Submitted July 29, 2016 by Luke Rodgers in Bronx, NY
"Best guitar I have ever owned - by far."
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely worth its weight in diamonds.
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.
10 years in guitar, 10 more in other instruments
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