2013 Vintage electric guitar catalog

2013 Vintage electric guitar catalog
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Players’ guitars
designed for guitar players™
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Contents
4-15
Icon™ Series
16-30 Electric ReIssued
™
Series
31-33 Semi-Acoustic Series
34-39 Bass Series
Front Cover: John Parr with V100MRPGM Lemon Drop
Page 2: Colin Cartmell with V6MRTBG
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Players’ guitars designed for guitar players.
The 2013 Vintage Electrics brochure is chock full of all the old
favourites, plus a host of new models.
Vintage instruments continue to evolve, with new models,
finishes, features and innovation.
Trev Wilkinson, one of the world’s foremost experts in guitar
and guitar hardware design, is the creative maestro behind the
blueprint and specifications of each guitar in the Vintage electric
range.
Your choice of new guitar or bass is the result of Trev’s
outstanding knowledge and worldwide reputation.
With a genuine love for guitars and everything that goes with
them, Trev’s enthusiasm is infectious, and his knowledge of the
guitar genre is almost boundless.
With a lifetime of interest in why the best guitars are how they
are, what works and what doesn’t, and what can be done about
it, Trev’s spent decades asking direct and forthright questions of
the people who matter. He's worked with the industry legends
responsible for some of the best guitars and pickups ever made,
and artists who’ve played the best guitars ever made.
signature guitars to pay tribute to the instruments he used to
write classics like Wheels Of Steel and Princess Of The Night.
Graham says: “These two guitars look good, play amazingly
and sound fantastic! But the best thing is that, unlike other
signature guitars, they’re totally affordable for everyone.”
Other players in the Vintage roster include German virtuoso
Thomas Blug, Mick Abrahams, Big Country's Tony Butler,
founding Saxon bassist Steve Dawson, Bernie Tormé, Dave
'Bucket' Colwell, John Parr, Midge Ure, the Quireboys' Paul
Guerin – and many, many more.
The Vintage ICON series of pre-distressed instruments hit the
spot too. They so feel special to play and exude a totally cool,
ready-aged vibe, with built-in character shining through an
authentic aged finish. With distressed Wilkinson hardware and
vintage tone pickups, ICON series shouts ‘this guitar’s been
places, ground through the mill, done some stuff, paid its dues’!
With the patina of playing in countless rehearsal sessions,
gigging in hundreds of smoky bars and clubs, working in
endless recording sessions and touring at home and abroad,
Vintage ICON means you don’t have to remortgage your house
or wait a lifetime to own a classic.
An innovator since 1981, solutions and cool design are the
hallmarks of every Trev Wilkinson project.
Of course, if new and bright 'n' shiny is your thing, we do that
too, in spades. The Vintage ReIssued range is a terrific
collection of guitars and basses in all styles, with incredible
specification and playability.
The 2013 Vintage Electric brochure demonstrates exactly how
much effort Vintage and Trev have been putting into their
guitar range, the result of which is a collection of fantastic
guitars and basses, with truly incredible levels of specification,
attention to detail and, dare we say it; value.
ReIssued and ICON demonstrate what can be achieved when
the satisfaction of the player is put above mere commercial
concerns.
With guitars and basses inspired by ‘classic’ silhouettes from our
shared guitar history, and unique designs, Vintage instruments
are enjoyed and endorsed by a host of leading professional
players, who choose Vintage because they understand the
whole ethos of the Vintage brand.
The pros understand that Vintage performs, that it delivers
– with gusto, which guarantees that if you’re a younger player
following your dream you can really make your mark and you’ll
never outgrow your Vintage.
Many major pro players are now using Vintage guitars as their
main instrument, in some instances even adopting a Vintage
guitar as their signature model. Surely there can be no higher
personal recommendation of a guitar’s abilities?
Players like Graham Oliver, with his two Vintage Signature
models, are a perfect example. With more than 10 million
records sold in his role as founding member of rock gods Saxon,
Graham's as well-known across the globe as much for his
trademark crushing riffs as he is for his iconic double cutaway
and classic 'V' double humbucker axes. Graham spent hours
with Trev in the Vintage workshops recreating totally authentic
How does Vintage manage to offer such incredible instruments
at the kind of prices that literally anyone can afford?
The magic is in using knowledge for good, and doing it right.
Because that's the right thing to do, because guitarists, young
and old, new and hard-bitten, deserve the best – without
compromise!
At Vintage, we’ve proven that with care, and a stated intent to
prove a point, we can bring all these elements together to make
the end result much more than just the sum of the parts.
What really makes the difference is NOT just to build down to a
price, but instead designing in quality, building up to and
achieving an aspiration to excel.
Then, with care, consistency, attention to detail, precision and
rigorous levels of quality control, it’s possible to build great
guitars to sell at a price that won’t break anyone’s bank.
Whatever your guitar or bass needs, there’s a Vintage
instrument that suits you.
Players’ guitars designed for guitar players. It’s that simple.
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VintageTHOMASBLUGSignature
V6MRTBG/V6MRHDX
V6MRTBG
Distressed
Vintage White
Body: Alder
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
(reversed headstock on HDX)
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 21 frets, 7 1/4” radius
Scale: 25.5”/648mm
Pickups: Wilkinson single coil x 3 aged ivory
(Neck) WVSN, (Middle) WVSM reverse wound/reverse
polarity, (Bridge) WVSB with WHCC hum-cancelling coil
Controls: 1 x Volume, 2 x Tone (second tone control
features Thomas Blug ‘Bu kka™’ switch (push/push
action), 5-Way Selector
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55D EZ-Lok™
Vibrato: Wilkinson WVCD
Scratchplate: 3-ply with Aluminium shielding
Hardware: Distressed Nickel
Finish: Distressed Vintage White (Customised HDX)
Features
Thomas and Trev wire in the ‘Bu kka’ switch, a selectable hum-cancelling extra coil facility.
