The V52PU1440 ProShop in many ways, reflects the single pickup model first introduced in 1950 which became part of the sound track of rock and roll and popular music. It’s also the result of letting the Vintage design team loose on an original Vintage V52, now with an incredibly authentic aged Butterscotch finish and friction worn hardware.
The same classic Wilkinson hardware is included, hardware that includes the innovative Wilkinson WTB bridge, featuring compensated saddles eliminating the age-old intonation problems often found in 3-saddle, fixed bridge designs, and Wilkinson WJ55S patented E-Z-Lok machine heads.
The 3-way switch wiring associated with this iconic guitar design remains, with position one at the bridge bypassing the tone circuit to boost the Wilkinson WVOB pickup’s natural chime, in position two, both volume and tone controls work together, whilst forward, in position three, the pickup runs through a bass preset for extra warm jazzy tones.
Aside from the attention to the fine details of the superb aesthetics, the V52PU1440 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.
Standard guitar specifications
Eastern poplar body, contoured for comfort, a tonewood selected for its natural resonance, sustain, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort.
Wilkinson WTB bridge features compensated saddles that eliminate the age-old intonation problems often found in 3-saddle, fixed bridge designs.
Bridge position Wilkinson WVOB single coil delivers incredible single coil characteristics with added chime and depth.
Single master Volume and Tone controls with 3-way pickup selector switch, features classic single coil pickup wiring: Position one bypasses tone circuit, position two combines tone control, position three utilises preset bass boost for warm jazz-like tones.
Wilkinson WJ55 E-Z-Lok machine heads, which in turn, feature stagger drilled posts for correct string break angle and straightforward, super-effective locking action for maximum tuning stability.
Hard rock maple, skunk striped amber stained with classic ‘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 V52.
43mm Graphite nut, smooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V52™ is an original Vintage® ICON Series™ guitar, reimagined by the UK Vintage ProShop team.