PRS Custom 24 vs PRS DGT

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  1. Jeremy A

    Jeremy A Member

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    Really interested in getting a PRS guitar. I've been looking at their guitars and these two have stood out. Both look very versatile. Which is better and/or what's the difference?
     
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    Hard to compare 22 fretters to 24 fretters. They BOTH do their objectives well! The DGT is more "Vintage" LP/Tele/Strat/ all in one guitar. The CU24 is more "Modern" voiced and excels @ more high gain alternative tunings.
     
  3. Jon C

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    no comparison imo, which is for you is subjective (see above) ... the DGT is IT IMO for a PRS, the CU24 has no attraction for me. ymmv.
     
  4. Jeremy A

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    Thanks guys. From what you said the DGT is much more appealing to me.
     
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    I think the neck carve and fret size are totally different, so you probably need to get your hands on both to see which is more comfortable for you.
     
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    jetydosa Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 What he said :cool:
     
  7. RSRD

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    That's your opinion..... but for me the CU24 sounds more articulate and plays quicker and smoother. The DGT has a throwback feel and sound. The only thing I prefer on the DGT is the pickups. Otherwise, I'd take the CU24 first. Would love a DGT as a second PRS though.

    I don't agree with much of this either, except the DGT covers vintage and the CU is more modern. The Custom gets an amazing strat tone in the 2 and 4 (split) positions. I can get very close to a LP as well. It's just more articulate whereas the DGT is a bit smoother. The CU24 can get closer in tone to my Historic Gibson RO. Maybe the DGT can get closer to the R4 (or other p90 LPs)

    Really you need to A/B side by side.
     
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    I'm thinking of trying to bond again with a PRS. Are there any pickups that sound uniquely PRS?
     
  9. Jeremy A

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    After listening to more demos and doing some research, I think the DGT is more for me. I love its smooth vintage tone and of course its color. My main problem: I don't know what color I like best on the DGT!!
     
  10. Jedi

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    DGT =

    Humbucker & single coil versatility
    IMHO a wonderful neck profile
    Volume control for each pickup / blending for more options
    Longer scale length for better note definition
    Great feeling V12 finish

    ....all around great guitar!
     
  11. Jeremy A

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    So I was looking on the PRS website and The DGT Goldtop looks sort of "light gold" while a McCarty 58 Goldtop looked like a "dark gold" which I liked better. They have different color goldtops or is that just because of my computer?
     
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    DGT... Understated Perfection!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Jeremy A

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    Sweet thanks for the pic!
     
  14. Zero G

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    I like the DGT much better.
     
  15. TRS1

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    As someone who owns both, I would say that the 24 is a much more versatile guitar. Working the tone knob can get the 59/09's into DGT territory. Also the control layout on the 24 is more gig friendly for me. The pull pot on the Grissom always gets stuck down during a show and my sweaty fingers can't work it well. The DGT neck however is literally perfect while the Patt Reg neck on the CU24 is just almost perfect. Both are stellar though and the only way to know for sure is to get your hands on both and make a decision from there.
     
  16. Jeremy A

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    Cool thanks for the info
     
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  19. Jeremy A

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    Wow those 2 videos make me wonder again which one I want. They both are awesome and have endless possiblities
     
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    Agree with all of this. And as great as the DGT is, I'm still a Cu24 guy for the reasons mentioned. I even like their pickups better, especially the no longer used VB/HFS :eek: (now replaced by the 5909's).
     

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