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The growing interest in acoustic music and the ever wider use of the acoustic guitar in genres as diverse as traditional folk music, rock, jazz and a myriad of other styles has created a desire for an ever wider range of instruments, and an expectation of high quality. The 2010 Vintage acoustic range fulfils that desire, exceeds all expectations of quality, and delivers the Vintage ‘feelgood factor’. The Vintage brand’s solid reputation for providing astonishing quality and high specification, is further strengthened with this new range.

03 Travel Guitars 04-11 Acoustics 12-23 Electro-Acoustics 24-25 Pilgrim Bowl Backs 26 Synergy Bowl Backs 27 Resonators 28 Acoustic Basses 29 Laka Ukuleles 30 Mandolins 31 Banjos Acoustic Amplification Models featured: Front Cover VEC1900N. Page 2 V880N.

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The comprehensive 2010 range of Vintage acoustics and electroacoustic instruments represents our persistent determination to ever improve and continues to ‘raise the bar’. Offering impressively high standards of quality, built with premium materials, high specifications and excellent build quality, Vintage acoustic instruments offer professional attributes, consistently high levels of playability and true to the Vintage ethic, keep the most demanding player happy.

distinctive bowl back design, fast neck profile, and asymmetric six-in-line headstock, is a natural for acoustic players who might prefer the vibe and feel of an electric guitar. With its acoustic sound focussed by the shaped back, and projected forwards like no ordinary guitar, the Vintage Synergy series, with onboard Fishman preamp system, guarantees a first class electro-acoustic performance in a high energy musical environment, whilst being equally at home played acoustically.

As if this were not enough, the 2010 range has an extra twist!

Pilgrim by Vintage, a collaboration between the Vintage team, and Paul Tebbutt, the designer of the original British bowl back guitar, is the latest and venerable addition to the Vintage range, faithfully recreates a cult slice of UK guitar history, and is destined to become a modern classic

Fishman, the legendary American brand acknowledged for nearly 30 years as major innovators, and clear leaders in the specialist field of acoustic guitar amplification, along with the Vintage acoustic instruments development team, have worked together to specify a range of high end transducers and pre-amps which give Vintage acoustic instruments a real edge. Fishman's unwavering goal of acoustic excellence perfectly matches our goals at Vintage, and their appointment as pickup/ pre-amp supplier for Vintage electro-acoustic instruments makes Vintage an even more enticing prospect for the discerning player. All-mahogany guitars are a popular choice these days with a real following in guitar circles, offering individual, darker-voiced tones with a more mellow sonic aura; Vintage acoustics have a newlyintroduced selection of these interesting guitars included in their line-up - well worthy of consideration for any guitarist perhaps seeking that smoother, darker acoustic tone. The new Vintage Synergy series with slim, sculpted sides,

Originally hand crafted in Leicestershire for just a few short years during the early 1970’s, this new version continues the lineage, and is still produced by hand using the original recipe for the fibreglass bowl, faithfully recreating the original unique Pilgrim bowl shape and features the same elegantly understated cosmetics and possesses all the verve, sparkle and tonal finesse that Pilgrim became famous for, now further enhanced by the extremely capable Fishman Presys+ onboard preamp system. Finally, the new Vintage 'Laka' pro-spec ukuleles, in acoustic and electro-acoustic formats are not only finished in a tone-friendly open pore satin finish but are fitted with premium Italian Aquila strings for maximum playing performance and an even, balanced sound. Laka electros are also equipped with unobtrusive, high performance USA-made Fishman Sonitone preamp systems, for enjoyably melodious and responsive plugged-in tones.

Vintage VTG100TRAVEL Series ®

VTG100

Top: Solid Spruce Back: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Binding: Back Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Mahogany Scale: 570mm Tuners: Chrome Preamp: Fishman® Isys (EA-VTG100VSB) Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® (EA-VTG100VSB) Strings: High Quality USA Made Carry Bag: Luxurious light brown, heavily padded “Vintage®” Carry Bag with shoulder straps.

EA-VTG100SB Electro-Acoustic Vintage Sunburst

£219.00

VTG100N Natural

VTG100VSB Sunburst

£109.00

£109.00

LH-VTG100N Left handed Natural

Carry Bag included with all Travel guitars.

