PRS "Lefty" Custom 24 for 2014
PRS Guitars release a small batch of left-handed Custom 24 electric guitars for 2014, available in four finishes.
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These guitars are produced in the company's Stevensville, Maryland facility, ensuring that the guitar is on par in terms of sound and quality with the right handed versions.
The Custom 24 is the original Paul Reed Smith guitar, the same model that Paul took to his first tradeshow in 1985. This guitar design helped him establish the brand and up to now, it continues to be the favorite of many players.
The 2014 Lefty Custom 24 features the same double cutaway body with carved figured maple top and mahogany back. It has a 24 fret neck with a scale length of 25". The neck is made of mahogany while the fretboard is made of rosewood. "Old School" abalone birds inlays serve as guides for your fretting hand, which in this case would be your right hand.
PRS equipped the guitar with a pair of Uncovered 59/09 pickups, a 59/09 Treble and 59/09 Bass as the brand calls them. These pickups are wired to a 5-way blade pickup switch that lets you get single-coil tones from the humbuckers. Here are the 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
In contrast to the expanded dual humbucker pickup, traditional master volume and tone knobs allow for straightforward adjustments to your guitar sound.
Other features of the guitar include PRS' patented tremolo system (which Paul describes as being more "musical") and Phase III Locking Tuners.
These guitars are available in 4 of PRS's most popular "new for 2014" maple top colors which include: Aquablleux, Obsidian, Violet and Blood Orange. I've seen a violet finished model go on sale for just under $3,550. You can visit PRS Guitars for more information
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