Standard 24 review by Paul Reed Smith

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.2 (30 votes)
Paul Reed Smith: Standard 24

Price paid: $ 1100

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 10
Wide range of music style you can play - BB King to Slipknot. The pickups have a wide range sound and good distotion with a good amp of course (Mesa Boogie). I play a lot of System Of A Down and Trivium songs but I also play a lot of Steve Vai so it is good for excelent solos with the right players.

Overall Impression — 10
The only thing I wish I had would be another one of them.

Reliability & Durability — 8
It will do very good while live and it does not drop out of tune very easily (because of the locking tuners), and I was scared at fist to bring it up on stage, because it is like a piece of art work but once I took it up there I relized it could be played live very easily and after a while you don't think of buying any other guitar and this guitar will last a life time and longer it is very "hefty" to say the least. And there is no such thing as a back up guitar with this this is the only guitar on my set list and that says alot because I own a Charvell San Dimas, a Gibson SG, Gibson Flying V, and a Gibson Angus Young SG (no offense Angus).

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
It has very good action and it is not sloppy at all ever when you drop tune (B F# B E G# C#), that is the lowest I have been but I think that is the lowest any body will ever need to go but don't think it is sloppy in standard tuning it is still right on the money.

Features — 10
USA hand made, sweet sound, and good feel. It is a double cut away like all Standard 24. Of course 24 frets. It has a trem. It also has the Paul Reed Smith locking tuners (not floyd rose style). It has HFS pickups the best I think.

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