Thinking about getting a PRS

pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 832
edited May 9 in Musicians and Gearheads
Anyone here have a PRS? What do you like about it and do you have any complaints? I'm contemplating getting a PRS S2 Standard 22 in vintage cherry satin finish. The price is $999 new which is a great price for an American made prs. 


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  • pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 832
    Well I went ahead and bought one because I had a discount that took the price down $100 so I couldn't pass up that deal. I will let you all know how it turns out when it arrives. 
    Virginia Bach 2000
    DC 2003
    DC 2004 (VFC)
    DC 2006
    Pittsburgh 2006
    Bonnaroo 2008
    Virginia Beach 2008
    DC 2008
    Philly (Spectrum) 10/31/2009
    DC 2010 (Jiffy Lube Live)
    PJ 20 night 1
    PJ 20 night 2
    Phoenix 2013
    LA 1 2013
    Memphis 2014
    Jacksonville 2016
    Greenville 2016
    Hampton 2016
    Columbia 2016
    Fenway 1 2016
    Fenway 2 2016
    Wrigley 1 2018
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 32,936
    I've never played a PRS, I should try one next time I'm at the guitar shop. Congrats!
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  • pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 832
    mfc2006 said:
    I've never played a PRS, I should try one next time I'm at the guitar shop. Congrats!
    They're a very good brand. They have a nice range of guitars that will fit almost any budget too. I know a lot of people only think of them as a higher end brand sometimes but their stuff in the S2 and SE lines are affordable, well built, and sound great Getting an new American made PRS with coil tap, locking tuners, thin nitro finish, and rosewood fingerboard for under 900 just seemed like a can't miss deal. 
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    DC 2003
    DC 2004 (VFC)
    DC 2006
    Pittsburgh 2006
    Bonnaroo 2008
    Virginia Beach 2008
    DC 2008
    Philly (Spectrum) 10/31/2009
    DC 2010 (Jiffy Lube Live)
    PJ 20 night 1
    PJ 20 night 2
    Phoenix 2013
    LA 1 2013
    Memphis 2014
    Jacksonville 2016
    Greenville 2016
    Hampton 2016
    Columbia 2016
    Fenway 1 2016
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    Wrigley 1 2018
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    Fenway 1 2018
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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 2,336
    Beautiful guitar! Congrats!

    A friend of mine has a Custom 22 from 98 or 99. That thing is gorgeous and it plays like oiled ice.

    They make incredible instruments at all of their price points. 
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  • pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 832
    dudeman said:
    Beautiful guitar! Congrats!

    A friend of mine has a Custom 22 from 98 or 99. That thing is gorgeous and it plays like oiled ice.

    They make incredible instruments at all of their price points. 
    It should arrive Thursday if all goes well. 
    Virginia Bach 2000
    DC 2003
    DC 2004 (VFC)
    DC 2006
    Pittsburgh 2006
    Bonnaroo 2008
    Virginia Beach 2008
    DC 2008
    Philly (Spectrum) 10/31/2009
    DC 2010 (Jiffy Lube Live)
    PJ 20 night 1
    PJ 20 night 2
    Phoenix 2013
    LA 1 2013
    Memphis 2014
    Jacksonville 2016
    Greenville 2016
    Hampton 2016
    Columbia 2016
    Fenway 1 2016
    Fenway 2 2016
    Wrigley 1 2018
    Wrigley 2 2018
    Fenway 1 2018
    Fenway 2 2018
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 17,200
    that thing looks pretty badass.

    i have never played one, but a guy in my band bought one of the very early ones, like from 1988 or so. he only gigged it a few times and is now just sitting on it as the value goes up. i think he did not like the tremolo system for some reason, and rather than having it altered he just stopped gigging it. i do love the bird inlays though. so classy looking.
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  • pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 832
    she came today!
    Virginia Bach 2000
    DC 2003
    DC 2004 (VFC)
    DC 2006
    Pittsburgh 2006
    Bonnaroo 2008
    Virginia Beach 2008
    DC 2008
    Philly (Spectrum) 10/31/2009
    DC 2010 (Jiffy Lube Live)
    PJ 20 night 1
    PJ 20 night 2
    Phoenix 2013
    LA 1 2013
    Memphis 2014
    Jacksonville 2016
    Greenville 2016
    Hampton 2016
    Columbia 2016
    Fenway 1 2016
    Fenway 2 2016
    Wrigley 1 2018
    Wrigley 2 2018
    Fenway 1 2018
    Fenway 2 2018
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 2,336
    Nice! Congrats. Time to test out the callouses on those fingers. 
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 17,200
    aww shit!

    congratulations!!

    there are no better days than new guitar days!!!
    "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."- Hemingway

    "i'm not here to start the fire. i am here to fan the flames..."

    If you have never failed, you have never lived.
  • pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 832
    edited May 14
    Time to put her through some paces this week. I will have a full review up by the first of next week. So far I am surprised at how light it feels and love the finish. The setup was very good out of the box. Will slap a set of elixirs on in a day or 2 but intonation and action were perfect. The short scale makes it a breeze to play and there are no cosmetic or mechanical issues so far. 
    Virginia Bach 2000
    DC 2003
    DC 2004 (VFC)
    DC 2006
    Pittsburgh 2006
    Bonnaroo 2008
    Virginia Beach 2008
    DC 2008
    Philly (Spectrum) 10/31/2009
    DC 2010 (Jiffy Lube Live)
    PJ 20 night 1
    PJ 20 night 2
    Phoenix 2013
    LA 1 2013
    Memphis 2014
    Jacksonville 2016
    Greenville 2016
    Hampton 2016
    Columbia 2016
    Fenway 1 2016
    Fenway 2 2016
    Wrigley 1 2018
    Wrigley 2 2018
    Fenway 1 2018
    Fenway 2 2018
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