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Vintage Electric Guitars
Trev Wilkinson Design Associates
Vintage Electric Guitars

Vintage®ADVANCE

Evolution Not Revolution.

“Designing the Vintage Advance Series was
a true ‘labour of love’, confirming our commitment
to bringing you the best guitars at any price.
I hope you have as much enjoyment playing
them as we did creating them.

Vintage Advance Series is just the start... stay tuned!”


Trev Wilkinson



Wilkinson Guitar Hardware - By Trev Wilkinson


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Vintage®Excellence
Vintage Advance AV6 Electric Guitar Vintage Advance AV6 Electric Guitar
AV6PLB
Laguna Blue
£389.00
AV6PFR
Firenza Red
£389.00
‘There’s innovation everywhere you look.
Classy tones and playability and
amazing value too. Nigh-on impossible to fault.’

David Greaves – Guitar Buyer

VintageAV6Series
The Advance AV6P is comfortable and well balanced and out-specs virtually any guitar in or above its respective class. A new take on the classic double cutaway guitar we are all familiar with, but take a closer look and you will see how much we have improved the concept. High access neck joint, 'select' American alder body, maple neck and Indian rosewood 22 fret fingerboard. The unique Bubinga heel extension provides enhanced mechanical coupling between the neck and body, producing increased sustain and definition.

Featuring no less than three stacked humbucking P90 pickups specially designed by Trev Wilkinson for this model, the AV6P is the real 'tone hound' of the Advance Series.

So is the AV6P really two brilliant guitars in one? Trev Wilkinson thinks it is; “Alongside the master volume and master tone controls, the ‘Roll Control’ takes each pickup from stacked humbucking mode to classic single coil P90 territory. Working in conjunction with the five-way pickup selector, this configuration moves from heavy, fat overdrive to all the sparkle expected from the traditional ‘3 single coil’ pickup configuration.”

The unique Wilkinson WVC 5+1 vibrato bridge with 'real steel' sustain block, and Trev's patented E-Z-Lok™ tuners, which provide staggered string post heights too, means you get true 'return to zero' tuning stability, with smooth and effortless tone-drenched vibrato.

Not only that, it just looks so good in either Laguna Blue, Firenza Red or Boulevard Black – the stylish and versatile AV6P is a true guitar star!

AV6P Specifications
Body: American Alder
Neck: Maple/Bubinga – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Top Nut: Ivory/Graphite
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJ05 E-Z-Lok™
Bridge: Wilkinson® WV6SB (Steel Block)
Scale: 25.5”/648mm
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Pickups: Wilkinson® P90 Stacked Humbucker x 3 (N) W90SKN (M) W90SKM (B) W90SKB
Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 1 x ‘Roll Control’ (Humbucker to Single Coil), 5-Way Selector
Hardware: Nickel

 

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AV6SSSB
Sunset Sunburst
£379.00
AV6SBB
Boulevard Black
£379.00


The twin cutaway style Advance AV6S is comfortable, perfectly balanced and so easy to play thanks to its high access neck joint. Great tone is assured thanks to its premier quality American alder body and hard maple neck. Available in smooth Boulevard Black or the vibrant Sunset Sunburst, the AV6S guitars are stylish and versatile instruments.

The AV6S is definitely the option for any guitar player who prefers the more traditional style of pickup layout, as it features three specially-calibrated Wilkinson WHS slightly overwound
single coil pickups for a clear and crisply-detailed palette of sounds, with the ability to drive effects better than lower output pickups. Plus, the middle pickup is reverse wound/reverse
polarity, giving noise free positions 2 and 4 on the 5-way pick up selector switch.

A WVC 5+1 vibrato bridge with 'real steel' sustain block, and Trev's patented E-Z-Lok™ tuners, which provide staggered string post heights too, means you get true 'return to zero'
tuning stability, with smooth and effortless tone-drenched vibrato.