£109.00

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Vintage V880 / V200 Series ®

V880 £229.00

V880N Natural Satin

Top: Solid Cedar Back: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Binding: Golden Herribone/Maple – Top Black/Maple – Sides Soundhole: Inlayed Multiply B/W Golden Herribone Back: Inlay Black/Maple Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Scale: 648mm Tuners: Classical style 3-in-line, Amber Buttons Strings: High Quality USA Made V200N Natural Gloss

V200N £219.00

V200NC Natural Satin Cedar

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Top: Solid Spruce Back: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Binding: Multi-Layer Ivory/Black Top/Sides Rosstte: Multi-Ply Ivory/Black, with Abalone Back/Bottom Centre Line: Multi-Layer Ivory/Black Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Pickguard: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell Scale: 642mm Tuners: Chrome Strings: High Quality USA Made

V200NC £219.00

Top: Solid Cedar Back: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Binding: Black Rosette: Abalone Neck: Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Pickguard: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell Scale: 642mm Tuners: Chome Strings: High Quality USA Made


Vintage VJ100/V700 Series ®

VJ100CSB Cherry Sunburst

VJ100 £219.00 VJ100N Natural

Top: Solid Spruce Body: Mahogany Laminate Sides: Mahogany Laminate Binding: Multi Black/White Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Pickguard: Tortoiseshell Scale: 642mm Tuners: Chrome Strings: High Quality USA Made

V700 £309.00

Top: Solid Spruce Back: Flame Maple Sides: Flame Maple Binding: Ivory/Black Soundhole: Abalone Neck: Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Scale: 642mm Tuners: Gold Strings: High Quality USA Made

V700N Natural Flame Maple

V700VSB Flame Maple Vintage Sunburst

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Vintage V300 Series ®

of comparison with instruments ‘ ...worthy two or three times the price ’ Guitar & Bass magazine V300 £199.00

V300MH Mahogany

V300MH features solid Mahogany top and Mahogany back and sides. Top: Solid Spruce Back: Eastern Mahogany Sides: Eastern Mahogany Binding: Multi White/Black Body, Neck, Heel Cap Pearloid (PK/BL) Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Pickguard: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell (MH without) Scale: 642mm Tuners: Chrome Strings: High Quality USA Made

Acoustic Guitar ‘ BestUnder £1000 ’ Guitar & Bass magazine

V300BK Black

V300BL Baby Blue

V300PK Powder Pink

V300 Natural

V300VSB Vintage Sunburst

LH-V300 Natural Left Hand

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Vintage V400 Series ®

The V400N’s healthy sound projection fills a lounge or sitting room with ease Ben James, Acoustic magazine V400-12 Natural 12 String

V400MH Mahogany

V400 £199.00

V400MH features solid Mahogany top and Mahogany back and sides. Top: Solid Spruce Body: Eastern Mahogany (Maple, V400MP) Sides: Eastern Mahogany (Maple, V400MP) Binding: Multi White/Black Neck: Eastern Mahogany (Maple, V400MP) Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood, Unbound (MH) Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Pickguard: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell Scale: 642mm Tuners: Chrome Strings: High Quality USA Made

V400N certainly looks a smart ‘ Theand well-finished acoustic ’ Ben James, Acoustic magazine

V400BK Black

V400CSB Cherry Sunburst

V400BL Trans Blue

V400SB Sunburst

V400N Natural

V400MP Natural Maple

VLH400N Natural Left Hand

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Vintage 800/900 Series ®

‘ Impressive playability and tones for a bargain price ’ Tim Slater, Guitar Buyer magazine

V900 £299.00

V900N Natural

Top: Solid German Spruce Back: Rosewood Sides: Rosewood Binding: Ivory/Black/Ivory/Black – Top Ivory/Black – Sides Soundhole: Multiple Black & White Back/Bottom Centre Line: Ivory/Black/ Ivory/Black Neck: Mahogany, Two Way Truss Rod Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Pickguard: Black Scale: 642mm Tuners: Chrome Grover® 102C Strings: High Quality USA Made

V800 / V800-12 £249.00 / £299.00

V800-12 Natural 12 String

Top: Solid German Spruce, Gloss Back: Mahogany, Satin Sides: Mahogany, Satin Binding: Black – Top, Black – Sides Soundhole: Herringbone Back/Bottom Centre: Herringbone Neck: Mahogany, Satin, Two Way Truss Rod Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Pickguard: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell Scale: 642mm Tuners: Chrome Grover® 102C Strings: High Quality USA Made

The elegant curvilinear shape of the rosewood bridge used on these Vintage acoustics not only offers secure anchoring for the high quality USA made strings, but adds its own individual tonality to that of the solid German spruce top.

... these Vintage ‘ guitars tick all of the boxes insofar as they sound surprisingly full grown and are surprisingly easy to play, which inspires a lot more confidence in you as a player Tim Slater,

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V800N Natural

V800VSB Vintage Sunburst


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Vintage1300Series They look great with an appealing, unforced yesteryear-type ‘ flavour and, equally importantly, they acquit themselves well on the performance front’ Jerry Uwins, Guitar & Bass magazine V1300

V1300N Natural

Top: Solid German Spruce Back: Solid Mahogany Sides: Solid Mahogany Binding: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell - Top ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell – Sides Soundhole: Herringbone, Multi-Ply Ivory/Black Neck: Mahogany, Two Way Truss Rod Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Pickguard: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell Scale: 642mm Tuners: Chrome Grover® V-99CG Strings: High Quality USA Made V1300BK Black

V1300VSB Vintage Sunburst

Featuring distinctive chrome ‘butter bean’ buttons, these beautiful Grover tuners offer smooth, sure tuning thanks to precision engineered brass gearings.

