Vintage Guitars VSA500HB Honeyburst Semi-Hollow Body Set Neck Guitar #37
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Vintage Guitars VSA500HB Honeyburst Semi-Hollow Body Set Neck Guitar
With a semi-acoustic maple body perfectly matched to a set-in, mahogany neck the VSA500 also features a unique offset heel design and staggered cutaways for greater upper fret access and playability.
Body: Maple with Maple Top
Neck: Mahogany Set-Neck
Fingerboard Radius: 12â€³
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with Stop Bar Tailpiece
Machine Headers: WilkinsonÂ® Deluxe WJ44
Pickups: 2 WilkinsonÂ® Alnico Double Coils
Controls: 2 Volume/ 2 Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
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 VintageÂ® 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 â€˜familyâ€™ includes Fret KingÂ® electric guitars, PilgrimÂ® Banjoâ€™s and Mandolins, LakaÂ® Ukuleles, EncoreÂ® electric and acoustic guitars, and KinsmanÂ® cases.
About the legendary designer, Trev Wilkinson
The central idea behind VintageÂ® 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 WilkinsonÂ®-designed hardware.
Certain features make VintageÂ® guitars a â€œbigger bang for the buck.â€ 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-LOKâ„¢ that work like a locking tuner, but actually donâ€™t require any mechanical manufacturing. Thereâ€™s nothing to unwind when youâ€™re slacking the strings using the vibrato, and they always come back to pitch. The same goes for our pickups. Trev doesnâ€™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 â€œBritainâ€™s one-man think tank.â€ Asserting that thereâ€™s always more work to be done when it comes to improving guitar playability! Weâ€™re here to attest to the fact thatâ€™s just who Trev is.