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Vintage Guitars Icon V52MR Distressed Butterscotch Tele Guitar & Case

Vintage Guitars Icon V52MR Distressed Butterscotch Tele Guitar & Case

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Vintage Guitars Icon V52MR Distressed Butterscotch Tele Guitar & Case

7.38 lbs

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With its classic looks the V52MRBS gives you exactly what you expect – killer tones and superb playability. An ingeniously designed Wilkinson WTB bridge with unique compensating brass saddles provides rock solid tone, whilst alleviating those old-style intonation issues. A pair of calibrated and matched Wilkinson pickups effortlessly capture all those iconic sounds, and the one piece hard maple neck and fingerboard gives easy access across the fretboard.


    • Body: Alder
    • Neck: Hard maple – bolt-on
    • Scale: 25.5″/ 648mm
    • Frets: 22 Medium/Black Dot Inlays
    • Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S
    • Bridge: Wilkinson WTB intonatable
    • Pickups: Wilkinson single coil x 2 (N) MWTN (B) MWTB Scratchplate: Black single ply
    • Controls: 1 Volume/ 1 Tone/ 3-Way Lever
    • Finish: Butterscotch

A Brief History of VINTAGE Guitars

Back in the mid-60s, a desire for independence in business led to John Skewes forming a small musical instrument agency and wholesale business based at his home near Leeds, England. Over time, his new business steadily began to take off, and soon included throughput of some self-branded lines of musical merchandise. That effective early decision to carry self-branded merchandise continues to this day, with their signature Vintage acoustic and electric guitars and basses which were first produced and sold in 1985. Today, Skewes is the largest family-owned independent musical merchandise distributor in the U.K. and the Vintage ‘family’ includes Fret King electric guitars, Pilgrim Banjo’s and Mandolins, Laka Ukuleles, Encore electric and acoustic guitars, and Kinsman cases.

About the legendary designer, Trev Wilkinson

The central idea behind Vintage is to offer accessibly priced, vintage-looking guitars with great finishes, quality parts, and features that are typically found on guitars costing upward of a thousand dollars. So, to design an industry-leading line of professional but affordable guitars, Trev Wilkinson joined forces with JHS over a decade ago. These instruments now include class-leading Wilkinson-designed hardware.

Certain features make Vintage guitars a “bigger bang for the buck.” Subtle changes to traditional guitar designs have been made so they perform much better. For instance, on the spring block, the holes are staggered in a way that allows the strings to leave the block and pass over the saddles at a consistent angle that helps keep those strings in tune. Trev also developed tuning keys called EZ-LOK that work like a locking tuner, but actually don’t require any mechanical manufacturing. There’s nothing to unwind when you’re slacking the strings using the vibrato, and they always come back to pitch. The same goes for our pickups. Trev doesn’t have a high-dollar pickup range to protect, so he can produce pickups that will sound as good as any company can wind anywhere in the world. Trev has been described as “Britain’s one-man think tank.” Asserting that there’s always more work to be done when it comes to improving guitar playability! We’re here to attest to the fact that’s just who Trev is.

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