A custom pickguard was fabricated to fit the two EMG humbuckers, Roland GK3 MIDI pickup, and new electronics controls. The body needed to be altered on the top and back to make room for the Floyd’s floating bridge and springs underneath. Additionally, the PTC team hand-routed an area around the headstock to allow for the Floyd’s locking nut. Your email address will not be displayed with your comment. O, please Pau please! 2. Here’s why the PTC needed to make new cuts: 1. “Before” is representative of the routing on a stock S2 Vela, and “after” the new routing required for Vernon’s guitar. Toggle Down Through MIDI Sounds. After sanding, the guitar was sprayed in one of our newly released finishes, Egyptian Gold Metallic. Vernon is a guitarist, songwriter, composer, and a member of Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”. 3. 1. Read the PRS story; get factory tour details for your next visit, and check out our career opportunities. Magnetic Pickup Volume Control In addition to standard PRS repairs and maintenance, the PTC specializes in overhauling your guitar to meet your unique needs as a musician. Below, you can visualize the before and after. Is this a pssability? The pinnacle of PRS design, materials, and execution. First, the PTC measured and re-routed the body with the new cavities needed for the unique layout. 2. Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Humbucking Pickup, and 1 Single-coil Pickup - Vintage Cherry. Vela why no trem? Ask questions, show off your gear, or simply chat with fellow guitar fanatics. These rest against the six notched brass body mounting screws. Per Vernon’s request, this Vela would get a set of EMG active pickups requiring a battery unit to power them. I so want a Vela with the same trem as a standard 22. Check it out below! Check out our calendar of events then come out to meet PRS on the road. It's essentially the PRS offset, with a beautiful asymmetrical body shape based on the PRS doublecut design. Most often found in PRS' S2 range, the Vela comes in a number of forms. 3-Way Blade Pickup Selector It’s not every day we see a PTC job as extensive as Vernon Reid’s. Magnetic Pickup Tone Control A video posted by Living Colour (@livingcolourofficial) on Aug 3, 2015 at 2:38pm PDT, A video posted by Living Colour (@livingcolourofficial) on Aug 4, 2015 at 10:45am PDT. Sign up here to get product announcements, artist news, and more delivered straight to your inbox. Vernon asked for a pretty unique set of specs for his new S2 Vela guitar, and the PTC folks made it happen — let’s take a look! All fields are required. Toggle Up Through MIDI Sounds When the paint had dried it was time for hardware and final assembly. Routing for a second input jack. 2. In the front of a PRS bridge, the six mounting screw holes are counter-sunk from underneath, providing six brass knife-edge fulcrums. Another job well done by the PTC team and we’re happy to see that Vernon is thrilled with his new (highly versatile) axe! 3-Way Mini Toggle (Up = MIDI Pickup, Middle = Both, Down = All Magnetic Pickup) Refer to the image below for a run-down of the electronics controls: 1. An area needed to be cut for a 13-pin connector - more on this in a bit! The body needed to be altered on the top and back to make room for the Floyd’s floating bridge and springs underneath. Routing for the battery pack. After the routing was finished, the neck was re-shaped to a “hard-V” per Vernon’s request. Routing for a Floyd Rose Tremolo. Routing for a Floyd Rose Tremolo. Back in 1984, Paul Reed Smith was granted a patent on his tremolo system. Show yourself and your gear some love with PRS parts, accessories, and apparel. 4. View our current job openings and join our team! Discussion in 'PTC - PRS Tech Center' started by Usagainstthem, Feb 22, 2016. A cut was made in the back of the body to accommodate this. The design elements are simple and resemble the traditional fulcrum tremolo but with some important differences. 3. Additionally, the PTC team hand-routed an area around the headstock to allow for the Floyd’s locking nut. Schematics, FAQ's, Customer Support Contact Information and more, A video posted by Living Colour (@livingcolourofficial). 6. Read our official news stories and product announcements. The pocket in the tremolo bridge keeps th… The Vela is PRS' offset guitar, featuring alluring curves and a variety of configurations. The PTC job we are exploring today features PRS artist Vernon Reid’s newest axe, an S2 Vela with some awesomely unique modifications! Signature Club is open to anyone with an interest in PRS. 00. Joined: Feb 22, 2016 Messages: 9 Likes Received: 7. 7. $1,499.00 $ 1, 499. Get expert advice and take a more casual look behind the scenes. As you may know, the stock Vela comes with a plate-style bridge. Roland MIDI Pickup Volume Control Choose one of our Private Stock models or let us build your dream instrument. If you were wondering what the 13-pin connector was for, it allows connectivity between the Roland MIDI pickup and MIDI control unit! As you may know, the stock Vela comes with a plate-style bridge. PRS S2 Vela Semi-Hollow - Vintage Cherry . 5. This knife-edge set-up ensures that the bridge will return to pitch after use. This stock S2 Vela came into the PTC stripped of its hardware and without any finish on it. Usagainstthem New Member. Join the family today. The Paul Reed Smith Tech Center (PTC) is in the business of making your guitar dreams a reality.
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