Front panel features include a color touch-screen with eight universal control knobs and dedicated buttons and sliders to make access faster and easier. However, I was very disappointed in the way this guitar sounded. All that being said, all of these guitars at their price points are excellent guitars. This solid body electric guitar offers loads of class along with an amazing sound. We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
I personally found it quite hard to switch quickly whilst playing between pickups as the selector is placed down and behind the bridge, meaning you have to move your whole hand rather than just flicking your little finger, I'm sure however, it's something you would get used to over time and that other players wouldn't find it irritating but it struck me that way. It feels very different from many other guitars out there. I feel the s2 was a step down. This includes heavy and oversized items. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as you Pay® plans. Now, the specs are identical to the gloss Standards; the difference is in the paint - or, rather, the lack of it.
While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. I have been lusting after owning a Paul Reed Smith guitar since I first played one in the summer of 1992. You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear! This guitar is beyond amazing. And Gibson has a handy habit of making its lower-end Les Pauls highly attractive, feature-wise. All this makes it potentially the most versatile S2 guitar yet. For the player who wants to cover a lot of ground with their music, the S2 Standard 22 is a perfect choice. The coil taps are easily the most musical and usable out of any dual-humbuckers I've played.
I didnt like the neck at all and it felt like a Korean instrument. All mahogany guitars - so conventional wisdom attests - can be dark-sounding and here, yes, there's a throaty midrange focus, but a clean-edged ring and resonance that provides clarity and punch, much like the pickups that nail an almost P-90-ish sizzle and classic-rock poke. The four-control layout means there's plenty of adjustment, and the coil-splits on the tone controls add authentic single-coil cut. The color palette includes four options: Charcoal, McCarty Tobacco Burst, Vintage Cherry and Vintage Mahogany. I was a little skeptical about how I would feel about the neck but I'm stoked over how it's so playable.
It was a good value used, as the previous owner replaced the pickups with Seymour Duncan's. They pulled no punches from the neck up on these. I really think the S2 and Core are in completely different pricing categories -- if someone has 3x the money that an S2 costs, they S2s probably aren't on their list. The satin finish is beautiful and rugged, and the dots actually manage to work, especially with the addition of a pickguard. It would definitely be suitable for more lo-fi metal genres like oldschool and sludge, however. Also, besides the higher pickup output and taste in the body bevel, what makes you hesitate on the S2? These include the inlays, non-recessed control plates, etc.
The neck is flawless and comfortable. I'm hooked on the quality and now shopping models higher up in price because I know now how much it's worth it to own one. But that's 200,000 pennies between an S2 and Core. The S2 is a much warmer electric guitar with a few design changes such as the lack of a maple cap, which makes the newer S2 Standard slightly unique as compared to the previous versions. Which makes this is a particularly exciting review as we're looking at the brand new S2 Standard 22. The S2 Standard 22 is a workhorse guitar for gigging musicians. I believe the 509 will feel right at home to players who want a longer 25.
I'm also happy to report that this guitar comes in at a shoulder friendly weight, meaning it naturally resonates well too. The new S2 Singlecut Standard Satin, which has a low-key satin finish, may be the least flashy model in the entire S2 lineup, but it gets attention where it counts—playability and tone. Along with the dot-only fingerboard inlays, this Satin Singlecut looks very workmanlike, but the build and parts still deliver the goods. The build quality is amazing. Also, besides the higher pickup output and taste in the body bevel, what makes you hesitate on the S2? Prior to that, he was involved in the Christian rock scene opening for such notables as Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill, Rez Band, and once played briefly with Darrel Mansfield.
A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds We'll beat any price Simply click the Seen it for less? I'm the new owner of an S2 Standard 24 satin finish. All trademarks, images and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective companies. They sound really good clean, crunchy or dirty, although the different control layout takes a bit of getting used to compared to a Gibson - although it's far from difficult. All that being said, I really do like the S2 and won't be selling either guitar any time soon. The bevelled edge flat front certainly gives the S2 a different look - less classic perhaps - and it's thinner in depth at 50mm as opposed to the Core Line Singlecut's more Les Paul-like depth of 58mm. The body is one-piece mahogany, the neck three-piece.
Limited lifetime warranty on all other products. Based on the original Sound Shaper, this enhanced mode lets you choose a sound type, then it brings the most relevant parameters directly to the surface. Additional unique appointments include a longer 25. I advise comparing both models, and like them for both the new and used prices. However, the S2 has a lot more going for it than the longer scale. You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear! Here, unlike the first S2s, the coil-splits are partial: instead of dumping one whole coil, part of it is retained, giving a slighter fuller sound in the split mode - and it's a little more hum-cancelling, too. I'm glad you like your S2 Satin.
I have no idea why some folks still think the S2 line is a red headed stepchild. The comes in charcoal, McCarty Tobacco Sunburst, and Vintage Cherry. However, this is a thoroughly pro working tool that combines some pretty classic single-cut tones with lighter, brighter and edgier partial coil-splits to really expand the sounds you have at your fingertips. You really don't need a stepping stone between the two. The early days were a time where catalogs didn't have much of a presence in the industry, but what began as a college dorm room operation grew rapidly. Stays in tune even when using the bar.