Amyone elses #1 a simple S2?

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  1. Russ73

    Russ73 New Member

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    I have some nicer guitars including a Custom 22 but my go to guitar is a 2015 S2 Standard 22 all original...admittedly others might haver better pups but this guitar just plays so well, the rosewood board is soft and broken in and the strings bend like butter and the action is low with zero buzz...I wouldn't trade this thing for a 594! Really the best bang guitar in the entire line IMO....anyone else???
     
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  2. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    My #1 is an S2 Custom 24. Then again, I really don't have nicer guitars. ;)
     
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  3. jvin248

    jvin248 New Member

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    Don't leave out SEs...

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  4. colinkanders

    colinkanders Compulsive Noodler

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    My S2 Mira is my go-to guitar! There really isn't anything it can't do, and it just feels right in my hands. I haven't connected with any other guitar as much as I have with this one.
     
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  5. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    My older CE24 and my S2 Mira SH are 1a and 1b for me!
     
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  6. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I don't have a "#1" per se, but I have instruments I favor - and two of them are S2s. While I love my Core guitars, and play them often, they usually aren't the first guitars I grab.

    Number One is the Vela:

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    The second is the S2 Singlecut Standard:

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    These two guitars just "do it" for me.
     
  7. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    I did for a year or so, S2 Singlecut with a couple mods, but I did replace mine with a 594. :oops:
     
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  8. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I also can’t say I have a #1, my guitars are very much task specific, but when it comes to the ones that are the best quality and value, it’s the S2’s, specifically the standards, hands down!

    If I lost everything tomorrow and could only afford a moderate budget for one new instrument, it would no doubt be an S2 Standard. They have the tone and versatility to do everything, one guitar won’t be as diverse as the collection I have now, but could certainly do it all pretty well.
     
  9. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    Definitely my S2 Starla. Stays in tune no matter how hard i abuse the bigsby. Couple of pedals and i can approximate my Tele. Good enough to not switch them on stage. And my Bernie is my Starla's backup.
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I think some of it is the fact that all mahogany guitars sound so good. It’s too bad that PRS had to move Standard production almost exclusively to the S2 line.
     
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  11. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Definitely agree. The Standards are such unsung heroes.
     
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    It's a good thing you've got a pocketful of all Hog beast-ies.
     
  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    A very good thing.
     
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  14. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    My S2 Custom 24 and S2 Studio are the first 2 out the door at gig time. Core and SE's stay home and keep each other company.
     
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  15. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    I had a bunch of affordable guitars. The most expensive I had was a Squier Classic Vibe Tele that I mod'ed a little to my liking. I have always wanted a PRS since I was a teenager in the late 80's but I couldn't afford one. I found out about the S2 Standard 22 being affordable. I found a used black satin S2 Standard 22 and tried it out. I know it's an American/Asian hybrid, but it felt like home to me. I sold everything else I had to pay for it. After all, I have already decided that this would be my #1 and only one. I just kept a back up, and a cheaper guitar for electronic experiments. I don't GAS for any guitar anymore, excpet for those nice higher end PRSi's... but I won't afford them in my lifetime anyway.

    So... Yep, my #1 and only one is my black satin PRS S2 Standard 22. All stock for now, but been looking at the SD Custom 5 and Jazz.
     
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  16. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I get it. S2s rawk!
     
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  17. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Absolutely...and here's hoping they bring back a few Core all-hog guitars in the future...there's definitely something to this^^^^^^^^^^^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I’ve been very impressed with the S2 line. The guitars are top-notch.
     
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  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Everyone seems to want a fancy top these days...
     
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  20. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    The gloss finish ones are nice, but the nitro satin finish ones may be a slightly better value, upfront cost-wise. See avatar for my current #1, soon to be nitro satin finish S2 in the next week or so.
     

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