Pick Up This PRS 2016 S2 Vela All Mahogany Guitar In Antique White - An Affordable Killer Axe Without Sacrificing Quality
Price Point - Without Sacrificing Quality? When designing, sourcing, and building the S2 Series, PRS was excited to build quality instruments that were inspired by their core line, but also truly new for PRS. Along with designing the instruments, they designed new manufacturing techniques. This new streamlined process reduced the amount of manufacturing hours with no compromise to the integrity of the instruments.
Anchored by PRS playability and craftsmanship, the S2 Vela is perfect for players who want PRS build quality and reliability with a fresh aesthetic. The Vela is the maiden voyage into an offset body shape for PRS and is both elegant and edgy. Loaded with a PRS-designed Starla humbucker in the bridge and the PRS Type-D single coil in the neck, the Vela has a bright, punchy tone that sounds great plugged into your pedalboard or straight into an amp. A coil-tap on the tone control allows the Starla pickup to split into singlecoils and explore a whole new range of tones. 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 fretboard.
The two most significant ways to streamline manufacturing were in neck construction and the finish process. On the PRS S2 series, the neck begins with a quartersawn mahogany neck blank. That blank is cut, the headstock is scarfed, and the heel is built up using a plain splice. (A scarf joint is made up of two pieces of wood that are cut at complementary angles and glued together. A plain splice is a joining of two pieces of wood in the same line). These construction methods allow them to start with a smaller amount of raw materials, and the increased glue surface area results in a very strong joint. In addition to this technique, they also fret and radius the fretboard before joining it to the neck, which results in a very efficient, cohesive manufacturing process that creates a durable, comfortable, playable neck.
Finally, the entire S2 Series incorporates a new finish system where the color coat is embedded under a polyester basecoat and completed with an ultra-thin layer of acrylic urethane topcoat.
In the studio or on the stage, you won't want to leave this guitar at home. It even comes with it's own Original PRS Gigbag included!
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Color: Antique White
- 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 Starla
- Bass Pickup: Type-D Single coil
Manufacturer: PRS Guitars
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details