The S2 Vela continues PRS' legendary lineup of electric guitars, with each of their models offering something unique. This vintage-style guitar, with its sweeping offset body, projects amazing tones and has a flawless finish to match. With an all-Mahogany body and set 22-fret neck, this instrument is warm and sweet in sound yet features crisp, bright-sounding pickups that give it a vibrant voice.
PRS S2 Range
The PRS S2 Range aims to strike the perfect balance between stunning PRS craftsmanship and a more affordable price tag. While these instruments are quite the opposite of cheap, they certainly aren't in the same price bracket as many high-end PRS instruments; yet they boast unreal playability, gorgeous aesthetics and a level of reliability that's earned them a solid reputation as high-performance guitars!
Body & Neck
PRS' S2 Vela boasts a Mahogany body, delivering a warm sound with plenty of harmonic richness in the mid-range. 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 electronic appointments. 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 fingerboard. At the other end of the guitar you’ll find a set of PRS Low Mass Locking tuners that'll keep your tuning super-stable, while making string changes a lot easier too.
The S2 Vela comes loaded with a PRS-designed DS-01 humbucker in the bridge and a Type-D Singlecoil in the neck, giving the instrument a bright and 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 single-coils, allowing you to explore a whole new range of tones.
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 25"
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Pattern Regular
- Neck Depth At The Nut: 27/32”
- Width of Fretboard at the Body: 2 1/4”
- Width of Fretboard at the Nut: 1 21/32”
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlay: Dots
- Bridge: PRS Plate Style
- Tuners: PRS Low Mass Locking
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Treble Pickup: PRS-Designed DS-01
- Bass Pickup: Type-D Single-Coil
- Controls: Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Selector