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PRS Guitars announces the new S2 Vela semi-hollow guitar

A vintage-inspired guitar with loads of personality and tonal textures.

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PRS Guitars is pleased to announce the brand new S2 Vela Semi-Hollow electric guitar. Adding to the S2 Series offering of all-mahogany models, the S2 Vela Semi-Hollow is a vintage-inspired guitar with loads of personality and tonal textures.

The S2 Vela Semi-Hollow features an elegant yet striking offset body shape, and the addition of a semi-hollow body and f-hole gives the Vela added attitude and resonance. Its pickguard-loaded electronics feature a PRS Starla “S” pickup in the bridge, providing a bright, chimey tone and a PRS-Designed Type-D Singlecoil in the neck that 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 plate-style bridge features brass saddles and an aluminum plate for maximum tonal sustain.

“The Vela Semi-Hollow is a dream realized. It stemmed from the initial design concepts that Jon Wasserman and I drew up when developing the model years ago, was birthed within the Reclaimed Limited run in 2018, and has finally made its way to live in our product catalog. An epic journey finally brought to life for all to enjoy. But don’t take my word for it, please take the time to go try one for yourself,” said Jim Cullen, PRS Guitars Director of Sales.

The S2 Vela Semi-Hollow is offered in seven unique finishes, including Antique White, Black, Frost Blue Metallic, Frost Green Metallic, McCarty Tobacco Sunburst, Vintage Cherry, and Walnut. To personalize your guitar even more, additional pickguard color options are available from Authorized PRS Dealers and the PRS Online West Street East Accessories store.

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For full specifications and to hear the S2 Vela Semi-Hollow in action, visit www.prsguitars.com. Follow @prsguitars on social media to join the conversation.

About PRS Guitars:

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high-quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric, acoustic, and bass guitars. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, John Mayer, Jimmy Herring, Orianthi, Mark Tremonti, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, David Grissom, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus and Blake Shelton are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.

PRS Guitars Info: www.prsguitars.com

By our press release coordinator Tuesday May 14, 2019
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