Meet The Models: Reclaimed Limiteds

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PRS Reclaimed Limiteds

Earlier this month we released the "Reclaimed Limiteds", a batch of our CE 24 & S2 Vela models redesigned with semi-hollow bodies and beautiful reclaimed Brazilian wood. This unique reclaimed wood was discovered by long time PRS employee and friend of the company, Michael Reid. Paul Reed Smith and Michael began their working relationship in 1980 -- before the inception of PRS Guitars.

Michael would source all of the curly maple wood for Paul's early instruments, including the first guitars built for Carlos Santana. Michael had (and still has) an incredible skill for sourcing unique woods for our instruments, and the reclaimed limiteds are no exception.

Watch Paul & Michael explain their relationship and the Reclaimed Limited project below:

As Paul & Michael outlined in the video above, the unique wood for the Reclaimed Limiteds comes from the Atlantic Forest region of Brazil and averages between 75 - 150 years old!

The tops, made of Peroba Rosa, were often used to side homes and rural farm buildings.

The fingerboards, made of Brauna Preto, were the strong support beams for the foundation of many Brazilian homes.

 

The nature of this wood means that no two pieces are identical, check out the gif below to see the variety in tops:

Despite sharing the same top and fingerboard wood, the reclaimed S2 Vela & CE 24 offer unique tonal qualities. 

Compare the model's other specs below:

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Originally advertised as a March - April order window, the extreme popularity of these models and the limited nature of this wood has caused us to have to end the order window early. Contact your authorized PRS dealer now, to ensure you don't miss out on these two unique reclaimed guitars!

MODEL PAGES

Reclaimed Limited: S2 Vela Semi-Hollow

Reclaimed Limited: CE 24 Semi-Hollow

Comments (6)

XJbebop September 22, 2017 - 3:32pm
Finally received my Vela last night...incredible instrument! Well worth the wait..... Great job folks!
[email protected] May 01, 2017 - 12:26pm
Hey Carlos, stay in contact with your dealer as they are the best people to talk to in regards to updated shipping times! Thanks for your patience, you're going to love these guitars!
Carlos G April 28, 2017 - 2:59pm
PRS Crew: Could you please update us on the shipping status of the advanced-ordered models to your dealers? I ordered mine March 12th but my dealer in TX says you guys sold them far more quickly than expected, and are struggling to meet demand and get them all shipped out.
Brett April 22, 2017 - 5:47pm
Please do another run of these instruments for those who missed out on this run.
Ryan Rice April 07, 2017 - 5:32pm
Just got mine today, replaced the bridge pick up with a 57/08. What a sound it makes. Thanks for making this guitar and thanks for finally selling the 57/08.
Matthew Taggart April 05, 2017 - 3:25am
I absolutely love these guitars! Giving a new voice to an old soul!

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