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

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by [email protected], Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Guitarsan

    Guitarsan "I floor it. That’s technical talk." SRV

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    She's home! More photos on the Official thread, but here's one....

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  2. Jimi D

    Jimi D New Member

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    Very groovy! Congrats!!
     
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  3. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Nice grain and weathering
     
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  4. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    ShaWing! These last two Vela are so amazing. In your honor I'm only taking mine to the gig tomorrow night...no backup. o_O
     
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  5. izzymanpo

    izzymanpo New Member

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    Wow Guitarsan, that's a beautiful example, enjoy !! I sure hope my CE turns out like that !!
     
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  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    It's looking like they saved the best for last. I need to hook up a visit to one of these Velas.
     
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  7. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Well, depending on where in PA you're at on a given day...
     
  8. Guitarsan

    Guitarsan "I floor it. That’s technical talk." SRV

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    Thanks! I almost feel guilty, since I had mostly been admiring these from afar and not even thinking about buying one. Then one night I happened to jump on Willcutt's website after midnight (I thought nothing happened good after midnight?) and there before my computer-screen lit face what did appear but three (3!) just-listed RL Velas. Knowing how scarce they were, I thought... you gotta be kidding, I can take my pick? The rest is history. Don't worry, I've played my guilt away. ;) May all who are patiently waiting get a great one!

    Oh, and this wasn't really an impulse buy. I had been thinking I'd like a dedicated guitar for alternate tunings and slide, set up for slide. Add to that I get a "new" electric guitar sound in a semi-hollow to compliment my solid body PS McCarty SC594 and Eric Johnson Strat. And last, I can channel my best Gary Clark Jr. now! Bright Lights, anyone?
     
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  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I'm rarely in PA for a day anymore, but I probably pass within an hour or so of you a couple times a year.
     
  10. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    First "the morning after" pics...

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    While the top / figuring may not be as stunning as some others, I am certainly NOT disappointed :D
    I'm very pleased with "Mi Casa" all the way around. The cracks and the 'beauty mark' next to the bridge are full of unique character.
    Not much I can add as a description that hasn't already been said, other than she is amazingly loud unplugged, and extremely bright plugged in. I suspect the tone will mellow with age and play time. She was just 'born' 2 1/2 weeks ago after all...
    Also have some special plans for her soon too... ;)

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  11. bodia

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

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    Looks great! Dig the cracks, and love the name! Can't wait to see what you've got planned for it!
     
  12. bodia

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

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    Likewise! Although, I had been waiting since March!
     
  13. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    When I get kicked out if my house for obsessive buying, I'm coming to live with EACH ONE OF YOU, two weeks at a time.

    I'll bring my Reclaimed Wood Vela with me ...since I just bought one from a fellow forum memeber. :) ;)

    Proof of said acquisition coming next week, after our honeymoon night together.
     
  14. bodia

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

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    Let me know when you're coming through the Chicago area.
     
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  15. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    You're one if the worst enablers here! You're stuck with me for a month!

    I AM housetrained...but you should lay down some newspapers anyway...just in case.
     
  16. bodia

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

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    Who? Me? What? I can't hear you.....

    On the other hand, I am well stocked with cigars, scotch and bourbon.
     
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  17. megaboogie

    megaboogie 408 Birds in the Sky

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    Mine has arrived as well.
    My first S2 to own, and I am quite impressed with its playability and tone comparing to my core PRS. Took a quickie on its arrival, forgot to pull out the stryfoam

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  18. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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  19. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Nice one, @drawshot ! Yet another unique and awesome looking top.
     
  20. bodia

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

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