The Frost Green Metallic might not be to everyone’s taste, but it certainly adds a very retro-like style, not least with the abundance of shiny nickel plating, which really is the antithesis of the highly figured 10-tops or fancy bird inlays PRS is known for. Incidentally, under the mint-green scratchplate, the 44.6mm thick body is routed for three full-size humbuckers. We certainly did. It’s Strat protocol, except the middle position, which doesn’t voice the solo middle pickup but the bridge and neck pickups, giving a more classic dual-pickup mix - and made especially versatile as that bridge pickup can be split creating eight basic sounds in total. We spent far too long playing this Studio alongside a couple of other S2s, old and new CE 24s and a couple of Strats. Hi all, PRS have released a very intriguing guitar - the S2 Studio - check out the video on the PRS website: S2 Series. SE Series. Put simply, this Pattern Regular feels like home, very subtly V’d in the lower positions, rounding out as you move higher up, and bigger in the hand than the Pattern Thin you’ll find on the current CE 24 bolt-on, for example. PRS Electric Guitar. In appearance, these single coils suggest the old DeArmond-made Gretsch ‘Dynasonic’ pickups with six magnetic slug polepieces and a second row of six smaller diameter slot-head screws. Hi all, PRS have released a very intriguing guitar - the S2 Studio - check out the video on the PRS website: It’s little to get het up about, not least that our sample measures 42.82mm at the nut with quite a usual taper, depth-wise, from 21.9mm to 24.1mm between the 1st and 12th frets. It’s not a Strat (although it certainly has a Strat-y flavour), it’s not a typical PRS, and it’s different enough from the Vela or Starla to have substantial validity. By design, the S2 range has a different player in mind, one who’s less bothered about PRS’s posh aesthetic and wants a working guitar to use and … Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? Free Go-Kit Musicians Bundle, a $29.99 Value! PRS Limited Edition S2 Studio McCarty Tobacco Sunburst w/ Gig Bag. This item PRS S2 Studio Antique White w/Gig Bag. The HSS format was also offered as an option on other models such as the Studio Package, but three-pickup guitars - HSS or dual- humbucking guitars with a middle-placed single - have always been a relative rarity for PRS compared with its dual-’bucker format. Thank you for signing up to Musicradar. Bath $1,140.00 to $1,640.00 - apply Price filter. Distinct bolt-on snap & response with USA-made quality. Yes, the Starla and Vela go for a similar sonic space, but here we’re not bothered by the Starla’s lumpy Bigsby or the altered outline of the hardtail-only Vela, plus we have that middle pickup contributing to the more Strat-like mixes. The S2 Studio certainly holds its own, not least for the player. Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars: 5.0 out of 5 stars: Price: From $1,279.00 $699.00 $ 699. Bolt-On Series. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, PRS S2 Standard 24 Antique White 2019 w/Gig Bag. All rights reserved. Even the vibrato arm is now black-tipped and follows more closely the shape of the arm used on the core-level models. Technically, too, the S2 Studio is also a ‘limited’ model: not limited by numbers but by dealer orders placed between 16 January to 31 March 2018. It’s a classic-sounding and classic-feeling, versatile guitar that any player needing to cover a huge range of styles will lap up. Shipping Weight: 19.95 pounds; Shipping Dimensions: 44”X20”X5” Scale Length: 25” Body Type: Solid Body; Body Material: Mahogany; Neck Shape: Pattern Regular; Neck Material: Maple; Pickups: 2 Type-D Single Coil, 1 Starla Treble Here's what PRS say about the S2 StudioThe S2 Studio takes the Standard 22 platform into new sonic territory with a single/single/hum pickup configuration and updated switching system.This versatile setup allows for a whole new scope of sounds that are only possible with a … Price. It’s a tasty dish with a pro-level, hugely detailed build. This versatile setup allows for a whole new scope of sounds that are only possible with a … Show yourself and your gear some love with PRS parts, accessories, and apparel. Read the PRS story; get factory tour details for your next visit, and check out our career opportunities. It also has that familiar outline, the S2 style, SG-inspired body chamfers (rather than a carved top), and the hallmark treble cutaway scoop with a slight rib-cage contour on the back. PRS S2 Custom 24 - Faded Blue Smokeburst Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Faded Blue Smokeburst Save prs s2 studio to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. Price, build quality, broad range of single coil/clean humbucking sounds, feel, playability and style. The different style - not to mention exclusive designs such as the Starla, Vela and now this Studio - gives the S2 Series a rather different identity to either of PRS’s core-level guitars or the lower-tier SEs. John Mayer’s ultra high-end Super Eagle put the style back on the map, leading to this year’s core-level Special Semi-Hollow Limited Edition, which places a single coil- sized Narrowfield humbucker between its two standard-sized humbuckers at the bridge and neck. The neck-placed Type-D has a Strat-y percussive attack, but slightly rounded, smoother in the high-end, it’s slightly less raw. It’s little surprise, then, that both position 2 (bridge/middle) and 4 (middle/ neck) on the five-way do pretty good ‘hollowed’ Strat-like voices. There is little doubt that not only does it hold its own, but along with the stable vibrato performance and general in-tune-ness it - importantly - offers a different and distinct voice. There was a problem. There is a unity to the S2 stable in that all models use the same pattern regular profile, “similar to the traditional regular neck found on guitars made in the late 80s at PRS’s former Virginia Avenue location”, states PRS. Don't miss the latest deals, news, reviews, features and tutorials. Product Description for the PRS Limited Edition S2 Studio. Brand New. The pinnacle of PRS design, materials, and execution. Sign up here to get product announcements, artist news, and more delivered straight to your inbox. But, plugged in, we move further away from more typical PRS voicings and, like the Vela and Starla, if lower output, cleaner tones are your bag, pay attention. You will receive a verification email shortly. Read the PRS story; get factory tour details for your next visit, and check out our career opportunities. View our current job openings and join our team! If this colour doesn’t float your boat, then there are four others to choose from. Based on the S2 Standard 22, which PRS refers to as a “bare-bones workhorse”, it’s all mahogany with a good weight of 3.32kg/7.73lb. Please refresh the page and try again. Private Stock. It’s slightly lighter and crisper, acoustically, than a new bolt-on CE 24.