Introduced a few years ago, the Vela has been a hit model with PRS fans. Adored for its elegant offset body shape, vintage-inspired hardware appointments and relative affordability; the Vela range has been expanded to offer greater variety. This particular PRS S2 Vela adheres to the popular formula, but features a smooth satin nitro finish that provides added attitude, resonance and a truly addictive feel!
Body & Neck
PRS' S2 Vela Satin boasts a Mahogany body, delivering a warm sound with plenty of harmonic richness in the mid-range. With ergonomic contours around the entirety of its doublecut shape, the Vela has a cozy feel that allows you to play without hindrance, especially with the slippery nitro finish.
Joining the body is a Mahogany neck carved to PRS' acclaimed "Pattern Regular" profile. Providing a natural and supportive feel, the neck is also topped with a silky smooth Rosewood fingerboard that offers a luxurious touch under the fingers.
Hardware & Electronics
Although this particular model may be a part of the more budget-friendly S2 line, PRS spared no expense when it came to the instrument's hardware and electronics. The PRS Plate Style bridge keeps things solid, with its beautifully-machined design offering a comfy feel and traditional brass saddles guaranteeing phenomenal sustain. At the other end of the guitar you’ll find a set of PRS S2 locking tuners that'll keep your tuning super-stable, while making string changes a lot easier too.
Its pickguard-loaded electronics feature a PRS-Designed DS-01 pickup in the bridge, providing a bright punky tone, and the PRS-Designed Type-D Single Coil in the neck that gives the Vela some noteworthy bite. The coil-tap on the tone control allows the bridge pickup to split to single-coils, providing a balanced tone that will cut through the mix with style.
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25”
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Neck Shape: Pattern Regular
- Fretboard: Inlays Dots
Hardware & Electronics
- Bridge: PRS Plate Style
- Tuners: PRS S2 Locking Tuners
- Truss Rod Cover: “Vela”
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Treble Pickup: PRS-Designed DS-01 Treble
- Bass Pickup: PRS-Designed Type-D Singlecoil
- Controls: Volume and Push/Pull Tone with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Switch
- Included Accessories: Gig Bag
- Strings: PRS .010 -.046