TYPE: Double-cutaway, solidbody electric
BODY: Asymmetric bevelled thin mahogany
NECK: Mahogany, ‘pattern regular’ profile, glued-in
FRETS: 22, medium
HARDWARE: PRS S2 Stoptail, S2 locking tuners (w/brass posts)
ELECTRICS: PRS Mira S2 Treble (bridge) and Bass (neck) humbuckers, 3-way lever pickup selector switch, master volume and master tone with pull/push coil-split
The S2 Mira has been redrawn, in terms of its outline shape bringing it a little more inline with the PRS Santana outline. It’s a full half-kilo lighter than either of the other S2’s on review it also has the thinnest body depth. The Mira’s pickups are modelled on the 245 buckers, PRS’s most PAF-alike offering before the 57/08 surfaced in 2008. The control layout here is identical to the Custom and Starla. It’s the only hard-tail guitar of our trio.
The Mira’s generous acoustic resonance translates to a more garage-band vibe. There’s less width, it’s more midrange focussed but in a good way, there’s a lot more Les Paul Special/SG here.
A no-brainer rock ’n’ roll guitar. The Mira was always a fave; here it’s nearly half the price of the original. Very tempting.
In pictures: PRS Starla S2 unboxed