Prs S2 594 Vs. Prs Core 594

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  1. Billy Moss

    Billy Moss Member

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    What is the difference between these two PRS lines?

    The new S2 594 guitars have the same zinc bridge and tailpiece as the Core guitars.

    Not sure about the pickups in the S2 guitars. where are they made?

    What about the pots. Where are they made in the S2?

    I;m sure the maple tops on the Core guitars are thicker, Is that right?
     
  2. bertramladner

    bertramladner Supporting Member

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    I haven’t heard of core PRS is that just the regular models that aren’t S2?
     
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  3. Billy Moss

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    The price for Core 594 guitars new starts at about $3,800 to $4,400

    The price for the S2 594 is $1,699
     
  4. sedawkgrep

    sedawkgrep Silver Supporting Member

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    S2 pickups are not the same as core models.

    S2 typically has few or zero options, and only now has new neck dimensions. (All previous S2s were wide fat, 25”)

    S2 has almost zero bling - tops, bindings, gold hw, simpler birds, etc.

    Those are the major differences.
     
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  5. Billy Moss

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    S2 594
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    Core 594
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  6. Billy Moss

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    The pots are a little farther back on the S2 like guitar players were wanting them moved back just a little.

    Are the tuners the same?
     
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    I have limited knowledge on PRS, so I'll ask.

    Is there any no trem PRS guitar (ever made) with Aluminum (lightweight) tailpiece and carbon steel (attracted to magnet) studs for tailpiece?

    I guess this bridge body is Zinc or Zamak (Aluminum and Zinc), posts and wheels are brass, as saddles and saddle screws are. Very common 'shortcut' are saddle screws made of carbon steel, and sometimes posts for bridge also - carbon steel is harder than brass so it avoids many warranty claims as they do not bend easily when misused.

    Also is there any place selling PRS vintage tuners as spares - tuners seems to be the same on both Core and S2 versions?
     
  8. storm319

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    Differences based on early marketing for the DC and SC models look to be Asian made SE pickups and the top carve.
     
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    Not as nice top carve
     
  10. SoundsGood

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    Therefore the less expensive price. Core aesthetics aside, it's a beautiful guitar. My sights are set on one this summer.
     
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    S2’s have SE electronics and tuners. The rest of the guitar is made I at the same factory as the PRS core lines.
     
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    Ewald said the tuners are the same as on the 594. As are the bridge and stoptail.
     
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    The S2 594 is $1600? Wow I was expecting it to come in around $2000+.
     
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    I just saw the new models video for the s2 - it's a lot of guitar for $1,600.
     
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    I'm not sure why you wouldn't get a used core model rather than a new non core model.
     
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    A new S2 594 would be less than a used core 593, unless it was beat to hell. (right?)
    And yeah, I just noticed that the S2 has that 'S2 Bevel' body shape. Nice, comfortable, practical, but not nearly as pretty as the 'Core Carve' body.
     
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  17. hippietim

    hippietim Silver Supporting Member

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    The 58/15 “S” pickups in the S2 594 pickups are the same as the SE Hollowbody. I just got one of those SE Hollowbody guitars and it sounds fantastic. I've got a Core and Private Stock 594 and the SE is very much in the ballpark. I anticipate the S2 594 will be an awesome guitar.
     
  18. Billy Moss

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    Really? Your SE Hollowbody is that good you would compare it to your awesome USA PRS guitars?
     
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    I’m glad to see the new S2 594s are also getting the pattern vintage neck carve and the same frets used on core 594s. Those two features plus the scale length really make the 594 what it is. My semi hollow 594 is my favorite guitar I’ve ever played and I’m really tempted to pickup up a thinline to go with it.
     
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  20. hippietim

    hippietim Silver Supporting Member

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    The SE Hollowbody is an excellent guitar. My USA PRS guitars are excellent guitars. Comparing them seems reasonable. My Private Stock 594 is not twice as good as my Core 594 despite the fact that it was twice the price. At a certain point, the differences/improvements are incremental and often subtle or sometimes simply cosmetic. I've got an S2 Vela and the neck on that is one of the best feeling necks I've ever played.
     

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