Nov 052015

Having been producing fine guitars for three decades now, PRS is celebrating its legacy with the release of the 30th Anniversary Custom 24. This instrument follows on the lines of the 24-fret carved top solidbody that was so highly acclaimed when it debuted back in 1985, but is now equipped with new 85/15 pickups—uncovered humbuckers that offer extended high- and low-end response to better suit modern players—and a lovely cosmetic treatment that includes purfling on the fretboard and headstock and “30th Anniversary” mother-of-pearl Birds inlays. And while we’re on the subject of PRS’s past achievements, why not include the new McCarty? This classic revisits the model from 1994 that Smith designed in honor of Ted McCarty, the electric guitar pioneer who was Gibson’s president during the company’s “golden era” of 1950-1966.
Reviewed: PRS 30th Anniversary Custom 24 and McCarty
Source: Guitar Player