Vintage V100 given the custom shop treatment

Published 5 years ago on January 9, 2019

By Jonathan Graham

Vintage V100 given the custom shop treatment

The top-selling Vintage V100 has found favour with guitarists of all ages and musical styles in the last two decades, thanks to its enormous sustain, and unique offset and heel design which provides incredible playability. Not happy to sleep on that success however, Vintage has given one of their best-loved guitars the custom shop treatment for 2019, with new models offering all-new pickup configurations, colourways and hardware. What's more, all of the 2019 Vintage V100 models come equipped with Graphtech NuBone XB nuts which provide enhanced bass response and greater lower register harmonics. 


The Vintage V100MRN model is an electrified tribute to Hull's favourite son; sporting a Natural Maple finish, gold hardware and a pair of Wilkinson® WOHHB open double coil pickups, the V100MRN calls to mind images of glam rock rebels and eight-legged, outer space travellers. The guitar's iconic appearance is capped by the inclusion of a stop tailpiece and tune-o-matic bridge, mismatched tone and volume knobs, and Grover 102 tuners with keystone buttons. Certain to appeal to All the Young Dudes, and some of the older ones too, plug in the V100MRN and prepare to go interstellar.


The Vintage V1003CSB is one of a selection of triple pickup V100s to debut in 2019. Dressed to Kill in a glamtastic Cherry Sunburst finish, the V1003CSB is outfitted with a trio of Wilkinson® WOHHB double coil pickups, an uncovered, unadulterated tonal triplet that sound Hotter than Hell! Elsewhere the guitar is equipped with a Wilkinson® WJ303 bridge, chrome hardware, and traditional two tone/two volume pot and three-way toggle configuration. With no scratchplate or pickup covers, the V1003CSB Keeps It Stupid Simple; strap it on, play it loud and find your inner Spaceman. 


A glorious new addition to the Vintage stable, the V1003BB is a true thoroughbred. Resplendent in Boulevard Black, the V1003BB features a trio of Wilkinson® WOHCB double coil pickups, for brand new, mid-rich tones. Joining the V1003BB in the three pickup club, is the V1003AW, in Arctic White. Complete with gold hardware, black control knobs and scratchplate, the V1003AW sports the same Wilkinson® WOHCB double coil pickups and Wilkinson® WJ303 machine heads as the V1003BB. If regal appearance, expanded tone options and near-infinite sustain are on your list of guitar 'must haves', the V1003 is everything you've been waiting for.


The V100NB is the ultimate studio-going electric guitar. Available in two Sunburst colourways, Tobacco and Cherry, the V100NB is stripped right back to the basics. Without body binding and sporting simple dot position markers on a Mahogany neck, the V100NB is equipped with Wilkinson® WJ44 tuners and a pair of uncovered Wilkinson® WOHHB double coil pickups, with the onus squarely on good, honest tone and functionality.


Rounding out the new selection of V100 models, the V100PBB offers an appealing alternative to the 2019 crop. Equipped with a pair of Wilkinson® W90 SK Black pickups, the V100PBB is as reassuringly weighty as its stablemates, but offers a pleasant tonal twist, courtesy of its pickup set. Defined lows, throaty mids and transparent highs are all part of the package, whilst gold Wilkinson® hardware ensures that the V100PBB looks every bit as classy as it sounds.



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