PRS Guitars announce three All Mahogany S2 Standards
It won’t be long now until Paul Reed Smith announces his 2015 line up of Guitars and Amplification, but it seems the folks at PRS are keen to unveil new products. Introducing the new all mahogany S2 Standard 24, Standard 22 and Single Cut Standard.
What PRS have to say…
Weeks before announcing their 2015 line up, PRS Guitars is introducing three new all-mahogany S2 Series guitars: the S2 Standard 24,S2 Standard 22, and S2 Singlecut Standard. The original PRS Standard, introduced in 1987, evolved from Paul Reed Smith’s Pre-Factory all-mahogany instruments. Reimagined for the S2 Series, these guitars feature the subtle aesthetic of mahogany and pickguard-mounted electronics for a vintage vibe with modern versatility and playability that is perfect for the gigging musician. All three models have solid mahogany bodies, set mahogany necks, versatile electronics, and tried-and-true PRS quality.
Known for its warm, woody tone, mahogany provides the S2 Standard models with a strong fundamental that has been built on to create guitars that play as well and sound as good plugged straight into an amp or run through a modern pedalboard setup. The set neck adds to the tone of these guitars by providing remarkable resonance and lasting sustain while the addition of PRS-designed pickups and push/pull tone controls gives players access to authentic singlecoil sounds in addition to strong, punchy humbucker tones.
The only 24-fret model in the lineup, the Standard 24 is a classic PRS reimaged for players who prefer a stripped-down approach to their music. The Standard 22 goes in a more vintage direction, but remains a bare-bones workhorse for the player who needs to cover a lot of ground with their music. The Singlecut Standard boasts a classic body shape and control layout, with volume and tone controls for each pickup and a 3-way toggle pickup switch on the upper bout, giving payers plenty of options to dial in flawless tone.
As with all S2 Series guitars, the Standard models feature S2 locking tuners, PRS-designed bridges, as well as PRS nuts, frets, and strings. This means PRS fit, finish, and attention to detail all at a more affordable price. With solid build quality and versatile electronics platform, the S2 Standard lineup can effortlessly go from high gain punk and metal to low, bassy blues, making these guitars a solid choice for players who prefer a straightforward approach to a variety of different musical styles.
S2 Standard 24
The S2 Standard 24’s solid mahogany body and set mahogany neck give this guitar a distinctive resonance and powerful sustain. And when mahogany’s rich, round, warm tone meets S2 HFS and Vintage Bass pickups, there are plenty of clear highs and strong mids to be dialed in. With its solid build and electronics platform, the S2 Standard 24 is a true player’s guitar that handles as well and sounds as good whether it’s plugged straight into your amp or running through your pedal board.
The original PRS Standard, introduced in 1987, evolved from Paul Smith’s Pre-Factory all-mahogany guitars. Reimagined here for the S2 Series, the Standard 24 is gig-ready with a pricetag to match. The subtle aesthetic of mahogany and vintage vibe of pickguard-mounted electronics give the S2 Standard 24 an understated look for players who prefer a stripped-down approach their music.
S2 Standard 22
The S2 Standard 22 is a workhorse guitar for gigging musicians. With an all mahogany body and 22-fret set mahogany neck, this guitar is warm and sweet, making it toneful enough to stand on its own plugged straight into an amplifier and solid enough to serve as a great platform for even the most modern pedal board set up. The #7 pickups are clear and can cover the tonal spectrum from high gain punk and metal to low, bassy blues. The push/pull tone control allows for coil tapping for added versatility. For the player who wants to cover a lot of ground with their music, the S2 Standard 22 is a perfect choice.
S2 Singlecut Standard
The S2 Singlecut Standard’s warm, woody tone and focused midrange make this guitar a solid choice for players of all styles and set ups. The solid-mahogany body and clear pickups combine to give this guitar a strong fundamental platform that can easily find its place in the mix. The classic control layout features volume and push/pull tone controls for each pickup, so players can access authentic singlecoil sounds in addition to strong, punchy humbucker tones. The set mahogany neck (paired with a rosewood fretboard) provides remarkable resonance for a fuller tone. All of this paired with S2 locking tuners and PRS wraparound stoptail bridge, nut, and strings, makes the S2 Singlecut Standard an exceptionally versatile guitar with vintage vibe and modern reliability. Whether playing lead or rhythm, live or in the studio, the S2 Singlecut Standard is a reliable tool with extreme versatility and effortless playability.