2018 PRS Ltd Edition Vernon Reid Vela, Egyptian Gold | Ace - Skunk Anansie Collection



In collaboration with Ace from UK alt-rock band Skunk Anansie, Vintage 'n' Rare Guitars are proud to offer for sale some of the iconic instruments used throughout his career. 

Formed in 1994, Skunk Anansie have become one of the biggest rock bands in Europe with over 6 million physical sales and over 25 million Spotify streams per year not to mention the numerous awards acquired along the way. Their blend of alternative rock, punk, and metal, with powerful vocals and socially conscious lyrics gained them significant attention from the outset with the release of their debut album "Paranoid & Sunburnt" in 1995 followed by "Stoosh" a year later. Skunk Anansie continued to evolve their sound with subsequent albums "Post Orgasmic Chill" (1999), "Wonderlustre" (2010), and "Anarchytecture" (2016), and throughout their career they have been praised for their dynamic live performances and outspoken stance on issues like politics, sexuality, and racism. Guitarist, songwriter and founder member Ace played a crucial role in shaping the band's distinctive sound - his heavy riffs, melodic hooks, and dynamic solos contributing to the band's energetic and impactful music. 

During their career Skunk Anansie have shared stages with with such bands as Metallica, Rammstein, Muse, U2, The Rod Hot Chilli Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, David Bowie and the Sex Pistols. They continue to play sell out shows and release new music under their own independent label. This longevity and influence on the rock scene has cemented their status as one of the most iconic and enduring bands in British rock history. Coinciding with their 30th anniversary Ace has partnered with Vintage 'n' Rare Guitars to offer for sale some of the iconic instruments he used during his career. 

Released in 2017 the PRS Vela VR is the signature model of Vernon Reid, founder of Living Colour. Based off of the standard Vela model, the VR host a whole raft of unique appointments. Featuring a mahogany body with a set mahogany neck, a rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets and traditional Bird inlays.The neck has a pronounced V-shape profile giving this guitar a vintage feel despite the contemporary features. Pickups are dual PRS HFS model humbuckers mated to a five-way pickup selector switch lets you find the perfect tonal sweet-spot, with master volume and tone controls. Perhaps the models bigest USP is located in the recessed cutaway behind the bridge humbucker, a Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo. The guitar is finished in a luxurious Egyptian Gold finish with a unique pickguard designed by Vernon himself. 

"This one has just seen home studio use and songwriting sessions for Skunk Anansie." comments Ace

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