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FDP Forum / The Lefty Forum / PRS SE Custom 24 Review

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too many guitars and not enough hands
Aug 23rd, 2018 08:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

All right,had it for a week now

Where do i start,

Fit and Finish:

Well made guitar looks great out of the box.

Whale Blue really pops and no issues i can see in the build and finish at all its a well built guitar.

Tuners are a breeze to turn, some tuning instability but that may be the strings i didn't set it up.

The shop i purchased it from did a 15 point setup and supposedly pleck'd the guitar.

Fit and finish 8.5 / 10 a nice looking guitar but looks don't make it a player

Playability: Neck and Electronics


Neck is thin, but not my biggest concern i can handle that

but the rosewood board they used is super dry under the fingers it was a struggle to bend with my fingers griping the board occasionally when i dug in. and 24 frets i don't go past the 18 fret so that no issue

Neck 6/10 needs a bit of lemon oil or something to make it easier to play


Can't say I like the pups or the coil tap at all because the tone control was totally useless it's either full on or off.

So it was either to bright or to dark

The volume at least had a full sweep which i was surprised at. they may use a linear pot for the volume.

Electronics 3/10 disappointing

Verdict - Preliminary read on

Overall 6 out of 10.

To be honest the jury is still out.

The issue with the electronics honestly doesn't want to make me pick this guitar up and play it.

Yes it's that annoying. I'm disappointed

I'm over having to buy a guitar and then having to work on it to get it usable.

This goes for custom shop guitars and mid priced guitars. it's not that hard to do it right maybe I should send these manufactures a bill for my work to rewire it because seriously it's not fit for purpose!!!

I will rewire the guitar and post a final verdict when i get a chance but it wont be this month

On the Les Paul DC still waiting on the customs paperwork so it still hasn't shipped.

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Aug 24th, 2018 07:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

Great review!

Yeah, I don't know why manufacturers can't get the wiring correct for us lefties. It is beyond old, at this point.

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The prairie

Aug 24th, 2018 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nice review. Where was yours manufactured?

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Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Aug 24th, 2018 01:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks! You just cured my desire to try a PRS. ;o)

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 03:49 PM, Aug 24th, 2018)

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Aug 24th, 2018 01:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ll still probably bite if they release a 22 fret SE for us. But I will, at most, snag a used or otherwise discounted one.

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too many guitars and not enough hands
Aug 24th, 2018 04:56 PM   Edit   Profile  


It's an SE so manufactured in South Korea.

Leftee only reason i jumped was the price of $1000AUD which is $750SD give or take.

I'm never going to fork out $6000AUD for a US Made one yes that's what they go for here about $3500AUD used.

Like i said a really well manufactured and attractive guitar.

But, ATM i just cant bond with it the way it is and I'm getting sick and tired of doing work to make a brand new guitar playable.

I'm considering posting my review on PRS facebook page but i don't really do facebook other than for work which annoys the crap out of me as it is

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Aug 24th, 2018 05:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

I am not on FB at all and life is good without it. (-:

I've got an Ibanez semi-hollow I bought a few years back that I absolutely love. It is the only guitar I have where I have yet to rewire the pots. I'm slow to do it because semi-hollows are a bit of a PITA to work on.

I don't understand what's so hard about it that manufacturers can't get it right.


Cypress, TX

I Dare To Be Different
Aug 25th, 2018 12:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

Unfortunately, LeftRightOut's and Reverend Mikey's reviews (Nov '17) has cured me of any PRS SE gas that might have been lingering around.

reverend mikey
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N of I-90, E of I-29

You're old. Then vintage. Then good!
Aug 25th, 2018 06:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

Just got a chance to check in here. Your review is right on, and expresses my frustrations exactly!

Why should we fork over $800 PLUS for a KOREAN guitar and then not have the controls work properly - as they do on ANY AND EVERY RIGHT HANDED GUITAR.

It just goes to show that PRS (and other companies, to be fair) aren't really paying attention to the details on their left-handed models - they're just throwing us a (broken) bone... who needs that?

I wish Paul Reed Smith himself could/would read these reviews and respond, but I doubt he even knows that this problem exists.

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