Mark Holcomb is one third of the Periphery guitar team, and his intricate and percussive riffing has become a trademark of the bands songs, and can be heard most prominently on songs like “Scarlet” and “Pale Aura”. Having switched allegiance from Ernie Ball MusicMan guitars to Paul Reed Smith over a year ago, PRS is issuing a limited edition signature Mark Holcomb model.
Like the Dustie Waring model we told you about back in October, it’s limited not in quantity, but there is a 2 month order window from January 6th to March 6th. That means if you want one of these, don’t sleep on it, because they won’t likely be coming up again.
Features unique to the Mark Holcomb Custom 24 include a 25.5″ scale length rock maple neck with ebony fretboard and 20″ radius, satin finish, a newly designed PRS plate–style bridge, green abalone “J” birds, black Hipshot O–ring controls, and the guitarist’s signature Seymour Duncan “Alpha” and “Omega” pickups. Holcomb designed these pickups to be captivatingly clear and punchy – perfect for driving the Periphery sound. As with all Custom 24 models, the Holcomb Custom 24 also comes standard with a carved, figured maple “10” Top, mahogany back, 24 fret Pattern Thin neck, PRS Phase III locking tuners, and volume, tone, 5–way blade switch control layout.
Here’s Mraky himself talking about how the guitar came to be, and why he chose the specs he did: