PRS Guitars has added a new model to its S2 Series: the S2 Vela.
The vintage-inspired Vela continues in the style of the Mira and Starla models. It boasts a new elegant but edgy offset body shape, and features a PRS-Designed Starla pickup in the bridge, for bright and punky tone, and the new PRS-Designed Type-D Singlecoil in the neck for noteworthy bite. A 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.
The Vela also sports a new PRS plate-style bridge. with two saddles that are designed to compensate for intonation. This bridge harkens back to Paul’s early designs and traditional bass plate-style bridges, but it’s top-loading for easy restringing. Like the bridge found on Paul’s Guitar and some Private Stock models, the new plate-style bridge features brass saddles and an aluminum plate for maximum tonal sustain.
Designing the S2 Series pushed PRS to think about guitar building in a new way while maintaining a focus on feel and tone. The guitar maker blended new design elements and manufacturing techniques with practiced quality control and craftsmanship. The result can be seen in the S2 Series’ reimagined, fresh guitars that reach a more affordable price point for customers.
Specs: Asymmetric bevel-cut solid mahogany body, 25-inch scale length, 22-fret mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and 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 three-way toggle pickup switch
Finishes: Antique White*, Black*, McCarty Tobacco, Seafoam Green*, Sienna, Vintage Cherry, Vintage Mahogany
*Indicates Opaque Color