Look striking, sound incredible. The Vintage VSA500 is a guitar built to deliver superb, rich, and resonant vintage tone that incorporates all the versatile characteristics needed for today’s musicians. Produce a powerful sound using Wilkinson alnico double-coil humbuckers and sculpt them with precision thanks to individual volume and tone controls. Combined with a brightness of tone produced by maple and the warmth of mahogany, your sound will be balanced in clarity, electrifying oomph, and a sublime vintage feel.
In order to explore such colourful sounds, you’ll want an eclectic tonal palette easily accessible at your fingertips. The VSA500 brings this to you in the form of excellent playability. Reach the higher frets comfortably thanks to an offset twin horn design and slide up and down the neck at speed – the smooth mahogany and lignum rosa fretboard will never hinder your performance. In fact, they’ll do the opposite. From the sturdy Tune-O-Matic bridge to the extensive 24.75″ scale length with 22 frets, every aspect of this guitar has been meticulously designed to provide a flawless playing experience.
A tone that is perfect for blues and rock. That is exactly what the Wilkinson alnico humbuckers provide. Featuring vintage-inspired voicing, these pickups positioned at the neck and bridge have a low/medium gain output, lending themselves to both beautiful definition and bite. And with two volume and two tone controls, you can adjust your sound until it is completely unique. Then use the 3-position toggle switch to choose between the pickups or combine the two. It is quick and easy to use, meaning it will never hinder your performance on stage. Suitable for fuller, strumming patterns as well as electrifying riffs, these pickups are versatile without sacrificing that desired vintage tone, whilst the range of controls offers even more freedom.
Sublime, responsive tonewoods
One of the most compelling features of this guitar is the semi-hollow maple body which not only looks superb and vintage-inspired, but also sounds sensational. Maple delivers a wonderfully bright tone that has gorgeous clarity and minimal feedback. This makes it brilliant for gigging musicians, as its focused tone is ideal for large-scale performances where you need a loud yet defined sound. The semi-hollow body then enhances each note with shimmering sustain and an ‘open’ feel, perfect for blues and rock styles.
Set into the body for superior stability and resonance is a mahogany neck. It is robust, durable and accentuates the midrange frequencies for a warm tone. The lignum rosa fretboard then ensures you can move about the frets with ease and smooth playability, whilst always delivering excellent sound.
The ultimate playing experience
No one wants to be slowed down. And with the Vintage VSA500 you can play without inhibition – what every guitarist dreams of. Reach the higher frets comfortably thanks to an offset body design and make full use of the 24.75″ scale length, it offers “slinky” string feel for amazing string bends. The 12″ fretboard radius then provides balance across the strings, whilst also allowing for low string action. Such a wondrous set up is perfect for either rhythm or lead guitarists.