When the Vintage ICON Series of electric guitars was launched with their battle-hardened road warrior uniforms, guitar players and collectors came out of the woodwork asking “Can these guitars really sound and play as good as they look?” Since then they’ve been a number one for thousands of guitarists and seen on stages all over the world.
The black body paint has been sanded back, re sprayed a gorgeous sonic blue, given a final clear cellulose finish with many hours spent hand-aging in all the right places, and applying lacquer cracks… the only way these master craftsmen know how.
The scratchplate is a beautiful 3 ply, 11-hole tortoise version, and, like all hardware, controls and pickup covers receive subtle shading to blend into the pre-worn picture. The amber stained, hard rock maple, skunk striped neck is also blessed with lacquer cracks, additions include a precision cut bone nut.
Vintage Pro Shop V6PU0236 replicates the beautiful, worn-in look and feel of an instrument that has paid its dues, without investing the lifetime's worth of woodshedding, rehearsing, performing and travelling. This is a guitar that already looks like your lifetime companion; the best part is, your journey is just beginning. Play on.
Aside from the attention to the fine details of the superb aesthetics, the ProShop V6PU0236 comes with a full ProShop in-house 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.
Standard guitar specification
Eastern poplar body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
The Wilkinson WVC vibrato bridge featured on the Vintage V6 is a masterpiece of detail. Positive location, 6 screw design provides return to pitch accuracy; perpendicular bend, high grade steel saddles enhance tonality and ‘snap’. Ground base plate corner provides authentic looks. Stagger drilled cast block significantly enhances return to pitch accuracy and classic vintage tone. The ‘push-in’ delrin-bushed arm with variable tension provides the arm feel that suits your style.
Balanced set of Wilkinson WVS vintage-voiced Alnico V pickups, with staggered, chamfered edge pole pieces, for authentic tone and contemporary power. Reverse wound, reverse polarity centre pickup provides hum cancelling in switch position 2 and 4. Wilkinson double coil pickup in the bridge position provides high output and hum cancelling operation.
Single master Volume control with Tone control 1 for the neck and middle pickup, with 'Custom Mod' Tone control 2 for bridge pickup. Five-way selector switch.
Wilkinson WJ55 patented E-Z-Lok machine heads. Simple, effective locking action for increased tuning stability. Staggered string post heights provide correct string rake angle for smooth vibrato action and correct playing tension.
Hard rock Maple with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Traditional 10" radius fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V6.
43mm bone nut, smooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V6™ is an original UK Vintage ProShop team guitar.