The Vintage ProShop V59 Blue Sparkle is another fine example of the highly skilled Vintage ProShop team who are indeed masters of ‘the art of aging’.
These professional luthiers have taken an original V59 from the distressed ICON Series, which in itself, is a guitar players guitar in every sense of the word, instantly recognised with its incredibly authentic aged finish and double bound body.
Whilst the yellowed body bindings and worn areas remain, the Vintage ProShop team have spent hours hand-sanding the original Tobacco Sunburst finish back to first base, then, with years of expertise, have applied a gorgeous Blue Sparkle top coat.
The original wear and tear abrasions are then highlighted once again, revealing areas of the Eastern poplar, offset with a white single-ply pickguard. The distressed theme extends to the bolt-on V62 maple neck and headstock, authentically aged the only way these master craftsmen know how.
Fitted with a pair of Wilkinson single coils the Vintage ProShop V59 Blue Sparkle, is capable of providing a multitude of musical tones, ideal for country, jazz, blues and rock styles. All hardware, including Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S machine heads, control panel and controls, along with the world famous Wilkinson GTBCR compensating bridge have again, been carefully and meticulously aged to blend into the pre-worn picture.
Vintage ProShop Set-Up 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.
Vintage ProShop V59 Blue Sparkle Features:
Double bound Eastern poplar body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
Wilkinson WTB intonatable bridge eliminates age-old intonation problems often found in three-saddle, fixed bridge designs.
Pair of Wilkinson Single Coils for traditional tones combined with contemporary power, courtesy of a WVTN pickup at the neck and a WVOB in the bridge position.
Single master Volume and Tone controls with three-way pickup selector switch.
Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S machine heads. Simple and effective for increased tuning stability.
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.
25.5" / 648mm.
22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V59 Blue Sparkle.
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, reimagined by the UK Vintage ProShop team.