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PRS S2 Mira With Bird Inlays Electric Guitar Vintage Cherry

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With an understated, refined appearance, instant comfort and playability, and a voice that is familiar and captivating, the vintage-inspired S2 Mira is a guitar you won't want to put down.

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Overview

With an understated, refined appearance, instant comfort and playability, and a voice that is familiar and captivating, the vintage-inspired S2 Mira is a guitar you won't want to put down.

Its all-mahogany body and asymmetrical, beveled top give the S2 Mira much of its explosive tone. And while not a super high output guitar, the S2 Mira 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. Includes gig bag.

The S2 Story
The PRS S2 Series offers the fit, finish, feel, and attention to detail of PRS craftsmanship in a straightforward design. Standing for "Stevensville 2," S2 Series instruments are made at the Maryland shop blending new design elements and manufacturing techniques with practiced quality control and workmanship to create reimagined, fresh guitars that reach a more affordable price for players.

The S2 Series is comprised of three models: the S2 Mira, S2 Starla, and S2 Custom 24. These models share several key features, including PRS S2 locking tuners, custom-wound pickups, PRS neck shapes, PRS S2 bridges as well as PRS fretwire, nuts, and double-action truss rods. The new asymmetrical, beveled body shape offers a vintage vibe, and the flatness of the top gives these guitars a big, resonant voice.

Whether the S2 Series means your first PRS or an addition to your arsenal, one thing is certain: each model in the PRS S2 Series is a solid American-made guitar that makes no sacrifice in playability or tone.

Features
The Woods
Wood is the foundation of a guitar's tone. If you sacrifice the foundation, there is little hope of achieving an exceptional instrument. Believing this, PRS have chosen the same traditional tonewoods that are used on PRS Core guitars, such as maple tops, mahogany backs and bodies, mahogany necks, and rosewood fretboards. While some of the design and construction methods used in the S2 Series (the neck blank's starting dimension across the Series and the S2 Custom's wood grade, for example) allowed PRS to use less expensive and more readily available woods, no compromise has been made to the tone or integrity of S2 instruments.

Necks
A guitar should be comfortable and feel familiar from the moment you pick it up, and the neck is paramount to that connection. PRS S2 instruments feature a 25" neck with scarf-joint construction and the Pattern Regular neck shape, which stems back to the PRS "Regular" neck shape found on guitars made in the late 1980s in the Virginia Avenue Annapolis shop.

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. This technique combined with a pre-radiused, pre-fretted fretboard result in a very efficient, cohesive manufacturing process that creates a durable, comfortable, playable neck.

Width of the fretboard at the nut: 1 21/32"
Width at the body: 2 1/4"
Neck depth at the nut: 27/32"

Finish
Finish should do three things: most importantly, it should enhance the tone of a guitar. It should also feel good to the player's touch, and it should look good. The finish used on the PRS S2 Series accomplishes these goals by featuring a polyester basecoat and an acrylic topcoat (reminiscent of the finish system used on PRS Core guitars for twenty years (before the introduction of V12)). PRS have updated the process of this finish system to allow S2 guitars to move through the finish hall smoothly and quickly while also requiring a thinner topcoat for optimal tone. This old-but-new finish maintains a hi-gloss, attractive aesthetic, and the translucent and opaque color options offer vintage and modern flavors that allow players to choose the look that fits them best.

Pickups & Electronics
PRS S2 Series proprietary pickups are built to exact specifications, including wire and coating materials, winds, and resistance. Whether harkening back to the original HFS and Vintage Bass pickups or designed to work with the unique tones of a Bigsby tailpiece, S2 pickups were designed to capture the distinct tonal character intended for each instrument in the series.

All of the models in the S2 Series feature a 3-way blade pickup switch with a master volume and a push/pull tone control. Coil-tap functionality adds versatility by allowing players to split the humbucking pickups into singlecoils, providing a vast array of tones. The jack assembly used on the S2 Series is the same jack as the Core line, providing a clean connection point to amplify your sound.

Tuners, Nuts & Bridges
The tone of a guitar is influenced by several factors: wood choice, body style, pickups, scale length, metals and other materials used, etc. Some of the most impactful components are those that directly affect the vibration of the strings: the tuners, the nut, and the bridge. This is because it is the strings' vibration that the pickups sense and that creates the sound wave the ear will ultimately hear.

The bridge is the anchor of the guitar. It is here that the vibration of the string is transferred into the body of the guitar, bringing out the inherent tone of the woods chosen. Each S2 instrument features a different bridge style. The S2 Mira features the same stoptail that is used on Core PRS instruments. PRS use an unplated bridge with brass studs. The S2 Starla features a time-tested Tune-o-matic bridge with a Bigsby B50 tailpiece. The S2 Custom features a PRS tremolo (the same bridge found on the SE line of guitars).

The nut also plays a critical part in the transfer of tone. The nut on S2 instruments is the same nut PRS use on the Core guitars. The nut is strong and long-lasting without "grabbing" the strings, and it is imbued with brass, a highly musical metal.

