There's a unique reaction people have when we unbox a Paul Reed Smith Wood Library Guitar in front of them, and this round of guitars is no exception. For those of you who are not familiar with the term "Wood Library," it is simply a special program that dealers are encouraged to participate in, where they can choose the wood with the help of the sales team and Paul Smith himself at PRS Guitars. The process involves sifting through hundreds of sets of outstanding wood to find the most figured tops and the straightest grain necks, giving the buyer a unique and special instrument.
So what makes this one unique?
A Core Custom 24's wood configuration is usually the following:
Through the Wood library, this round of Custom 24 Fatbacks are constructed like this:
Hand Selected East Coast Flame Maple Artist 10 Top
Thick African Ribbon Mahogany Body
Figured Mahogany Neck
Ziricote Fretboard and Headplate
What Classifies this as a "Fatback"? A typical Custom 24's body will average 1" thick. our Custom 24 Fatbacks average at 1.25" thick.
Top Wood - Carved East Coast Flamed maple 10 Top
Body Wood - African Ribbon Mahogany - Thick
Frets - 24
Scale Length - 25"
Neck Wood - Figured Mahogany
Neck Shape - Pattern Thin
Fretboard Wood - Ziricote
Inlays - Birds, Green Ripple outlines with Paua Centers
Tuners - Phase III Locking Tuners
Nut - Molded
Bridge - Gen III Trem
Hardware Type - Hybrid
Neck Pickup -58/15 LT
Bridge Pickup -58/15 LT
Tone Knob with Push/Pull Coil Splitter
3-way Toggle Switch
Black Paisley Hardshell Case Included