The 'Virtuoso' Rory Evans single cutaway electro-acoustic guitar, is aptly named after one of the UK's finest fingerstyle guitar players, noted for his incredible speed and accuracy, he's a shining example of today's breed of young guitar players, forever pushing boundaries and inspiring others.
For comfort, accuracy and speed, Rory Evans asked for a slim mahogany neck with a soft V profile and a pau ferro fingerboard, chosen for its gorgeous looks, naturally silky lustre, warm tonal response and snappy attack. Grade A spruce is the choice for the soundboard, selected for its tight grain, broad dynamic range and popular with fingerstyle players for its articulation and note separation.
For a warm, woody tone, the Virtuoso's back and sides are constructed from acacia, while fine appointments include maple body bindings, black/white/black purfling and a charming maple/acacia soundhole rosette.
Both the spruce top and acacia body have an open-pore finish, as requested by Rory. "I also wanted an open-pore finish", he explains, "which I feel has a dramatic effect on acoustic guitars, within sustain, clarity and most importantly, fast note transmission.
Hardware also includes a Fishman Presys Blend Preamp System, gold plated Grover 102G Rotomatic smooth-geared machine heads, gold strap buttons and ¼ inch jack/XLR outputs.
Grade ‘A’ Solid Spruce.
Back & Sides:
Maple with black/white/black purfling.
Mahogany, slim with a soft ‘V’ shape.
Grover® 102G Rotomatic, Gold.
Fishman® Presys Blend.
Anti-Feedback, Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, Brilliance, Blend, Phase, and built-in tuner with LED Display.
Vintage® guitars are designed in the UK and built to exacting standards using only the best quality hardware, pickups and tone woods.
The Vintage design team’s relentless quest for innovation, authentic tone, outstanding playability and great looking instruments delivers true working musicians tool’s. Vintage instruments are the first choice for everyone from the first time player, all the way to the seasoned pro.