Already a classic in itself, the Vintage V59 with cream body bindings has received an additional aging process applied by the Vintage ProShop team, the only way they know how.
The original high gloss finish has been meticulously taken back by hand, revealing the Eastern poplar body in all the right places to portray a guitar that lost its original high gloss glow decades ago, having spent most of its life working hard on the live circuit, whilst having been cared for impeccably along the way.
All hardware, including Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S machine heads, control panel and controls, along with the world famous Wilkinson WTB compensating bridge, have also been authentically aged to blend into the pre-worn picture.
With a hard rock maple neck, shaped with a classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile and 22 fret maple fingerboard, this guitar is a delight to perform with and, fitted with Bare Knuckle Bootcamp 'Old Guard series pickups the 'V59LTD's' effortlessly deliver a foundation of solid lows, a defined mid-range and a crystal clear, high-end sparkle that’s perfect for country, blues, pop and rock.
What can be more alluring for the guitarist yearning for a guitar that looks like it’s been played within an inch of its life for the last 50 years?....a Vintage® ProShop® guitar.
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!
Aside from the attention to the fine details of the superb aesthetics, each guitar undergoes a full ProShop® setup, fret level, crown and polish, fingerboard dress and comfort treatment, truss rod adjustment and set, action height, radius, intonation and pickup height adjustment and nut slot regulation and comes with a Vintage® branded luxury gig bag, exclusive ProShop leather strap, pick tin, and tee-shirt, and Individually numbered and signed ProShop® certificate of authenticity.
Double bound Eastern poplar body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body. Hand-aged finish.
The Wilkinson WTB intonatable bridge featured on the Vintage V59PLTD's is a masterpiece of design, eliminating age-old intonation problems often found in three-saddle, fixed bridge designs.
Bare Knuckle Bootcamp 'Old Guard series coils are wound by hand and feature flat profile alnico rod magnets and distinctive red and black flatwork with matching cloth hookup. The bridge coil has a copper plated steel baseplate as standard and the stock wound, stock polarity neck coil has a vintage correct, deep drawn chrome plated neck cover.
Single master Volume and Tone controls with three-way pickup selector switch.
Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S for increased tuning stability.
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.
25.5" / 648mm.
22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V59.
43mm Graphite nut, smooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V59™ is an original Vintage® ICON Series guitar designed in the UK by the Vintage® design team.