In addition to the already high specification of the Vintage ICON V6,
the Thomas Blug SIGNATURE Series V6 guitar and Summer Of Love
also feature;
Classic 21 fret neck, with 7 1/4” radius fingerboard camber, and medium
jumbo frets for a positive, authentic vintage feel.
Authentic 60s style aluminium shielding under scratchplate to reduce
inducted hum and static noise.
Reverse polarity middle position pickup plus auto bypass of dummy coil in
positions 2 and 4.
Thomas’ secret weapon – a ‘No treble loss’ condenser in the volume pot
circuit.
Switchable dummy coil for reduced hum and less glassy tone with
overdrive sounds via the Thomas Blug ‘Bu kka’ switch, (push-push action)
on the second tone control.
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Over recent years, guitar enthusiasts have admired the virtuosic electric
guitar style of Thomas Blug, one of Europe’s most respected players. In
addition, Thomas’ work as a product development consultant and product
demonstrator for Hughes & Kettner guitar amplification means he is a
regular must-see feature at music expos and shows worldwide, alongside
his own sought-after CD releases and tuition DVDs, as well as
performances with the Thomas Blug Band which includes keyboardist
This Van Leer, erstwhile mainstay of Dutch rock legends, Focus.
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Thomas has one of the most recognisable guitar sounds in the world,
playing with a fluid, melodic and powerful style, and has over the years
become synonymous with his much-loved and instantly recognisable
electric guitar, a well-used faded Olympic White ‘61.
As a player who has been the inspiration to thousands of players, Thomas
chose Trev Wilkinson, and UK guitar brand Vintage, to prove the point
that it is possible to create in a signature guitar an instrument which
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VintageTHOMASBLUGSUMMEROFLOVE
“I wanted a guitar that looks cool – like Hendrix's, but with
all the features of my signature Vintage Icon V6 guitar,” Thomas
says. “And it had to play like all the guitars I
usually play: pickups in the same position and not a
reversed body.” True to Thomas's requests, the
V6MRHDX features the same top quality specs
as his treasured '61 and his original Vintage
V6 signature, but comes with a reversed
headstock and hand-applied graphics
created by German artist Daniel Hahn
especially for the Summer Of Love.
“Classic vintage feel,
awesome authentic tone
and a cool vibe.”
V6MRHDX
Distressed Custom
“You can take this axe in 100% stock trim and gig it to death...
Everything feels solid and it sounds pretty bloody amazing!”
Tim Slater, Playmusic Pickup magazine
faithfully recreates the unique attributes of his beloved ‘61.
With its battle-scarred body, custom electronics and personalised
switching all added to the already exceptionally well-specced Vintage
ICON Series V6 guitar, players looking for an edge with this iconic design,
and who also perhaps aspire to emulate Thomas’ spine-tingling sound,
. exactly. the same instrument which he uses in his day-to-day
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‘Outstanding’, comments Thomas on his Vintage SIGNATURE V6
guitar. “To achieve all this, in an instrument which literally anyone can
afford, even a first time buyer, is an unbelievable result.”
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“...this Vintage V6 Icon guitar looks gloriously f**ked. V6HMR
Alder
What we weren’t expecting was the sheer quality that Body:
Neck: One Piece Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood
lurked underneath
Scale: 25.5”/648mm Frets: 22
those finishes.”
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Total Guitar magazine
Tuners: Wilkinson WJ55D E-Z-Lok Distressed
Vibrato: Wilkinson WVCD Distressed
Pickups: Wilkinson Single Coil x 2 (N) WVS (M)
WVS 1 x Humbucker WHHB (B)
Scratchplate: Mock Tortoiseshell
Hardware: Distressed Nickel
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 5-Way Lever
Finish: 3 Tone Sunburst, Distressed
V6HMRSB
Distressed
3 Tone Sunburst
Mik Crone
Lorenza Woods
V6MRSSB
Distressed
Sunset
Sunburst
LV6MRSSB
Left Hand
Rob
‘Lord Hailer’
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The Hailers
V6MRWW
Distressed
Woodstock
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Nothing gives off that unique, so-cool vibe like a guitar that’s
obviously seen some serious use. Like a battle-scarred warrior
that always gives its best, the instrument’s character shines
through the worn finish, saying ‘this guitar has paid its dues’.
Its sound has the heart and soul of a thousand gigs in it and
you can feel it when you play it. It feels special to hold, and
special to play.
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But how many people can afford the vintage instrument of their
dreams? That special instrument which displays a unique level
of wear from decades of playing – at home, numerous rehearsal
sessions, smoky pubs to working mens’ clubs, gigs and tours at
home and abroad? Or how many guitarists can wait 20 years
before their own guitar starts to show that kind of time-related
character?
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VintageICONV6Series
V6MR
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
(MRBK) One Piece Hard Maple with Rosewood Stripe
Fingerboard: Rosewood, (MRBK) Maple
Scale: 25.5”/648mm Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson WJ55 E-Z-Lok
Vibrato: Wilkinson WVC
Pickups: Wilkinson Single Coil x 3 (N) WVS (M) WVS (B) WVS
Hardware: Nickel
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 5-Way Lever
Guitarists may very well recognise
the heavy wear ‘n’ tear pattern
scarring on the glossless
Boulevard Black body, with
the guitar’s stripped maple
neck and fingerboard also
emulating the ageing
process of countless hours
of use in rehearsals,
recordings, in and out of
flightcases and onstage
on numerous
international tours.
“A relic guitar that plays awesome and doesn't cost
the price of a small car! I love the fact that the
V6MRBK feels just like the way it looks.
Lived-in, comfortable and ready to play
from the first time you pick it up.”
