(SOLD) Paul Reed Smith S2 Mira Bright Orange 2015
PRS Mira, very orange, made in USA 2015. Good heavens, what a colour! The S2 series launched in 2013, offering a selection of models made in the iconic Maryland USA facility, but with trimmed down aesthetics to bring them in at a player-friendly dime. It's a thumbs up from me: brilliant build quality, thoughtful design, great sound... but without the flashy flame maple and abalone. This particular example was part of a limited run in this finish for the Japan market: yep, they get the coolest PRS stuff over there too. I couldn't find the official name for finish, but it sure does remind me of a delicious butter chicken... it's a vibrant hue and radiates swagger. The Mira takes a few queues from the Gibson LP Special DC in body shape and hardware, but it's all done with that certain eye for detail typical of PRS stuff: easy access neck joint, comfy body bevels, a great bridge... they thought about everything. The tone on offer is crisp, rounded and immediate, with a self-assured low end balanced by a tuneful and assertive treble. The tone knobs pulls up to offer single coil style tones too, adding a handy extra dimension. The best thing about this is the playability: it's smooth, fast, compact, lightweight and very responsive indeed. Is it the coolest PRS you've ever seen? Surely it's a contender.
Model: Paul Reed Smith S2 Mira
Made: 2015, Maryland USA factory (serial 1552015528)
Finish: bright orange, gloss nitro
Neck: mahogany, rosewood, 'pattern regular' profile, 10" radius, 25" scale
Pickups: PRS Mira treble/bass humbucker x2, splittable via push/pull tone control
Case: original PRS gig bag, some docs included
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock and neck have no major marks, light rub wear on the back of the neck only. The back has no major marks. just some very minor scuffs in the middle of the body and back edge only. The sides have no major marks, one minor dimple near the jack only. The front has some minor play scuffs around the bridge, guard and horns only. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is very low, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.