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Five or Six Things You Didn’t Know About the PRS Custom 24

Phillip McKnight has taught us five things we didn’t know about the Fender Stratocaster, the Fender Telecaster, and the Gibson Les Paul.

Now, in his latest video, he’s back to share some lore about a more modern classic: the PRS Custom 24.

Phillip tells some of the history behind the Custom 24 and reveals unique aspects of its construction, including its super-glued frets, the bridge’s knife-edge setup, Paul Reed Smith’s winning combination of design elements from the Fender and Gibson headstocks, and more.

As it happens, Phillip likes the Custom 24 so much that he couldn’t limit himself to just five things. He goes one better for a total of six.

Check out the video, and when you’re done, take a look at Phillip’s other great and informative videos on his YouTube channel.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.