The Vintage 12 string VSA500 semi-acoustic has been a firm favourite with singer songwriters, semi professional and professional guitarists and studios session musicians for many years.
Now, blessed with the magic touch of the highly skilled Vintage ProShop team, the VSA500-12 has been professionally aged by hand the only way these master craftsmen know how.
The original Sunburst finish on the body, neck and headstock has been painstakingly sanded back to provide a key for this stunning red cellulose lacquer finish. Then, taken back to reveal the original finish in friction-worn areas for a stunning visual effect of a guitar that’s played just about every festival and pub gig for decades.
All hardware, including Wilkinson machine heads and ivory buttons, Wilkinson Vintage WOCHB Double coil pickup covers and Wilkinson T.O.M. bridge and tailpiece have been expertly ‘freeze aged’ to again, receive subtle shading to blend into the pre-worn picture.
Aside from the stunning looks and effortless playability, the Vintage VSA500PU0001 electro-acoustic coupled with an airy woodiness from the hollow, maple body construction, produces all the classic 12 string jangle and crystal clear chime in abundance, along with power, warmth and the hum-cancelling properties from the popular Wilkinson® WOCHB pickups.
With meticulous attention paid to the fine details of the superb aesthetics, the Vintage VSA500PU0001 electro-acoustic ProShop comes with a Vintage ProShop Set-Up:
- Fret-level, crown and polish.
- Fingerboard dress and comfort treatment.
- Truss rod adjustment and set.
- Action height, radius, intonation and pickup height adjustment.
- Nut slot regulation.
Maple body with maple top provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort.
The VSA500PU0001 features Vintage's unique, offset double cutaway evolutionary body shape, ingeniously-designed offset heel and enhanced treble side cutaway to improve upper fret access and playability.
Wilkinson T.O.M. bridge provides superb tuning stability along with adjustable intonation for each string.
Two Wilkinson Vintage Voiced WOCHB double coils provide thick and rich tones.
Dual master Volume and Tone pots with three position pickup selector switch.
Wilkinson with Ivory button machine heads provide simple, effective action for superb tuning stability.
One piece Mahogany with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
12" radius Rosewood fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
24.75" / 628mm.
22 Medium Jumbo profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage VSA500.
43mm Graphtech NuBone for smooth and friction-free string bending and tuning.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The VSA500™ is an original Vintage® ReIssued Series guitar, reimagined by the UK Vintage ProShop team.
About Vintage Proshop
For years now, our technicians and designers have been listening to suggestions from players all around the world. We've taken those ideas, blended them with our own concepts, visions and creativity to build an exclusive collection of ProShop 'Unique', one-off masterpieces.
Some of the concepts you’ll see in ProShop ReIssued™ and ICON™ ‘Unique’ creations, make their way into future Vintage® ICON™ and Vintage® ReIssued™ guitars and basses.
Aside from the attention to the fine details of the superb aesthetics, every ProShop guitar comes with a full 'ProShop Plus' in-house set-up, offering superb playability whilst fitted out with the finest high quality hardware to deliver guitars that exceed the expectations of today's discerning guitarists.
Each guitar includes a Vintage branded luxury gig bag, ProShop leather strap, pick tin, tee-shirt and ProShop certificate of authenticity.