For many years, the now legendary Vintage® ReIssued™ V65 Series of solid body electric guitars have been a firm favourite with guitar players around the world, whilst also replicating the unending appeal of the offset bodied guitar, pleasing armies of cult followers of this classic, timeless trendsetter.
Now, combining a worn concept undertaken by the skilled team of Vintage luthiers, this stunning Vintage® ProShop® V65 Hardtail, evokes the wonderful charm of a worn, yet cherished guitar.
The aging process ventured by these talented craftsmen is pin-point accurate, with scuffs, abrasions and minor dings in all the worn areas. This includes hand-sanding regions of the original 3-tone Tobacco Sunburst finish on the top, back and sides, revealing areas of the alder body to represent a guitar that’s paid its dues on the live circuit for decades.
This unique aging process also extends to the amber-tinted, one-piece maple neck and headstock, hand-crafted blue pearloid 3 ply scratchplate, Wilkinson WJ55 machine heads, Wilkinson six saddle hardtail bridge and knurled metal chrome control knobs topped with ebony inlays.
Gorgeous aesthetics aside, with this time-honoured tonewood combination, which also includes a glossy 22 fret rosewood fingerboard delivering an impressive fast note response, this eye-catching Vintage® ProShop® V65 Hardtail, loaded with a powerful Wilkinson Soap Bar pickup at the neck and a high-output Wilkinson PAF style Double Coil at the bridge, is perfect for a host of styles from blues to jazz, 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.
Alder body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort.
Wilkinson six saddle hardtail bridge provides superb tuning stability and adjustable intonation for each string.
Two Wilkinson Soapbar single coil in the neck position and Wilkinson PAF style Double Coil at the bridge, pickups provide fat and articulate cleans and cutting, punchy overdriven tones.
Independent master Volume and Tone pots with three position pickup selector switch.
Wilkinson WJ55 machine heads provide simple, effective action for superb tuning stability.
One piece 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 Jumbo profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V65.
43mm Graphtech NuBone for smooth and friction-free string bending and tuning.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The Vintage® ReIssued™ V65 is an original guitar designed in the UK by the Vintage® design team.