The Vintage V100 ProShop Unique Gold Top, has one of the most valid and popular guitar finishes in the history of the electric guitar, and that’s quite something. This beautiful solid bodied guitar has been meticulously aged by the ProShop team artisans to emulate models from that all important icon era.
Such authentic and accurate lacquer cracking has been created by heating the body lacquer and then cooling rapidly with freezer spray where the temperature shock naturally causes the lacquer to expand and crack. It’s then in the hands of these master craftsmen to trace out fine detailed cracks with hand tools.
The vintage charm is enhanced further with hardware including pickup covers, bridge and tail-piece given a worn nickel approach to blend into the pre-worn picture.
Aesthetics aside, this is without doubt a performer’s guitar, with a Vintage ‘soft C’ profile neck, sleek low action, fingerboard lustre. With a pair of tone filled Wilkinson high output MWVC Double Coil pickups, the Vintage V100 ProShop Unique ~ Gold Top joins force as another hand created one off, ultra realistic, well loved, well played, powerhouse classic from the Vintage ProShop Team.
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.
Standard guitar specifications
Body: Mahogany body with Maple Cap provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort. The Vintage V100 features a unique, evolutionary body shape, with a graceful descending bass side shoulder and an ingeniously-designed offset heel providing improved access to the upper reaches of the fretboard.
Bridge: The Wilkinson T.O.M. bridge provides ultimate fine-tuning of each string for superb intonation.
Pickups: Pair of Wilkinson MWVC Double Coils mix traditional appearance with contemporary punch and power.
Controls: Twin master Volume and Tone controls with three-way pickup selector switch.
Machine heads: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ303 machine heads. Simple and smooth action for reliable tuning stability.
Neck: Mahogany with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Fingerboard: Traditional 12" radius fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
Frets: 22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V100.
Nut: 43mm bone nut, smooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V100™ is an original Vintage® ICON Series guitar, designed and created by Trev Wilkinson and the UK Vintage design team.
About Vintage Proshop
For years now, our 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, visions and creativity to build an exclusive collection of ProShop 'Unique', one-off masterpieces, 'Built in the UK'.
Some of the concepts you’ll see in ProShop ReIssued™ and ICON™ ‘Unique’ creations, make their way into future Vintage® ICON™ and Vintage® ReIssued™ guitars and basses.
Vintage® ProShop® ICON™ ‘Unique’ Series, has 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 a unique one-off, with various weathered distressing processes that gives new guitars a killer vintage look.
Vintage® ProShop® ReIssued™ ‘Unique’ Series guitars are the result of the flights of fancy, the wild imagination of our ProShop® team, let loose using exclusive combinations of finishes, parts, hardware, pickups and accessories to create wonderful one-offs.
Aside from the attention to the fine details of the superb aesthetics, every ProShop guitar comes with a full 'ProShop Plus' in-house set-up, offering superb playability whilst fitted out with the finest high quality hardware to deliver guitars that exceed the expectations of today's discerning guitarists.
Each guitar includes a Vintage branded luxury gig bag, ProShop leather strap, pick tin, T-shirt and ProShop certificate of authenticity.