SOLD - Vintage V96 ProShop Unique ~ Steam Punk Silver/Bronze

SKU: V964PU0895


With handpicked clock cogs and wheels strategically inlaid within its Eastern poplar body, the beautifully made Vintage V96 ProShop Unique Steam Punk 4-string active bass guitar, really is a unique work of art.  

To highlight the steam punk theme, many hours have been spent configuring brass and steel cogs to fit within the hand-routed, open-bodied cavities. Stunning visual appointments also include an expertly applied cellulose Inca silver finish with a clear top coat and subtly applied bronze clear tint, aged chrome hardware, a hand-built high-grade brass scratchplate and brass Volume, Bass, Middle and Treble Controls with individual cog designed caps.  

Whilst the steampunk aesthetics are visually stunning, this beautifully constructed model is certainly not powered by clockwork. A Wilkinson Platinum Series pickup at the bridge, features single-coil and double coil facilities within one unit. With four core wiring and active circuitry, this pickup alone, is sonically, the perfect match to the Eastern poplar body, delivering an enormous range of original and modern bass tones. 

With supreme playability, exceptional tone and stunning visual appointments, the Vintage ProShop Steam Punk Silver/Bronze, 4 string active bass guitar, is a real winner wherever you perform, at home, in the studio or on the world’s biggest stage

Based on the Vintage V96 ReIssued bass, regarded by musicians around the world as one of the finest active 4 string basses available, renowned for its exceptional playability and full dynamic tonal range, this beautiful model has been through the hands of the UK’s Vintage ProShop Team, to emerge as yet another, original Vintage® ProShop Unique Series™ bass guitar. 

Vintage ProShop Set-Up includes;

  • 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.

Eastern poplar body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.

Maple bolt on neck for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.

Scale Length:
34" / 864mm.

21 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V96.

39mm Graphtech Tusq stays friction-free to aid tuning and playability.

Wilkinson four saddle adjustable bridge.

Machine heads:
Wilkinson WJBL200 ensure smooth and stable tuning.

Wilkinson WJM pickup with added coil tap facilities

One volume.
3-band active EQ.
Bass 12dB ± 5kHz, Middle 12dB ± 2kHz, Treble 12dB ± 100Hz.

The V96™ is an original Vintage® ReIssued Series bass, 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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