Custom 24 - Help me decide among its variants?

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  1. vami

    vami New Member

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    Hello Fellow Birds & Moons,

    I bought Custom 24 30th anniversary edition few months ago and absolutely love it.
    Now I’m interested to buy another CU24, thinking among its various flavors:

    - Fatback 24
    - Flamed Maple Neck w/ Ebony
    - All Indian rosewood neck w/ Rosewood

    let me know what version you guys recommend and is there gonna be enough tonal difference between them to justify a purchase?

    Thanks,
    V
     
  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I had a 2014 Cu24 with a maple neck and ebony board. Man, that thing sizzled. It was a great guitar.

    Not gonna lie, there's a dealer that posted his new WL run of Cu24. Fatbacks with Roasted Maple necks. I am really, really tempted.

    https://forums.prsguitars.com/threa...om-24-fatback-with-roasted-maple-necks.42750/
     
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  3. DK1984

    DK1984 New Member

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    That's a sick looking guitar
     
  4. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    More rosewood=more better.
     
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  5. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    Jack it's killing it with those fatbacks!
     
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  6. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    You didn't say if the Cu24 you have is your only PRS, but you did mention being concerned about tonal consistency. If you want to make sure you get new tones, get a different model. Or better yet, get an SE and mod it to your liking. I just put Antiquity pickups in my Bernie. I'm now on a new tonal journey as I play these unpotted pickups with high gain. It's like chasing cats but it can sound really good. It requires more string control than I've had in the past and I find that a fun challenge.
     
  7. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I would absolutely recommend a cu24 with 5909 pickups.

    They are different enough from 8515s to be worth having AND 5909s sound incredible.
     
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  8. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Of course, I should mention a cu24 from the 80s. They are incredible as well in a completely different way.

    I have an 89 cu24. I absolutely LOVE this guitar and thought it would be in my stable forever but I'm considering moving it to replace it with something similar.
     
  9. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    I have 3. I would suggest a P24 Trem. It gives you a second CU24 and an acoustic built in. Great for song that have both electric and acoustic in it.
     
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  10. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    This. A P24 (now known as Custom 24 Piezo), is an awesome tool.
     
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  11. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    Can’t go wrong with any one of those choices.
     
  12. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    I'll vote for this choice all day long!! I have both a CU24 and a CU24 piezo. My CU24 has a maple neck/African Blackwood fretboard. Pickups and/or something like the added piezo are going to make a lot more difference than wood choices, in my opinion.
    My CU24 is a monster guitar, but if I'm only taking one, the CU24 piezo wins every time.
     
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