BLACK ‘N’ BLUES
V6MRBK
Distressed
Black
LV6MRBK
Left Hand
Roy Fulton - Southbound
V6MRFR
Distressed
Firenza Red
V6MRLB
Distressed
Laguna Blue
Now you don’t have to wait! You don’t even have to remortgage
the house to make the payment. Renowned guitar specialists
Vintage, in conjunction with acknowledged guitar guru, Trev
Wilkinson, have a specially pre-aged electric guitar range that
ticks all the boxes – the Vintage ICON Series.
These fantastic guitars, fully equipped with equally aged
Wilkinson tuners, hardware and pickups look like they’ve been
played for decades with all the marks, wear and tear to prove
it. They’ve been through the mill but they’re cool and ready for
the next gig.
Get one of the Vintage ICON Series guitars and save 20 years of
your life! Best of all, you won’t believe the price...
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VintageICONV52/V62Series
V52MR/V62MR
Body: American Alder
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt-On
Fingerboard: Maple (52), Rosewood (62)
Scale: 25.5”/648mm
Frets: 22 Medium
Neck Inlays: Black Dot (52), Pearloid Dot (62)
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55SD
Bridge: Wilkinson WTBD
Pickups: Wilkinson Single Coil x 2
(N) WVTN Alnico (B) WVOB Alnico (52)
Wilkinson Single Coil x 2
(N) WVTN Alnico (B) WVTB Alnico (62)
Scratchplate: Single Ply Black (52) White (62)
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone/ 3-Way Lever
V52MRBS
Distressed
Butterscotch
V62MRAB
Distressed
Ash Blonde
“My main guitar on the new
Quireboys record is my V52
Icon. The quality and clarity of
this guitar is astounding and
the aged finish makes it feel
like it’s been with me for years.
I’ve just had the V52 out with
me on the road and it stood up
the the rigours of touring like a
real trooper – no baggage
handler managed to bust this
little beauty!”
Paul Guerin
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“This is one of the best
electric guitars
I’ve ever played...
I can’t put it down.”
Neil Taylor - Robbie Williams
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VintageICONV7/V4Series
“My V7 is a great sounding, well built bass that has a
playability well beyond any other fretless in it's price range.”
Dishan Abrahams Session Bassist
(Kylie Minogue/Sugababes/Christophe Willem)
V4MR
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 34”/864mm
Frets: 20
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson WJBL200
Bridge: Adjustable
Pickups: Wilkinson PB x 1 (M) WPB
Hardware: Nickel
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone
V7MR
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 34”/864mm
Frets: Fretless
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson WJBL200
Bridge: Adjustable
Pickups: Wilkinson JB x 2
(M) WJB00, (B) WJB800
Hardware: Nickel
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone
V4MRSSB
Distressed
Sunset
Sunburst
V74MRJP
Fretless
Distressed
Sunset
Sunburst
LV74MRJP
Left Hand
“The V7’s well made
and I Iove the look but the
tone is out of this world!”
Jamie Mallender - Raven Lords
“The V4 remains
good value
for money.”
Stuart Clayton,
Bass Guitar magazine
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Bobby Tench
Humble Pie, Jeff Beck
Paul Guerin
Quireboys
The reverse-fitted neck humbucker and
out-of-phase centre position wiring created
one of the most recognisable guitar
sounds of the genre – real ‘Black Magic’.
Differential bell type control knobs,
battle scars and sealed gear replacement
tuners all add to the mojo....
Still got the blues?
Paul Raymond
UFO
Jim Cregan
Steve Harley,
Rod Stewart,
Katie Melua
Gary Sanford
Joe Jackson,
Aztec Camera
Don Kelley
Don Kelley Band
“A cracking guitar..
one that could have its price tag doubled
and still be good value for money.”
Total Guitar magazine
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VintageICONV100LEMONDROP
Haydn Conway
Oliver/Dawson Saxon
V100MRPGM
Body: Mahogany
Top: Maple Cap w/Flamed Maple Veneer
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Crown
Tuners: Wilkinson WJ01
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Pickups: Wilkinson Solid Nickel Covered Alnico V
Humbucker x 2 (N) WVC (B) WVC
Hardware: Nickel
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
Dave ‘Bucket’ Colwell
Bucket & Co. / Bad Company
Midge Ure
John Parr
Jim Cregan
Steve Harley,
Rod Stewart,
Katie Melua
Goeff Whitehorn
Procol Harum
V100MRPGM
Lemon Drop
LV100MRPGM
Left Hand
Trev's V100 Lemon Drop
is a real tribute.
Don Kelley
Don Kelley Band
Alex Kraft
Dezperadoz
"When I was young and in a band,
we supported the original Fleetwood
Mac to play at a gig we'd organised.
Fleetwood Mac let us use their PA,
and Peter Green even let me use
his amp!
He wouldn’t let me use his guitar
but he was always my favourite
guitarist.”
The guitar player’s favourite™
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V100MRJBM
V100MRJBM
Distressed
Gold Top
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Crown
Tuners: Wilkinson WJ303 (JBM)
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Pickups: Wilkinson Solid Nickel Covered Alnico V
Humbucker x 2 (N) WVC (B) WVC (JBM)
Hardware: Nickel
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
“I've taken this guitar into
numerous recording sessions
and people are amazed –
they think it's a really expensive
custom shop job!
Never judge a book by its cover:
a great guitar is a great guitar!”
Wayne Plummer – Session Player
Kelly Rowland/Gloria Gaynor/Craig David/
Jamelia/Ne-Yo
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VintageICONV100Series
V100’s
Body: Mahogany
Top: Flamed Maple Veneer
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Crown
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ44
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Pickups: Wilkinson Nickel Plated Humbucker x 2 (N)
MWVC (B) MWVC
Hardware: Nickel
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
V100MRTSB
Distressed
Tobacco Sunburst
“The bridge pickup
barks and growls
and the neck unit
is blues rock heaven.”
