The Vintage ProShop V132PU0809 ‘Heavy Relic’ mirrors the iconic single cutaway, solid body guitar design that has enjoyed enduring popularity, through every classic age of the electrified guitar.
The stunning looking guitar is the result of the Vintage ProShop team of skilled craftsmen, who have spent many hours sanding and working with hand tools, on the original Vintage ReIssued Series V132, already a guitar highly respected by guitar players around the world, for its playability and superb sound.
The Vintage ProShop ‘Heavy Relic’ is a real ‘looker’ in every sense of the word.
The original tobacco sunburst finish has been meticulously aged by hand, revealing areas of the original mahogany body. The team’s magic touch is also showcased within extremely authentic lacquer cracks on the body, aged neck and headstock, whilst ensuring the lignum rosa fingerboard and superb fretwork offers the finest playability.
With a pair of Bare Knuckle Blue Note P.90 pickups, the ‘Heavy Relic’ delivers vintage tone in abundance. Played clean, the Blue Notes produce crystal clear, warm crisp highs, adding some overdrive for a fat percussive voice with superb dynamics.
All hardware, including 3 in-a-row Wilkinson WJ15 Deluxe machine heads, and a Wilkinson GTBCR compensating bridge have again, been carefully and meticulously aged with subtle shading to blend into the pre-worn picture.
Aside from stunning looks and gorgeous tone, the ‘Heavy Relic’ is a joy to perform with, the graceful descending bass side shoulder has an ingeniously-designed offset heel, providing improved access to the upper reaches of the fretboard.
With meticulous attention paid to the fine details of this superb instrument, we salute the luthiery skills of the Vintage ProShop team who also give the 'Heavy Relic' a full ProShop set up that 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 specification
Mahogany body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort. The Vintage 'Heavy Relic' 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.
Wilkinson GTBCR compensating bridge provides superb intonation all over the fretboard in a fixed bridge.
A pair of Bare Knuckle Blue Note P.90 pickups, delivering vintage tone in abundance. Played clean the Blue Notes produce crystal clear, warm crisp highs, add some overdrive for a fat percussive voice with superb dynamics.
Twin master Volume and Tone pots.
Wilkinson WJ15 Deluxe machine heads provide simple, effective action for maximum tuning stability.
One piece Mahogany with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Lignum Rosa™ for outstanding tonal transfer, responsiveness and durability with a traditional 12” radius for superb playability and feel.
24.75" / 628mm.
22 Medium Jumbo profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the V132.
43mm Graphtech NuBone for smooth and friction-free string bending and tuning.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V132™ is an original Vintage® ReIssued Series guitar, reimagined by the UK Vintage ProShop team.