PRS S2 locking tuners are used across the S2 Series. These proprietary tuners are reminiscent of the "Phase II" tuners and follow many of Paul Smith's "tweaks," including a brass shaft and specially-configured internal construction. The locking mechanism itself is identical to the one used on the Core guitars, which helps the guitar stay in tune.

Whether using parts shared by the Core manufacturing line or newly-sourced proprietary parts, PRS always chose to use musical materials (such as brass) and avoid materials that deaden tone (like nylon washers), maximizing the guitars' overall resonance, musicality, and tone.

Other Appointments
The nut, jack assembly, fret wire, electronics knobs, and strings are all shared between Core and S2 instruments. It is long-lasting and is comfortable to play. The electronics' knobs are made in PRS' own proprietary mold, which results in a handsome and ergonomic design. As with all of solidbody guitars, PRS use 10-46 strings. S2 Series guitars come in a nylon gig bag to make heading out for your next show that much easier.

Features
  • Body Wood: Asymmetric Beveled Thin Mahogany
  • Number of Frets: 25"
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Neck Shape: Pattern Regular
  • Fretboard Inlays: PRS S2 Birds
  • Bridge: PRS Stoptail
  • Tuners: PRS S2 Locking Tuners
  • Truss Rod Cover: "Mira"
  • Hardware Type: Nickel
  • Treble Pickup: S2 Mira Treble
  • Bass Pickups: S2 Mira Bass
  • Pickup Switching: Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch
  • Includes gig bag
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2 year warranty on parts, hardware, cases, and electronics. Limited lifetime warranty on all other products.


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PRSS2 Mira With Bird Inlays Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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5.0

American made and finished, with a dash of Korea........

By Wrigman

from Corona, CA. (Yes, Fender country)

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • You can feel each note ring in the body.

Cons

  • Is not wanting to put it down a con???

Best Uses

  • Blues.......
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about PRS S2 Mira With Bird Inlays Electric Guitar:

Very well finished guitar. Fret edges are PERFECT. Neck shape, PERFECT( pattern regular)feels like an old friend from the moment you pick it up to play. As stated above, you FEEL every note played through the body of this guitar. The beveled front and belly cut and light weight make I comfortable to wear. This thing IS A TONE MONSTER! Jut like the all American made core model, this S2 with Korean pups dosen't miss a beat! Do a A/B with and old "Core" model, you will find NO sonic difference! Paul NAILED his own sound. As a matter of fact, the tuners feel better than stage II tunesr they are based on. The pots and switches have a quality feel to them. I you opt for a hard tail model(like I did) you will have an American wrap around stop tail bridge. The Mira model is the S2 that has the most tonal differences between single coil and full humbucker sounds in the S2 line. This guitar just Oozes quality from top to bottom, so don't worry about the Korean connection, you won't even notice it, those guys NAILED every part they have in this guitar. Paul wouldn't let it go by he is WHOLE HANDS ON with all the S2 line. The Mira is just the best IMHO.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A GIBSON KILLER

By OZ

from NEW HAMPSHIRE

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Guitar needs a good case
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about PRS S2 Mira With Bird Inlays Electric Guitar:

buy this guitar you will not be sorry

 
5.0

Finally an affordable PRS that matches the Quality!

By Bob

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about PRS S2 Mira With Bird Inlays Electric Guitar:

    This is by far the lightest guitar I've ever owned. At first, I didn't think that was a good thing because they tend to be thin and not have great tone. I was completely wrong with this PRS. The quality is there and the neck is thick and very playable. This guitar covers so much ground with the coil taps. I've had coil taps before on a few Gibson's and absolutely hated them. With the Mira, there is very little volume loss when engaging the tap, and the singles add a whole different dimension to the guitar. There is finally a guitar that can do any genre you choose! Highly recommend!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Guitar i've ever owned

    By Logan

    from Tennessee

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • everything

      Comments about PRS S2 Mira With Bird Inlays Electric Guitar:

      Best feeling and playing guitar i've ever had the privilege to play. I have not gotten the chance to get my hands on a lot of the crazy high end PRS stuff, but this stacks up to a T with the ones around the 5,000 mark. Made with the same love. This guitar KILLS any guitar at it's price point, and even guitars that are a few thousand more. Has a lovely vintage look to it, even though it's a new-ish design. So much sustain. So much tone. It has a sound to it that blows me away everytime i pick it up. I love love love it!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fantastic instrument!

      By Andrew

      from San Diego, CA

      Comments about PRS S2 Mira With Bird Inlays Electric Guitar:

      I've owned this guitar for around a month now, and it is fantastic The tone is unlike any other guitar I've ever played. I compare it to a more refined sounding LP junior. Fantastic sustain, Intonation is spot-on, even with the wonky looking tailpeice, and overall a wonderful guitar to own. I have had issues with the tuning pegs, they lock, but they tend to slip a touch. Be prepared to tune often, and have some nut lube ready. If you're proactive about it, you don't have to worry about it.

      (0 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      PRS Mira

      By JAMMER12

      from San JOSE, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about PRS S2 Mira With Bird Inlays Electric Guitar:

      Its an ok guitar but it gets boring after a while.

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