Aside from the increased resonance afforded by the semi-hollow body, the guitar is spec’d as per the original Vela, with a mahogany body and neck, plus PRS’s plate-style, top-loading bridge with two intonation-compensated brass saddles.
PRS’s Starla ‘S’ humbucker appears in the bridge position, coil-splittable via a push/pull tone control, while a Type-D single coil crops up in the neck position.
Seven finishes are on offer: Antique White, Black, Frost Blue Metallic, Frost Green Metallic, McCarty Tobacco Sunburst, Vintage Cherry, and Walnut.
A semi-hollow Vela previously appeared as part of a Reclaimed Limited run back in 2017, but this new model marks its first full production run.
The S2 Vela Semi-Hollow is available now for $1,499. See PRS Guitars for more info.