Guitar & Bass magazine
V100MRHB
Distressed
Honeyburst
V100MRCS
Distressed
Cherry Sunburst
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VintageMICKABRAHAMSSignature
VS6MRMA
VS6MRMA
Distressed
Cherry Red
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/628mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ44
Bridge: Wilkinson Wrapover, Distressed
Pickups: Wilkinson (N) W90SKN (B) W90SKB
Hardware: Nickel, Distressed
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 3-Way
Toggle
“My Vintage Signature
is the meanest VS6
I have ever laid hands on.
It just sings, and like me,
it's the real deal!
I would defy anyone
to find a better
working axe.”
One of the founding
fathers of the 60s
British blues movement,
pioneering guitarist
and songwriter Mick
Abrahams enjoyed
major acclaim with
legendary folk blues
outfit Jethro Tull
prior to forming
his own band,
Blodwyn Pig, and
has since recorded
and released
several successful
solo albums.
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VintageICONVS6Series
VS6MRP
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/628mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson WJ15 w/mini oval buttons
Bridge: Wilkinson Wrapover, Distressed
Pickups: Wilkinson (B) W90SKB
Hardware: Nickel, Distressed
Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
VS6MR
VS6MRPCR
Distressed
Cherry Red
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany, Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22 medium jumbo
Inlays: Pearloid Crown
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ44D 3+3
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic w/stop bar tailpiece
Pickups: Wilkinson Humbucker x 2
(N) MWVC (B) MWVC
Scratchplate: Black 3-ply
Hardware: Nickel, Distressed
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 3-way toggle
VS6MRCR
Distressed
Cherry Red
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VintageGRAHAMOLIVERSignatures
VS6GO
Oliver
White
“I'm so privileged to have
not one but TWO Vintage
Signature guitars!
The VS6GO has all the
looks, hardware and
versatility for all sorts
of styles. I made
a career out of my original,
so get your hands on one
now!
The world's your stage...”
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The first thing Kirk Hammett said to me the last time I saw
him was: "Have you still got the white guitars I saw you play
in San Francisco in '81? They were so cool!"
Over the last 30-odd years they've also been admired by guys
like Randy Rhoads, Michael and Rudolf Schenker, K.K.
Downing and Dimebag Darrell, to name but a few.
They not only have to play good, but look good too, and
when my Vintage signatures came and I played 'em I couldn't
believe I was not playing my originals!
My Vintage signature guitars not only look good, they play
amazing and sound fantastic! But the best thing is that
they're unlike other signature guitars and in a price range
that makes 'em totally affordable for everyone.
VS6GO
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Crown
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ44,
Bridge : Tune-O-Matic
Vibrato: Graham Oliver Special Vibrato
Pickups: Wilkinson Humbucker WHHB (N),
Open Humbucker Blade (B)
Hardware: Chrome
Scratchplate: 4-Ply b/w/b/w
Controls: 2 x Volume/2 x Tone/3-Way
V60GO
V60GO
Oliver White
Body: Mahogany with lower comfort contour
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Blocks
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJN01
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with Stop Bar Tailpiece
Pickups: Wilkinson Chrome Covered
Humbucker x 2 WHHBC (N) WHBBC (B)
Hardware: Chrome
Scratchplate: 3-Ply w/b/w
Controls: 2 x Volume/1 x Tone/3-Way
“My Signature V60 model just blows me away! How
do you improve perfection, playability,
looks and performance?
This does it in spades, and as soon as you
strap it on it makes you strike a pose and feel
ARMED AND READY!”
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VintageV6ReIssuedSeries
“Wilkinson re-designed every component to his exhausting specs...
it was a stunning success.”
The Wilkinson WVC vibrato bridge featured on the
Vintage V6 is a masterpiece of detail.
Positive location, 6 screw design provides return to pitch
accuracy; perpendicular bend, high grade steel saddles
enhance tonality and ‘snap’. Ground base plate corner
provides authentic looks.
Stagger drilled cast block
significantly enhances
return to pitch accuracy
and classic vintage tone.
Australian Guitar magazine
Balanced set of Wilkinson WVS vintage-voiced
Alnico V pickups, with staggered, chamfered
edge pole pieces, for authentic tone and
contemporary power. Reverse wound, reverse
polarity centre pickup provides hum cancelling
in switch position 2 and 4.
V6SSB
Sunset Sunburst
Medium profile frets add to
comfort, accuracy and overall
positive feel of the Vintage V6.
American alder body provides resonance,
tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort,
enhanced with correctly radiused
contoured body.
Push-in delrin-bushed arm
with variable tension provides
the arm feel that suits your style.
Vintage V6 tone layout also provides
extra versatility with bridge and
neck controls.
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Sunset Sunburst
“It’s rare for a guitar to feel truly effortless
The Vintage V6 Series offers an extraordinarily high level of
specification, with many built-in custom shop level features.
These include the revered Wilkinson WVC original specification
vibrato featuring authentic bent steel saddles fro that classic
sparkle and tone; precision machined pivot points for total
‘return to pitch’ accuracy and a stagger-drilled sustain block to
prevent string hang-up. An adjustable, ‘vintage bend’ push-in
arm completes this definitive vibrato system.
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Attention to authentic tone continues with the use of a matched
and calibrated set of Wilkinson Alnico V single coil pickups,
using a reverse wound/reverse polarity middle pickup for clarity
and dynamics and featuring true vintage-style chamfered edge
polepieces. With one volume and two tone controls, the second
neatly wired to work on both middle and bridge pickups, the 5-way
lever switch and control circuitry are configured for maximum
tone, evenness of response and output for supreme versatility.
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Wilkinson WJ55 patented E-Z-Lok tuners. Simple,
effective locking action for increased tuning
stability. Staggered string post heights provide
correct string rake angle for smooth vibrato
action and correct playing
tension.
Classic headstock design
for balance and visual appeal.
