With only a few exceptions, high-quality American-made guitars have always been significantly more expensive than most imports. And while the overall quality of imported guitars has noticeably improved in the last decade, most players agree that American-made electrics remain the standard of excellence. This is what makes the PRS S2 Series so exciting and unconventional; a line of American-made guitars that retain the quality while being offered at an affordable price point. Manufactured in the same facility as the rest of their US-made instruments, the S2 Series merges the classic PRS playability and reliability with incredible value. Take a closer look at a few standouts from the S2 Series below.
S2 Custom 22
A traditional guitar that is known for its warm midrange and outstanding clarity, the S2 Custom 22 is a no nonsense workhorse electric that sticks to what truly matters in a guitar. Featuring highly versatile PRS #7 Treble and Bass pickups, this guitar is ready for whatever genre you throw at it. Whether you play high gain punk and metal or warm, bassy blues, the S2 Custom 22 is ready to work! Other features include a mahogany/maple body, a patented PRS tremolo system and a push/pull coil tone on the tone control for added control. If you're looking for a versatile workhorse with a distinguished look and great tone, the S2 Standard 22 is a perfect choice.
S2 Custom 24
If 22 frets are not enough, the S2 Custom 24 is the answer. This guitar takes the original PRS Custom 24 and reimagines it with stripped-down features and a new aesthetic. Retaining the classic maple top/mahogany back combination, with PRS's traditional body style and a brand new asymmetrical beveled top, this guitar that is a new spin on a treasured classic. Its custom-wound pickups and 3-way blade switch allow for plenty of versatility and control. The S2 Custom 24 will feel familiar to PRS veterans while offering a fresh take for new players of all types.
With its classic body shape and the time-tested combination of mahogany, maple, and rosewood, the PRS S2 Singlecut is a vintage-styled guitar that is all about playability. With humbuckers that are voiced to retain precision and clarity whether playing lead or rhythm, the S2 Singlecut is a versatile instrument that is ready and able to take anything you throw at it. If you're after huge tone, incredible sustain, and eminent playability, you won't be disappointed with the PRS S2 Singlecut electric.
With a subtle yet polished appearance, top-notch playability, and a tone that is both familiar and exciting, the vintage-inspired S2 Mira is a guitar that any electric guitarist would be proud to own. Featuring an all-mahogany body and an asymmetrical, beveled top, the S2 Mira is made for explosive tone. And while the S2 Mira is not a particularly super high output guitar, it can be easily deliver balanced, classic rock tones that don't sacrifice the punch or clarity like higher-output guitars do. The bridge pickup features rich timbre with added sparkle and substantial but tight low end while the neck pickup is a bit darker with great balance and vintage tones.
Built with both playability and craftsmanship in mind, the S2 Vela is tailor-made for players that want excellent reliability without sacrificing looks. With an offset body shape that is both elegant and edgy along with PRS designed humbuckers, the S2 Vela features a bright, punchy tone that sounds great plugged into a pedalboard or straight into an amp. And with its coil-tap tone controls that allow the humbuckers to be split into single coils, you can explore a broad range of tones on the fly. Other features include a newly bridge system specifically designed for excellent sustain and pinpoint intonation, so both lead and rhythm tones sound (and play) great, no matter where you are on the fretboard. On the stage or in the studio, the S2 Vela is is ready to play.
While the guitars above are just some of our favorites from the S2 line, there's a lot more where that came from. You can check out our entire selection of S2 model electrics by clicking the link below. If you have questions regarding these or any other piece of gear, don't hesitate to ask one of our helpful PAL pros by using the Contact Us feature below!
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