Paul Reed Smith
PRS 35th Anniversary Custom 24 Charcoal Burst
The primal PRS in a special version to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this great company!
Paul Reed Smith Guitars exists 35 years in 2020, and of course the company won't let that pass by! Among other things, a beautiful 35th Anniversary Custom 24 is being launched, and we managed to get hold of the first in the Benelux! This amazing Charcoal Burst version with the same amazing top is really beautiful.
The eye-catching features are the TCI-tuned 85/15 elements that can both be switched - separately from each other - to True single coil thanks to two toggle switches. This gives the Custom 24 the same versatility and functionality as the Paul's Guitar. In addition, the new 2020 models are all finished in a Nitro finish, for an even better breathability and feel of the instrument. As icing on the cake we find the Private Stock Eagle on the headstock of the guitar. A unique feature that gives this guitar a unique place in PRS history.
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
Number of Frets: 24
Scale Length: 25"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Pattern Thin
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: Hardcase