As if the cool ‘left hand neck on
a right hand body’ wasn’t enough
of a vibe, the unique inverted
Wilkinson single coil staggered
pickup polepiece layout and
reversed bridge pickup on the
Vintage FILLMORE V6JMH is also
designed to give you a truly
authentic taste of that special
‘right hand guitar flipped over’
tone of Jimi’s masterly
left-handed genius.
Graphite top nut,
smooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage ‘soft C’
profile hard rock maple
neck: instant comfort,
speed, accuracy and
great feel.
Traditional 10" radius
fingerboard provides positive
feel, definition and superior
tone!
V6BB
Boulevard Black
feel truly effortless
V6
Body: American Alder
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood. One Piece Maple (MFR/MSSB)
Scale: 25.5”/648mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot. Black dot (MFR/MSSB)
Tuners: Wilkinson WJ55 E-Z-LOK
Vibrato: Wilkinson WVC
Pickups: Wilkinson Single Coil x 3
(N) WVS (M) WVS (B) WVS
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 5-Way Lever
V6LB
Laguna Blue
V6MFR
Firenza Red
V6JMH
Olympia White
‘FILLMORE’
Lachlan Horne
V6MSSB
3 Tone Sunburst
(especially when you pick it up for the first time) but the V6 is a joy to play.” Total Guitar magazine
Plus, if you’re looking for a different kind of guitar vibe, the
V6JMH definitely has more ‘guitar mojo’ going for it than most...
Check that left hand neck on a right hand body, for starters...
Not only that, even though it’s a right hand body, closer inspection
reveals that the full-toned, matched and calibrated set of Wilkinson
staggered pole, alnico-powered single coil pickups are a left
hand set, meaning that the polepiece sequence is also inverted,
providing a unique tonality redolent of one of the most legendary
guitarists ever... Especially as the bridge pickup position is also
inverted meaning that the pickup bass side sits nearest the
bridge with the treble side angled forward from the bridge!
Otherwise, the cool-looking, unique-sounding V6JMH offers all
the other impressive build quality and features found in V6 range,
a comfortable, accurately-sculpted body; smooth, easy-to-play,
mid-depth C-section neck, and a full complement of Wilkinson
hardware designed for premium guitar performance.
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VintageV52/V62Series
V52
Body: American Alder
Neck: One Piece Hard Maple, Bolt-On
Fingerboard: Maple
Scale: 25.5”/ 648mm
Frets: 22 Medium
Neck Inlays: Black Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S
Bridge: Wilkinson WTB
Pickups: Wilkinson Single Coil x 2 (N)
WVTN Alnico (B) WVOB Alnico
Scratchplate: Black Single Ply
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone/ 3-Way Lever
V62
Body: American Alder
Neck: Hard Maple, Bolt-On
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 25.5”/ 648mm
Frets: 22 Medium
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S
Bridge: Wilkinson WTB
Pickups: Wilkinson Single Coil x 2 (N)
WVTN Alnico (B) WVTB Alnico
Scratchplate: White Single Ply
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone/ 3-Way Lever
V52BS
Butterscotch
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VintageV2Series
V2
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood (BLD) Maple (BK)
Scale: 25.5”/ 648mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot (BLD) Black Dot (BK)
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S
Bridge: Wilkinson WTB
Pickups: Wilkinson Single Coil x 2
(N) MWTN (B) MWTB
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone/ 3-Way Lever
V2BK
Black
“My V2 has all the twang
and bite you would expect
from a much more expensive
instrument and performs
brilliantly night after night.”
Luke Thomas - Country Legends
V2BLD
Blonde
Wilkinson WTB Bridge
This classic 3-saddle design has been around for over 50 years
and is still regarded as the ultimate tone machine. Staggered
brass saddles offer individual string intonation never before
available in a design of this type, still widely regarded as the tone
machine. The baseplate itself is a faithful reproduction of the
original, made from steel, very important in a bridge of this style
due to the tonal effect it has on the magnetic field of the pickup
mounted in it.
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V100
“I have been blown away
by the quality of these
instruments (and I am
one fussy guitar guy!)”
Pat McManus – V100AFD
Body: Mahogany
Top: Solid Carved Mahogany (GT/ TSB/ WR/ BB/
Flamed Maple Veneer (HB/ CS/ IT)
Carved Flame Maple Cap (AFD)
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22 Neck Inlays: Pearloid Crown
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ44
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Pickups:
V100TSB/BB/CS/IT/HB/AW Wilkinson Humbucker
V100GT Wilkinson Stacked Ceramic x 2
V100WR Wilkinson Mini Humbucker x 2
V100AFD Wilkinson WVHZ Humbuckers x 2
Hardware: Chrome (GT/CS/IT/HB/AFD)
Gold (TSB/BB/WR/AW)
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
AW)
x2
“This is the best value for money instrument
iGuitar has yet seen. It's simply stunning!”
Jamie Humphries, iGuitar (V100AFD Paradise)
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In terms of looks and attitude, few guitars can match the out
and out appeal of the Vintage V100.
From the rocking zebra humbuckers and pure swagger of the
V100AFD Paradise through to the ICON Lemon Drop's
battle-scarred body and wonderfully out of phase tones, there's
something here for every taste and style of musician.
Offering an extraordinarily high level of specification, the build
quality and constructional detail of the Vintage V100 includes a
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solid mahogany body and neck mated in true ‘set neck’ fashion
for maximum tone-enhancing rigidity. An accurately-carved,
gently arched body top adds to the V100’s distinctive look. The
mahogany and maple tonewoods are the ideal recipe for the
kind of sounds that this style of guitar is renowned for – smoky,
sultry, sweet-toned bluesy licks with a warm jazzy feel from the
neck pickup help soothe the soul with an emotional calm.
Charging to the other extreme with a flick of the 3-way selector
switch allows the back pickup to rage and rampage through
high gain amplification like no other.
