PRS SE Standard 24 (HH) Solidbody Electric Guitar (old model – Discontinued)

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The PRS SE Standard 24 first appeared on our recommended list for Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500 from November 2016 until March 2019 when it had been out-ranked by other guitars.

Then in June 2020 it had high enough ratings to go back onto our recommended list for Humbucker Equipped Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500 where it remained until May 2021.


Paul Reed Smith guitars, have grown to compete with big brand contenders in a relatively short amount of time, thanks to the quality of their guitars. And while they are well known for their more expensive instruments, they have since expanded into more budget friendly price ranges with their SE Standard range, including this 24-fret model based on their popular Custom 24 guitar.

The PRS SE Standard 24 comes with everything that made the more expensive versions popular, including a 24-fret mahogany set-neck, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, and a PRS-Designed tremolo – albeit using more cost effective materials and manufactured in South Korea.

This is the highest rated PRS electric guitar you can buy in this price range, so if you are into their brand of tone and attention to details, then pick this one.

Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores, however there are excellent alternatives you can see in our recommended list of Humbucker equipped Electric Guitars Under $500 – See details here.


  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish: Translucent Blue (Pictured), Black, Vintage Cherry, Tobacco Sunburst
  • Bridge: PRS designed Tremolo
  • Neck Pickup: SE Vintage Bass Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: SE HFS Treble Humbucker
  • Neck: Maple (Wide Thin Shape)
  • Scale Length: 25”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Frets: 24
  • Nut Width: 1.6875”
  • Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone with Coil Splitting
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way blade switch


See and hear the PRS SE Standard 24 in action below:

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