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“I had the privilege of being involved in the design process for these guitars. I wanted to recreate the sound of an early 12-string that so many guitarists seek for blues playing. Now I've got the finished product, I'm amazed that you can replicate most 6-string styles on the 12-string with ease, which has to be a bonus and... the sound is like a cannon!”
– Paul Brett

Paul Brett Signature Vintage Guitars
Vintage®Excellence 

One of the world's foremost 12-string guitarists and a respected authority on the history of the instrument, Paul Brett has worked together with Vintage to create these twin signature models. Available in 6 and 12-string versions, the guitars feature solid spruce tops, rosewood backs and sides, mahogany necks and rosewood fingerboards. Both come fitted with Fishman Matrix pre-amps and under-saddle pickups, as well as being supplied with deluxe padded bags.

The specs are a culmination of Paul's expertise in vintage guitars, and his signature models are intended to sound like those classic instruments of the 1920s and 1930s. Ideal for blues, jazz, folk, fingerstyle, rock, or almost any other style you care to throw at them, they play and feel authentic and modern, with a huge and exuberant, classic tone.
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EMERGENCE 2014


After 40 years the legendary psyche folk/rock band release a brand new album in both vinyl and cd formats of original songs featuring the sounds of Paul's Signature Series of guitars.

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Vintage Gordon Giltrap Signature Model Guitars

Vintage Guitars
Paul Brett
6-String Signature


VE8000PB

Vintage Paul Brett 6-String Signature £399.00


Top: Solid Spruce
Back:
Rosewood
Sides:
Rosewood
Binding:
Maple/Wood Purfling
Neck:
Mahogany
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Bridge:
Rosewood
Nut:
Graphtec TUSQ
Saddle:
Graphtec TUSQ
Scale:
649mm/25.55”
Tuners:
Gold
Preamp:
Fishman Acoustic Matrix VT (USA Made)
with Volume and Tone Control
Pickup:
Fishman MAT (USA Made)
Carry Case:
Vintage Zero-Gravity Case


Fishman Acoustic Amplification

 

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Paul Brett Signature Vintage Guitars

Vintage Guitars
Paul Brett
12-String Signature

VE8000PB-12

Vintage Paul Brett Signature 12-String Guitar £429.00


Top: Solid Spruce
Back:
Rosewood
Sides:
Rosewood
Binding:
Maple/Wood Purfling
Neck:
Mahogany
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Bridge:
Rosewood
Nut:
Graphtec TUSQ
Saddle:
Graphtec TUSQ
Scale:
649mm/25.55”
Tuners:
Gold
Preamp:
Fishman Acoustic Matrix VT (USA Made)
with Volume and Tone Control
Pickup:
Fishman MAT (USA Made)
Carry Case:
Vintage Zero-Gravity Case

“What a big sound for a little twelve string guitar. It has the rich tonal qualities of a 1920s Stella that set the standard for old country blues recordings. And the price can't be beat!”
– Stefan Grossman


Fishman Acoustic Amplification

 

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"I have one of the Vintage VE8000PB Paul Brett parlour guitars and am really loving it.
To be honest I got it to have with me when I'm travelling – to practice in hotels but it has such a lovely sound that I've ended up using it exclusively for the acoustic parts on my new album – A great little guitar!" – John Verity


 

"Paul Brett knows all about 12 strings and the new guitar is a breakthrough, a real winner!”
– John Renbourn

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Vintage® 'Viator' Travel Guitar ~ Paul Brett Signature

Vintage Guitars
'Viator™' Travel Guitar
Paul Brett Signature

VTR800PB
Vintage 'Viator' Paul Brett Signature Travel Guitar £199.00


Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back:
Sapele
Sides:
Sapele
Binding:
Maple/Rosewood
Rosette: Maple/Rosewood
Brace: Custom X-scalloped
Neck: Nato, customised v-shape
Headstock: Rosewood
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays: Pearloid
Bridge:
Rosewood
Nut:
Graphtec NuBone
Saddle:
Graphtec TUSQ
Scale:
546mm/21.49”
Tuners:
Grover® open gear, chrome
Strings:
High quality USA made
Carry Case:
Luxurious black, heavily padded Vintage 'Viator' carry bag with shoulder straps


Vintage® 'Viator' Travel Guitar ~ Paul Brett Signature

"Following on from my successful Paul Brett six and 12-string guitars by Vintage, I am proud to present the new Viator™ travel guitar.

