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PRS unveil new S2 Vela guitar

PRS has unveiled its new model, the S2 Vela. And the guitar looks like a bold move for the company, breaking a few traditions to reach out to new players.

For starters, its new offset body shape has more of a 'pawn shop' vibe than anything seen from the Maryland company before, with retro vibes even Mosrite fans might be attracted to.

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And while its look may be more of no frills punk rock approach that bucks PRS's luxury traditions, the Vela's (RRP £1,199 / $1,699) spec offers real tonal versatility.

There's a new pickup combination on offer; a PRS Starla pickup in the bridge, providing what PRS call a 'bright, punky tone' and in the neck there's a new PRS design; the Type D single-coil.

That Starla bridge humbucker can also be split for single-coil tones and the plate-style bridge is a new design for PRS, who recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

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The 22-fret Vela will ship with the following finish options; Antique White, Black, McCarty Tobacco, Seafoam Green, Sienna, Vintage Cherry and Vintage Mahogany.

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