Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar


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The PRS S2 Custom 22 brings a classic workhorse guitar to a new price point by blending new manufacturing techniques with classic PRS design, craftsmanship, and quality.

The PRS S2 Series offers the fit, finish, feel, and attention to detail of PRS craftsmanship in a straightforward design. Standing for “Stevensville 2,” S2 Series instruments are made at the PRS Maryland shop blending new design elements and manufacturing techniques with practiced quality control and workmanship to create reimagined, fresh guitars that reach a more affordable price for players. With a simple, straightforward design these guitars have serious style and expressive tone.

The PRS S2 Custom 22 takes the original PRS guitar, the Custom 22, and reimagines it with stripped-down features and a new aesthetic. Retaining the classic maple top/mahogany back combination, with the classic PRS body shape & a new asymmetrical beveled top, this guitar is resonant with a funky familiarity. The new asymmetrical, beveled body shape offers a vintage vibe, and the flatness of the top gives the S2 Custom 22 a big, resonant voice. Its versatility comes from its custom-wound pickups (with coil tap) and 3-way blade switch. Familiar for PRS players of old, and a fresh take for players of all types.

A guitar should be comfortable and feel familiar from the moment you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. The PRS S2 Custom 22 features a 25” mahogany neck with scarf-joint construction and the PRS "Pattern Regular" neck shape, which stems back to the PRS “Regular” neck shape found on guitars made in the late 1980’s in the PRS Virginia Avenue Annapolis shop.

The PRS S2 Custom 22 is also equipped with a PRS Tremolo as well as PRS S2 locking tuners, and custom-wound pickups. PRS S2 Series proprietary pickups are built to PRS' exact specifications, including wire and coating materials, winds, and resistance. The PRS S2 Custom 22 features a 3-way blade pickup switch with a master volume and a push/pull tone control. Coil-tap functionality adds versatility by allowing players to split the humbucking pickups into singlecoils, providing a vast array of tones. The jack assembly used on the S2 Series is the same jack as used on the PRS Core line, providing a clean connection point to amplify your sound.

Finish should do three things: most importantly, it should enhance the tone of a guitar. It should also feel good to the player’s touch, and it should look good. The finish used on the PRS S2 Series accomplishes these goals by featuring a polyester basecoat and an acrylic topcoat [reminiscent of the finish system used on PRS Core guitars for twenty years (before the introduction of V12)]. PRS updated the process of this finish requiring a thinner topcoat for optimal tone. This old-but-new finish maintains a hi-gloss, attractive aesthetic.

Whether the PRS S2 Custom 22 is your first PRS or an addition to your arsenal, one thing is certain: each model in the PRS S2 Series is a solid American-made guitar that makes no sacrifice in playability or tone. Includes Gig Bag.

Get your Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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      Comments about Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

      I always wanted a PRS but could never afford one till now. I picked up one of these and was blown away. It played great looked great and sounded amazing. Then i saw the price and was floored. i couldnt believe the price and all the greatness that came along with it. It has a sound like no other and when i took it into a gained out amp just made me cry. My solos were clearer and my rhythms were perfect. I couldnt of asked for a better guitar. The fact that this guitar is half the price of one of the other american prs's and still held up to the quality of them is amazing and anyone who is hesitant about these doesnt need to be. these guitars are worth more than what they are priced at making them a steal.

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      Number Of Frets 22
      Scale Length 25"
      Nut Width 1-21/32"
      Neck Shape Pattern Regular
      Fingerboard Radius 10"
      Body Style Double Cutaway
      Neck Wood Mahogany
      Fingerboard Rosewood
      Body Wood Mahogany
      Top Figured Maple
      Pickup Configuration H-H
      Bridge Pickup PRS S2 #7
      Neck Pickup PRS S2 #7
      Bridge Type PRS Tremolo
      Tuning Machines PRS S2 Locking
      Orientation Right-Handed
      Case/Bag Included Yes
      Case Type Gig Bag
      Series S2 Series
      Model S2 Custom 22
      Warranty Info:

      The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.