SOLD – Vintage V52 ProShop Unique ~ The Boss

SKU: V52PU1271


Aptly named ‘The Boss’, this beautiful Vintage ProShop guitar featuring an incredibly authentic distressing process, certainly looks like it's spent decades being ‘Worn In The USA’.

This exquisite guitar is yet another classic from the totally unique line of Vintage ProShop electric guitars, showcasing the incredible talents of the Vintage team of highly skilled luthiers.

Starting life as a distressed V52MRBS, a classic model in its own right, this gorgeous guitar maintains all the essential bullet points that have made this iconic model, the archetypal workhorse electric guitar, capable of providing a multitude of musical tones from its simple array of pickups and controls.

For an accurate representation, the team have spent many hours hand sanding the original distressed Butterscotch finish, following the grain and revealing areas of the eastern poplar body, then adding a final amber top coat, offset with a black Bakelite pickguard and authentically aged bolt-on maple neck, fingerboard, headstock and hardware.

For that massively inspirational, fat, powerful chiming tone, this beautiful guitar features a set of balanced Bare Knuckle, high output ‘The Boss’ pickups in the neck and bridge positions, both with extended bass and treble response, delivering compressed dynamics and excellent sustain, whilst exceptionally rich in harmonic detail.

Additional hardware changes also include, a set of super smooth Wilkinson WJO7CR E-Z Lok machine heads, ensuring accurate tuning stability, whilst a chrome, six-saddle Gotoh GTC201 bridge offers player comfort, and superior intonation with an enhanced low-end response.

From high profile gigs to just ‘Dancing in the Park’, this beautiful instrument effortlessly delivers exceptional tonal versatility, covering all music styles, from county to jazz, blues to rock.

The Vintage ‘The Boss’ is another hand created one-off, ultra-realistic, heavily distressed guitar from the Vintage ProShop Team.

  • 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.

Vintage ProShop ‘The Boss’Features
Eastern poplar body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.

Gotoh GTC201 chromed six-saddle bridge offers player comfort, superior intonation with an enhanced low-end response.

A set of balanced Bare Knuckle, high output ‘The Boss’ pickups in the neck and bridge positions, both with extended bass and treble response, compressed dynamics, excellent sustain and rich in harmonic detail.

Single master Volume and Tone controls with three-way pickup selector switch.

Machines Heads:
Wilkinson WJO7CR super smooth E-Z Lok machine heads, ensuring accurate 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.

Scale Length: 
25.5" / 648mm.

22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V52.

43mm Graphite nut, smooth and friction free.

Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.

The V52™ 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!


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 for details of how to purchase.

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