With an understated, refined appearance, instant comfort and playability, and a voice that is familiar and captivating, the vintage-inspired S2 Singlecut is a guitar you won’t want to put down.
Its all-mahogany body and asymmetrical, beveled top give the S2 Singlecut much of its explosive tone. And while not a super high output guitar, the S2 Singlecut can be overdriven into well-rounded, organic rock tones without sacrificing the punch or clarity found in higher-output guitars (or even active pickups). The bridge pickup is rich with some sparkle and substantial but tight low end, while the neck pickup is a little darker providing great balance and vintage tones.
PRICE POINT WITHOUT SACRIFICING QUALITY?
When designing, sourcing, and building the S2 Series, PRS was encouraged and excited to build quality instruments that were both inspired by our 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.
The two most significant ways to streamline manufacturing are:
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 them 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*Old Stock means that this is a new unsold stock model, but is no longer current.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 therefore been 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 to demonstrate, it may possibly show minimal scuffs on either the guitar or case; however, this is always considered when pricing out the particular instrument.