Already a classic in itself, the Vintage V59 with cream body bindings has received an additional aging process applied by the Vintage ProShop team, the only way they know how.
The original high gloss finish has been meticulously taken back by hand, revealing the Eastern poplar body in all the right places to portray a guitar that lost its original high gloss glow decades ago, having spent most of its life working hard on the live circuit, whilst having been cared for impeccably along the way.
All hardware, including Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S machine heads, control panel and controls, along with the world famous Wilkinson WTB compensating bridge, have also been authentically aged to blend into the pre-worn picture.
With a hard rock maple neck, shaped with a classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile and 22 fret maple fingerboard, this guitar is a delight to perform with and, like all Vintage guitars fitted with Wilkinson single coil pickups, the VV59PU0167 effortlessly delivers a foundation of solid lows, a defined mid-range and a crystal clear, high-end sparkle that’s perfect for country, blues, pop and rock.
What can be more alluring for the guitarist yearning for a guitar that looks like it’s been played within an inch of its life for the last 50 years?....a Vintage® ProShop® guitar.
It’s the finest details within the incredibly authentic and expertly applied worn concept that have earned the Vintage ProShop Series guitars, respect from players around the world. It’s been said many times: Do the Vintage ProShop Series of instruments really sound as cool as they look?…you bet!
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, and Individually numbered and signed ProShop® certificate of authenticity.
Double bound Eastern poplar body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body. Hand-aged finish.
The Wilkinson WTB intonatable bridge featured on the Vintage V59PU0167 is a masterpiece of design, eliminating age-old intonation problems often found in three-saddle, fixed bridge designs.
Pair of Wilkinson Single Coils for traditional tones combined with contemporary power, courtesy of a WVTN pickup at the neck and a WVOB in the bridge position.
Single master Volume and Tone controls with three-way pickup selector switch. Machines Heads: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S for increased tuning stability.
Hard rock Maple with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel. Fingerboard: Traditional 10" radius fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
25.5" / 648mm. Frets: 22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V59. Nut: 43mm Graphite nut, smooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V59™ is an original Vintage® ICON Series guitar designed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details of how to purchase.