Plus, thin finishes don't choke any vibrations or resonance. I wasn't able to get the intonation as close as it should have, the adjustable saddles did. She is indeed beautiful and sexy in person! Poor This product shows significant cosmetic and functional wear. The S2 is the perfect guitar for those who love to perform full dive-bombs with flawless intonation. Build Quality: The S2 guitars are really under appreciated. And so, here she is! Though there are no introductions in the Private Stock or Amplifier categories at this time, Private Stock is still finishing out its 20th Anniversary Guitar of the Month celebration and there have been recent whispers in the amp world. Mine sounds particularly dark, so I've done a pickup swap to get more clarity out of it.
It feels very different from many other guitars out there. The lack of a maple top is what the Standards are known for, and it definitely looks great on this guitar. The fretwork is fantastic, there are no finishes errors, and the tuning is very stable. The addition of the McCarty Singlecut 594 will be sure to turn some more heads. In addition, this type of finish offers a more resonant guitar with warm and crisp tones.
Each of these models will now be offered in Charcoal, McCarty Tobacco, Vintage Cherry, and Vintage Mahogany satin nitro finishes. To negotiate shipping rates to other locations, please send us a message. But the S2 pattern regular is great. Even if you are a player willing to shell out the cash for a top-of-the-line Custom 22, the S2 Standard 22 is a great option for a gigging guitar. The 594 family embodies vintage tone and feel while incorporating modern manufacturing techniques that deliver superior playability. But, they were out of my financial range.
All the S2 Standards can be had at stupidly good prices used. For more information: On PremierGuitar. The only janky bit was the factory pots, and even they weren't terrible. We are also and can help you pick the best Paul Reed Smith for your needs. Playing your favorite tracks is going to be a breeze with the S2, which offers a revamped design to a timeless classic. As to the opinion that the stock sound great; tone is subjective, obviously, so what one person thinks is great another will not. I've never bought a guitar that I didnt end up modifying anyway.
The rosewood fingerboard adds complexity and sparkle to the high end, while keeping the low end thick and firm. Very little, I have played the stock pickups but not recently so I will refrain from commenting on them. The fit, finish and ergonomic design are all top notch. They are built to similar quality standards at less than half of the price. I see Dimarzio 36th or similar in the near future. However the neck position has always been where they lack to me.
It would definitely be suitable for more lo-fi metal genres like oldschool and sludge, however. Rating is an average rating that is calculated by using publicly available numeric rating information musicians entered while writing review of Paul Reed Smith S2 Standard 24 Satin 2017. Good luck resisting this beastly delight. Duke Taber has been a Senior Pastor of various churches since 1988. The pattern regular neck is a nice mainstream handful, and setup and intonation are, as ever, top-drawer.
Rating is an average rating that is calculated by using publicly available numeric rating information musicians entered while writing review of Paul Reed Smith S2 Standard 22 Satin 2017. Personally I love the sound of brass blocks, I find it richer,more harmonically complex and with better sustain, but it does change the tone. I owned a singlecut for a few months. Conversely, less picky players could easily get fine tones for most genres out of these with a good rig. The S2 Singlecut Standard Satin looks vintage and authentic in all finish options.
They are swiss army knife instruments for not much money. I dig my S2 Singlecut Standard. That's not to say that they have too much midrange, just tooc much for me. The low mass locking tuners are great! I love seeing the raw grain on a mahogany body with a satin finish. All mahogany guitars - so conventional wisdom attests - can be dark-sounding and here, yes, there's a throaty midrange focus, but a clean-edged ring and resonance that provides clarity and punch, much like the pickups that nail an almost P-90-ish sizzle and classic-rock poke.