Dang Velas...

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Aahzz, Jun 25, 2021.

  1. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    It is the blue beard!!! Trickery

    This is my first semi hollow, and how I justified another guitar. I wonder why I didn't do it years ago? Looks cool as hell and the difference is subtle but so worth it. I was even that dork that had his ear against the f hole like a little transitor radio..
     
  2. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    I shoulda snagged one when I got the Vela (put the order in the day of release), but instead, I’ve experimented with a bunch of cool pickups. Guess which one this is…

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. StevenS2

    StevenS2 New Member

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    Just pulled the trigger on a Vela after wanting one for the past couple years. Should arrive in a couple days. I haven’t had a new guitar in several years now. I’ve sold 3 or 4 since I bought my last one so it was definitely time!
     
  4. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Excellent decision :)
     
  5. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG New Member

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    I wonder if they'll ever do a Vela tremolo model
     
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  6. Sybo

    Sybo Nashvillan

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    If they do I’m in
     
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  7. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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  8. Sybo

    Sybo Nashvillan

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    Man, oh man, I LOVE the Gold! I just don’t know bout the scratch plate……..
     
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  9. Wailing

    Wailing New Member

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    So easy to change… buy buy buy
     
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  10. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG New Member

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    You’d have to change the scratch plate any way if you want that class D single coil.
     
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  11. StevenS2

    StevenS2 New Member

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    [​IMG]

    It’s here! After several FedEx delays (for no reason since it sat at the sorting facility in my city for several days…) I have a Vela. The blue is a bit brighter in person and looks even better than I thought. I wasn’t aware they used a nitro finish on these too which was a nice surprise.

    First impression was it’s super light (6 lb. 3 oz.) which is a good thing. It’s my loudest electric guitar acoustically. I can feel this whole thing resonating whenever I’m playing it. Much more than my other guitars. The pickups and tone options are near perfect for what I like to play 99% of the time. It also stays in tune ridiculously well. The bridge is super comfortable too. I just had to lower the strings a touch and set intonation.

    Still in the honeymoon phase but I can see this being my #1 for quite a while. I don’t like to have too many guitars if I can help it and I’m now down to 3 electrics including this. PRS SE Cu 24 and a HSS Carvin from the early 90s.
     
  12. StevenS2

    StevenS2 New Member

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    I have no idea how to get the photo posted here. I’ve tried 3 hosting links now and I’m getting errors trying to edit the original post too.
     
  13. Fect

    Fect New Member

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    I always am interested in Velas but the Reclaimed are just gorgeous. Wow just wow.
     
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  14. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG New Member

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    How do you pronounce Vela?

    Vehleh

    Veelah

    Veelay

    Veyah

    Vehah

    ?
     
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  15. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Rhymes with Stella.
     
  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I use Veelah
     
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  17. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    I was able to see the pic by right clicking and opening in a new tab - not sure if dropbox links work for photo hosting here. Either way, nice looking Vela - welcome to the cul...er, club!! I also decided I didn't want to have too many guitars, so I have 2 electrics - both Velas :).
     
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  18. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    I used to, until I watched the Bryan Ewald demos - I figure he knows the "official" pronunciation ;)
     
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  19. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Change is hard...:eek::D:p
     
  20. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    That's how I pronounce it too. Good word anology by the way. Way more effective than how I was going to try and sound it out in readable form.
     
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