The V52MRBS is the archetypal workhorse electric guitar, capable of providing a multitude of musical tones from its simple array of pickups and controls. However, in keeping with the Vintage ethos, the ICON Series features some deceptively future-proof design tweaks. Fixed bridges with three saddles are notoriously prone to intonation problems; the inclusion of the Wilkinson WTB bridge remedies this, allowing your leadwork and chordplay to ring true all over the neck. Likewise, a ‘soft C’ profile allows unparalleled playability up and down the fretboard.
Good things come to those who wait – but who has the time for that? The Vintage ICON Series replicates the beautiful, worn-in look and feel of an instrument that has paid its dues, without investing the lifetime’s worth of woodshedding, rehearsing, performing and travel. This is a guitar that already looks like your lifetime companion; the best part is your journey is just beginning. Play on.
A Vintage ICON electric already looks like your lifetime companion; the best part is, your journey is just beginning. Play on.
Eastern poplar body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
The Wilkinson WTB intonatable bridge featured on the Vintage V52 is a masterpiece of design, eliminating age-old intonation problems often found in three saddle, fixed bridge designs.
Pair of Wilkinson Single Coils for traditional tones combined with contemporary power, courtesy of a WVTN pickup at the neck and a WVOB in the bridge position.
Single master Volume and Tone controls with three-way pickup selector switch.
Wilkinson WJ55S patented E-Z-Lok machine heads. Simple, effective locking action for increased tuning stability.
Hard rock Maple with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Traditional 14″ radius fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V52.
43mm Graphite nut, smooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V52™ is an original Vintage® ICON Series guitar, designed and created by Trev Wilkinson and the UK Vintage design team.
|Neck||Hard maple – bolt-on|
|Top Nut||White Graphite|
|Machine Heads||Wilkinson® Deluxe WJ55S|
|Hardware Colour||Distressed Chrome|
|Pickups||2 Wilkinson® Single Coils (N) WVTN (B) WVOB|
|Controls||1 Volume/ 1 Tone/ 3-Way Lever|