The Custom 22 is a classic workhorse guitar. Known for its exceptional clarity and warm midrange, the S2 Custom 22 features a mahogany/maple body. Appointments include the patented PRS tremolo system, #7 treble and bass pickups, and a push/pull coil tap on the tone control for versatile, alive vintage tone.
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When designing, sourcing, and building the S2 Series, PRS was encouraged and excited to build quality instruments that were both inspired by the Core line but also truly new for PRS. Along with designing the instruments, they designed new manufacturing techniques. This new streamlined process reduced the amount of manufacturing hours with no compromise to the integrity of the instruments.
Neck construction: On the PRS S2 series, the neck begins with a quartersawn mahogany neck blank. That blank is cut, the headstock is scarfed, and the heel is built up using a plain splice. (A scarf joint is made up of two pieces of wood that are cut at complementary angles and glued together. A plain splice is a joining of two pieces of wood in the same line). These construction methods allow us to start with a smaller amount of raw materials, and the increased glue surface area results in a very strong joint. In addition to this technique, they also fret and radius the fretboard before joining it to the neck, which results in a very efficient, cohesive manufacturing process that creates a durable, comfortable, playable neck.
New finish process: The entire S2 Series incorporates a new finish system where the color coat is embedded under a polyester basecoat and completed with an ultra–thin layer of acrylic urethane topcoat.
*Old Stock means that this is a new unsold stock model, but is no longer current. This dealer stock piece has been commensurately reduced in price for sale purposes. It retains the full New Warranty and represents an excellent value. It will be in play-ready saleable condition - if unboxed prior as a demo, it may possibly show minimal scuffs on either the guitar or case; however, this is always considered when pricing out the particular instrument.