PRS S2 mira semi hollow: Birds or Dots?

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  1. GazzaBloom

    GazzaBloom Member

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    What do you prefer on the PRS S2 Mira semi hollow, birds or dots?

    birds are my preference on the core line PRS guitars as they suit the bling tops and appointments but on the S2 line I think I prefer dots as they are more aligned with the stripped down workhorse looks, the birds just look out of place.

    What do you prefer?

    Gazza
     
  2. jota

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    I hate bird inlays!

    Dots for me.
     
  3. Russ73

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    I have an S2 mira. went black with dots, it just looks right on that guitar. vintagy vibe...
     
  4. Raymond Lin

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    What do you prefer? Forget what other people prefer, especially those who don't own PRS not to mention those dislike birds. It's like me telling you not to buy dots because I hate dots. (I don't hate dots btw, I have PRSs with birds and dots)

    Buy what you want.

    p.s. birds normally fetches more money on a used market.
     
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    This x 1000
     
  6. Horacelokhang

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    Why buying a PRS when you dont buy the BIRDS
     
  7. peskypesky

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    :aok

    dots
     
  8. Pseudohobbit

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    I used to say birds, but something to be said about the simplicity of dots. So, I'm going with dots.
     
  9. GazzaBloom

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    Don't get me wrong I think you have to have Birds on a core line CU24 or any of the other top line instruments but I think they just look awkward on the S2 range, it's dots for me on a Mira S2
     
  10. rummy

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    Love the birds! Too bad you won't get the 24th Owl.
     
  11. Mandrax

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    I like the birds on the core models, but they look cheap on the S2. I'd get the dots. I've always really liked the moons some PRS guitars have, shame they didn't use them on the S2 instead of dots.
     
  12. Whitecat

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    Agree. S2 birds look bad. Dots look fine. YMMV.
     
  13. airportbar

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    Agreed.
     
  14. Ghostmaker

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    As pretty as the birds are, I think dots (or rather, moons) also have their own character that gets overlooked by not being as 'fancy' as their winged counterparts.

    I like the moon inlays on my Standard 22 for the exact same reasons you prefer them on a Mira. They better suit a no-nonsense working man's guitar. Birds would be like throwing gold-plated rims on a jeep.
     
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    daa2202 Silver Supporting Member

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    Nothing against birds (I've got plenty of guitars with them), but I like dots on a Mira.
     
  16. Agramal

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    Birds all the way.
     
  17. Stratburst70

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    Yes.

    Both look great, IMO.
     
  18. JohnK24

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    Birds or I wouldn't consider it a PRS ;)
     
  19. xchemie

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    I went with birds on my cherry S2 Mira semi-hollow. At first I thought they look plain compared to both the Core and SE lines, but I think once they age a bit it will look nice and worn with some discoloration... very much like a played guitar.
     
  20. Jonny Hotnuts

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    Fenders and hundreds of others use dots. Gibson blocks, traps and dots. The birds are something that sets PRS apart from everyone else doing the same thing. Love them or hate the birds they are unique to PRS and different than anything else that was done by any guitar manufacture, that is OK in my book. ~JH
     

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