V100HB
Flamed
Honey Burst
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VintageV100Series
Mahogany (GT/ TSB/ WR/ BB/
er (HB/ CS/ IT)
Cap (AFD)
Set Neck
wood Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
ays: Pearloid Crown
Deluxe WJ44
tic
AW)
HB/AW Wilkinson Humbucker
tacked Ceramic x 2
Mini Humbucker x 2
WVHZ Humbuckers x 2
(GT/CS/IT/HB/AFD)
W)
me/ 2 x Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
x2
“The most amazing tone, the
amount of push and pull I can
get from these guitars, is
unbelievable. They honestly
play and feel like the best
guitars in the world.”
V100AFD
Flamed Amber Paradise
Al the Yeti Bones
V100BLK
Gloss Black
V100GT
Gold Top
V100WR
Wine Red
V100HB
Flamed
Honey Burst
V100CS
Flame Maple Cherry Sunburst
LV100CS Left Hand
V100IT
Flamed Ice Tea
The Vintage V100 is a perfect example of Trev Wilkinson’s
fascination with tone. While working in California, Trev’s
development work in the guitar industry led him to a meeting
with the father of the humbucking pickup, Seth Lover.
Recognising a kindred enquiring and inventive guitar spirit, Seth
Lover imparted to Trev the exact specification of the legendary
pickup units he designed, and that same authentic vintage
voiced recipe is what Trev uses in the V100’s humbuckers to
ensure you can get that elusive, iconic tone.
V100TSB
Tobacco Sunburst
LV100TSB Left Hand
V100AW
Artic White
The V100’s rock solid chassis allows for positive string anchoring
and location with the precision-manufactured Tune-O-Matic
bridge and stop bar tailpiece. On the elegantly-shaped
headstock, a set of three-a-side Wilkinson WJ44 tuners offers
both the precise tuning feel and accuracy you’d expect from
this type of guitar and – of course – the correct look.
Check out the range of classic finishes available on the V100
and we’re sure you’ll agree that this is an irresistible package
of attitude, power and tone!
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VintageV99Series
V99
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Crown
Tuners: Wilkinson WJ44
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Pickups: Wilkinson Humbucker x 2 (N) MWVC (B)
MWVC
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
V99CS
Cherry Sunburst
LV99CS
Cherry Sunburst
Left Hand
V99B
Black
“Surprisingly convincing, helped
by a really high quality finish.
Wilkinson pickups are the icing
on these tasty instruments;
plenty of poke on tap.”
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Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
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VintageVR100Series
VR100
VR100CR
Cherry Red
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ44
Bridge: Wrap Over Bridge Tailpiece
Pickups: Wilkinson Stacked Ceramic x 1
(B) W90SKB
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone
VR100W
Gloss White
“With Vintage you aren't
paying for an inflated brand
name, you're paying for a
quality instrument.”
Jamie Wilcox – Merciless Precision
“Mahogany body, wrap-over
bridge and alnico soapbar
pickup will get you close to the
‘tude of New York Dolls legend
Johnny Thunders!”
Total Guitar magazine - V100CR
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James Bell,
Guitarist magazine’s
‘Young Guitarist Of The Year 2011’
plays Vintage guitars.
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“...winding the wick down a tad
and flicking to the neck pickup
gets you a classy throaty blues
sound that’s creamier than
Unigate.”
Total Guitar magazine
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VintageVS6Series
VS6
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/628mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Crown
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ44
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with Stop Bar Tailpiece
Pickups: Wilkinson Humbucker x 2
(N) MWVC (B) MWVC
Hardware: Chrome (VS6/ VS6B/ LVS6),
Gold (VS6VW/ VS6CG)
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
VS6VW
Vintage White
VS6
Cherry Red
VS6B
Gloss Black
VS6CG
Cherry Red
LVS6
Cherry Red
Left Hand
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VintageRockSeries
“...this thing just oozes tone.”
Play Music magazine
V60
V60TA
Trans Amber
V60BK
Gloss Black
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Maple – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Crown
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ44,
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: V-style, through-body stringing
Pickups: Wilkinson Gold Plated Covered
Humbucker x 2 (N) WHHBN (B) WHHBB
Hardware: Gold Plated
Scratchplate: 3-Ply w/b/w
Controls: 2 x Volume/1 x Tone/3-Way Toggle
VP6
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Maple – Set in
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22 Medium
Neck Inlays: Pearloid
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ44
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
Pickups: Wilkinson Humbucker x 2
(N) WHHB (B) WHHB
Scratchplate: 3-ply White/Black/White
Hardware: Gold
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 1 x Tone/ 3-Way Switch
VP6BK
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VR4001BK
Black
VR4001 RAZER
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Maple – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 25.5”/648mm
Frets: 24
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot/ XX 12th
Tuners: Wilkinson WJ07
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with Stop Bar
Tailpiece
Pickups: Wilkinson Humbucker x 2
(N) WHHB-N (B) WHHB-B
Hardware: Matt Black
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone/ Coil Tap/
3-Way Toggle
VR4001CMO
Camouflage
?
VWR1001 WRAITH
VWR1001HBF
Helms Black Flame
“When it comes to inexpensive
but fine guitars, Vintage is really
trying to push the boundaries...
behind its hardcore looks, the
Razer's coil tap option on the
twin humbuckers makes it a
more versatile instrument than
you'd think.”
Body: Eastern Poplar
Top: Quilted Maple (BRQ) Flame Maple (HBF)
Neck: Maple – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 25.5”/648mm
Frets: 24
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot/ XX 12th Fret Inlay
Tuners: Wilkinson WJ07
Vibrato: Floyd Rose® Double Locking
Pickups: Wilkinson Humbucker x 2
(N) WMSH (B) WMSH
Hardware: Satin Black (BRQ),
Satin Chrome (HBF)
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone/
Super 5-Way Lever
Accessories: Hex Key Headstock Holder
“The Wilkinson pickups are
dark and moody, producing
brooding power chords and
thick single notes.”
“...the Wraith stays in tune
admirably, even when you’re
totally abusing the bar...”
Guitar & Bass magazine
What Guitar magazine
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VintageV100Series
“The exclusive ‘wave’ knife-edge
design works like a dream and looks
just as good.
VRS100 / VRS110
...you’ll be mightily impressed
Body: Eastern Poplar
with this cool guitar. Get out
Top: Flame Maple Veneer (TGN)
there and give it a blast.”
Binding: Body, Neck & Headstock (C)
Total Guitar magazine
VRS100C
Gloss Black
VRS100AW
Arctic White
Neck: Maple – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood Scale: 24.75”/628mm
Frets: 24 Neck Inlays: Abalone Dot/ Vintage 12th
Tuners: Wilkinson WJ807 E-Z-LOK
Vibrato: Wilkinson WVP (VRS100s)
Bridge: Wilkinson WTB Wrapover (VRS110)
Pickups: Wilkinson Humbucker x 2 (N) MWVC
(B) MWVC
Hardware: Gold
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
“Wilkinson has put a lot
of time and skill into
hardware that looks
conventional but works
that little bit better.
VRS100TGN
Flame
Maple Green
But the sustain - wow!
Even at low volume levels,
and with a moderate amount
of gain, these beauties sing,
and sing... and sing.”
Play Music Pickup magazine
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“A truly awesome guitar!”
“It looks the part, it plays
the part and it sounds the
part! This guitar is
of the highest quality.
HELL YEAH!”
Mark Thirkhill – Road To Horizon
Dave Kerr – Silverjet
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VintageVSA850Series
“For my money anyone out there
looking for an original ‘vintage sound’
would be very hard pressed to get more
sound, playability, looks and finish from
a guitar that has poved to be a real
workhorse in the real workplace!”
Peter Lyth
VSA850WH
White
VSA850OR
Orange
VRS110C
Gloss Black
VSA850
Body: Maple
Top: Maple
Neck: Maple Set-Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 25.5”/648mm
Frets: 20
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Block
Tuners: Wilkinson Individual Kidney Button
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic/Floating Rosewood Base
Vibrato: Bigsby® Lever Arm System
Pickups: Wilkinson Humbucker x 2 WHHB
Hardware: Chrome (OR) Gold (WH)
Controls: 3 x Volume/ 1 x Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
Scratchplate: Clear Acrylic
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VintageVSA555/535Series
VSA535
Tobacco
Sunburst
VSA555/535
Body: Maple
Top: Maple Laminate (555), Maple (535)
Neck: Maple (555) Mahogany (535) – Set-Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Abalone/ Pearloid Block (555)
Pearloid Block (535)
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ44, WJ55 (12-string)
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with Stop Bar Tailpiece
Pickups: Wilkinson MWVC (N) MWVC (B)
Hardware: Gold (555), Chrome (535)
Controls: 2 Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
VSA535CR
Cherry Red
VSA535-12
12 String
Tobacco
Sunburst
Paul Weller
“Plugged in,
the VSA555 has
a full, woody sound
with a natural snap...
The neck is fat and
plummy, the bridge
has plenty of bark
and the middle
position opens up
sweetly to combine
the best of both.”
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Ebony
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VintageVSA575/590Series
VSA590 includes case
Body: Maple
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck Inlays: Abalone Block
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 22
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic w/Trapeze Tailpiece
Pickups: Wilkinson x 2 WC90 (B)
WC90 (N) w/Nickel Plated Covers
Machines: Grover Kidney Button
Hardware: Nickel
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/
3-Way Toggle
Case: Included
VSA590
Tobacco
Sunburst
“The VSA575 is simply brilliant!
Its playability and tone
inspire me every day.”
Ronan McCullagh
VSA575
Tobacco Sunburst
VSA575
Body: Maple
Top: Maple
Neck: Maple – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Frets: 20
Neck Inlays: Abalone/ Pearloid Block
Tuners: Wilkinson Individual Gold Tulip Button
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic/Floating Rosewood Base
Tailpiece: Trapeze
Pickups: Wilkinson Humbucker x 2 MWVC
Hardware: Gold
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
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VintageTONYBUTLERSignature
Former Big Country bassist Tony Butler is known for
rock solid grooves and a penchant for awesome and
memorable basslines, and now his streamlined bass
specs can be yours, thanks to the new Tony Butler
Vintage Signature V4 Bass.
Joining the hugely successful Vintage V4 stable, the
V4MTB features a gloss black body and matching
scratchplate, with an eye-catching one-piece maple
neck and fingerboard. Chrome Wilkinson hardware
completes the look, and the awesome split-coil
Wilkinson pickup adds the thunderous, powerful
sounds that give more low-end rumble than a
mountain lion in a pickup truck.
“100% authentic tones...
at this price you'd be
hard pressed to find a
justifiable reason not to
give this fine bass a go!”
Tony says: “When I was first invited to try a Vintage
V4, I was taken by its expensive look and feel. To
discover its extremely reasonable price was a bonus.
For a new bass player to own a quality instrument
from the word go is inspiring. After trying it out during
a rehearsal for the last Big Country tour, I quickly
decided it would tour with me. To have a signature
model to my live bass spec is an honour!”
Tim Slater, Playmusic Pickup
V4MTB
Gloss Black
“I love this bass... It works brilliantly, and
sounds exactly like a rock bass should.”
Kevin Sanders, Bass magazine
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Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: One-piece Maple – Bolt on
Fingerboard: Maple
Scale: 34”/ 864mm
Frets: 20
Neck Inlays: Black Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson WJBL200
Bridge: Wilkinson WBBCCR
Pickups: Wilkinson WPB Pickup
Scratchplate: 3-ply White/Black/White
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone
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VintageV4ReIssuedSeries
V4MVW
Vintage White
V4
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood. Maple (MVW)
Scale: 34”/864mm
Frets: 20
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot. Black (MVW)
Tuners: Wilkinson WJBL200
Bridge: Adjustable
Pickups: Wilkinson WBP Alnico V
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone
“Good work Vintage!
This bass both looks and sounds great,
and for the nominal price tag this is a
highly recommended instrument...”
Jack Stevens, Bass magazine (V4MVW bass)
V4BK
Boulevard Black
Dave Daniel – Session Player
Pixie Lott/Tinie Tempah/Daniel
Bedingfield/Beverley Knight/
Sugababes
V4VW
Vintage White
V4SB
Sunset Sunburst
V4SB
Sunset
Sunburst
LV4BB
Boulevard Black
Left Hand
V4 Bridge
The heart of a good bass sound
lies with the string anchoring,
and the V4s bridge makes sure
that’s the way it stays.
Face mounted and fully
adjustable, the rear loaded
strings pass over the V4s
chunky brass bridge saddles for
maximum bottom end tone.
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VintageVJ7Series
“Solid as a rock, grunts like a trucker.
The neck is something quite special, being so slender
it just seems to dissolve under the hand.
...be prepared for some serious grunt.”
What Guitar magazine
VJ7
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 34”/864mm
Frets: 20
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson WJBL200
Bridge: Adjustable
Pickups: Wilkinson PB x 2
(M) WJB00, (B) WJB800
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone
VJ7
Wilkinson bass tuners are impressively
engineered for maximum performance,
smooth action and complete accuracy.
Chunky, open geared elephant ear style
tuners allow a lifetime of quick and easy
no-fuss bass tuning.
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“My style is very dynamic, sometimes very
soft and melodic, occasionally I get into
some very aggressive funky slapping stuff.
The VJ7 really responds to everything and
handles the extremes effortlessly.”
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VintageVIOLINBass
VVB4
VVB4SB
Sunburst
Body: Hollow
Top: Spruce
Back & Sides: Flame Maple
Neck: Hard Maple – Set neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 30”/762mm
Frets: 22
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Tuners: Open Geared w/Pearloid Button
Bridge: Adjustable Rosewood w/Trapeze Tailpiece
Pickups: Wilkinson WDB x 2
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone, Rhythm/Solo,
Bass Pickup and Treble Pickup Selector Switches
Accessories: Hard Shell Case
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VintageV96ActiveSeries
“This baby plays like a dream
and sounds like a monster.
Fast neck with a full
bodied sound.
Phat with a capital V!”
Trevor Nichols – Lorenza Woods
V96
Body: Eastern Poplar
Top: Flame Maple (AF)
Neck: Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Maple
Scale: 34”/864mm
Frets: 21
Neck Inlays: Black Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson WJBL200
Bridge: Adjustable
Pickups: Wilkinson Humbucker x 1
(B) WSM4 – 4 string
(B) WSM5 – 5 string
Hardware: Chrome
Controls: 3-Band Active EQ
Bass 12dB ± 100Hz
Middle 12dB ± 2kHz
Treble 12dB ± 5kHz
1 x Volume
V965TSB
5-String
Flamed
Tobacco Sunburst
V964BLK
Gloss Black
V964SSB
Sunset Sunburst
V964NAT
Natural
V96 Active
The combination of a chunky Wilkinson
humbucker bass pickup and powerful 3-band
onboard EQ,
controlled by active bass, mid and treble rotaries,
takes the sound of the Vintage EST96 active
basses from smooth and mellow traditional bass
guitar tones all the way to super-funky
contemporary grooves.
“The V96 is certainly one of the
most comfortable bass guitars
I’ve ever played.
...a very capable performer.”
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VintageBUBINGASeries
V10004/V10005 – Active
Body: Mahogany
Top: Bubinga, Maple Veneer
Neck: 5-Piece Thru Laminate
Nato/Maple/Nato/Maple/Nato
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 864mm
Frets: 24
Neck Inlays: Pearloid 'V'
Tuners: Wilkinson WJB650
Bridge: Wilkinson BB404
Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson WJH4
(V10004B)
WJH5 (V10005B)
Hardware: Gold
Controls: 1x Volume,
1x Balance Vol, 3-Band EQ
Finish: Natural Satin
V10004B
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V9004 – Active
Body: Eastern Poplar
Top: Bubinga
Back: Bubinga
Neck: 5-Piece Laminate
Maple/Nato/Maple/Nato/Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 864mm
Frets: 24
Neck Inlays: Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson WJB650
Bridge: Wilkinson WBBC
Pickups: Wilkinson WPB (M),
Wilkinson WBJ-B (B)
Hardware: Gold
Controls: 1x Volume, 1x
Balance Vol, 3-Band EQ
Finish: Natural Satin
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V10005B
Active – Natural
V9004B
Active – Natural
V8004B
Passive – Natural
V8004 – Passive
Body: Eastern Poplar
Top: Bubinga (6mm)
Back: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 864mm
Frets: 24
Neck Inlays: Dot Markers
Tuners: Wilkinson WJB650
Bridge: Wilkinson WBBC
Pickups: Wilkinson WPB (M),
Wilkinson WBJ-B (B)
Hardware: Black
Controls: 2x Vol, 2x Tone
Finish: Natural Satin
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“Our snobbery led us to assume
that we’d be forced to lay into these guitars.
We were wrong,
and you should ensure you don’t make
the same mistake.”
Simon Bradley
THE GUITAR PLAYER’S BIBLE
A John Hornby Skewes Product
www.jhs.co.uk
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©2012 JHS & Co. Ltd. Specifications and colours are subject to change without prior notice. Vintage is a registered trademark of John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd.
Wilkinson is a registered trademark. Icon, ReIssued, Bukka and E-Z-Lok are trademarks.
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