The Vintage 12 string VSA500 semi-acoustic has been a firm favourite with singer songwriters, semi professional and professional guitarists and studios session musicians for many years.
Now, blessed with the magic touch of the highly skilled Vintage ProShop team, the VSA500-12 has been professionally aged by hand the only way these master craftsmen know how.
The original Sunburst finish on the body, neck and headstock has been painstakingly sanded back to provide a key for this stunning red cellulose lacquer finish. Then, taken back to reveal the original finish in friction-worn areas for a stunning visual effect of a guitar that’s played just about every festival and pub gig for decades.
All hardware, including Wilkinson machine heads and ivory buttons, Wilkinson Vintage WOCHB Double coil pickup covers and Wilkinson T.O.M. bridge and tailpiece have been expertly ‘freeze aged’ to again, receive subtle shading to blend into the pre-worn picture.
Aside from the stunning looks and effortless playability, the Vintage VSA500PU0001 electro-acoustic coupled with an airy woodiness from the hollow, maple body construction, produces all the classic 12 string jangle and crystal clear chime in abundance, along with power, warmth and the hum-cancelling properties from the popular Wilkinson® WOCHB pickups.
With meticulous attention paid to the fine details of the superb aesthetics, the Vintage VSA500PU0001 electro-acoustic ProShop comes with a Vintage ProShop 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.
Maple body with maple top provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort.
The VSA500PU0001 features Vintage's unique, offset double cutaway evolutionary body shape, ingeniously-designed offset heel and enhanced treble side cutaway to improve upper fret access and playability.
Wilkinson T.O.M. bridge provides superb tuning stability along with adjustable intonation for each string.
Two Wilkinson Vintage Voiced WOCHB double coils provide thick and rich tones.
Dual master Volume and Tone pots with three position pickup selector switch.
Wilkinson with Ivory button machine heads provide simple, effective action for superb tuning stability.
One piece Mahogany with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
12" radius Rosewood fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
24.75" / 628mm.
22 Medium Jumbo profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage VSA500.
43mm Graphtech NuBone for smooth and friction-free string bending and tuning.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The VSA500™ is an original Vintage® ReIssued Series guitar, 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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details of how to purchase.