PRS Custom 24 Semi-Hollow
For the first time in PRS history, their flagship Custom 24 guitar comes with a semi-hollow body with f-hole.
PRS "Lefty" Custom 24
The Custom 24 Semi-Hollow guitar turns the original Paul Reed Smith guitar into a thinline model complete with f-hole.
It has now been nearly 30 years since the original Custom 24 PRS guitar was first shown at the NAMM Trade show. It has underwent various variations since then, but it has never been available with an f-hole. This limited run 2014 release will be the first of its kind, completely different from other Custom 24 models.
The press release says, "The 2014 Custom 24 Semi-Hollow has all of the versatility and reliability of the Core Custom. The addition of a chambered, semi-hollow body gives this guitar added midrange and resonance while losing none of the instrument's tried-and-true character."
The guitar's chambered body is carved into the Custom 24 double cutaway shape, and features a figured maple top with mahogany back and sides. The prominent single f-hole lets you peek into the guitar's chambered body, and distinguishes it from its solidbody counterparts.
The 24-fret neck is carved from mahogany and is topped by an East Indian rosewood fretboard. The specs of the original Custom 24 is followed, including the 25" scale length, "Pattern Regular" neck profile, and bird inlays.
For the pickups, Paul Reed Smith opted for uncovered 59/09 treble and bass pickups. These humbuckers are described as articulate and harmonically rich, with the bridge slightly hotter and the neck a bit brighter. The two humbuckers are wired to a 5-way blade switch with master tone and volume knobs.
Other hardware include PRS patented tremolo and PRS Phase III locking tuners. The 2014 Custom 24 Semi-Hollow is available in a variety of finishes: Aquableux, Black Gold, Blood Orange, Faded Whale Blue, Jade, Obsidian, Red Tiger, and Violet.
The 2014 Custom 24 Semi-Hollow is first of its kind, and will be a collectible instrument even if it will be reproduced after the initial run. PRS announced that no more than 200 of these instruments will be made for this small batch run. For more information and other details, head over to PRS Guitars.
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