PRE-ORDER: Paul Reed Smith Reclaimed Limited: S2 Vela Semi-Hollow
Serial Number: SQ4840719
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PRE-ORDER: We have only 3 of these Vela Semi-Hollows coming to Ish Guitars from the limited edition 600 piece run of reclaimed guitars. Your guitar will be shipped in the order pre-orders are received. Expected ship date is approximately 3/15/17.
PRS Guitars is proud to offer a small batch of “Reclaimed Limited” instruments that showcases two exotic wood species new to PRS: Peroba Rosa and Brauna Preto. This reclaimed wood, which is native to southeastern Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, is typically more than 100 years old. PRS Guitars Senior Wood Manager, Michael Reid, sourced these woods from old buildings, noting that their density, unique aesthetic, and history would lend them to guitar making. “Michael has been sourcing wood for me and the company since before there was an official ‘PRS Guitars.’ Wood is our lifeblood, and I trust Michael’s instincts. This old, reclaimed wood is wonderfully resonant and beautiful. Hearing these guitars now, I just have to smile knowing Michael was right again,” said Paul Reed Smith. Peroba Rosa, typically used as siding, was selected for the top wood. The density of this wood combined with the semi-hollow body construction give the Reclaimed Limited CE24 Semi-Hollow and S2 Vela Semi-Hollow a unique sound that is punchy but also warm and full. Brauna Preto, typically used as the supporting posts of these old buildings, is used for the fretboards due to its tight-grain and sustain. These guitars are finished in Natural satin nitro. Any nail holes and any wear or discoloration have been left in the top wood to showcase its history. By leaving the Peroba in its most “original” form, every instrument is rendered unique with each top boasting its own character.
S2 Vela Specifications
Top Wood: Peroba Rosa
Back Wood: Mahogany
Finish: Satin Nitro
# of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 25”
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Brauna Preto
Neck Shape: Pattern Regular
Fretboard Inlays: “Old School” Birds
Bridge: PRS Plate Style
Tuners: PRS Low Mass Locking Tuners
Hardware Type: Nickel
Treble Pickup: Starla
Bass Pickup: Type-D Singlecoil Pickup
Switching: Volume and Push/Pull Tone Control with 3-way Toggle Pickup Selector