They Raised the Glass and spoke the Toast - "VELA!"

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  1. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Tobacco Burst Satin Vela

    I like this more than the S2 594! The feel is silky, smooth wood and super sustaining tone. I don't think I've ever owned a Nitro Finish Guitar before. This is totally work the 1K!!

    The neck pickup is the greatest with some KLON and rolled off tone. Killer, just killer!

    The Full Deal
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    She's got a smooth back side that is gorgeous to touch
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    Those frets go from here to ya ya! Smooth...
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    Unwrapped body, I'm keeping her!
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  2. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations on your beautiful new guitar.
     
  3. Jimi D

    Jimi D New Member

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    Sweet! Coincidentally, I just picked up a Vela too; a 2018 in Champagne Gold... I had a Vintage White one from the original run but let it go a couple years back to help pay for my Exp2018 Special 22 SH, then I missed it a lot for a while, then this one came my way... Just something about a Vela; they're kind of a force of nature...
     
  4. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Congrats !!! some great tones to be had with a Vela !!!
     
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  5. bodia

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

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  6. Moondog Wily

    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    Tasty! Congrats on a great score!! A Vela is in my not too distant future as well, but I will be going for the Semi Hollow!!!

    Happy pickin'!
    MW
     
  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    That
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    SEXY!
    Congrats!
     
  8. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Very nice wood! Congrats
     
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  9. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Nice! HNGD!
    Love that finish.
     
  10. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Also-freaking-lutley gorgeous! Welcome to the Cult of Vela!!! They're magical.....
     
  11. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    Congrats! About time y'all caught on....
     
  12. Xtcclassic

    Xtcclassic New Member

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    Congrats! You’re gonna love it. Such a killer guitar, and so unique compared to the rest of the line.
     
  13. Timt

    Timt New Member

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    Congrats on your new 6 pound baby...
    Would you consider changing the black pickguard to tortoise pickguard?
     
  14. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Yeah, come to think of it, a tortoise pickguard would look sweet on that finish!

    Congrats @aphantomvaper !
     
  15. Timt

    Timt New Member

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    Im trying to lobby for a feedback for my incoming Vela...hehe
    Thanks man.
     
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  16. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Nice one!!! Those satin finishes are superb, have an S2 Standard 22 Satin and love it dearly. Hoping they apply it to the S2 594’s in the future, can you imagine?

    That being said, those Velas are amazing, fabulous pickups.

    Sleep well knowing you got a smokin deal, I think the price of Satin S2’s just went up considerably. They were an unbelievable bargain at their old price.
     
  17. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Vela came, it saw, it kicked your a$$! Now, your honeymoon awaits…to the bed, err, music room.
     
  18. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    I was planning that before I received the guitar and decided to hold off ordering until I actually received the guitar.

    So, yes, yes I am putting up n a Tortoise pick guard. It will look "right".
     
  19. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Right! I was surprised at the increase! Makes it a bit sweeter.
     
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  20. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Overall this is such a nice guitar! Putting it through its paces brought smiles and grins. The satin nitro smooth grain finish is the best I've felt in a long time.

    Having all the hardware "right" makes me only want to change the pick guard. It is perfect.

    I really like the finish and color balance. Brass and chrome at the bridge, gold and chrome at the head stock! Gorgeous browns in between.

    The bridge! The smooth barrels are a joy to rest a hand on and makes palm muting super easy to control!

    The pickups are great, GREAT! Clean is fucking stellar! It sounds amazing through the Klon! The harmonic thing with the neck pickup is weird but affects nothing tone-wise.

    One thing I noticed...not a detraction! I can't find a scarf joint in the neck. The wood grain appears to be uninterrupted! Its cool looking.

    Overall I give it 7 out of 5 stars. This was more enjoyable than unboxing the S2 594 a year ago, and that was a great guitar!

    Again, thank you trusted forum!
     
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