Way way way better, dollar for dollar, than ANY Gibson. Better in terms of build quality, feel and tone.Every single member of staff here at Guitar Mania owns at least one PRS. Every single screw, nut and bolt is just better quality than many other brands. Lovely looking maple top, superb playability, it's no wonder we all play them here. PHOTOS: Some of the photos of the guitar is in natural light in the shop by the front door, it's full of reflections and glare but shows the natural colour of this guitar quite well. The others are in my office in a slightly darker setting but less glare.
Playability: This guitar has been lovingly set up by Jon, one of the UK's most highly regarded and experienced guitar techs. That doesn't mean this guitar is the best playing guitar ever, it just means that he has taken the time to set it up. Adjust the action, intonation etc so that it plays as well as can be expected. In this case it play remarkably well for an old guitar. We all have differing styles and demands from our instruments.
Some of us like fast n low actions for fretboard burning licks, others prefer a high n mightly action for show stopping windmills and downtuned heavy riffing and everything in between. No one set up suits all!
This specific guitar has been set up sympathetically for it's era with a fairly low action, and minimal fret buzzing. Priced with all of the above in mind but feel free to "make an offer". More info from PRS: The One That Started It All The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar. Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the Custom 24 features PRS's patented Gen IIII 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. If they don't then sure as hell we don't! About Guitar Mania - MULTI award winning shop We first opened our doors in 1994. Since then we have expanded and grown in size and popularity to become one of the South's leading guitar shops. Our commitment to a friendly, knowledgeable and personal service has won us a collection of awards. These include: Three times winner of the prestigious FENDER EUROPEAN TOP DEALER AWARD for service, knowledge and commitment to Fender products. (They only presented them for three years) And SEVEN times award winners at the Poole Retail Awards'Top of the Shops' event, including overall Best Independent Shop and Best Customer Service. Our aim is to provide the highest levels of customer care, to offer a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and still offer the lowest possible prices. Because we are all passionate guitarists ourselves note that all our guitars are dispatched. Inspected - check for scratches, dents etc. Tuned - Stretching each string for optimum tuning stability.
Set up - adjust action and intonation as required. Tested - give it a play to make sure we like it! Ready to Play - now it's your turn! Our Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 9:30 to 5:00pm Sunday: CLOSED. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & DJ Equipment\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars".The seller is "guitar_mania_ltd" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.