Sold to Richards Guitars of Stratford Upon Avon, the ProShop Unique V59PU3097 Stripped Tobacco Blueburst is a another fine example of the highly skilled Vintage ProShop team who are indeed masters of ‘the art of aging’.
These professional luthiers have taken an original Vintage V59 ICON, which itself, is a guitar players guitar in every sense of the word, instantly recognised by its incredibly authentic distressed finish, double bound body, hard maple neck and fingerboard, looking for all the world like its spent years in the studio and on the road.
Whilst the ivory body bindings remain, the Vintage ProShop team have hand-sanded the original Tobacco Sunburst finish back and applied a new vintage 2-tone burst in celluloid covered with a gorgeous custom mixed light blue top coat, with an essence of those early American cars with colours often associated with the 1960's rock and roll era.
Many hours have been spent creating wear and tear abrasions in all the right places, right down to hairline cracks in the lacquered top coat, the only way these master craftsmen know how.
The distressed theme extends with a subtle approach to the neck and headstock, without comprising this beautiful instruments outstanding tone and exceptional playability.
All hardware, including Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S machine heads, control panel and controls, along with the world famous Wilkinson WTB compensating bridge have again, have been carefully and meticulously aged to blend into the pre-worn picture.
It’s essential an electric guitar with these stunning aesthetics must have a sound to match. Hand-wound Bare Knuckle Boot Camp Old Guard pickups, featuring Alnico II magnets are the perfect choice. Aside their gorgeous looks, they have been specifically chosen for their low to medium output, delivering an open dynamic tone that’s perfect for classic blues, rock, country, pop and rock.
Aside from the attention to the fine details of the superb aesthetics, the ProShop V59PU3097 comes with a full ProShop in-house set-up.
- 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.
Double bound 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 V59 is a masterpiece of design, eliminating age-old intonation problems often found in three saddle, fixed bridge designs.
Bare Knuckle Old Guard neck and bridge set, featuring-wound, feature Alnico II magnets, perfect for classic blues, rock, country, pop and rock.
Single master Volume and Tone controls with three-way pickup selector switch.
Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S machine heads. Simple and effective 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.
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.