PHOTO: I personally love this photo of Masi. The Band-Aid on her finger (burn) makes it so much more real.
I'm starting to have fun.
The S2 guitars are a pleasure to build.
Normally, because each instrument I've built has been very different, I'm always feeling my way through engineering solutions. There's definitely a thrill to exploration, but it is also enjoyable to know in advance every aspect will work the first time.
So far I have been using it every night and greatly enjoying it on tour...my main thing is just how intuitive the guitar is. If you just trust it and have fun, it will do the rest, what more could you ask for! Thank you for all your hard work Rick!
— Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
Reports from the road are solid, and encouraging. Misha Mansoor has been playing his S2 during Summer Slaughter. One of the first things he mentioned to me was the stability of the tuning — the TOONE & TOWNSEND system handles his drop C with precision.
To add to the road report a student of mine saw a Misha performance with his new S2 and he said the guitar cut through like no other he played that night.
— Chris Buono
Every time I complete an S2, I learn some new techniques to make the next build come together more efficiently. Subtle refinements are starting to slip in as well...you'll note a revised neck attachment system on pending guitars...also, I will hint toward possible development of a Metal-specific pickup in the immediate future.
Life is good, and getting better.
PHOTOS: Fully optioned by the client, a beautiful lightly distressed vintage nitro lacquer sunburst S2 ships this week. Many of the patented and proprietary innovations are on display here, including: stainless steel bottle opener headstock, 3D control system, Element™ machined aluminum neck, and UltraViolet cams on the patented tuner.