New S2 Standard Satin (at a GREAT price!)

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by andy474x, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    3,727
    Likes Received:
    2,817
  2. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    3,202
    Likes Received:
    1,970
  3. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    469
  4. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    1,357
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    I actually got to play one of these (satin standard 24) in my local GC. They got these in a few days ago. The satin finish is a little different and I still prefer my S2 Cu24 (which is more than likely the difference of the maple top) but it's still a very nice guitar with all the quality that one would expect from PRS.

    Edit: Carl, that's exactly the one I'm talking
     
  5. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    5,469
    Likes Received:
    6,102
    Super cool. Great choice for a bare bones tone machine.
     
  6. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2013
    Messages:
    1,194
    Likes Received:
    1,369
    Those look great for a stripped down rocker!!!

    Curious though, did these start coming with SE gig bags? The Sweetwater link shows an SE bag.
     
  7. Drew

    Drew New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    448
    Very enticing mod platform. Gut the electronics, throw on a Mann trem, and away you go.

    My McCarty 58 actually collects dust while my modded S2 gets all the action. I'm tempted to sell the MC58 and mod one of these with the proceeds.
     
  8. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2015
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    354
    That's a very low price for an American made guitar of this quality.
     
  9. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,586
    Likes Received:
    1,133
    Any word of a Vela satin?? I'd be all over that....
     
  10. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    469
    I just spoke to my local GC guy - they apparently got one in, much to my surprise (Satin 24). Going to check it out later...
     
  11. swede71

    swede71 Tja ba!L├Ąget?

    Joined:
    May 5, 2012
    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    74
    I think the S2 standard looks better than the S2 custom.Looks great with pickguard.
     
  12. gball

    gball New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    19
    Oh, hallelujah! This is the guitar I have been waiting for! Thanks for the udpate
     
  13. BeerBatteredPhish

    BeerBatteredPhish New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2015
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    729
    Man, I just saw the McCarty Tobacco Burst version....I think I'm in love...:beer:
     
  14. BeerBatteredPhish

    BeerBatteredPhish New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2015
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    729

    and in less than 10 minutes..it was gone ?!...
     
    #14 BeerBatteredPhish, Nov 10, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2016
  15. IRG

    IRG New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    139
    Just saw these on FB. Good price, in line with the new Gibson Faded series for 2016, at about $799 and $899. Nice to have competition! The Singlecut has me interested.
     
  16. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    162
    Damn it! I was all set to order a singlcut, and now it comes in satin? I wonder if the wife notices if i get both?
     
  17. guitarman001

    guitarman001 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2014
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    98
    +1 to the Vela satin!

    I must confess I only like satin PRS guitars.
     
  18. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    469
    So I got to play one @ GC today...an S2 CU24 Satin in the GC-excluisve Dark Cherry Burst. I must say I liked it...alot. The finish is very...unfinishy. There you go...lots pores and grain, right all there in glorious nekkidness. The feel of the neck is really nice - you can feel much more of the wood than you can with, say, an NF3 neck, but it's nice. Looks REALLY REALLY good in person in the Cherry. Sounded excellent. Not sure how the S2 HFS/VB compare with the older ones, or even the newer ones, but these sounded pretty darn good, split well. Setup was iffy - salesman says that it came to them without strings (???) and by the way the back end of the trem was almost hitting the body, I'd say they strung it up with .09s instead of .10s.

    I'm not going to get into details, but somehow, I ended up clearing out 2 more old rarely-played (non PRS) guitars of my basement, came back, and walked away with her for less than $325 out of pocket. With the bag too. That should not be against the rules to say, since I traded things in and never disclosed the actual sales price of the instrument.

    btw, she sounds better with NYXL .10s and a real setup...lowered the pickups a few turns and she's really good. I am a gear whore.
     
  19. guitarman001

    guitarman001 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2014
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    98
    But... but you just got that other amazing guitar!? Lol...
    Demos of both, please!!

    There are more pickup variations on these S2 Cu24's than on my USA model what with the tone knob single coil modes!
     
  20. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    3,727
    Likes Received:
    2,817
    Nice snag Carl! Glad to hear your impression of it. I think the Cherry Burst must be a GC exclusive, I saw one at my local store as well a couple weeks ago. This was before the announcement, and it was at a distance, so I didn't think anything of it at the time.

    I'm really digging the Charcoal Black on the Singlecut and Custom 22, I think one of those will be in my future... just not sure which.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice