Paul Reed Smith Announces Limited Edition Reclaimed Wood Guitars

Paul Reed Smith announced today that it will be bringing a small batch of "Reclaimed Limited" S2 Vela Semi–Hollow and CE 24 Semi–Hollow guitars to markets this spring. The guitars are made of two exotic Brazilian wood species that PRS has never worked with before: Peroba Rosa and Brauna Preto.

Peroba Rosa, the top wood on these models, is typically used as siding on houses and other buildings. PRS left the Peroba Rosa wood in its most "original" form (all existing nail holes, wear, and discoloration have been left as is) so that no two tops share the exact same character. The guitars are all finished in natural satin nitro.

Brauna Preto is used for the instruments' fretboards because of its tight grain and sustain. It is often found in the support posts of buildings. The pairing of these two exotic woods give the resonant Reclaimed Limited guitars a unique but warm and full sound.

S2 Vela Semi-Hollow

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CE 24 Semi-Hollow

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Michael Reid, longtime Senior Wood Manager at PRS, sourced the exotic woods from old buildings for their aesthetics and density. He says, "I like to think using this wood showcases Brazil’s rich history of music and guitar making. Reclaiming these timbers also allows me to personally make a contribution to sustaining and celebrating Brazil’s resources.”

Paul Reed Smith himself added, "Wood is our lifeblood, and I trust Michael’s instincts. This old, reclaimed wood is wonderfully resonant and beautiful. Hearing these guitars now, I just have to smile knowing Michael was right again.”

This small batch of guitars is capped at approximately 600 instruments, so order quickly if you're interested. Authorized PRS dealers will be accepting orders from March 9th to April 30th.

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