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PRS S2 Vela Semi-Hollow - Vintage Cherry S2043496

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PRS’s Vela, Now Semi-Hollow!

When PRS originally unveiled their Vela, heads turned. Its vintage-inspired offset design was a drastic departure for the company. Now they’ve upped the ante with the S2 Vela Semi-Hollow. This guitar’s resonant semi-hollowbody tone is gorgeous enough on its own, but when you plug it in, it gets even better, thanks to a coil-tapped Vela bridge humbucker and a Type-D single-coil neck pickup. What’s more, a plate-style bridge with compensated brass saddles serves up maximum sustain and twang. Simply put, the PRS S2 Vela Semi-Hollow can rock, growl, and jangle with the best of them.

Asymmetrical body design

PRS looks to move their legacy ahead with a new take on their classic body design. Enter the S2 Vela Semi-Hollow and its offset, contoured mahogany body. If you're looking for a guitar with its own look, or you're already a die-hard PRS devotee who's just looking for a new twist, 

PRS Vela humbucker and Type-D single-coil pickups with coil-tap

The Vela Semi-Hollow is a killer tool to add to your arsenal of PRS tonal weapons. The Vela humbucker gives you the sweet sound that PRS is known for, including the coil-tap capability to take you into some serious jangle territory. The Type-D single-coil in the neck position harkens back to some of the greatest tones of the 1950s. With all the versatility you could ask for, the PRS S2 Vela Semi-Hollow delivers.

PRS plate-style bridge with brass saddles

For something completely different, you’ll appreciate PRS’s plate-style bridge with two compensated brass string saddles, manufactured for precise intonation. Being reminiscent of Paul Reed Smith's early designs, the bridge is a total departure from PRS's current offerings. The Vela Semi-Hollow's bridge design will give you all the twang, sustain, and clarity you're after — and then some.

PRS S2 Vela Semi-Hollow Features:

  • Offset body is a new take on a classic design
  • Semi-hollowbody construction offers enhanced resonance
  • Vela and Type-D pickups open up a plethora of exciting tones
  • Push-pull coil tapping transitions you from scorching metal leads to sweet California twang
  • PRS plate-style bridge with compensated brass saddles for maximum sustain and twang
  • Pattern Regular neck provides comfortable play
  • Low-mass locking tuners offer easy string changes and tuning stability
  • 25" scale length for ideal string tension and ease of playing

Tech Specs

  • Body Type:Semi-hollowbody
  • Body Shape:S2 Vela
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Body Material:Mahogany
  • Body Finish:Gloss
  • Color:Vintage Cherry
  • Neck Material:Mahogany
  • Neck Shape:Pattern Regular
  • Radius:10"
  • Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Dots
  • Number of Frets:22
  • Scale Length:25"
  • Nut Width:1.656"
  • Nut Material:PRS
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:PRS Plate Style
  • Tuners:PRS Low Mass Locking
  • Neck Pickup:PRS Designed Type-D Single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup:PRS Vela Humbucker
  • Controls:1 x master volume, 1 x master tone (push/pull coil-tap), 3-way toggle pickup switch
  • Strings:PRS, .010-.046
  • Case Included:Gig Bag
  • Manufacturer Part Number:105049:VC:05B