Already a popular Vintage® ICON Series guitar in itself, this classic double cutaway V6 now evokes stunning individuality, as a one-off custom guitar that’s been through the hands of the Vintage ProShop team of skilled luthiers.
The original 3 tone sunburst finish has been over sprayed with a Surf Green top coat, then lacquered, after which, many hours have been spent meticulously hand-sanding to accurately create authentic aging and wear and tear in all the right places.
This striking body finish is complimented with a 3 ply pearloid scratchplate again, with highly affective, subtle aging focused around the controls and pickup covers, a process that’s also featured within the hard rock maple neck and headstock, whilst the smooth rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets, lets you reach extra high notes not often associated with this guitar design.
A balanced set of Wilkinson WVS vintage-voiced Alnico V pickups, with staggered, chamfered edge pole pieces, deliver flagship single coil tones with contemporary power, while the centre unit is reverse wound with reverse polarity for hum cancelling duties in switch position 2 and 4.
Time-tested hardware that’s also been through the subtle distressing process, includes Wilkinson WJ55 patented E-Z-Lok machine heads and a Wilkinson WVC vibrato bridge which is a masterpiece of detail in itself.
The amiss of the back plate reveals the classic 3 spring vibrato set up, assuring spring and string tension are equal, whilst the precision cut GraphTech nut also ensures perfect return to pitch, from the shaking of chords or solo notes with a gentle tease or aggressive vibrato attack.
It’s the finest details within the incredibly authentic and expertly applied worn concept that have earned the Vintage ProShop Series guitars, respect from players around the world.
It’s been said many times: Do the Vintage ProShop Series of instruments really sound as cool as they look?…you bet!
The Vintage ProShop Surf Green over Sunburst V6 includes a full 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.
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.
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 Rosewood fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V6.
25.5" / 648mm.
43mm GraphTech® nut, smooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V6™ is an original Vintage® ICON Series guitar reimagined by the UK Vintage ProShop team.