS instrument, so great care is taken in sourcing, cutting, drying, and grading each species of timber used.

  • Neck shapes are paramount to the connection a player feels the moment he or she picks up a guitar. PRS neck shapes are designed for comfort, playability, and stability, so that feeling lasts a lifetime.

  • Stain and finish should do more than help a guitar look good; they should feel good and maximize tone as well. So while PRS is synonymous with beautiful, richly detailed stains, paints, and finishes, the goal is always to use a thin, clear, and hard finish that is durable and does not deaden the instrument’s natural tone and resonance.

  • The bridge is the anchor of the guitar. All PRS bridges are designed to maximize the transfer of the strings’ vibration into the guitar body while providing excellent intonation and functionality.

  • PRS Phase III tuners are designed to maximize the transfer of the strings’ vibration into the guitar while providing excellent tuning precision and stability via the easy to use locking system.

  • As one of the three main contact points of the strings, the nut is essential to the guitar’s tone. PRS uses a proprietary nut material, designed to maximize the guitar’s tonal resonance. PRS nut placement is compensated to provide accurate intonation across the fretboard. All PRS nuts are hand-filed for precise fit and superior playability.

  • A pickup is a transducer that captures the mechanical vibration of a string and converts it into an electrical current. Every component (wire, magnet, bobbin, slugs, etc) affects the sound and interacts differently with instruments and amps, which is why we design and build many distinct pickup models. Nearly all Private Stock and Core pickups are designed and built in our Stevensville, Maryland factory.

  • PRS uses nickel silver fret material for durability and tone. In general, PRS fret wire height has been specified to provide a good platform for both chord/rhythm playing and string bends/lead techniques. PRS fret wire width and hardness is specified to minimize wear, maximize fret life, and support the tone of the instrument. All PRS frets are glued in place to avoid raised or popped frets and are leveled, radiused, and crowned giving the guitar amazing comfort and playability.

  • The final instrument reflects all of the thought, work, and passion that are put into every step of the building process. If all the details are cared for, a guitar can be much more than the sum of its parts.

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