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PRS Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 24 Electric Guitar

Meet the workhorse PRS guitar. With its custom-wound pickups, S2 tremolo, and comfortable Pattern Regular neck profile, the PRS S2 Custom 24 is ready to gig. (9) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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A re-imagined Custom 24, the PRS Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 24 Electric Guitar offers a stripped-down feature set that differentiates its look and feel from the original adding a new aesthetic at an incredible price. The S2 Custom 24 uses the classic mahogany back with maple top but adds asymmetrical beveling to the top not seen on the original. The custom-wound PRS pickups feature tone controls built into the volume knobs with push/pull operation and the PRS Tremolo gives you the playability you expect when you pick up a Paul Reed Smith.

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Features:

- Figured Maple, Asymmetric Beveled, Bookmatched Top
- Mahogany Neck with Pattern Regular Shape
- 24 Fret, Rosewood Fingerboard
- S2 HFS Treble and S2 Vintage Bass Pickups
- Volume Controls with Push/Pull Tone Control
- PRS Tremolo Bridge and PRS S2 Locking Tuners

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- Top: Figured Maple, Asymmetric Beveled, Bookmatched
- Back: Mahogany
- Scale Length: 25 inches
- Neck: Mahogany
- Shape: Pattern Regular
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Frets: 24
- Inlays: PRS S2 Birds
- Pickups:
- Treble: S2 HFS Treble
- Bass: S2 Vintage Bass
- Pickup Switching: 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch
- Controls: Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control
- Bridge: PRS Tremolo
- Tuners: PRS S2 Locking Tuners
- Truss Rod Cover: Custom
- Hardware: Nickel
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Overall: I am pleased with the looks and quality of craftsmanship of this guitar, the fretboard is nice and wide with a nice slick feel to it, and the resonance of the guitar as a whole is just phoenominal. I understand where they were coming from with the pickups but they don't specialize in any sound, kind of like a Jack of all trades that isn't great at any of them. I am swapping pick-ups and I will have a very nice guitar. I had a problem with the tone knob, it would only adjust from 1-3 and the rest of the knob did nothing....I told zzounds and they were willing to swap guitars with me with shipping on their dime, which was nice, but I like the neck too much so I called PRS and they are sending me a new tone pot. So manufacturer support and zzounds are both excellent.
Style of Music: blues, metal, anything upbeat
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Sound: This should be the MAIN reason MOST people buy a guitar. SOUND...or TONE. I understand if you are a beginner or simply an old front-porch-picker and any guitar will do so long as you get your groove on. but if it matters to you, for your own personal reasons, then here's my best shot at laying it out. Pros: It does blues, rock and alt very very well. when playing rhythm, it gives really decent single-note articulation - especially going clean through the front of a *tube amp. Since a guitar should sit in the mid range very well in general, this does that in spades. It doesnt sounds as FAT or warm as a Les Paul Traditional/Studio (depending on PUPS) but pretty close. It has just enough brightness and sparkle to do any country player proud. but not enough that you cant get away from it for more mid/low end to shine through. CONS: however, depending on your amp - espcially high gain like a marshall - diming (putting all the way up) the volume and tone on the guitar and pushing the amp to about 7 and up...things get a little muddy in regard to the pick ups. with that said, unless you have a worked out what pedals and amp you want to run (or do a PUP swap)...i wouldnt reccomend it for metal. you may find it lacking for some parts. WHY? because many metal players "scoop" their mids - which means they take the mid range out and let the tone rest on either side. so, without knowing ahead of time and being a little in-the-know with your rig about what pedals youre going to run to find your "TONE"...you may be a bit frustrated. I personally dont play metal, though many do. its almost as though, if you dont play blues or metal these days..."it aint music". (which i dont think that). I plan to dump these Korean PUPs (sorry PRS, im just not buying the song and dance about how you resigned them from the ground up to be for the S2 line. they still arent American made..and QC just isnt the same AND for the price point of this guitar...the PUPs miss the mark for me in tone. though not by much.) Im going to drop the Core Line Custom 24 HFS PUPS in. Feature: They stayed smart and used some key components from the Core line in the S2. i cant tell a difference in the Locking Tuners from the actual Phase II ones. without those tuners, the trem system would be frustrating in terms of tuning issues (like with the SE models). It would have been nice to get core line Trem. The wiring and tone pots/knobs do set this model apart from others in its price range. dont be afraid to open the back of your guitar and take a peek. its good to know what good wiring looks like. I can see this being a SOLID work horse. Given my last rant about the sound, I was impressed with the PUPS in single coil position (coil tapped/split). its a great feature on the guitar. I actually prefer the coil tap with a three way switch, only because when im playing live...its SO much easier to get the blend I want through 3 positions...than with a 5 position switch. I almost ALWAYS over shoot the position, or miss it by one click and have to go back to the switch after a strum or two. also, the strap pegs. at last, i dont have to buy locking strap pegs. stock...these are completely usable live. the end has a very wide stopping end. in fact, i had to unscrew the peg, slide the strap end in the bottom...then screw it back on. the strap couldnt fit over the peg, like, not even close - which is a good thing. Ease of Use: a coil tap, with a three way blade. I love it. And having ONE volume and ONE tone knob makes this guitar really really easy to dial something in. dont be fooled by the set up of it either. it doesnt take away from the tonal controls you have with say, a Les Paul type, 4 knob set up. Quality: for the most part, a well made guitar. though, my model did come with some QC issues. im in the process of getting them taken care of, once PRS gets my warranty registration card. *they do things old school, you cant register online...all done by mail. My tone knobs are all wrong. my volume is very very stiff...and the tone knob (in both positions of being coil tapped or full humbucker) rolls way too loose. talking incredibly loose and moves position too easily. also, the person that lined up the maple Cap on the guitar didnt do the best job. the lines look offset and dont look like a very good bookmatch. Value: this - i think...is tough to gauge. while i understand the company has to profit, I would have liked to see them put a little more quality in the Pick ups and at least offer a hardshell case. In terms of what you get...PRS should offer a hardshell case at the very least. I could have EASILY spent the same amount of money and gotten a comparable gutiar in terms of tone and comfort, tonal range and appeal...and gotten a hardshell case and few extras, like you would with say...gibson. Manufacturer Support: Im pretty sure PRS will help me out with my knob issue. even though i listed the look of the maple cap...i can live with it. its not a big deal. The Wow Factor: out of the box, to me, it wasnt visually stunning. I have mine in BLK/GRY. the carve they have on the top takes away from the looks dept and this guitar looks like an SE with an american PRS logo headstock. in fact..the SE's have a little more appeal on the shape of the body, i think. in all, with ANY guitar, play it for yourself and dont take any one person's word as being something final. EVERY guitar is different, as is every player. Overall: To start, i have owned and played a few guitars over the years in this price range, below it and just a hair above it; and compare them all to eachother all the time. With that said, there is not really ONE defining guitar. It depends on what preference in tone you want from the guitar. I dont think its fair to most people - especially for new gutiars like this one - to say "it sounds awesome" or "plays like a dream". too subjective. ill try my best to tell you what I liked about it, what I didnt like and what I think it does well. not sure how much space i have to type, so I might have to shorten some stuff up.
Style of Music: rock, acoustic rock, folk, blues and alt.
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