Often, when I'm near a GC out of my area, I'll drop by to check out their inventory, particularly the used guitars.
I was quite surprised to see a PRS model I could not immediately identify. At first glance I thought it might be a new SE model, but a closer look told me it was a S2 CU24.
In fact, it was serial number 000007...
And it had a AS stamped on the back of the neck near the body joint.
I was excited to give the guitar a go, since I had heard a lot about the S2 line, but hadn't had a chance to try one.
I immediately fell in love with the feel of the neck. Unlike some 24 fret guitars that didn't feel quite right to me, this one was super easy to play, felt great in my hands, and was very "solid".
I plugged it in to a Fender HRD III that was nearby and got some great clean tones from the neck pup, and with a bit of OD, some singing lead tones from the bridge pup. I must of played it for about an hour and a half before I realized I had to have it.
After an inspection, I was pleased that it had zero flaws, no scratches, dings, or dents... in fact, it was in better condition than many of the "new" guitars GC often has. It's a nice black cherry burst, and I got along great with the new body shape. The finish was very nicely done, and all the controls were easy to use and right at hand. But the biggest thing was the feel and tone. They were pure PRS happiness.
My #1 guitar is a DGT, and I won't be getting rid of it anytime soon, but I wanted to let everyone know to check out the new S2 line... you may come away happily surprised how nice they play and sound!
At the used price, and considering the low serial number... combined with how great it played... I couldn't pass it up.
Just waiting a couple of weeks for the police hold to be off... and it's all mine!
Anyone else tried one of these yet?