Vela Semi-Hollow - What's under the Pickguard?

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  1. ShawnF1222

    ShawnF1222 New Member

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    Hi Folks,

    I am wondering if anyone have pics of the pick up routs under the pickguard? I've been searching the internet to no avail. Curious if there is room for a 9v battery? Any know or have a photo? It's a lot easier to find info on Fender body routs. :) Thank you.
     
  2. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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  3. ShawnF1222

    ShawnF1222 New Member

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  4. Wailing

    Wailing New Member

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    I'm a little confused... (not unusual) in the pictures above the one on the left looks like a solid Vela with standard Tele like bridge, and the two on the right look like tremolo bar (is that the right description?) options...am I going bonkers..
     
  5. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Neither of those are semi-hollow models. The "Before" is a standard Vela, the "After" looks like the Vernon Reed model.
     
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    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Here's a pic of my 'reclaimed' Vela
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    I suspect the regular production semi-hollows are built the same.
     
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  7. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Well, do note the link is to the PRS PTC article about overhauling Vernon Reid's Vela, which the production version comes with a Floyd Rose...

    That's why I said look at the left-hand photo.

    @xjbebop 's photo is the most useful, though.
     
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    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Am I mistaken, or is that a full humbucker route in the neck?
     
  9. Wailing

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    I cannot believe you posted that picture !! I have been lusting after a reclaimed Vela for ages... and you remind me with this awesome beast !!:):):)
     
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  10. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Not really... note the lack of the ear cutout...

    You're welcome!
     
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  11. ShawnF1222

    ShawnF1222 New Member

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    That's a beautiful instrument. Thank you for sharing that. It's great to be able to see the body rout.
     

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