When Paul Rose, one of the world’s most unique and widely respected guitarists asked for his own pair of signature guitars, based on models from the enormously popular range of Vintage guitars, he himself, faced a mighty challenge, how does he choose from so many awesome guitars?
With Paul’s guitar duties taking him all over the world as a sought-after session player, fronting his own band, and playing with a pantheon of the world’s best musicians, he needs accurate and authentic vintage 50’s and 60’s single coil tone.
Working with the highly skilled luthiers of the Vintage design team, and adding his own experiences, he chose Vintage’s renowned solid body, single cut, bolt neck model to be the basis of this outstanding signature guitar. What emerged is the awesome V66 Paul Rose Signature electric guitar, in a gorgeous, distressed Gun Hill Blue finish and vintage three-layer parchment scratchplate.
The cream ivory bound body has been skilfully hand-distressed, with wear and tear abrasions revealing areas of the USA Alder body for a stunning aged patina, set off with authentically aged Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55CR tuners and a fully adjustable Wilkinson WTBD three intonated saddle bridge.
A superb ‘C’ profile Canadian hard rock Maple neck, GraphTech nut and 22 fret dot inlaid rosewood fingerboard with 7.25" vintage radius, offer exceptional playability and, with Wilkinson WVTN and WVOB pickups delivering the unsurpassed clarity, power and classic single coil tones that Paul adores.
It’s easy to see why the V66 Paul Rose Signature electric guitar is another winner for the Vintage catalogue.
“My V66 guitar has such a simple format and yet, the sound and character alone, inspire me every time”, says Paul Rose, “I just can’t walk past without picking it up.”
Double-bound USA Alder body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
Wilkinson WTBD intonatable bridge eliminates 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 an alnico WVTN pickup at the neck and an alnico WVOB in the bridge position.
Single master Volume and Tone controls with three-way pickup selector switch.
Wilkinson WJ55 machine heads provide simple, effective action for maximum tuning stability.
Canadian hard rock Maple with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
7.25" vintage radius rosewood fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
25.5" / 648mm.
22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel.
43mm GraphTech nut, smooth and friction free.
Classic slimline Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V66™ Paul Rose Signature guitar is an original Vintage® Signature Series™ guitar created by Paul Rose and the UK Vintage design team.
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