To be honest I didn’t realise the Custom 22 wasn’t still available I thought that PRS had just added the Custom 24 as another option, but I do like how PRS change their range each year slightly and I’m sure not having the Custom 22 available for a while has made it more desirable.
Reintroduced for 2013, the Custom 22 is a classic workhorse with all the tones you’ve come to expect from your PRS and a distinctive, musical, warm midrange. Along with its standard features – maple top, mahogany back, mahogany or rosewood 25” scale length Pattern or Pattern Thin neck, and rosewood fretboard – the Custom 22 and 24 are now both offered with the choice of 57/08 pickups or HFS treble and Vintage bass pickups wired for a redesigned 5-way blade switch, which offers a unique dual humbucker option.
In the 1990’s, PRS Artists Mark Tremonti of Creed, Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, Tim Mahoney of 311, Pete Loeffler of Chevelle, Paul Phillips of Puddle of Mudd, Marcos Curiel of POD, and Mike Einziger of Incubus all topped the charts and defined the sound of the era. HFS treble and Vintage bass pickups were there to help them by providing a balance of aggressive, musical, clear highs and strong midrange and bass. In 2008, PRS’s 57/08 pickups were introduced. These pickups were designed to capture a vintage ‘50’s humbucking tone and have become PRS’s most coveted vintage-inspired pickups.
This voicing option exemplifies the palette of tones available from PRS and allows musicians to better tailor their instrument to their desired sound. Find out more at: