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'I am proud to put my name to this guitar
and for it to be part of my musical legacy'.

– Gordon Giltrap

Gordon Giltrap Signature Vintage Guitars
Vintage®Excellence 

Highly regarded as one of the worlds greatest guitar players, Gordon has been at the forefront of acoustic guitar playing since the late 1960's and has released more than thirty albums in his four decades in the music business.

Designed in conjunction with respected master luthier Rob Armstrong and Gordon himself, the crossover Grand Auditorium/000 style Vintage VE2000GG Gordon Giltrap Signature electro-acoustic is based on a hand-crafted instrument that Rob made back in 1980 and Gordon plays today. Featuring a high grade solid North American cedar top, with mahogany back and sides, the signature ‘small waist’ body is complemented by Rob’s trademark headstock design.

The bridge is high grade rosewood, with a gradually compensated natural bone saddle providing excellent intonation, whilst the mahogany neck comes with a top quality rosewood fingerboard, with genuine abalone inlays and side dot markers.

Electrics are provided via a Fishman Presys Blend preamp and Sonicore pickup system, which features a built in-microphone with mic blend control, notch -– anti feedback control, phase control button, three band EQ and volume control as well as a built-in guitar tuner, with flip-top easy battery access.

Gordon comments "My original guitar has a very strong treble with a sort of springy and expressive sound to the bass end. The new Vintage guitar has all of this combined with an overall warmth and balance to its tonality."

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Download Guitarist Magazine's
in-depth interview with Gordon.

Discover the inspiration behind his
signature guitar and his association
with master luthier Rob Armstrong.

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Wakeman / Giltrap Ravens & Lullabies CD

Guitar Legend and the next generation
of keyboard wizardry join forces for a new record!

March 2013 saw guitar legend Gordon Giltrap and
keyboardist Oliver Wakeman (following his years of touring with the classic progressive rock band YES) release their debut collaborative album 'Ravens & Lullabies' on the Esoteric Antenna label.

The album is a 13 song collection of hard hitting memorable rock pieces coupled with thought provoking lyrics alongside acoustic duets featuring their fine instrumental interplay.

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Vintage Gordon Giltrap Signature Model Guitars

Vintage Guitars
Gordon Giltrap
Signature Guitar


VE2000GG  £449.00

Vintage Gordon Giltrap 6-String Signature Guitar


Top: Solid North American Red Cedar, high grade, close grained
Back and Sides:
Mahogany
Neck:
Mahogany
Fingerboard:
Rosewood with Abalone inlays
Side Position Markers:
Abalone
Bridge:
Rosewood
Top Nut:
NuBone
Saddle:
NuBone, compensated
Scale:
642mm / 25.27"
Preamp:
Fishman Presys Blend
Pickup:
Fishman Sonicore
Tuners:
Grover 102
Strings:
High quality USA made
Finish:
Clear Satin
Case:
Supplied with Kinsman
'Gordon Giltrap Signature' hardshell case 


Rob Armstrong
Designed by Rob Armstrong


Fishman Acoustic Amplification

 


'...this guitar was so amazing our reviewer actually purchased the review model!" – Acoustic Magazine


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Vintage Gordon Giltrap Signature Model 12-String Guitar

Vintage Guitars
Gordon Giltrap
Signature 12-String Guitar


VE2000GG-12  £469.00
Vintage Gordon Giltrap 12-String Signature Guitar

Top: Solid North American Red Cedar, high grade, close grained
Back and Sides:
Mahogany
Neck:
Mahogany
Fingerboard:
Rosewood with Abalone inlays
Side Position Markers:
Abalone
Bridge:
Rosewood
Top Nut:
NuBone
Saddle:
NuBone, compensated
Scale:
642mm / 25.27"
Preamp:
Fishman Presys Blend
Pickup:
Fishman Sonicore
Tuners:
Grover 102
Strings:
High quality USA made
Finish:
Clear Satin
Case:
Supplied with Kinsman
'Gordon Giltrap Signature' hardshell case 


Rob Armstrong
Designed by Rob Armstrong


Fishman Acoustic Amplification

 

'For a guitarist who wants a good 12-string that will do more than strum, at an affordable price, then this one is perfect."
– Paul Brett, Acoustic Magazine


 
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Vintage Gordon Giltrap Signature Model Acoustic Mahogany Guitar

Vintage Guitars
Gordon Giltrap Signature
Acoustic
Guitar


V2000MGG  £329.00
Vintage Gordon Giltrap Acoustic Signature Guitar

Top: Solid Mahogany
Back and Sides:
Mahogany
Neck:
Mahogany
Fingerboard:
Rosewood with Abalone inlays
Side Position Markers:
Abalone
Bridge:
Rosewood
Top Nut:
NuBone
Saddle:
NuBone, compensated
Scale:
642mm / 25.27"
Tuners:
Grover 102
Strings:
High quality USA made
Scratchplate:
Clear with printed signature
Finish:
Clear Satin
Case:
Supplied with Kinsman
'Gordon Giltrap Signature' hardshell case 


Rob Armstrong
Designed by Rob Armstrong

 

 


 


Vintage Gordon Giltrap Signature Deluxe Guitar

Vintage Guitars
Gordon Giltrap Signature
Deluxe Acoustic
Guitar


VE2000DLX  £649.00
Vintage Gordon Giltrap Deluxe Signature Guitar


Top: Solid Cedar
Back:
Solid Rosewood
Sides:
Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard:
Ebony with Abalone 'GG' inlay
Bridge:
Ebony
Top Nut:
NuBone
Saddle:
NuBone, compensated
Scale:
642mm / 25.27"
Pickup:
Fishman Rare Earth Blend
Tuners: Grover 102 Gold
Strings:
High quality USA made
Scratchplate:
Clear with printed signature
Finish:
Satin Open Pore
Case:
Supplied with Kinsman
'Gordon Giltrap Signature' hardshell case 


Rob Armstrong
Designed by Rob Armstrong

 

Acoustic Magazine  Vintage Guitar Review
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Vintage Gordon Giltrap Signature Deluxe Model Guitar
"This is a superbly made, high spec instrument at a giveaway price... Gordon and the crew at Vintage should be heartily congratulated once again for putting a pro-level instrument within the reach of everyone."
– David Mead, Acoustic Magazine (January 2013 edition)


Vintage Gordon Giltrap Signature Model 12-String Guitar


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Vintage Roger Williams Signature Guitar



Vintage Guitars
Roger Williams
Nylon Electro-Acoustic Crossover
Guitar


VE9000RW
Vintage Roger Williams Signature
Nylon Electro-Acoustic Crossover Guitar £599.00

Designed by celebrated luthier Roger Williams, the VE9000RW features a solid A-grade cedar top with solid rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard. The addition of a bone nut and saddle makes this an incredibly responsive and resonant guitar, accurately captured by the onboard Fishman INK + pre-amp and pickup system.

"My crossover guitar delivers a warm, full range classical tone in an instrument designed to play and feel like a steel string acoustic."


Top: Solid Cedar
Back: Solid Rosewood
Sides: Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Inlays: Abalone/Maple
Bridge: Rosewood
Top Nut: Bone
Saddle: Bone
Scale: 650mm / 25.5"
Pickup: Fishman Rare Earth Blend
Tuners: Gold, classical style
Strings: High quality USA made
Preamp: Fishman® INK+
Finish: Satin Open Pore
Case: Supplied with Kinsman
'Roger Williams Signature' hardshell case

Rob Armstrong



Fishman Acoustic Amplification



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Vintage Gordon Giltrap D-Day Mandolin

Vintage Guitars
Gordon Giltrap
D-Day Mandolin


VPM44
Vintage Gordon Giltrap D-Day Mandolin £249.00


Originally owned by a survivor of the Omaha Beach D-Day landings. The Mandolin was known to have been gifted to Ken Small who had established a permanent memorial to 639 American servicemen who lost their lives during 'Exercise Tiger', one of several full scale rehearsals off the south coast of England in the months prior to D-Day.

Recently brought to light by the detective work and research of Gordon and Hilary Giltrap, the D-Day Mandolin has been faithfully reproduced to include the inscriptions on the rear and names of troops who survived some of the most brutal military campaigns in modern times.

A poignant reminder of the sacrifices made over 70 years ago by those remarkable servicemen and women, and the importance of musical instruments in raising morale during wartime conflict.




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