In keeping with the true spirit of ‘Day of the Dead’, this aptly named guitar features unique, bespoke graphic designs that celebrate life and death, a joyous event with multi-coloured artefacts that has a long history within Mexican heritage.
With custom control knobs featuring skull and cross bone designs and ‘Lucky 13’ logo, this ProShop guitar is far from spooky or gruesome, look closely, these ‘happy skull’ graphics are among the most iconic and recognised symbols that have inspired poets, writers and musicians in Latin America and globally for many years.
The Vintage ProShop ‘Day Of The Dead’ is based on the Vintage V100MRBK, a stunning guitar from the very popular Vintage ICON Series. A classic in itself, the V100MRBK is very much admired for its seriously authentic, distressed aesthetics, sound and playability, a model that’s pride of place in professional guitar player’s guitar racks around the world.
With the distressed black overspray revealing areas of the original Sunburst finish and aged black hardware, the Vintage ProShop ‘Day Of The Dead’ is certainly a striking guitar…in more ways than one.
Stunning looks aside, the Vintage ProShop team have rewired the electrics to include a Kill Switch that completely cuts off the signal, to both Wilkinson WHHB high output humbucking pickups.
Whilst these pickups are renowned for their power and exceptional tone, now, with a Kill Switch in the circuit, sustaining solo notes and chords can be interrupted with each rhythmic touch of the switch, to create staccato, pulsating, oscillating sounds that are incredibly effective when used with effects.
The Vintage ProShop ‘Day Of The Dead’ solid bodied electric guitar, not only highlights the skills of these incredible luthiers, it’s also a showcase for their uncanny knack to dig deep within their imaginations, to once again create a seriously cool, one-off custom Vintage ProShop guitar.
Vintage ProShop Set-Up 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.
Over sprayed, distressed Mahogany body providing resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort. The Vintage ProShop ‘Day Of The Dead’ features bespoke graphics and unique, evolutionary body shape, with a graceful descending bass side shoulder and an ingeniously-designed offset heel providing improved access to the upper reaches of the fretboard.
Black over-sprayed Wilkinson T.O.M. bridge providing ultimate fine-tuning of each string for superb intonation.
Pair of Wilkinson WHHB high output humbucking pickups, mixing traditional appearance with contemporary punch and power.
Custom Skull Cross bone design with ‘Lucky 13’ logo.
Twin master Volume, single global Tone control and Kill Switch.
3-way pickup selector switch.
Wilkinson Tulip Deluxe machine heads. Simple and smooth action for reliable tuning stability.
Mahogany with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Traditional 12" radius Rosewood fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
24.75" / 628mm.
22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel.
43mm Graphite nut, smooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V100™ is an original Vintage® ICON™ Series guitar reimagined by the UK Vintage ProShop team.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details of how to purchase.