Admittedly, I spend too much time thinking about guitars, and I think that the one thing that holds me back from the S2’s are pick guards. The shapes will grow on me, as it takes a bit of time for my brain to assimilate to any new design I haven’t been looking at my entire life, but sometimes I look at these guitars and wonder if I’d be powerless to buy one if the look was on point. Example: Some dude was selling a Sea Foam Green Starla with a white pick guard swapped out for the black one. Totally softened the look and turned it into a cuter, more delicate, and joyful looking guitar. The same thing happened with a old Mira X in Grandma Hannon Pink with a white guard. I went from not considering that model to going back on Reverb and looking at it a few times a week until it sold (for a relatively higher price than others). Of course I realize that it’s entirely possible to get a custom ordered pick guard made, and that color coordination is a personal and subjective thing but..... for a company that is so renowned for making beautiful guitars, I kinda feel like they’re missing out a bit on jazzing these suckers up. For instance, the Antique White S2 Studio with the tortoise guard is gorgeous. Probably the closest I’ve come to really getting a guitar boner over an S2. And don’t tell anyone this but, the blue-ish one with a white guard looks pretty good to (not for me of course, but it’d look good on you). I guess I’m sayin’ I just wish there were some more colors out there already put on these guitars, or that they’d at least switch the ones they’ve got up a bit. I wanna be in on the meeting where they decided that all Egyptian Gold guitars got black guards and Champagne Gold gets white, white guitars get black or tortoise guards, but never white.. etc. Y’all do “sprayers choice”, I say you roll out the “assemblers choice” initiative. There has got to be an S2 employee that took an art or fashion class, right? Here’s a free one, it falls under my 1-800-IDEAS-4-U heading: Gold Anodized pick guard on the S2 Starla and Vela. Take some of that Jazzmaster money from Fender. It’s a solid, time tested look that’ll tell potential buyers what vibe the guitars are supposed to give them, just like how y’all do/did with gold top and burst SC’s and tri-burst DC3’s. Anyhow, those are just my thoughts from my bathroom in the PRS Department of Glamour. Edit: I’m not trying to be critical or mean spirited, and I’m just sharing my goofy thoughts on the subject, and daring PRS to make me buy an S2.