Technical specifications describe the colour yellow as “Between green and orange on the spectrum of light, evoked by light with a dominant wavelength of roughly 575–585 nm.”
Of course, that’s not of the slightest interest to the Vintage team of highly skilled luthiers, they just thought that’s a cool colour and grabbed a V6 to create this wonderful, double cutaway electric guitar with a heavily distressed theme.
Like all distressed and aged models in the ProShop Series of electric guitars and basses, authentic and accurate natural wear and tear is achieved totally by hand, as seen here within all hardware, including Wilkinson WJ55 patented E-Z-Lok machine heads and WVC vibrato bridge, maple neck and the worn away yellow top coat revealing areas of the American alder body.
Whilst the Vintage ProShop V6 mirrors double cut models from the 70’s with vibrant colours, black pickup covers and matching control knobs, this superb instrument, loaded with high output WHS single coils in the neck and middle positions and a WHHBB open double-coiled pickup at the bridge position, produces a far wider range of classic tones to cover all genres of music, from blue grass to full-on metal.
It’s also the fine touches from the Vintage luthiers that allude to the individuality of each and every ProShop model, the gorgeous pearloid scratchplate for example and, that blue tipped pickup selector switch. Totally awesome.
Vintage ProShop Set-Up included;
• 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.
American Alder 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.
High output Wilkinson WHS pickups in the neck and middle positions deliver iconic single coil tones in abundance, perfectly balance to the Wilkinson high output WHBB open double-coiled pickup at the bridge position, producing power, clarity and stunning tonal properties.
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.
Rosewood for outstanding tonal transfer, responsiveness and durability with a traditional 10” radius for superb playability and feel.
25.5" / 648mm.
22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V6.
43mm GraphTech® nut, smooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V6™ is an original Vintage® ReIssued Series guitar designed in the UK by the Vintage® design team.