This guitar will suit both beginners and professionals who want to have a great sounding and affordable guitar that they can fit into small spaces for travelling convenience. My inspiration for this guitar came from the early 20th century style of guitars and the sound the Viator produces both in fingerstyle and strumming modes is very much reminiscent of that era. I have tried most styles on it, from blues, jazz, plectrum and picking through to classical, folk and open tunings – and yes, with lighter strings on it will play beautifully in Terz tuning.

Vintage, again, have done a fantastic job in reproducing my design and I can't wait for it to spread its wings and travel afar. The 'Viator' is one little packet of dynamite!”
Paul Brett


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Vintage® 'Viaten' Tenor Guitar ~ Paul Brett Signature

Vintage Guitars
'Viaten™' Tenor Guitar
Paul Brett Signature

VTE800N
Vintage 'Viaten' Paul Brett Signature Tenor Guitar £229.00


Top: Solid Spruce
Back:
Sapele
Sides:
Sapele
Binding:
Rosewood/Maple
Neck: Mahogany
Headstock: Rosewood
Fingerboard: Sonokeling
Bridge: Sonokeling
Scale:
559mm/22”
Tuners:
Open gear, chrome
Strings:
High quality USA made
Carry Case:
Padded Vintage Viaten carry bag with shoulder straps


Vintage® 'Viaten' Tenor Guitar ~ Paul Brett Signature

“The Viaten will play in many tunings and pitches,” says Paul Brett “and is ideal for both picking and strumming genres.”

Based upon an original Paul Brett parlour-size guitar, the Viaten features a Solid Spruce top with Sapele back and sides. Normally tuned in fifths (C, G, D, A) the Viaten’s Mahogany neck is matched to a Sonokeling rosewood fingerboard and bridge, to provide the best possible tonal transfer, fantastic projection and superb bass response.

With its attactive rosewood/maple rosette and binding the instrument is supplied complete with a padded ‘Viaten’ carry bag.

Vintage® 'Gemini' Baritone Electro-Acoustic Guitar ~ Paul Brett Signature

Vintage Guitars
'Gemini™' Baritone
Electro-Acoustic Guitar
Paul Brett Signature

VGE800N
Vintage 'Gemini' Paul Brett Signature Baritone Electro-Acoustic Guitar £399.00


Top: Solid Spruce
Back:
Solid Mahogany
Sides:
Solid Mahogany
Binding:
Cream
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Sonokeling
Frets: 21
Bridge: Sonokeling
Tuners:
Open gear, chrome
Strings:
High quality USA made
Pickup: Fishman® Matrix VT1
Finish: Aged satin
Carry Case:
Padded Vintage Gemini carry bag with shoulder straps


Fishman Acoustic Amplification


Vintage® 'Gemini' Baritone Electro-Acoustic Guitar ~ Paul Brett Signature

Featuring a Solid Spruce top with Solid Mahogany back and sides, the Gemini’s Mahogany neck is matched to a Sonokeling rosewood fingerboard and bridge, to provide the best possible tonal transfer, fantastic projection and superb bass response.

Presented in an authentic antique finish, with ivory-effect rosette and binding with a unique vintage white scratchplate the Gemini looks as good as it sounds, and the addition of the USA made Fishman Matrix VT1 pickup system is the icing on the cake of this fantastic instrument.

The instrument is supplied complete with a padded ‘Gemini’ carry bag. “The Gemini really is two guitars in one,” says Paul Brett “with heavier gauge strings you can get some truly sonorous baritone sounds. Alternatively, string it with normal gauge strings and use it in standard tuning!”

Legendary studio engineer/producer Tom Newman (Tubular Bells) says “The Gemini opens up a whole new world of possibilities for the adventurous soul, tune it any way you fancy, and ideas come flooding in - it's a parlour sized Grand piano!”


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