true to say that the best guitars are built from
inside out, and Vintage enjoys a well-earned reputation
for building great guitars.
And now, the superb line-up of exciting Vintage
guitars just got even better.
Working with acknowledged guitar industry guru
Trevor Wilkinson, Vintage has now introduced a
fantastic new line-up of Wilkinson-equipped Vintage
electrics and semi-acoustics. Using Trev's excellent
range of pickups, tuners and hardware has taken
Vintage electrics to the next level.
Vintage guitars – great looking, great sounding,
to play – and all at unbelievably competitive
Vintage guitars – the best
just got even better.
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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.
“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!”
Vintage® V60GO GRAHAM OLIVERSignatureSeries 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 b/w/b/w Controls: 2 x
Volume/1 x Tone/3-Way
you’re looking for a different kind of guitar vibe,
the new 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
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
Vintage®V6Series Body: American Alder Neck: Hard Maple
– Bolt On Fingerboard: Rosewood 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: Chrome Controls: 1 x Volume/
2 x Tone/ 5-Way Lever
really impressive aspect of the V6 is that all five
selector settings have their own distinct character
and they all deliver the goods whether clean, overdriven
or distorted.’ Guitar & Bass Magazine
really impressive aspect of the V6 is
that all five selector settings have their
own distinct character and they all deliver
the goods whether clean, overdriven or
distorted.’ Guitar & Bass Magazine
re-designed every component to his exhausting
specs... it was a stunning success.’ Australian Guitar magazine
rare for a guitar to feel truly effortless (especially
when you pick it up for the first time) but
the V6 is a joy to play.
Tuning is easy, with the guitar holding pitch
well thanks to the E-Z-Lok string-locking system,
and the classy-looking vibrato also features
highly in our good books.’ Total Guitar
Vintage®V6Series 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
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 for 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
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 feature true vintage-style chamfered
edge polepieces. With one volume and two tone
controls, the 5-way lever switch and control circuitry
are configured for maximum tone, evenness of response
and output for supreme versatility.
Vintage®V52Series 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 intonatable 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
Vintage®V62Series 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 intonatable 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
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
Luke Thomas –
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.
‘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
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 and sealed gear replacement tuners all add to the mojo....
Trev's V100 “Lemon Drop” is a real tribute.
"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....”
Vintage® V100PGM 'Lemon Drop' Series Body: Mahogany with Maple Cap Top: Flame Maple Veneer Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck Fingerboard: Rosewood Scale: 24.75"/ 628mm Frets: 22 Neck Inlays: Pearloid Crown Tuners: Wilkinson® Deluxe WJ44 Chrome Bridge: Tune-O-Matic Pickups: Wilkinson® Double Coil x 2 (N) WVC (B)WVC Hardware: Nickel Controls: 2 Volume/ 2 Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
The Trev Wilkinson-designed Vintage V100 features a unique evolutionary body shape with a graceful descending bass side shoulder and an ingeniously designed offset heel providing improved access to the ‘dusty-end’ of the guitar's upper frets and opening up your playing.
a solid mahogany single cutaway body with a genuine carved
maple cap and flame maple veneer top, the V100AFD Paradise
comes with single ply ivory coloured binding and a cherry
With its mahogany set neck and rosewood fingerboard, this
is a guitar that looks just as amazing as it sounds. The
Paradise comes with a pair of WVHZ Wilkinson Zebra humbucking
pickups that provide a seismic punch of chunky rocking
As well as the Wilkinson tuners and bridge (a Vintage
standard), the Paradise includes a set of chrome straplocks
– ideal for those moments when you want to scale
the PA stack without your guitar ending up in bits.
Vintage® V100AFD 'Paradise'Series Body: Solid Mahogany
with carved flame maple cap Neck: Mahogany –
Set Neck Fingerboard: Rosewood Scale: 24.75"/628mm Frets: 22 Neck Inlays: Pearloid Crown Tuners: Wilkinson®
WJ44 – Chrome Bridge: Tune-O-Matic Pickups: Wilkinson®
WVHZ Humbuckers x 2 Hardware: Chrome Controls: 2 x Volume/
2 x Tone/ 3-Way Lever Accessories: Straplocks
Amber 'Paradise' – Left Hand
terms of looks and attitude, few guitars can match the
out and out appeal of the Vintage V100. Offering an extraordinarily
high level of specification, the build quality and constructional
detail of the Vintage V100 includes a solid mahogany body
and neck mated in true ‘set neck’ fashion
for maximum tone-enhancing rigidity. An accurately-carved
gently arched body top additionally 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 – smokey, 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.
The Vintage V100 is a perfect example of Trev Wilkinson’s
fascination with tone. Whilst 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 mythical 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
from the Vintage V100.
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, too.
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!
has put a lot of time and skill
into hardware that looks conventional
but works that little bit better.’
‘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
Setting the Standard
On the tremolo-equipped VRS guitars, the
exclusive ‘wave’ knife edge
design gives this sleek bridge the smoothest
action of any of any fulcrum vibrato available
anywhere. With a stamped steel ‘heat
hardened’ top plate, the Wilkinson®
vibrato also offers solid stainless steel
saddles, push-in tremolo arm and the Wilkinson®
‘stagger drilled’ block for
unrivalled tuning stability.
A truly ultra-modern look with classic
The fixed bridge VRS110STS guitar features
a tidy and efficient intonated wrap-over
bridge/tailpiece combination. This robust
style of bridge system has seen a resurgence
of popularity in the last few years thanks
to its authentic tonal quality, the simplicity
and effectiveness of the original 50’s
design possessing a unique and individual
The tonal powerhouse of the VRS guitars
is the Wilkinson® double coil pickups.
Meticulously designed by Trevor, their
classically-voiced, meaty double coil
tone will capture the heart of even the
most sceptical of guitarists. Using straightforward
volume and tone controls with a 3-way
toggle switch, these versatile guitars
move from fruity-toned neck pickup sounds
to flat-out bridge pickup excitement –
VRS guitars pack tone with punch!
Sumptuous carved tops of striking flame
maple with matching headstock facing,
radiused edges and neatly scalloped body
cutaways add an air of aspiration and
sophistication to the VRS series.
Wilkinson Vintage tuners feature the patent
pending E-Z-LOK™ string lock system.
Neat, quick and easy to use and with no
tools necessary, these unique tuners enhance
new VPT01 Vintage Pick Tin will store plenty of
your favourite plectrums without fuss.
A compact metal construction – it measures
8.5cm x 3.7cm x 1.2cm – with a sliding lid
and a rather eye-catching Vintage design , loaded
with 12 Vintage-branded plectrums.
The picks are made by guitar accessory titans Dunlop,
to the specifications of the monumental Tortex Standard
line. You'll get six each of the .73 and the .88mm
gauge plectrums, and they'll all come in black with
that tidy Vintage logo.
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