PRS Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Artist Pack Custom 24 Launch Edition Black Cherry (Pre Owned, 2014, EC-)

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The PRS Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Artist Pack Custom 24 Launch Edition Black Cherry has an Artist Grade Flame Maple Top, Select Mahogany Body, Pattern Thin Artist Grade Figured Maple Neck, Artist Grade Gaboon Ebony with White Mother of Pearl Purfling, White Mother of Pearl 30th Anniversary Birds, 85/15 Pickups, Incl. Original Case

Originally bought from us when new, guitar is in good overall condition but not free from scratches and scrapes across the top and back. Comes with original PRS black material hardshell case with all original documents and hangtags.

To celebrate the 30th year of both PRS and the Custom 24, the 30th Anniversary Artist Pack Custom 24 features a unique inlay pattern and also a commemorative truss rod cover, whilst staying true to the original specifications such as the 25" scale length and the wood that the body is constructed from, featuring a stunning piece of Artist Grade Flame Maple to make the top with Select Mahogany for the back wood. The guitar also features an upgraded neck as part of the Artist pack, giving you a wonderful feeling Artist Grade Figured Maple neck, and an Artist Grade Gaboon Ebony fingerboard.

Paul Reed Smith personally designed the new 85/15 pickups to celebrate the 30 year milestone, which are capable of a plethora of styles, with brilliant top and bottom ends, giving you a very versatile guitar whilst still staying true to the original design of 1985, with 24 frets, dual humbuckers and the excellent tremolo system. As you would expect, the guitar is finely finished with White Mother of Pearl 30th Anniversary Bird inlays, Mother of Pearl purfling along the fretboard and that gorgeous Black Cherry finish giving the instrument a very sophisticated look.

The PRS Artist Package program is an exclusive platform for PRS Core guitars that offers upgraded and expanded options to enhance and further personalise your instrument. Artist Package instruments represent the most distinctive pieces available from the PRS Core production line.


PRS was founded in the year of 1985, but the story begins a long way before that. Paul Reed Smith started to build guitars when he was in High School, from an early age he loved to work with his hands so when his then College Music Professor challenged him to build his own guitar (resulting in an A grade) that was the moment that he knew what he wanted to do. These first attempts were often long painstaking processes with many issues and problems, often taking Smith more than a month to build each guitar. When one was finished he would take it to a gig and gain feedback from his own findings and also other peoples opinions.

After many design changes, Smith would take a guitar to a gig, manage to get backstage and then try to make a sale to the stars! Through these impromptu pitches, Paul Reed Smith managed to make deals with guitarists such as Carlos Santana and Howard Leese, taking orders and pouring his heart and soul into the guitars. In his own words, "If he didn't love the finished guitar, I'd give them their deposit back even if I couldn't make my rent the next day". When enough orders had been received, he made two prototypes and drove around the East Coast visiting many dealers, coming back with enough interest to create his own company. From this point on the company has gone from strength to strength, outgrowing factories and taking on more and more staff, whilst also building up a reputation for producing guitars of the very best quality.

  • Brand: PRS
  • Model: Artist Pack 30th Anniversary Custom 24 (Launch Edition)
  • Colour: Black Cherry
  • Top: Artist Grade Flame Maple
  • Body: Select Mahogany
  • Neck: Artist Grade Figured Maple
  • Neck Profile: Pattern Thin
  • Fingerboard: Artist Grade Gaboon Ebony with White Mother of Pearl Purfling
  • Fingerboard Inlays: White Mother of Pearl 30th Anniversary Birds
  • Headstock: Gaboon Ebony Headstock Veneer with White Mother of Pearl Signature and Purfling
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Frets: 24
  • Truss Rod Cover: 30th Anniversary
  • Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
  • Bridge: PRS Tremolo
  • Hardware: Hybrid
  • Pickups: 85/15 Treble and Bass
  • Controls: Volume and Tone Control with 5-Way Blade Pickups Selector
  • No. Of Strings: 6
  • Case/Gigbag: Hardcase
  • Condition: Pre Owned


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UK Delivery > Free, next day service as standard. Nominated day and Saturday delivery services also available.

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Once back we will refund or exchange the item if preferred. Online only.

Fully setup & triple checked quality control

We have 2 in-house guitar technicians here at Guitar Village, so that means all guitars in stock are constantly checked and maintained by one of our techs for optimum playability.

As soon as a guitar is sold it will be fully setup to ensure it’s playing just as you like right out of the box. It will then go through a 19-point inspection checklist and is then checked again by 3 more members of staff in quality control (so that means every guitar is actually checked 76 times!) Let us know any preferred setup requirements and we will be happy to oblige!


All new products come with a 12 month warranty as standard. Some products will come with an extended manufacturer’s warranty - these will be included with the product and will usually need to be activated after purchase. Ex Demo products will also come with a 12 month warranty. Pre-owned products come with a 3 month warranty.

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Fed up with websites advertising guitar that they don’t actually have? So are we! The Guitar Village website is updated in Real Time, so that means the second we sell out of a guitar the website will say ‘out of stock’. If it says ‘In Stock’ the rest assured we do actually have it in stock and ready to go!

Actual image photography

One of the many things that separates us from the majority of other shops is we photograph each individual guitar in stock for the website*.

We have our own photo booth where all guitars are photographed when they are unboxed, checked over and weighed in quality control.

Any guitar with a figured finish or unique colour will have its own individual image. If we sell one of these guitars and have more than 1 in stock the “actual guitar in photographs” tick box will be removed, and the image will be replaced with the next correct guitar. br abbr * | Any guitar priced under £999 with an opaque/bloc finish, or lightly figured woods (non heavily figured) may have an example image of the guitar, although still photographed by ourselves, but this will be made clear on the listing.

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Ex Demo/New Old Stock Products

Occasionally we list items as ‘Ex Demo’ or ‘New Old Stock’. These are new but may not necessarily be in perfect condition and could have had minor repairs, marks, scratches and/or other defects.

These will be fully described and discounted accordingly.

At Guitar Village we're commited to offering you the very best shopping experience possible. We strive to provide you with an unmatched choice of guitars as well as our award winning friendly customer service, combined with the best prices in the UK. Occasionally the odd price pops up a little cheaper somewhere else, so we don't want any of our customers to ever have to decide between this high level of service and a lower price, so we will match any genuine price and even throw in a free gift!

To qualify for a price match it must be:

  • From an official authorised dealer,
  • Identical to the product we are selling (model, colour, specs),
  • In stock and ready to ship,
  • Clearly advertised at the cheaper price on their website (not a personal call price),
  • An outright purchase price, not including finance, part exchange or any other offer.
  • Usually these cheaper prices are offered by online-only warehouse retailers with little overheads and a "stack 'em high, sell 'em cheap" philosophy, sacrificing the customer service that's essential to back-up any purchase.

When you buy from Guitar Village you can rest assured that your item will be:

  • In stock if the website says it is,
  • Guitars fully setup to any given requirements by one of our full time in-house guitar techs prior to dispatch,
  • Triple checked through our extensive quality control,
  • Safely and securely packaged, then dispatched using UPS - fully tracked and insured,
  • Full after-sales customer support.

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