Apart from a tiny amount of peel on the side of the fretboard at the 3rd & 5th frets this guitar is as new! Feels incredibly slick like most PRS guitars do. With the coil-split facility this guitar is super versatile and includes a very padded PRS soft case.
Here is what PRS said on release of the special edition S2 series...
'In 2013, US manufacturer, Paul Reed Smith Guitars unveiled a new line of electric guitars called the “S2 Series”. Considered one of the most significant product launches in the company’s history, the S2 Series of instruments were originally available in three models – the S2 Starla, S2 Mira, and S2 Custom 24. Over the course of two years, PRS has introduced several semi-hollow instruments, a group of all-mahogany pickguard guitars, as well as the popular S2 Vela featuring an offset body style. Each model offers the fit, feel and attention to detail the craftsmen of PRS are known for in a more accessible price point: $1,179 - $1,579 USD. S2 Series guitars have been road tested by a diverse group of musicians (from The Lower Dens to Keb Mo) and on stages at festivals across the country, including SXSW, the Vans Warped Tour, Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion and Welcome to Rockville.
The significant investment from PRS in developing the S2 series is the continuation of a long-term plan to supply more artists and players with tools to create music by diversifying the company’s offerings both vertically and horizontally. With their retro-inspired vibe, hallmark PRS quality, popular price tag, and now, metallic finishes, the S2 Series has become a new voice and aesthetic for the music industry.'