PRS Paul Reed Smith S2 Vela Guitar, Rosewood Fretboard, Mahi Blue
Along with the McCarty 594 Thinline, the PRS S2 Vela is one of our absolute favorite PRS models. It's unique in that there's no real Core equivalent, and we love that because it truly is a special beast in more ways than one! Featuring a unique offset body, the S2 Vela is a dark horse and a true gem hidden in the PRS lineup. At the time of this guitar's introduction, the offset body was a first for PRS, but from the perfected comfort of the design, you'd think they had been at it for some time. This one's in a gorgeous Mahi Blue color, which is new for 2023 on the Vela. This one also weighs in at a featherlight 6.2 lbs!
It borrows a few elements from guitars from days gone by, featuring a DynaSonic-style single-coil neck pickup and an amazing humbucker in the bridge, which draws some similarities with a Filtertron-style pickup. The sound is bright, punchy, and clear, with a hint of jangle and plenty of body.
Check out the cool bridge on this axe. If you're a vintage T-style guitar enthusiast, the design of the saddles may look familiar to you. The aesthetic of this bridge imparts a truly vibey look to this axe. But it's not just for looks - those big brass saddles provide gobs of resonance and sustain!
This guitar is perfect for anyone who's looking for classic PRS quality on something a little different.
Anchored by PRS playability and craftsmanship, the S2 Vela is perfect for players who want PRS build quality and reliability with a fresh aesthetic. The Vela is the maiden voyage into an offset body shape for PRS and is both elegant and edgy. Loaded with a PRS DS-01 humbucker in the treble pickup position and the PRS-designed Type-D singlecoil in the bass pickup position, the Vela has a bright, punchy tone that sounds great plugged into your pedalboard or straight into an amp. A coil-tap on the tone control allows the DS-01 pickup to split into singlecoils and explore a whole new range of tones. The PRS plate-style bridge holds two brass saddles specifically designed for great sustain and perfect intonation so both rhythm and lead tones sound great no matter where you are on the fretboard.
- Body Construction: Solidbody
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Top Carve: Asymmetric Bevel
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25"
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Construction: Scarfed
- Truss Rod: PRS Double-Acting
- Neck Shape: Pattern Regular
- Neck Depth At The Nut: 27/32"
- Width Of Fretboard At The Nut: 1 21/32"
- Width Of Fretboard At The Body: 2 1/4"
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fretboard Radius: 10"
- Fretboard Inlay: Dots
- Headstock Logo: Signature, Decal
- Neck/Body Assembly Type: Set
- Bridge: PRS Plate Style
- Tuners: PRS Low Mass Locking
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Nut: PRS
- Truss Rod Cover: "Vela"
- Treble Pickup: PRS-Designed DS-01
- Bass Pickup: Type-D Singlecoil
- Controls: Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control w/ 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch
- Strings: PRS Signature 10-46
- Tuning: Standard (6 String): E, A, D, G, B, E
- Instrument Weight: 6.2 lbs
- Serial #: S2065964
- Case: Gig Bag
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for PRS. This S2 Vela is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.