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Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the SE Custom 24 has become the most popular SE model in a divers...Click To Read More About This Product

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A classic instrument that's easy to own.

Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the SE Custom 24 has become the most popular SE model in a diverse lineup of guitars. With its own version of PRS 30th Anniversary inlays and a quilted maple veneer, the SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 brings a unique look to a classic instrument. The SE line was established in 2001 with the goal of providing players with high-quality, reliable instruments.

Featuring HFS treble and Vintage bass pickups, volume and a push/pull tone control with a 3-way blade pickup selector, this guitar offers a versatile array of PRS tones from a classic era. The addition of PRS's patented tremolo design and a wide thin maple neck give the SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 addictive playability.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple Quilted
  • Body wood: Mahogany Non-weight relieved
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Wide thin
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 10"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: 30th Anniversary birds
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: SE Vintage bass
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: SE HFS treble
  • Brand: PRS
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/pull tone control
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: PRS tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: PRS designed
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Anniversary inlay
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Korea

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PRSSE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (5)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Killer axe!

By Joe

from Brockton, MA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about PRS SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

Absolutely amazing guitar. Pickups are very clear but have no problem giving deep sounds for heavy distortion and lower tunings. The neck is very fast, almost as fast as a Gibson SG, with great access to the higher frets, even for players with smaller hands. The tremolo won't throw the guitar out of tune. My only 2 complaints about the guitar is that it had fret buzz when I first got it, but after switching out the 9 gauge strings for 10 gauge, it went away. If you prefer 9 gauge, a slight truss rod adjustment will fix it. The second complaint is that on some of the machine heads, it's difficult to use a string winder because of the shape of the headstock, not that big of a deal though. This guitar equals if not surpasses Gibsons that are twice the price or more, great bang for your buck. Highly recommended.

(1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Nightmare

By rockkgold

from NYC

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about PRS SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

      This guitar was a great disappointment. Doesn't stay in tune, push pull pot pulled right out. Was really expecting better craftsmanship and better sound. The American made PRS is of much better quality. Save your money.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Sweets axe - plays like butter!

      By Sunny

      from Roeland Park, KS

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about PRS SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

        Purchased this PRS from Musiciansfriend about 2 months ago. It was delivered without damage and setup perfectly. Love the wide thin neck profile (plays like "buttaer") and the pickups sound great, too. The coil taps are a nice feature and give the guitar a wide variety of tonal possibilities. I use this primarily for practicing in my home studio and when playing with our worship team at church. Have had great comments about how good it sounds. I've own a number of high-end PRS guitars in the past but this guitar holds it's own against them - a third of the price! I highly recommend this guitar!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Performance Machine

        By Nathan

        from Houston

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        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about PRS SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

            Exceptional guitar, my father actually has this same guitar, and though I liked it, I also didn't know if it would work for me. It really shines though, tone wise, very clean, but has a nice "bark" to it, I REALLY dig the pickups and how fat they sound, kinda like a beefy strat-esque sound, but with the gibson bite. It needed a setup pretty bad when it came in, but I just read the PRS setup specs online and it's fine now, sounds great, feels great.

             
            5.0

            my new favorite guitar

            By NoOtropic

            from fairhope,al

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • beautiful
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • makes me feel warm and fuzzy when i palm mute
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Djenting with the technical wizards of garagedom
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about PRS SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

              I've owned a lot of guitars.i still do. I've owned really horrible abominations and I've owned hand crafted perfection. This guitar has easily become my new favorite. I've shied away from the SE models because people don't really very highly of them unless they're signature models. From the moment i got my hands on mine it was love. The neck played blisteringly fast and smooth. The pickups had so much clarity and definition that i had to seriously stop playing too make sure that i wasn't playing an American made PRS. Rich, warm, full of harmonics yet with a razor definition. I can nail playing The contortionist or i can pull the tap and play some Hendrix seamlessly. I have the Trampas green Floyd Rose model. It's beautiful, it stays in tune, plays perfectly and it makes me feel like a forelorn metal God with closet hippie tendencies. I'm now a huge fan of the SE models and will definitely be buying a Mark Holcomb signature soon

               
              4.0

              Great guitar for the money, and stunning to boot.

              By Brandon

              from Grove City, PA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PRS SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 Electric Guitar:

                  Bought this just to have something different than what I had been playing ('76 Gibson 335 and Fender Tele Deluxe 72 reissue). Was drawn to this guitar after playing one at a local shop, and really enjoyed the neck profile. The finish is impressive for the price point, and the action when set up to PRS spec is about impossible to beat. I swapped out the 9s for 10s and went through setting it all up again to what the PRS site specs said. It is very important to get the relief close to the .010 inch mark before setting your string height to avoid fret buzz. My only negatives are that mine arrived with a slight defect in the binding from the factory (very minor), and I wish the pickups had a little more life to them. But all in all, for the price range it is an impressive instrument.

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