(SOLD) Paul Reed Smith S2 Reclaimed Limited Custom 22 Semi-Hollow 2018
PRS S2 Custom 22 Semi Hollow, natural gloss over reclaimed timber, made in USA 2018. In 2017, PRS sourced some beautiful reclaimed timber from the Atlantic forest region of Brazil. They did a run of S2 CE24s and Velas, which sold out in a flash, with peroba rosa carved tops and brauna preto fingerboards, all from 70-150 year old unused farm houses and other old buildings from the region. This particular example was from a subsequent run of fifteen Custom 22 Semi Hollow guitars made just for Australia in 2018. It's a unique look, with a gorgeous caramel colouring, some original nail holes still on show and a combination of subtle figuring and weather wear visible under the satin nitro finish. The neck has a gorgeous dark, tightly grained fingerboard paired with some lovely rich red-brown open-pore mahogany on the back, carved to a slim C style shape and again finished in slick satin nitro. The body shape, lightweight semi-hollow construction and easy-access body join make for quick and easy movement all the way to the top frets, it's a pretty seamless playing experience in the hands. The tone on offer still has that signature PRS clarity and sparkle, but with a certain added warmth and fullness through the lows and low-mids. It's the kind of guitar you can play long sets on easily, owing to the ergonomic feel and plethora of tonal variation available via the coil-splits and switching. A quick search at time of writing revealed this to be the only example of the Reclaimed Limited run currently on offer anywhere, so it's fair to say they're a tricky find. Vintage Brazilian rainforest timber, without the ethical dilemmas... yes please.
Model: Paul Reed Smith S2 Reclaimed Limited Custom 22
Made: 2018, Maryland USA factory (serial 18 S2030628)
Finish: natural satin nitro
Body: mahogany, peroba rosa top
Neck: mahogany, brauna preto board, 'pattern thin' profile, 10" radius, 25" scale
Pickups: PRS 85/15 humbucker x2
Case: original PRS gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a minor dimple on the end and on the front near the low E tuning post. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, there's no major marks but the finish has worn to gloss from contact on the back. The back has a couple of minor dimples near the neck joint and on the back edge, no major marks. The sides have some glossing from contact along the whole top side and the bottom horn, as well as a few little dimples near the jack, The front has some rub wear in the elbow area, some scuffs near the knobs and some standard play wear on the horns, as well as some original nail holes around the body owing to this being reclaimed wood. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is very low, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.