When Paul Rose, one of the world’s most unique and widely respected guitarists asked for his own pair of signature guitars, based on models from the enormously popular range of Vintage guitars, he himself, faced a mighty challenge, how does he choose from so many awesome guitars?
With Paul’s guitar duties taking him all over the world as a sought-after session player, fronting his own band, and playing with a pantheon of the world’s best musicians, for which he needs a wide range of accurate and authentic 50’s and 60’s vintage single and double coil tone.
Paul finally decided on the solid bodied double cutaway Vintage V6™, which in itself, has become a firm favourite for guitar players around the world.
Working with the highly skilled luthiers of the Vintage design team, and adding his own experiences, he chose Vintage’s renowned Vintage V6™ solid body, double cut, bolt neck model to be the basis of this outstanding signature guitar. What emerged is the awesome V6 Paul Rose Signature electric guitar, in a worn-to-the-wood Sunset Sunburst finish, revealing areas of the USA Alder body, for a stunning aged patina, set off with an aged 3-ply vintage parchment scratchplate and distressed hardware.
Hardware which includes Wilkinson® Deluxe WJ55CR E-Z-Lok™ locking tuners and Wilkinson WVC vibrato and, to satisfy his needs for power and unmatched tone, this incredible instrument is loaded with a pair of classic Wilkinson WVS single coils at the neck/middle and a Wilkinson WVC double coil pickup with coil-tap facilities at the bridge.
Additional high-end appointments include, a superb ‘C’ profile Canadian hard rock Maple neck, 22 fret, 7.25" vintage radius rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays and a GraphTech® nut.
Do we really need to describe how this model is a delight to play with gig after gig?...ask Paul Rose.
“I’m delighted with my Vintage V6 Signature guitar”, says Paul, “Its performance is unparalleled both in the studio and on the live circuit”.
USA Alder body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
The Wilkinson WVC vibrato bridge featured on the Vintage V6 is a masterpiece of detail. Positive location, 6 screw design provides return to pitch accuracy; perpendicular bend, high grade steel saddles enhance tonality and ‘snap’. Ground base plate corner provides authentic looks. Stagger drilled cast block significantly enhances return to pitch accuracy and classic vintage tone. The ‘push-in’ Delrin-bushed arm with variable tension provides the arm feel that suits your style.
Balanced pair of Wilkinson WVS vintage-voiced Alnico V neck and middle pickups, with staggered, chamfered edge pole pieces, for authentic tone and contemporary power. Reverse wound, reverse polarity centre pickup provides hum cancelling in switch position 2 and 4.
Tappable bridge mounted Wilkinson WVC double coil with solid nickel silver cover and back plate for authentic late fifties era tone.
Single master Volume control with Tone control 1 for the neck and middle pickup, with 'Custom Mod' Tone control 2 for bridge pickup. Five-way selector switch and push/push coil tap on bridge pickup.
Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55CR E-Z-Lok machine heads with staggered string post heights, provide simple, effective locking action and minimum friction for maximum tuning stability.
Canadian hard rock Maple with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
7.25" vintage radius rosewood fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
24.75" / 628mm.
22 medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V6 Paul Rose Signature .
Nusmooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
™ Paul Rose Signature guitar is an original Vintage® Signature Series™ guitar created by Paul Rose and the UK Vintage design team.