Paul Reed Smith

PRS 35th Anniversary Custom 24 Charcoal #...403

SKU: 1-0309403

We are blown away by this maple top! Non 10 top, how is it possible: PRS does it again.

We were blown away when we saw the maple top on this PRS 35th Anniversary Custom 24 Charcoal. Non 10-top, and therefore for the normal price, but what an incredibly beautiful drawing there is in this wood. This guitar has it all: clean lines, a wild pattern and a light saffron. Wow! In combination with the classic Charcoal finish, this is a gem of an instrument. This 35th Anniversary CU24 has the serial number #0309403

More about PRS's 35th anniversary:

In 1985 Paul Reed Smith unsuspectingly started building his own guitar brand together with a small group of employees. It was packed with ideas, innovation and respect for the past. Through trial and error, they embarked on a wonderful journey together, in which they made the most beautiful discoveries in the field of building machines, finding the best pieces of wood and the most efficient construction methods. It soon became clear that Paul Reed Smith was a man with a plan, yet no one could have dreamed that he, and his company, would have such a big impact on the guitar market. And here we are, almost 35 years later. The company is now part of the traditional "Big Three" along with Fender and Gibson. Everyone knows PRS Guitars! But while the company's size and success have changed dramatically, PRS' core values ​​remain the same: listening to the musicians, learning from the past and adapting the guitars to today's demand. With the goal at all times to produce the very best guitars. Dijkmans Music has now grown along with Paul Reed Smith and we are proud of the fact that we have the largest PRS collection in the Benelux. We are therefore very pleased that this beautiful brand will celebrate its 35th anniversary in a grand way. 2020 therefore marks PRS's 35th anniversary and the company is therefore launching a number of beautiful Custom 24 35th Anniversary models, among other things.

What is TCI?

TCI is an abbreviation for Tuned Capacitance and Inductance treatment . This way of fine tuning pickups originated during the design process of the Silver Sky, in collaboration with John Mayer. Both Paul Reed Smith and John Mayer were obsessed with recreating the Stratocaster single coils from the '63 to '65 as accurately as possible, with just the right balance of highs and lows. When a pickup is wound, the coils are also capacitors (capacitance), resistors and inductors (inductance) at the same time. Until now these three elements could not be influenced separately, but Paul Reed Smith has cracked the code to isolate and fine-tune these factors. Thanks to the TCI treatment, the pickups are now even better tuned to the guitar to produce the purest guitar sound to date. TCI is therefore more than just a new kind of pick-up, it is a completely innovative process. That process is now applied to all PRS pickups offered in the Core line, with the exception of some Signature models.

Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple Top
Body Wood: Mahogany
Finish: Charcoal
Number of Frets: 24
Scale Length: 25"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Pattern Regular
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay: Birds w/ Private Stock Eagle headstock inlay
Bridge: PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
Tuners: Phase III Locking Tuners w/ Faux Bone Buttons
Hardware Type: Nickel
Treble Pickup: 85/15
Bass Pickup: 85/15
Controls: Volume and Tone Controls w/ 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch and Two Mini Toggle Coil-Tap Switches
Included Accessories: Hard case