The Vintage VS6 has all the attributes of the original Gibson SG guitar that it bears resemblance to, including a set Mahogany neck, dual Chrome covered humbuckers and two sets of volume and tone controls, not to mention the same rock attitude! The similarity ends when it comes to price however, as the VS6 bears a price tag that begs belief when you take into account the sheer playability and style of the VS6, there is no wonder that this is one of Vintage?s best selling guitars.
The feel of the VS6 is all down to the broad and slim Mahogany body and set Mahogany neck. There is virtually no heel at the neck joint so the guitar and neck flow together as one unit. This key feature gives the VS6 the feel of a classic guitar and makes it great fun to play. The slim neck leaves the body at the 22nd fret so there is no loss of playability on the high notes. The fingerboard is made of solid Rosewood and inlayed with 9 trapezoid position markers. Smooth frets and a low string action make playability light and snappy with all playing styles accommodated for. The adjustable Chrome tune-o-matic bridge rests close to the body and is soft enough to make palm muted riffing effortless and flowing.
Chrome covers on the humbuckers and bridge and a glossy Cherry finish to the body give the VS6 its stylishly dark looks, in addition to a large multi ply black and white scratchplate that mirrors the point of the lower horn. The upper horn veers forward just a touch more than the lower horn but this body skewing does not detract from the classic style. Chamfering around the upper body curves gives a comfortable contact surface with your picking hand and helps to emphasise the body shape.
The gloss black symmetrical block shaped headstock of the VS6 bears the Vintage logo and emblem in green pearloid amongst spaciously set Chrome kluson style tuners with green plastic knobs. The rear of the headstock has the same glossy finish as the body, which runs all the way down the neck giving a smooth and snug feel.
All controls are located in the lower body section, including two volume and tone dials for each pickup. These dials have the retro styled knobs of tapered transparent resin over black, with white numbering visible inside. A three way pickup selector sits in front of these dials inside a disc indicating the rhythm and treble positions. The front of the guitar also bears the guitar cable jack in true SG style.
With such easy playability, the VS6 is certainly a versatile guitar and thanks to a pair of Wilkinson humbuckers it has the power to deliver a punchy rock sound. There is enough difference between the rhythm and treble pickups to give expression to bluesy solos or even pound through metal riffs. With both pickups selected you get the best of both worlds, great for clean rhythm playing, and you still have the tone and volume controls to get your desired sound. The unrestricted neck access makes the VS6 a great guitar for someone ready to develop their soloing technique and a slim action ensures that the notes roll off your fingertips.
As mentioned in Guitar Magazine Dec03:-
* top quality
* astoundingly dirt-cheap prices
I got mine today its such an awesome guitar for its price. The tones is great the finish is great! 10/10
i got the guitar today and its awsume nice and lite and realy nice to play
Hi guys this guitar is awsume i did a show with it the other week and it sounded sweet like i brill investment
just got mine yesterday,wow i'm really impressed with it,for the for the price it don't get much better. Really impresses with the fact it came tuned and had a stamp to say it had been inspected for quality,and also very quick delivery!i'm just blown away by all this:)
plays realy nice , using a 10w yamaha amp on it , buying a line 6 or marshall 75 watt amp soon , but sounds good on the 10 watt amp atm , cant wait to hear its full wowness on the new amp :D . happy thats its been checked before been sent off to me , and i think this guitar is a great value for money , must buy!
Love the guitar! hoping to get it for mah birthday with a BB blaster 10 watt amp. They did a real good job making it look like the real gibson SG!
Great guitar for the price. Sounds BETTER than a gibson in my opinion and so much cheaper. The build quality is brilliant. Over all great. And a good service from James at Guitarbitz. I'll buy my next stuff from here.
The Guitar came well packaged with a free pick and two 5% gift vouchers. i initially bought this guitar from a website called "GAK" and the delivery took 3 weeks an when i recieved it the guitar was the wrong colour and didnt work so i sent it back. i then bought from this website and got it the very next day in superb quality. and had a very competetive price
I was looking for a SG Copy and this one is unbelievable for the price I paid. It looks great, the humbuckers sound great, the tuners are smooth. The body is one piece only! It's such a great guitar, delivered quick even to Germany. Thanks James. Only two things to mention: The neck has no binding like the original SG and there are two small cuts on the side of the fretboard but hey, that doesn't really matter. I've paid much more for guitars who weren't half as good as this one. I love it.
Amazing is a complete understatement, this guitar looks, feels and sounds unbelieveably good, i purchased the rage kit with this at 1pm on a Thursday and arrived 10am Friday :D the price's are also unbeatable! i would recommend this to anyone! i will definitely return to guitarbitz!
This guitar absoloutly rocks. As a massive fan of ACDC, you can probably imagine how much fun I am having trying to create the Angus Young sound. This guitar totally has the ability to re-create the sound, shame about me though.
excellent guitar second vintage guitar this year why spend aload of money on named guitars when you get guality at this price buy one you will not be disapointed
A geat guitar especialy good on ovrdrive. The finish of this guitar is superb and at a great price....... you cant be disaapointed.
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|1) Finish checked for imperfections or damage
||2) Strings tuned up and tested for tone and playability
|| 3) Neck checked for bending or humps
|4) Truss rod adjusted for correct positioning
||5) Frets examined for playability||6) Bridge checked for position and hold on strings
|7) Strap buttons tested for secure fitting
||8) Neck joint examined
||9) Machine heads turned and tested for secure grip on strings|
|10) Nut tested for secure fitting and correct string height
||11) Switches, volume and tone controls tested for faulty connections||12) Pickups checked for responsiveness|
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