Stevensville, MD (March 10, 2015) -- PRS Guitars is pleased to announce a new model for the S2 Series – the S2 Vela. A vintage-inspired guitar with loads of personality and tonal textures, the Vela continues in the style of the Mira and Starla models. The Vela boasts a new offset body shape that is at once elegant and edgy. Its pickguard loaded electronics feature a PRS-Designed Starla pickup in the bridge, providing a bright, punky tone, and the new PRS-Designed Type-D Singlecoil in the neck that gives the Vela some noteworthy bite. The coil-tap on the tone control allows the bridge pickup to split to singlecoils, providing a balanced tone that will cut through the mix with style. Anchoring this guitar is a new PRS plate-style bridge with two saddles that were designed to compensate for intonation. This bridge harkens back to Paul’s early designs and traditional bass plate-style bridges, but is top-loading for easy restringing. Like the bridge found on Paul’s Guitar and some Private Stock models, PRS’s new plate-style bridge features brass saddles and an aluminum plate for maximum tonal sustain.
As you know, our excitement around the S2 series not only stems from what it offers but how we got here. The S2 Series pushed us to think about guitar building in a new way while reminding us that there is never a substitution for feel and tone. We blended new design elements and manufacturing techniques with practiced quality control and craftsmanship to bring you reimagined, fresh guitars that reach a more affordable price point for customers. It continues to be an intensely rewarding project.
Specs: Asymmetric bevel-cut solid mahogany body, 25” scale length, 22 fret mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, S2 locking tuners, nickel hardware, PRS Plate Style bridge
Neck Profile: Pattern Regular
Electronics: PRS-Designed Starla treble and PRS-Designed Type-D Singlecoil bass pickups, volume and push/pull tone with 3-way toggle pickup switch
Finishes: Antique White*, Black*, McCarty Tobacco, Seafoam Green*, Sienna, Vintage Cherry, Vintage Mahogany
*Indicates Opaque Color
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