The Blonde Heavy Relic V62PU001 is the result of the Vintage ProShop team of skilled craftsmen, who have spent many hours sanding and working with hand tools, on the original Vintage ICON Series V62, already a guitar highly respected by guitar players around the world, for its worn visual image, playability and superb sound.
The original Ash Blonde finish has expertly been taken right back in large areas, revealing areas of the Eastern Poplar body that’s suffered years of rock and roll wear and tear.
The headstock has the mandatory dings and scrapes, while the ProShop team - all guitar players themselves - have expertly worked on the maple neck to call to mind, literally miles of hand movements over the years, creating a super smooth action.
All hardware, including Wilkinson WJ55S patented E-Z-Lok machine heads, Wilkinson WTB compensating bridge have also been meticulously aged with subtle tarnishing to blend into the pre-worn picture.
Whilst the Blonde Heavy Relic V62PU001 is indeed a visually stunning guitar, super cool for an on stage or video guitar, with polished frets and a tone packed lignum rosa fingerboard, this guitar is acoustically alive with natural dynamics sustain and resonance.
Hook up and you immediately understand why the Bare Knuckle Blackguard Tele® Series- 68 is the perfect choice for this exquisite guitar. With smaller diameter magnets and a much lighter wind, the '68 Stagger coils deliver period correct sonics. There’s serious bite in the high-end with an extremely percussive tone and lively dynamics.
The Blonde Heavy Relic evokes an image of a much-loved guitar that for decades, has been used and abused whilst paying its dues, a seriously relice’d guitar that’s been your lifetime friend with a finish that musicians love to own.
With meticulous attention paid to the fine details of this superb instrument, we salute the luthiery skills of the Vintage ProShop team who also give the Blonde Heavy Relic V62PU001 a full ProShop set up that includes;
- 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.
Standard guitar specifications
Eastern poplar body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
The Wilkinson WTB intonatable bridge featured on the Vintage Heavy Relic V62PU001 is a masterpiece of design, eliminating age-old intonation problems often found in three saddle, fixed bridge designs.
Bare Knuckle Blackguard Tele® Series- 68 are the perfect choice, with smaller diameter magnets and a much lighter wind, the '68 Stagger coils deliver period correct sonics, with serious bite in the high-end with an extremely percussive tone and lively dynamics.
Single master Volume and Tone controls with three-way pickup selector switch.
Wilkinson WJ55S patented E-Z-Lok machine heads. Simple, effective locking action for increased tuning stability.
Hard rock Maple with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Traditional 10" radius fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
25.5" / 648mm.
22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V62.
43mm Graphite nut, smooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
About Vintage Proshop
For years now, our Vintage® 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 and visions and in January 2019, Vintage® guitars launched the Vintage® ProShop® UNIQUE concept in the UK and the US, with the talented luthiers and builders in the Vintage® UK and US workshops producing a handful of Vintage® ProShop® UNIQUE guitars, one off master-built instruments created with love, care, and the traditional Vintage® values of super high specification and astonishing ‘bang for the buck’, as workshop concept guitars, flights of fancy and the wild imaginations of our ProShop® teams let loose, using exclusive combinations of finishes, parts, hardware, pickups and accessories to create wonderful one-offs, some of which may make their way into future Vintage® series production guitars and basses.
Aside from the attention to the fine details of the superb aesthetics, Vintage® ProShop® ‘Unique’ guitars, have hardware and electronics from a host of amazing British made and Internationally famous brands, selected to suit the style, vibe and finish of each guitar, with wear patterns and ‘patina’ accurately crafted and applied to emulate the look and feel of a guitar owned and played for decades. All work is by hand and every finish is an individual one-off, with various weathered distressing processes that gives new guitars a killer vintage look, to deliver guitars that exceed the expectations of today's discerning guitarists.
Keep a close eye on the Vintage® ProShop® pages at collections/proshop as the ProShop teams will continue to produce a very limited number of ProShop® UNIQUES, which will post to the Vintage and JHS websites when completed and will be sold on a first come first served basis!
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Each guitar undergoes a full ProShop® setup, fret level, crown and polish, fingerboard dress and comfort treatment, truss rod adjustment and set, action height, radius, intonation and pickup height adjustment and nut slot regulation and comes with a Vintage® branded luxury gig bag, exclusive ProShop leather strap, pick tin, and tee-shirt and Individually numbered and signed ProShop® certificate of authenticity.
Vintage Pro-Shop UNIQUE guitars which are not attributed to a reseller, or which do not have a SOLD tag are available for purchase. Please contact email@example.com for details of how to purchase.