Paul Reed Smith S2 Satin Vela – Vintage Cherry Satin
The S2 Vela Satin is a vintage-inspired guitar with loads of personality and tonal textures. Continuing in the style of the Mira and Starla models, the Vela boasts an offset body shape that is at once elegant and edgy. The addition of a satin nitro finish for this limited edition gives the Vela added attitude and resonance and a truly addictive feel.
Its pickguard-loaded electronics feature a PRS-Designed Starla pickup in the bridge, providing a bright, punky tone, and the PRS-Designed Type-D Singlecoil in the neck 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 the 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.
There is no limit to the number of S2 Vela Satin Limited’s that will be made, but they can only be ordered between January 3, 2017 and February 28, 2017.
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.
Other specs include:
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25”
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Neck Shape: Pattern Regular
- Fretboard Inlays: Dots
- Bridge: PRS Plate Style
- Tuners: PRS S2 Locking Tuners
- Truss Rod Cover: “Vela”
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Treble Pickup: PRS-Designed Starla Treble
- Bass Pickup: PRS-Designed Type-D Singlecoil
- Controls: Volume and Push/Pull Tone with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch
- Fretboard Inlays: Dots
- Included Accessories: Gig Bag
- Strings: PRS .010 -.046
- 6 lbs 1 oz
For more information on the Paul Reed Smith S2 Satin Vela, please contact us.
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