Surprise Incoming! Reclaimed Vela

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  1. Skeeter

    Skeeter New Member

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    I just happened to be poking around Reverb and found a Reclaimed Vela being sold at list price. This happened a couple months ago and I passed on it because - while I thought it was a cool run and the Vela always seemed intriguing - I wasn't thinking of buying one, nor did I appreciate the crazy demand out there.

    Well, this one was listed just an hour ago and I wasn't going to make that mistake again!

    So, without further ado, here's my Memorial Day weekend surprise:[​IMG]
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  2. Papagallos

    Papagallos New Member

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    Well, well, well!!!!! What do we have here?
     
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    Papagallos New Member

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  4. Russ73

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    Awesome!
     
  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Great score! These are becoming the proverbial hen's tooth!
     
  6. bodia

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

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    Sweet as sweet!
     
  7. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    looks awesome, I'll have to follow that title now in hopes to score...sooner or later someones gonna get GAS and unload.
     
  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Really sweet!
     
  9. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Now this is sweet!
     
  10. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Very sleek find
     
  11. RGM

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    The front is gorgeous, but the back is completely off-the-chain insane!!! Love it!!
     
  12. Skeeter

    Skeeter New Member

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    Cool, thanks everyone! Now while I have the long wait for it to cross the country - I couldn't help but realize this is the first "single-coil oriented" PRS I've ever bought. Can't wait to hear the Type-D pickup.

    I'm not familiar with the Starla, and I'm sure the bridge pup is cool - HOWEVER, I feel like with the semi-hollow body, and neck pickup, this guitar is screaming for something like a P90 in the bridge. I'm thinking a humbucker-sized P90 like a Bareknuckle Nantucket or Mississippi Queen OR Anderson's fantastic PH series. I have Anderson silent P90s (PQ1 and PQ3) in a guitar and absolutely love them.

    Anyways, if nothing else it gives me something to research to kill time. I really want the pickups to be fairly low output and be able to clean up well to show off the natural resonance of this cool, unusual Brazilian Wood. Maybe a 53/10, if I can find one, would be a good choice?

    In general, anyone else try something different than the Starla bridge in their Velas?
     
  13. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Sweetness!!!
     
  14. bodia

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

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    Thanks to Pete, I have a set of Kinman P90s in an SC594. They're really cool. Might be a good choice for the Vela.
     

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