NUVD - 'regular' Vela

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  1. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    I've owned 2 Vela's for awhile, but they are both 'special'. A prototype satin finish Vela I got about a year before the satin finish was available as a production model. Then I had to have one of the LE reclaimed models when they were announced.
    I really love the Vela model and have proclaimed many times that it is the most unique model that PRS makes.
    For some time now I've wanted a 'regular' Vela to play as a daily driver so as to save wear & tear on the 'special' ones. I recently stumbled upon an exceptional deal on one, but as fate would have it, it's rather special also.
    It was owned by Zach of Mythos Pedals ( https://mythospedals.com/ ), and you can see it and references to it on a number of his videos and social media posts. He had upgraded the controls with top shelf components and swapped the bridge pup with an Xotic 'Raw Vintage' unit. He had dropped the price to a 'can't refuse' level, including the original bridge pup, gig bag and case candy. Can you say "SCORE!"?
    There is only mild wear on it and it plays and sounds exceptional. So my daily driver Vela arrived properly hot-rodded and I plan to play it on a regular basis. Covers about all the bases for my needs at the moment.
    Loving it!

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  2. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Nice!! Velas are great guitars!!
     
  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congrats, what a beauty!
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Classy, and amped up too! Congrats!
     
  6. bodia

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

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    Bodia approves! Velas rawk! Congrats!
     
  7. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Sweet score! Congrats
     
  8. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Radical!!!

    Vela chub...:oops:
     
  9. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    That’s a win!!!
     
  10. Sybo

    Sybo Nashvillan

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    Welcome to the club!!!! I have been singing the Vela praise for quite a while. It’s a special guitar, I say on the side of “ unique “ , with so much amazing feedback, I have two! https://imgur.com/gallery/giHQ3v2
     
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  11. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    I agree with the whole "unique" PRS thing...Love it!!!
    Plain, and classy!!! Congrats!!
     
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  12. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    I can say it…. SCORE!!
     
  13. Xtcclassic

    Xtcclassic New Member

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    Congrats, the gloss white looks sweet! My satin burst should be here Monday, can’t wait to join the Vela club!
     
  14. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    It's more of a cult ;). I adore my 2 Velas :D.
     
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  15. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    Happy Belated 2019 Guitar day!

    Velas do rock!
     
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  16. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Was one helluva score...TWO YEARS AGO:rolleyes::eek::p:D
     
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  17. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    Thanks... actually, I was an early adopter of the Vela. This was my 3rd one, as mentioned in the original post. Need to get a group pic one of these days...
    Pretty sure I already posted this a while back, but this is my Myth Vela in it's current state...

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    Railhammer version 1 'Tel-90' works perfect for this, plus a tone P/P for phase switching in the middle position..
     
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  18. Sybo

    Sybo Nashvillan

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    Schweet
     
  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Or as Sir Sean Connery would say:

    “Shexy and Shmashing!”

    ;)
     
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  20. Xtcclassic

    Xtcclassic New Member

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    Got mine today. Holy moly does this thing rip.
     
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