PRS S2 Series - USA Built!!! For $1179!!!

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  1. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I haven't heard of this yet!
     
  2. BrianC

    BrianC Custom 24 King

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    now thats some big news!!!
     
  3. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    I DO NOT need anymore PRSi, but this blows me away. I may have to try one...I hope it's just one.:p

    Seriously, I don't know how they can produce a set-neck, US- built guitar for that. BIG kudos for making an affordable American guitar.
     
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  4. carpincowboy

    carpincowboy New Member

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  5. crgtr

    crgtr Twang Banger

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    Starla in white please! Love me some Bigsby!!
     
  6. thieves&foxes

    thieves&foxes New Member

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    Darnit. I wants a Starla... and a Mira and a Custom 24.
     
  7. _pete_

    _pete_ New Member

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    Oh hell!
    That's perfect. I've been looking for a good candidate for a Floyd Rose and the S2 Custom 24 nails it. I'm sold.
     
  8. Detroiter711

    Detroiter711 New Member

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    So will the regular "Core" line Miras and Starlas still be offered?
     
  9. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    No, Shawn touched on that in the big thread.
     
  10. Slartibartfarst42

    Slartibartfarst42 New Member

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    A lot cheaper than the normal USA guitars but a fair bit more than the SE range and I'm unclear exactly how they're different for the extra money.
     
  11. Suppalak Klabdee

    Suppalak Klabdee PRSi in Black Gold with binding for life

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    S2 custom 24 in Gray Black + Metal pickup would be a badass metal guitar!

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  12. Neeeyo

    Neeeyo New Member

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    I'm pretty sure the S2 series will be made w/ African mahogany, just like the other USAs. The SEs use the same Asian mahogany that every other import is made of.

    Plus I think the S2 Custom 24 will have a solid flame maple top instead of the flame veneer over plain maple that are on the SEs.

    Can't wait to try these out!
     
  13. Chris528

    Chris528 New Member

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    Guess I better bring lots of cash to the "Experience"
     
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  14. Em7

    Em7 deus ex machina

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    The S2s will be built by PRS employees in the same PRS-owned facility as the other Maryland-made guitars and sport the "Paul Reed Smith" signature on their headstocks. SEs are not manufatured by PRS. That difference alone is going to put a huge dent in SE sales.
     
  15. Em7

    Em7 deus ex machina

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    Fixed it for you!
     
  16. tdiers

    tdiers New Member

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    Now this is what I've been talking about and waiting for!! An affordable US-made PRS guitar! I absolutely love the S2 Custom 24 and the S2 Mira.
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  17. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    The S2 site is excellent. They do a great job of showing the details and how they're different from the core and SE lines.

    Much respect to Paul and the gang for these. I personally had been feeling a bit alienated from the brand because I'm at a stage in my life where I appreciate the Maryland craftsmanship, but spending $2-3k for a guitar is out of the question. I'm pleased to see them giving some attention to the budgetary "middle class".

    A 22 fret, 25" scale Mira is a particularly tantalizing offering, but the Starla sounds killer in the demos!
     
  18. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    Last I checked, Maryland was part of the US...



     
  19. Em7

    Em7 deus ex machina

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    However, there's only one PRS plant in the United States, and that plant is located in Maryland. The company makes a point of stating that the guitars are made in Maryland.

    "The NEW Maryland-Made S2 Series

    Starting at $1,179 – From PRS Guitars"
     

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