AV6S Specifications
Body: American Alder
Neck: Maple/Bubinga – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Top Nut: Ivory/Graphite
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJ05 E-Z-Lok™
Bridge: Wilkinson® WV6SB (Steel Block)
Scale: 25.5”/648mm
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Pickups: Wilkinson® Single Coil x 3 (N) WHSN (M) WHSM (B) WHSB
Controls: Volume, 2 x Tone, 5-Way Selector
Hardware: Nickel

 

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Vintage Advance AV1 Electric Guitar  
AV1HFCS
Flame Cherry Sunburst
£429.00
 
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The Vintage Advance AV1 offers an extremely versatile level of guitar performance. With its mahogany body, deep contoured maple top and mahogany set-neck construction, all the classic single cutaway attributes are here. Helping to achieve this are a pair of PAF-voiced Wilkinson nickel-covered WVC humbucking pickups. The ergonomically designed control layout features a master volume, master tone, and innovative Vintage ‘Roll Control’, which transforms each pickup from full humbucker to single coil operation - and any degree of tonality in between.

Combined with the 3-way pick up selector switch, this specialised and unique circuitry gives the best selection of electric guitar tones ever available in a guitar of this style.

Check out too the Vintage 'high access' neck joint with innovative thumb scoop on the top bout. This offers greatly improved upper fret access, which makes the AV1 the more 'playable' guitar in its class.

The Vintage Advance AV1 is available in four great traditional finishes; Boulevard Black with multiple white/black binding and gold hardware; Cherry Sunburst Flame, Honeyburst Flame or Natural Flame with single ivory binding on a stained flame maple veneer top, with nickel hardware.

AV1H Specifications
Top: Flame Veneer
Body: Mahogany
Binding: Single Ply Ivory – Body
Neck: Mahogany Set-Neck
Top Nut: Ivory/Graphite
Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJ44
Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-O-Matic/Stop Bar
Scale: 24.75”/628mm
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Pickups: Wilkinson® Humbucker x 2 (N) WVCN (B) WVCB
Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 1 x ‘Roll Control’
(Humbucker to Single Coil), 3-Way Toggle
Hardware: Nickel

 

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AV1PFH
Flame Honeyburst
£429.00

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These Vintage Advance AV1’s offer a slightly different look and feel. With its deep edge-chamfered solid mahogany body (AV1 Standard) and contoured maple top (AV1 Special) plus mahogany set-neck construction, these guitars definitely mean business. Helping to achieve this is the choice of AV1 Standard equipped with a pair of PAF-voiced Wilkinson WVC humbucking pickups, or the AV1 Special with its complement of Wilkinson P90 stacked humbuckers.

The ergonomically designed control layout features a master volume, master tone, and innovative Vintage ‘Roll Control’, which transforms each pickup from full humbucker to single coil operation – and any degree of tonality in between.

AV1P ‘Special’ Specifications
Top: Flame Veneer
Body: Mahogany
Binding: Single Ply Ivory - Body
Neck: Mahogany Set-Neck
Top Nut: Ivory/Graphite
Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood, crown markers
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJ44
Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-O-Matic/Stop Bar
Scale: 24.75”/628mm
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Pickups: Wilkinson® P90 Stacked Humbucker x 2 (N) W90SKN (B) W90SKB
Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 1 x ‘Roll Control’ (Humbucker to Single Coil), 3-Way Toggle
Hardware: Nickel

 

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Vintage Advance AV4+1 Bass Guitar
AV4+1BB
Boulevard Black
£379.00

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VintageAV4+1Series
The Vintage Advance AV4 and AV4+1 range of bass guitars offer an ideal combination of the much-revered traditional look and feel that we all know, whilst taking into account the needs of contemporary playing styles. Optimum balance is provided by the re-designed top horn, which also allows unhindered access to the upper frets.

The high specification includes an American alder body and hard maple neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard.

The AV4 and AV4+1 come as standard with a matched, calibrated pair of Wilkinson alnico V WBJ single coil J-type pickups, rich and warm, punchy and precise, with bags of tone and power for all styles of music.

Hardware for the AV basses includes a fully-adjustable WBB steel plate bridge with vintage style brass saddles, giving superior tone transfer. Traditional-style 'open gear' tuners enable maximum tuning stability.

AV4+1 Specifications
Body: American Alder
Neck: Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Top Nut: Ivory/Graphite
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJBL175
Bridge: Wilkinson® WBB5
Scale: 34”/864mm
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Pickups: Wilkinson® (M) WJBF (B) WJBR
Controls: 2 x Volume, 1 x Master Tone
Hardware: Nickel

 

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