Have you guys seen the Reclaimed CE and Semi Hollow Vela?

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  1. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    They just keep getting better and better!
     
  2. Jimi D

    Jimi D New Member

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    I put a set of my preferred strings on Summer yesterday, reset the trem and intonation and lowered the pickups a couple millimeters to soften the 85/15s a bit... Then I spent a few hours just playing, with the guitar and my amp settings, and I have to say this guitar is really quite different from any other PRS I currently own... The guitar has a sharp attack, almost twangy (oh hell, I'll admit it; I was playing a bunch of Keith Urban stuff on the bridge pup in single coil mode and could swear I was hearing a Tele)... It rings bright and clear but doesn't have an over abundance of sustain... I would never in a million years equate the tones I'm getting from this guitar with a "mahogany" bodied instrument; it just seems so much lighter, brighter and snappier... I'm drawing from memory here, but it even seems more in the Fender camp than my 305 (I'll have to play both back-to-back over the weekend and see)... oh, and any potential worries I had about the import trem are gone; the tuning is rock solid after repeated two-step-up three-step-down bending, though I'd still like to source a short bar for it...

    In short, I'm enjoying the hell outta this guitar, and it fits an unfilled niche in my PRS stable quite nicely. Oh ya, and the f-hole smells awesome (love that smell)...
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    slut
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    You know it!
     
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  5. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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  6. Fro

    Fro New Member

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    CE on the way. Now I'll have the set:D
     
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  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sweet!
     
  8. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Very different. Enjoy!
     
  9. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    These guitars are happier in pairs...

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  10. Fro

    Fro New Member

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    kjkleven New Member

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    Saturday I was gigging with one of my bands. I used both these two guitars. After the first song using the CE24 Reclaimed Wood, a guitar player from another local band came up to the stage asking me. "Is it, no it isn't, or is it really a Brazilian Reclaimed Wood?" I thought I was the only really nerdy guitar guy there, but I was wrong;-) By the way, the guitar worked fantastic! Unfortunately I have no pictures from the show, but I have a picture from preparing for the show.

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  12. kjkleven

    kjkleven New Member

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    A really nice one! Congratulations!
     
  13. colinkanders

    colinkanders Compulsive Noodler

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    As someone who's still waiting for his Vela, is there any word on when the final guitars in this run will be finished?
     
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  14. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    ...what he said..... :(
     
  15. Stoptail22

    Stoptail22 El PRSidente

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    My dealer's words six weeks ago:

    "I have spoken with PRS who have confirmed we're still looking at June - a safe estimate would be mid-late June still but all being well we may get stock a little bit earlier."

    I hope it will happen in 2017!
     
  16. colinkanders

    colinkanders Compulsive Noodler

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    Thanks! I don't know how much longer I can wait!
     
  17. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    I'm guessing end of June-ish..... (hoping perhaps??)
    I've got mod parts getting dusty waiting.... ;)
     
  18. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    There was still a stack of really good-looking wood so I bet there will be some beauties.
     
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  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    This is what I was told earlier this week as well.
     
  20. Fro

    Fro New Member

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    I finally took a quick pick of the set:

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