(PRESS RELEASE): PRS Guitars has announced the newest addition to its Maryland, USA-made S2 Series: the S2 Vela. The Vela model follows in the tradition of the company’s Mira and Starla models, providing vintage-inspired personality and tons of tonal textures.
“The S2 Series has been a project of passion here. Many of us know players who praise PRS neck shapes, build quality, and reliability, but are looking for a different aesthetic. The Vela breaks the traditional PRS platform, giving those players a guitar they can trust night after night – and it looks badass,” Jim Cullen, National Sales Manager, PRS Guitars.
The 22-fret Vela boasts a new offset body shape that is both elegant and edgy. Its pickguard loaded electronics include a PRS-Designed Starla humbucker in the bridge, providing a bright, punky tone, and the new PRS-Designed Type-D singlecoil in the neck, which gives the Vela some noteworthy bite.
The coil-tap on the tone control allows the bridge pickup to split into singlecoils, expanding the guitar’s tonal range. Anchoring this guitar is the new PRS plate-style bridge with two brass saddles that were designed to compensate for intonation and an aluminum plate, both of which help provide maximum tonal sustain. This bridge harkens back to Paul’s early designs and traditional bass plate-style bridges, but is top-loading for easy restringing.
S2 Vela finish options comprise Antique White, Black, McCarty Tobacco, Seafoam Green, Sienna, Vintage Cherry and Vintage Mahogany
The PRS S2 Vela will be available in Europe from April 2015 with an RRP of £1199 / €1699
For full specifications, more artist feedback, and to hear the Vela in action, visit www.prsguitars.com/s2vela.