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PRS Paul Reed Smith S2 Vela Electric Guitar, Dot Inlays (with Gig Bag), Antique White

With its radical design, the S2 Vela is sure to turn a few heads. Create tons of tones with the PRS-designed Starla humbucker and Type-D single-coil pickups. (3) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
PRS Starla humbucking pickup Smooth, complex tone with even response.
PRS Type-D single-coil pickup Low-output design for uncompromised dynamic feel.

PRS Paul Reed Smith S2 Vela Guitar

A vintage-inspired guitar with loads of personality and tonal textures, the PRS S2 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 Single coil in the neck that gives the Vela some noteworthy bite. The coil-tap on the tone control allows the bridge pickup to split to single coils, providing a balanced tone that will cut through the mix with style.

Hear the S2 Vela (and the S2 Custom 24) through the PRS Archon 50 combo amp in our exclusive demo:


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.

Explore all the different tones the S2 Vela can deliver in this video from PRS:


Features:

- All-mahogany body and asymmetrical, beveled top
- 25" scale mahogany neck with a Pattern Regular neck profile
- 22 fret rosewood Fretboard
- PRS Plate-style Bridge with brass saddles and aluminum plate
- PRS-Designed Starla bridge pickup, with PRS-Designed Type-D Singlecoil neck pickup
- Volume and coil-tapping tone control with a 3-way toggle pickup switch
- Gig bag included

zZounds is an authorized dealer of PRS Paul Reed Smith products.
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25"
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlays: Dots
- Neck Shape: Pattern Regular
- Bridge: PRS Plate-Style
- Tuners: PRS S2 Locking Tuners
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Treble Pickup: PRS S2 Starla
- Bass Pickup: PRS S2 Type-D Single coil
- Controls: Volume and Push-Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Antique White
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): V2PD05_AW
Black
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): V2PD05_BL
Seafoam Green
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): V2PD05_SG
Tobacco Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): V2PD05_MT
Vintage Cherry
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): V2PD05_VC
Vintage Mahogany
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): V2PD05_VM
zZounds Expert Review
The S2 lineup has arguably been the very most PRS you can get for the money, and the Vela is no exception. With its offset body shape, solid mahogany body and neck construction, big brass saddles, and the unique combination of a Starla humbucker in the bridge and a Type-D single-coil in the neck, this guitar is an absolute joy to play. PRS knows that a quality neck is pivotal in making a guitar feel great, and the oily rosewood fingerboard offers even better comfort. It comes with a Pattern Regular neck, which sits just in the middle in terms of bulk -- not too small, but enough heft to make it feel substantial. I can't stress enough how easy to play this guitar is. I absolutely loved the low end and attack you get on the Starla bridge pickup, and it was able to play metal, rock, blues, and even some jazz with its Type D single-coil neck pickup on.

- Justin, zZounds Guitar Expert

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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Best guitar I have ever owned - by far."
Sound: Playing through a 1x12 tube amp, using a couple drive/fuzz pedals and a delay, the sound is unreal. I am able to get anything from spot on vintage David Gilmour to SRV tones and everything in between and after. Really an all-in-one sound machine capable of anything from vintage blues to modern metal. I will say it is a bit darker but near to the middle position on a Strat yet more Tele, but to me it has its own rich voice that is deliciously unique. Feature: The bridge makes restringing an absolute breeze. Intonation is perfect right out of the box. Both pickups, in any position sound so clear and crisp. You can really get so much sparkle and spank out of the single coil, and great chunk and sustain out of the humbucker. Stays in tune very well, and the action as with all PRS guitars, is impeccable. Ease of Use: It truly plays like a dream. It really brings out the best in an amp, and loves any and all pedals. Minimalistic design, creates the perfect balance of aesthetic and ease of use. Quality: This is the second PRS Ive owned, I also had a Zach Myers SE, but the Vela is much more superior in quality all around.Build quality, component value, and design are just on a different level. This guitar is definitely the perfect gigging guitar. Has a great solid feel to it, everything seems sturdy and well made/put together. Value: Absolutely worth its weight in diamonds. Manufacturer Support: Haven't dealt with them so.. The Wow Factor: I love this thing. There is nothing i would to change it. It looks great, plays perfect, and sounds the best. It sounds and plays better and better every day. Overall: It comes pristine and setup right out of the included gig bag. Just feels right in your hands and in your lap ( that's what she said yeah, yeah). I would recommend this guitar to anyone who wants an American made work of art, that will provide classic Strat and Tele tones, with unique richness and PRS style.
Style of Music: Everything
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Overall: This guitar should be in any serious guitar players arsenal...the first thing you'll notice is the tone. The single coils sound like no other single coils I've heard. It doesn't sound like a tele or strat...it has a tone unto itself and its great. The high ends are clear and bright. I'm glad PRS finally came out with a hard tail. Stays in tune just fine and the fret board is nice and smooth.The brass saddles are quite different than what I've seen before. Had to tweak the intonation ever so slightly with a local luthier, which is do primarily because that is what you get with brass saddles. This guitar is fun to play and is very light, so it won't put strain on a strap. Go try one somewhere, then buy it from zZounds...this is my 4th guitar or so from this company and I've NEVER had an issue. Shipping is fast and the payment plans allows me to get the gear I need or want, without trying to save the cash. PRS S2 VELA...TONE BEAST
Style of Music: Christian, rock, country and blues
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