The metal themed double cutaway Vintage® VR2000VMX Raider™ solid bodied electric guitar is part of the Limited Edition VMX Series, a tribute series dedicated to the highly successful Vintage Metal Axxe™ Series, which in itself, has inspired generations of metal players all over the world.
With its menacing, all-over blackest of black satin finishes, distinctive lines and designs that speak for themselves, the VR2000VMX Raider features Vintage's renowned craftsmanship, quality tonewoods, exceptional playability and premium hardware to produce killer metal guitars, specifically designed to handle every genre of metal, from heavy to thrash, to death metal and beyond.
Hardware that includes time-tested Wilkinson® double and single coil pickups and machine heads, whilst a Floyd Rose® FRTS 2000 Special Double Locking Vibrato system and locking nut, adds to the already-cool, black satin finish and black hardware.
With Wilkinson double coil pickups in the bridge and neck positions delivering a full frequency response, they sparkle and chime with the volume control wound back, at full tilt they roar with a powerful meaty output that’s perfect for low-end palm-muted chugging and monster soaring lead lines with endless sustain.
For additional sparkly cleans and additional sonic versatility, the Raider includes an additional Wilkinson WVS single coil pickup in the middle position which, along with the cream/black double coils and 3-ply scratchplate, compliment the gorgeous black satin body with chamfered belly contours.
Deep cutaways allow access to the full length of the bolt-on maple neck and fast 24 fret, double octave rosewood fingerboard with inverted ‘sail fin’ position markers and the same pointy headstock featured in the original Vintage Metal Axxe Series.
Built to rock from the ground upwards, the VR2000VMX Raider delivers heavy grooves and seriously saturated metal tones in abundance, while the Floyd Rose Vibrato, offers precision return to pitch and a solid platform for hard-hitting right-hand attack.
Whether you are a serious metal player or in a musical transition, you’ll want to be armed with one of the best metal guitars available...that’ll be the incredible Vintage VR2000VMX Raider.
VR2000VMX Raider Features:
Double cutaway Eastern poplar in satin black finish, with chamfered belly contour for balance and comfort.
Floyd Rose FRTS 2000 Special Double Locking vibrato in black, provides classic deep dive bombing techniques with precision accuracy return to pitch.
A pair of Wilkinson WMSH open double coils in the bridge and neck, and a Wilkinson WVS single coil in the mid position, mix traditional appearance with contemporary punch and power, with exception sustain and dynamics.
One master Volume and one Tone controls with five way selector switch.
Wilkinson WJ07 machine heads with smooth action for maximum tuning stability.
One piece bolt-on maple neck with Vintage ‘D’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Rosewood for outstanding tonal transfer, responsiveness, and durability with a 10" radius for superb playability and feel with inverted Sail Fin inlays.
25.5" / 647.7mm
24 Medium Jumbo profile frets.
42mm locking nut.
Classic Vintage pointed 6-in-line headstock design with XX logo for visual appeal.
The Raider™ is an original Vintage® VMX Series guitar designed in the UK by the Vintage® design team.
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