When Paul Reed Smith introduced the Starla back in 2008, it was a departure for the company. Its sexy, retro-leaning design was stark contrast to the super-flamed maple tops and violin-like curves of the company’s best-known models. It also delivered an array of tones that deviated from the classic PRS sound. The bummer is that the company stopped producing them for their retail product line.
Thankfully, the Starla lives on in the form of the S2 Starla, part of PRS’s new, more affordable, USA-made S2 line. Each guitar is completely built, finished and inspected at PRS’s factory in Stevensville, Maryland with the same care and standards applied to the company’s higher-priced models. By making a few labor-saving alterations to the Starla’s original formula—such as a less sculpted top carve—PRS delivers an S2 that more folks can afford without sacrificing tone or playability.
- Body Wood Mahogany
- Number of Frets 22
- Scale Length 25"
- Neck Wood Mahogany
- Neck Shape Pattern Regular
- Fretboard Wood Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlay Dots (Birds Optional)
- Bridge Bigsby B-50
- Tuners PRS S2 Locking Tuners
- Hardware Type Nickel
- Treble Pickup S2 Starla Treble
- Bass Pickup S2 Starla Bass
- Controls Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Blade Pickup Switch