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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Best S Series with 24 frets

Hey guys I'm looking for an S series with 24 frets. I was thinking egen18 but too expensive. What are your opinions? I play mostly metal n' rock through a peavey 5150 combo.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 05:43 AM
 
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Re: Best S Series with 24 frets

Hello,

I think you should try to pick up a second hand prestige, i got a S670 the otherday for dirt cheap!
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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Re: Best S Series with 24 frets

For very little money, I like my S1XXV Green!
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 12:39 PM
 
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Re: Best S Series with 24 frets

For my money the "best" 24 fret S would probably have to be one of the Prestige S5470 variations. Maybe look at the JS2400 too.

If they are too expensive my next port of call would be a Premium S9** series.

If you can live with 22 frets then check ebay/CL/pawn brokers for a Prestige S from the classic days.

Rock on!
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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Re: Best S Series with 24 frets

Like 'HeavyMetal4Ever' said I would look for a used Prestige S5470. I've seen really nice one's going for not to much $$$.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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Re: Best S Series with 24 frets

I have all variations of the S. The old 22 fret models are my favorite, just amazing guitar. I have both a 91 and 97 and they both are excellent. They have the lowest cost, best quality, and best playing necks. But you are looking for 24 frets.....

For 24 fretters I have an S570MQM which is indo made with a maple neck and it is a fine guitar. The equipment is great, body looks great, the fretboard was really good and the neck was nice. I am in the process of modifying an RG770DX reissue neck to fit becuase although the Indo neck plays well, the stiffness and quality of the Japanesse necks are far superior.

I had an Egen 8 which was OK but not as nice as my S570 so I returned it. I just didn't play that well. This is the only problems with the indo line is that some play great while some need help. So it can be a crap shot.

I also have a 2011 S5470 which is a very, very nice guitar and plays excellent, but at $1700 it isn't cheap, but I do like them much better than the Egen.

There are 2 new Premium models that are definately worth a look, I personnaly do not like the color selection on those. Have not tried one but had a premium RG which was close to on par with my s5470, but not quite as nice.

You may alos be able to find some older 2100 series model that are made is Japan, but look out for the indo/korea models that look very similar.

If you have the money get a Japan made S5470. If money is limited to $700 play a few indo to find a good one. If you can't play one first, save money for a premium.
That being said I have seen several used S5470 listed without selling for about $900 lately on eBay.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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Re: Best S Series with 24 frets

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Like 'HeavyMetal4Ever' said I would look for a used Prestige S5470. I've seen really nice one's going for not to much $$$.
I quote!!!! I have S5470 TKS... it's the best guitar i ever played!!!! Thin, light, fast... and it sounds good for every genre you want to play!
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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Re: Best S Series with 24 frets

so would that be a longer neck or different scale to pull off 24 frets
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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Re: Best S Series with 24 frets

24 fret scale and 22 fret scale are the same, in other words a 25.5 is a 25.5. The distance from the 22nd fret is the same. So basically a 22 fret model has more space between the end of the neck and the bridge then a 24 fret model does. This is why me k pickup can sound different when used is a 24 fret guitar compared to a 22 fret guitar of the same scale.
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