Maintaining the high-level of workmanship the company is known for, PRS has changed their recipe for the new vintage-inspired Vela. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for PRS S2 Vela, Birds - McCarty Tobacco Sunburst at Amazon.com. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. I'm a PRS guy through-and-through, but if I want an offset, or a Tele, or a Strat, I'll buy Fender. PRS Vela Review Paul Reed Smith S2 Vela July 25, 2015 Get link; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Email; Other Apps; I've been intrigued by the new S2 models for quite a while but the Vela is the first one I thought looked good enough to have a go with. The design of the Paul Reed Smith S2 Vela is something of a departure from the rest of the PRS line, taking cues from classic 1950s guitars while maintaining the stunning build quality and attention to detail for which PRS is known. Now, that said, I have been wondering what a Vela would be like if one were to cut a custom pickguard for it, stick a Mini humbucker at the neck, (Epiphone, Not Thunderbird) and a better, more paf-esque Humbucker in the bridge. PRS proudly introduces their new S2 Vela solidbody electric guitar.