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

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

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.

PRS Paul Reed Smith S2 Vela Electric Guitar, Bird Inlays (with Gig Bag)

No longer available at zZounds
With an offset body and killer Starla and Type-D pickups, the PRS S2 Vela was born ready for the stage. This Vela features PRS bird inlays for a custom look.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
PRS Birds fretboard inlays Signature Paul Reed Smith inlay pattern
PRS Starla humbucking pickup Smooth, complex tone with even response.
PRS Type-D single-coil pickup Low-output design for uncompromised dynamic feel.
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.

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.

Features:

- All-mahogany body and asymmetrical, beveled top
- 25" scale mahogany neck with a Pattern Regular neck profile
- 22 fret rosewood Fretboard
- Bird inlays
- 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
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25"
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlays: Birds
- 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
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (410) 643-9970
Email: custserv@prsguitars.com
(3 ratings)
Submitted November 11, 2015 by Jason K
"The fact about this guitar"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
Is that it's beyond good! I chose this one over something pricier. I wasn't sold on how it looked but I always watch a billion reviews before buying something. This guitar sold itself. Even the most he at reviewers didn't have much bad to say about it. The tone is very, very clear. The humbucker can do a lot of sounds and when you split it it's got a great vintage sound. Plenty of mid range and not as bright as my strats and teles. I'd say if you play everything but the heaviest of metal this one guitar can do it. It sings and it will scream! Enough typing got to get back to playing it.
Musical Background:
Sort of semi pro.
Musical Style:
Rock jazz blues gospel and hard rock
4 of 4 people (100%) people found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!