NGD - PRS Studio 22!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Joseph Martinez, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Joseph Martinez

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    27
    Hey guys! Not too long after receiving my first PRS (lovely gift), I caved and bought my second one. I thought one would be enough!!

    After quite a bit of research, I found a great deal (~$1800) on this PRS Studio 22 in Makenna Blue. This thing was basically brand new, hardly any marks on it at all.

    Man oh man, I love this guitar! :D The narrowfields are amazing! It seems these are fairly rare, though. Any studio owners out there?

    Picture:
    https://imgur.com/gqTNQgm
     
    #1 Joseph Martinez, Jan 24, 2020
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2020
    dogrocketp, danktat, RickP and 16 others like this.
  2. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,686
    Likes Received:
    2,152
    Now that is a beautiful Studio! They seem like they are super versatile beasts.
     
    Joseph Martinez likes this.
  3. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Messages:
    2,008
    Likes Received:
    2,478
    Yikes! Super nice. I’ve wanted one for a long time.
     
    Joseph Martinez and Bowtiefanatc like this.
  4. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

    Joined:
    May 11, 2017
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    6,054
    Congrats, that’s a beauty! Love Makena Blue :)
     
    Joseph Martinez and Bowtiefanatc like this.
  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    6,072
    Likes Received:
    9,992
    Congrats on an awesome guitar!
     
    Alnus Rubra and Joseph Martinez like this.
  6. bodia

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

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    18,946
    Likes Received:
    26,253
    Stellar! Great deal, too
     
  7. ESPImperium

    ESPImperium New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    65
    Congrats!!!

    Welcome to the Studio 22 club. Stellar guitars, super versatile, and super easy to play.
     
    Joseph Martinez likes this.
  8. StillCantankerous

    StillCantankerous Deja Voodo

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2020
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    265
    Great guitars...had one a few years back. Never saw one in that color, very very sexy. Congrats and sounds like a helluva deal!
     
  9. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2018
    Messages:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    2,408
    Awesome score! Congrats
     
  10. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    3,598
    Likes Received:
    2,484
    The "Studio" guitars are vastly underappreciated, IMO. I've played one like yours, and it was superb. I also now have one of the S2's, and love it just as much. I'm sure each has their own wonderful characteristics that are slightly different, but what I appreciate is how they can get a twist on classic "S" tones, but tonally the woods and resonance are very much PRS, so if you're a PRS player, you don't have to re-EQ your whole signal chain to get those tones, which I always find myself doing with a Strat.

    Anyways, killer guitar, congrats!
     
    dogrocketp and bodia like this.
  11. tyfu20

    tyfu20 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2015
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    313
    Purrty, enjoy!
     
  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Messages:
    9,371
    Likes Received:
    15,595
    What a great looking guitar and two of those mysterious NF pickups! Yum.
     
  13. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7,084
    Likes Received:
    4,130
    Nice, studios are super cool and NF’s are great sounding pickups!
     
    Bill SAS 513 likes this.
  14. Sybo

    Sybo New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2019
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    124
    What a beautiful Studio! I do not believe there are a lot of these out there. I have a black/tortoise version myself and I am soo blown away at the versatility that “I” personally get from this guitar. The tones get my groove going deep,( that’s really hard to explain) and one that I feel is irreplaceable. It just fits that niche perfectly. What a gorgeous Blue you have. May she serve you well! Here’s mine!
    https://imgur.com/a/v9DTUqT
     
    bodia and Alnus Rubra like this.
  15. RickP

    RickP One Guitar Short...

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2019
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    1,089
    Love the Studio, a guitar that never got the recognition it should have! I played a NF3 for a while, and those Narrowfields are versatile!
     
    Alnus Rubra likes this.
  16. SupremeDalek

    SupremeDalek Exterminate!

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    89
    Narrowfields are awesome, and that color is incredible! Cheers to you friend!
     
  17. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2018
    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    2,042
    That is a great looking guitar!
     
  18. Bill SAS 513

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

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,564
    Likes Received:
    1,677
    Yup...what they all said...love the NFs...Enjoy!
     
  19. dogrocketp

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

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2013
    Messages:
    2,390
    Likes Received:
    2,357
    I have an S2 Studio that is the first one out for a blues gig. Yours is really beautiful, and we know it sounds well because it’s blue. Can you get decent quack with the bridge/middle combination?
     
    bodia and Alnus Rubra like this.
  20. Joseph Martinez

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    27
    Thank you all for the well wishes! To answer your question, yes you definitely can; but to my ears, you need a bright amp to do it. They sound lovely on my AC15, but on my Oranges, the NF's are VERY warm, I would say too warm. A lot of mid-range. I basically need to turn the treble all the way up, bring the mids almost all the way down, and have the bass around halfway to work with it on a Rockerverb. I need to experiment more with the pickup heights... Currently the neck NF is flush with the pickup ring and the middle is a bit above. I may try lowering the middle one some and see if that helps.

    These pickups are incredibly dynamic with the volume knob, though. You can get some really, really cool and different sounds by messing with that.
     
    Sybo likes this.

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