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PRS Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 10-Top Guitar, Orange Tiger

Flame Maple 10-Top, Mahogany Body and Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, Pattern Regular Neck Shape

Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to offer up this Custom 24 from Paul Reed Smith. A beautiful Orange Tiger finish envelopes the upgraded flame maple 10-top for a stunning aesthetic.

The majority of Custom 24's, these days, are coming with 85/15 pickups, and for good reason. These are a faithful recreation of the pickups that put Paul Reed Smith on the map, but now they come TCI tuned which, long story short, makes them even better than they were before! They sound vintage enough to get the job done if that's what you need but can also more than handle their own in more modern settings as well. They handle saturation and distortion with grace and ease. The pattern regular neck gives you a nice bit of wood to hold onto without being too bulky. It's a shop favorite if you aren't the shredding type (for that we tend to recommend the pattern thin neck shapes). Chords and single-note lead lines feel amazingly comfortable all the way up and down the neck.

There's a very real thing that can happen when you pick up a guitar that is just so inspiring that it makes you a better player by not only being easier to play but also by giving you more motivation to pick it up and play it every chance that you get. The PRS Custom 24 is one of those instruments! 

Manufacturer's Description

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. Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the Custom 24 features PRS’s patented Gen III tremolo system and PRS 85/15 pickups with volume and tone controls and a 5-way blade switch. 85/15 pickups were personally designed by Paul Reed Smith to offer remarkable clarity and extended high and low end.

The Custom 24 is the original PRS. Since its introduction, it has offered a unique tonal option for serious players and defined PRS tone and playability.

Pickup Switching Positions
Position One: Bridge humbucker
Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck single-coil, in parallel
Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
Position Four: Neck single-coil with bridge single-coil, in parallel
Position Five: Neck humbucker


Neck shapes have always been a high priority for PRS and a hallmark of our quality. A guitar should feel comfortable, like "home," as soon as you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. These new neck shapes reflect modern tooling and programming that allows us to even more preciously shape and consistently reproduce our necks. The new "Pattern Regular" neck shape is similar to the traditional PRS regular neck found on guitars made in the late 80’s at PRS’s former Virginia Avenue location. The "Pattern Thin" neck is an updated version of PRS’s traditional Wide Thin neck.

It’s All in the Details: TCI-Tuned Pickups

Paul Reed Smith is known as a man who studies history, scrutinizes the details, and never stops applying what he learns to his own instruments. It is that passion, care, and tenacity that has permeated PRS Guitars’ culture and led to the constant evolution of PRS products. Last year, PRS announced TCI (tuned capacitance and inductance) pickups on the Paul’s Guitar. But, TCI is more than a pickup, it’s a process. That process has now been applied to all PRS pickups offered on our Core line of instruments, with the exception of a few artist Signature models.

“TCI stands for Tuned Capacitance Inductance. When you wind a pickup, the coils are capacitors, resistors, and inductors simultaneously. Our more refined ability to be able to tune those factors is what we have incorporated into TCI pickups,” said Paul Reed Smith. “To our ears, the results are very musical. We are very proud of how far we’ve come in the understanding and making of pickups. It’s been a fun process.”



  • Model: Custom 24 10-Top
  • Color: Orange Tiger
  • Top: Flame Maple 10-Top
  • Binding: Natural
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Finish: Nitro over CAB


  • Construction: Set Neck
  • Fretboard: East Indian Rosewood
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Profile: Pattern Regular - 1 21/32" width and 27/32" depth @ nut
  • Inlays: Birds
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Radius: 10"
  • Frets: 24


  • Pickups: 85/15 Bass and Treble
  • Controls: 1x Volume, 1x Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch


  • Bridge: PRS Gen III Tremolo
  • Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking
  • Hardware Finish: Hybrid


  • Case: Black Tolex Deluxe Hardshell
  • Serial #: 0305638
  • Instrument Weight: 7.2 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized Signature Dealer for Paul Reed Smith. This Custom 24 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Music Store Live is one of PRS's top independent dealers and is one of only a select few PRS Signature Dealers. If you still haven't found what you're looking for, we are more than happy to help you custom order your next Paul Reed Smith instrument. Our PRS experts can help guide you in purchasing a new SE, S2, CORE, Artist Package, or even your very own Private Stock guitar or bass. Call or message us for details!