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PRS S2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar  

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Made in Maryland with a figured maple top and pattern regular neck.

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. This instrument has all the tones you've come to expect from PRS with a distinctive, warm midrange and clarity.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Figured maple top with mahogany back wood
  • Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and bird inlays
  • Pattern regular neck shape with 25" scale and 22 frets
  • S2 #7 treble and bass pickups
  • Volume and Push/Pull tone control with 3-way blade pickup switch
  • PRS tremolo and locking tuners
  • Nickel hardware
  • Includes gig bag

Own an affordable, American-made PRS for yourself. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Top Wood: Asymmetric Beveled, Bookmatched Figured Maple
  • Back Wood: Mahogany
Neck
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Neck Shape: Pattern Regular
  • Fretboard Inlays: PRS S2 Birds
Hardware/Electronics
  • Bridge: PRS S2 Tremolo
  • Tuners: PRS S2 Locking Tuners
  • Truss Rod Cover: "Custom"
  • Hardware Type: Nickel
  • Treble Pickup: PRS S2 #7 Treble
  • Bass Pickup: PRS S2 #7 Bass
  • Pickup Switching: Volume and 2 Push/Pull Tone Controls with 3-Way Toggle Switch On Upper Bout
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PRSS2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Fun to play (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (3)
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow.

By Andrew

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about PRS S2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

    If you were in the same boat as me (trying to decide if it's worth spending the extra $$$ on an S2 over an SE) I can tell you now that the S2 blows any SE away in terms of build quality, tone, feel, and ease of playing.

    This guitar has the exact same tone and playability of a core model PRS for literally less than half the price. What you're not getting are the bonus aesthetic features like the binding and carved top, but it's still a gorgeous guitar in its own right - more importantly, the tone is there. The tone that comes out of this guitar is incredible.

    People that say this guitar is just an overpriced SE have no idea what they're talking about or must not have been playing for that long.

    In my 15 years of guitar playing, this is by far the best guitar purchase I've ever made at this price point. I cannot think of any other guitar for this price that plays and sounds as good as this one.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome guitar

    By I am Jacks guitar

    from South Carolina

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None that I can see

    Best Uses

    • everything

    Comments about PRS S2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

    The pickups in this guitar are very responsive, and the volume and tone knobs are great as well. I can just plug straight into my amp and get a little bit of grit with the volume knob at ten on the guitar for a great blues tone. The fret board plays great, and the vibrato is probably the best out there.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best deal around

    By Sparky

    from wi

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about PRS S2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

      Plain and simple: American made. Played great out of the box. After around 2 hrs. had it set to my standards ( they are quite precise) Best deal you will find for this quality. Of course it isn't a core model. But then, Who wants to worry bout scratches and dents when making music.That can wait till after you make the millions. Seriously, If you are a pro player you will find the common sense in this production. nice fat feel comfortable and smooth to play. At this price get 3 like I did....

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent

      By jlpilgrim

      from PA

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about PRS S2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

        The tone, feel, playability and workmanship, on this guitar are superb. In fact it is so good that the guitar just gets out of the way, and you play without really thinking about the guitar itself. It is ready to play out of the box. No further set up required.

        I like the mix of a traditional type electric guitar, with modern appointments:
        - Simple control interface (3 way blade toggle, and a coil tap on the tone control).
        - Hand written serial number is a nice touch. It makes it feel personal, completely hand built just for you (I'm sure it was not completely hand built).

        The reasons I cannot give it 5 stars:
        - The ball ends of the strings get lodged tightly in the tremolo, making string changes difficult. I have to use a tool to gently pry them loose. I believe this is a design problem.
        - The covers at the back for the tremolo and electronics seem like cheap hard plastic.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The only thing missing...

        By frequent flyer

        from Flori-duh

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about PRS S2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

            I have a '92 blackie strat. I have a Tele. I have Gibson Les Paul Standard. I have a Gretsch so i'm thinking "I need a guitar fix, whats next"? I took a flyer on this Paul Reed Smith (not PRS but Paul Reed Smith) AMERICAN MADE guitar and brother (or sister) I'm glad I did. Didnt want to buy the total higher end model because frankly I wasnt expecting a big difference but WOW! I tried This vs. every cheaper foreign made PRS model I could lay my hands on (after I bought this one) and IMHO, no contest/different league. This thing is the absolute missing link and will take your game more than likely to a whole different level as far as feel and tone go. The more I play it the higher it climbs up my fav guitar ranking chart. Just play one and see. If the non-S2 customs get better than this then I might be liquidating everything else to get one. (warning! do not think the foreign PRS guitars are ANYTHING like this. Get THIS not THAT and you wont be bummed.)

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not My Favorite PRS Guitar

            By Stratman 61

            from Salem WI

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Poor Pick Up
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about PRS S2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

                I want to first state that I own numerous electric guitars from PRS, Gibson and Fender. This by far is my least favorite. I purchased the red model, which looks fantastic. Out of the box the action on the next was horrible. The pickups had too much bass for my taste. I sent it to a luthier to have it set up and that helped the neck. I also changed the pick ups to help with the tone. The guitar still does not feel good to me. I own a PRS SE Santana that blows this guitar away. I went to trade this guitar in at my local music store and the trade value was less than my PRS SE Single cut. I am very disappointed in this guitar and it makes me shy away from other PRS models in this price range.

                 
                5.0

                Unbeatable for the Money!

                By Dogrocketp

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about PRS S2 Custom 22 Electric Guitar:

                  I didn`t stumble onto pS until I`d been playing for 40 years. I won`t gig with anything else anymore. My S2 custom 22 has all the tone, feel, and tuning stability you could hope for in a guitar, and it`s Americn made. I`d been unhappy with G & F guitars for years. This S2 is the first guitar I haven`t modified in any way, and that includes my core PRS. All the components are good quality for the money, and nothing beats a PRS trem. If you don`t like the sound of the pickups, don`t hestate to raise, lower them, or adjust the pole pieces. PRS pickups are more tunable than any other brand I`ve tried, including many boutique brands. This is a keeper!

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