If you've ever played or owned a PRS core guitar, you know that they ooze quality and playability. The S2 Standard 22 emits that same feeling of quality and ease of playing without most of the high end detail that make the cores out of reach for most of us mortal folks. Fit and finish are fantastic. Nicely rolled fret ends, smooth neck, well balanced, and sounds great. Everything there is to love about an American PRS at an amazing price.
The satin finish (I chose charcoal) really has to be seen in person. The pictures don't do it justice.
The PRS patented (Made in Korea) trem bridge is smooth and brings the guitar back in perfect tune. The pickups (also PRS designed and made offshore) sound really good. Not as clear and defined as the USA pups but good all the same. Play it unplugged and you can hear how well the guitar rings out and sustains.
The neck is big. Similar to the Gibson 50's style, but you can get the action down so low on this guitar it isn't a hindrance if you are used to thinner necks. I used to be more of a Jackson or LTD neck carve guy, but it's very comfortable for both chords or leads. I actually think I like the thicker necks better now that I'm older and losing some of that youthful dexterity I once had......
It's a very light guitar and to me it's closest comparison would be an SG. You can hang it around your neck for hours and not get fatigued.
If you are looking for a solidly built high quality guitar, I suggest you give the S2 a serious look. I don't think you will be disappointed. American PRS quality at import prices. It's a no brainer!