My S2 Standard 24 Satin is Here!

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  1. 68reissue

    68reissue New Member

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    I spent much of the afternoon getting acquainted with my new (to me) S2 Standard 24 Satin. Wow. It’s my first US made PRS, and there’s no denying that it feels solid, at least as high quality as the American Standard Strat I had a few years ago. I bought the S2 from Dave’s, who did a wonderful low setup, and added springs to the trem on my request (I never use the trem). This is a 2018, and the plastic is still on the pickguard. The price was essentially irresistible.
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    Great fretwork and playability on this guitar. Just comfy and familiar feeling from the start. The Pattern Regular neck reminds me of nothing so much as the neck on my Taylor acoustic (a good thing). Still, I miss the width of the WF neck on my SE Custom 24. It’s a great neck, easy to play, just not as idiosyncratic as the WF. I think non-PRS guys would take to it easily. The satin finish on the S2 feels wonderful, on both the body and the neck.

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    Speaking of the SE Custom, I chose the S2 specifically because it shares some features with the SE that I love: Double cutaway, 24 frets, 85/15s pickups. I played single coils for years, and the 85/15s are some of the only humbuckers with enough clarity and definition for me. Yes, the pickups sound a bit different on the S2. They’re woodier and slightly darker (no maple top like on the SE). That said, I could easily dial my Marshall DSL to make one guitar sound like the other.

    The S2 feels like a more deluxe guitar—the 3 way switch and volume/tone pots feel more solid. But it certainly feels like it comes from the same family as my SE Custom. I know the S2 doesn’t currently have the zebra pickups, but I love the look, which echoes the white piping on the pickguard.

    I’m never going to own a $3000 10 top. But I feel like I have a bit of that US made luxury with this guitar.

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  2. tyfu20

    tyfu20 New Member

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    Congrats and welcome to the S2 realm. I have satin singlecut and love it as well. Enjoy!
     
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  3. bodia

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

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    All killer, no filler! Congrats!
     
  4. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Nice Satin! Enjoy the hell out of it
     
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  5. Bill SAS 513

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

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    Awesome! Congrats and Enjoy!
     
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  6. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Fantastic guitar! Congrats

    The S2 are awesome, I have two and love both, definitely quality pieces.
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Sweet guitar! I’m really impressed with the S2 line.

    Famous last words. ;)
     
  8. 68reissue

    68reissue New Member

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    HA!
     
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  9. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Score! I love the S2 line. It's a real sweet spot of value, tone, and quality. Especially the satins.

    But PRS has a way of opening the wallet further and further...
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Oh yeah, you’re in trouble.

    Smooth guitar, congrats!
     
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  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Nice choice.
    Enjoy.
     
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  12. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    $uper $weetne$$!!!
     
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  13. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    Kewl!

    There are no wrong notes in my S2 Satin 24, that I can find.

    Couple of Avant Guard chords, but distortion fixes that.
     
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  14. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Valar Morghulis.....
     
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