Whilst the Vintage® team of luthiers are renowned for creating some of the world’s finest aged and distressed guitars and basses chosen from the popular Vintage® ReIssued™ ICON™ Series these highly skilled craftsmen often leave the hand-sanding aside to create pristine, one-off Vintage® ProShop® Custom-Builds.
Based on the classic Vintage V4VW 4-string bass from the ReIssued Series, this gorgeous V4P Vintage ProShop model is visually striking, with a single-ply, hand-cut alternatively designed scratchplate with a satin black finish. Hardware includes a colour-matched Wilkinson WBBC bridge, chrome and black double-knurled, domed volume and tone control knobs and black Bare Knuckle ‘65 Split-Coil pickups. This intriguing colour theme is offset against the original and beautifully applied high gloss, Vintage White finish.
It’s been said many times: Do the Vintage ProShop Series of instruments really sound as cool as they look?…you bet!
Wired in series for hum-cancelling duties, the Bare Knuckle ‘65 Split-Coil pickups themselves, feature non bevelled Alnico V magnets and a lighter wind of 42AWG plain enamel wire, which characterises this mid '60s inspired split-coil set renowned for a performance that ensures an incredibly bright high-end, with a weighty, solid low-end response, whilst effortlessly enhancing the natural sonic characteristics of the V4P’s 4-bolt, hard maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and alder/Eastern poplar body construction.
Pin-point accurate intonation the full length of the fingerboard and maximum tuning stability for the Vintage V4P ProShop are both assured by way of smooth, open-geared Wilkinson WJBL200 machine heads, precision cut Graphtech NuBone nut and a Wilkinson compensated four saddle brass bridge.
It’s the finest details within the incredibly authentic and expertly applied worn concept and custom builds, that have earned the Vintage ProShop Series guitars, respect from players around the world.
Aside from the attention to the fine details of the superb aesthetics, 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, data sheet, and Individually numbered and signed ProShop® certificate of authenticity.
Eastern Poplar/alder body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort.
Hard Maple Bolt On with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
34" / 864mm.
Rosewood for outstanding tonal transfer, responsiveness and durability with a traditional 12" radius for superb playability and feel.
20 Medium Jumbo profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V4VW.
42mm Graphtech NuBone for smooth and friction-free string bending and tuning.
Wilkinson compensated, four brass saddle bridge for improved intonation all over the fretboard. Satin Black Finish.
Bare Knuckle ‘65 Split-Coil hum-bucking pickups deliver an incredibly bright high-end, with a weighty, solid low-end response.
Independent master Volume and Tone controls.
Wilkinson WJBL200 machine heads provide simple, effective action for maximum tuning stability.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V4™ is an original Vintage® ReIssued Series bass designed and created in the UK by the Vintage design 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 email@example.com for details of how to purchase.