’Mock’ tortoiseshell neck heelcap is a neat reflection of the V1300’s ‘mock’ tortoiseshell scratchplate and an attractive finishing detail.

more organic ‘It’sandfarcharacterful than its immediate rivals Henry Yates, Guitarist

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VintageV1400/1500Series ‘...an impressive and rewarding instrument to play’ Nigel Miller, Gear magazine (V1400N)

V1400CSB Cherry Sunburst

V1400 V1400N Natural Satin

V1500N Natural Satin

Top: Solid Spruce Back: Solid Mahogany Sides: Solid Mahogany Purfling: Inlaid Abalone Binding: Flame Maple/Black/Ivory – Top Flame Maple/Black/Ivory – Sides Soundhole: Abalone, Multi Black/Ivory Back/Bottom Centre Line: Flame Maple/ Black/Ivory Neck: Mahogany, Two Way Truss Rod Fingerboard: Rosewood, Flame Maple Binding Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Scale: 642mm Tuners: Gold Grover® 102 Strings: High Quality USA Made

V1500 Top: Solid German Spruce, Satin (N) Gloss (H) Back: Solid Indian Rosewood Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood Purfling: Inlaid Abalone Binding: Flame Maple/Black/Ivory – Top Flame Maple/Black/Ivory – Sides Soundhole: Inlaid Abalone (N) Herringbone (H) Back/Bottom Centre Line: Flame Maple/ Black/Ivory Neck: Mahogany, Maple Binding V1500H Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood Natural Bridge: Rosewood Gloss Saddle: Compensated Scale: 642mm Tuners: Grover® 102, Gold (N) Chrome (H) Strings: High Quality USA Made

Beautifully trimmed with abalone purfling or traditional herring bone pattern, the high quality, mature sounding solid German spruce tops used on these acoustics are carefully matched to solid mahogany back and sides on the V1400, with solid Indian rosewood used on the V1500. This combination of legendary tonewoods allows these Vintage acoustic guitars to present an authoritative and articulate tonality guaranteed to please even the most discerning of players.

Highly Commended Guitar & Bass magazine Gear of The Year (V1400N)

The V1500 is a bold, sonorous performer, with a rich low-end follow-through... Presentation quality is also enhanced by excellent build tidiness and good timber selection... the whole quality of tone and texture is one you’d associate with a more expensive instrument... To be able to buy into a more upmarket rosewood spec at this kind of money, and on an instrument so elegantly kitted out, is a real find Jerry Uwins Guitar & Bass magazine

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Vintage1700/1800Series strikes a winning balance ‘The V1800N of tradition and flair’ V1700 / V1700-12

V1700VSB Vintage Sunburst

Top: Solid Spruce Back: Solid Canadian Flame Maple Sides: Solid Canadian Flame Maple Binding: Multi-Layer Ivory/Black - Top Black/Ivory/Black - Sides Soundhole: Multi-Ply Ivory/Black Back/Bottom Centre Line: Multi-Ply I/B Neck: Mahogany, Two Way Truss Rod Headstock: Bound Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood Bridge: Indian Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Pickguard: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell Scale: 648mm Tuners: Gold Grover® 102G Strings: High Quality USA Made

V1800N

V1800N Natural Gloss

V1700-12 Natural 12 String

V1700N Natural

Top: Solid Spruce Back: Solid Rosewood Sides: Solid Rosewood Binding: Multi-Layer Ivory/Black, Flame Maple - Top Multi-Layer Ivory/Black, Flame Maple - Sides Purfling: Inlaid Abalone Soundhole: Multi-Ply Ivory/Black, Inlaid Abalone Back/Bottom Centre Line: Multi-Layer Ivory/Black, Flame Maple Neck: Mahogany, Oil Stain Finish, Two Way Truss Rod Headstock: Slotted Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood Bridge: Indian Rosewood Scale: 648mm Saddle: Compensated Tuners: Gold Grover® RM-1388-7B/Amber Buttons Strings: High Quality USA Made

A great looker, and the finish - gloss on the body, satin on the neck is flawless.

Vintage’s ‘The combination of quality and value is hard to resist

Guitar & Bass magazine (V1800N)

‘an unqualified hit’ Jerry Uwins, Guitar & Bass magazine

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Designed to offer all the levels of specification, materials, options and – most importantly – playing performance expected from guitars which belong in much higher price brackets, Vintage continues to offer a comprehensive selection of fine-looking, fine-playing instruments which any guitarist would be proud to own. Tone-enhancing premier quality solid tops are a standard feature on all Vintage acoustic and electro-acoustic guitars, alongside a choice of superior tonewoods which make up the back and sides of each instrument. Whether in a carefully selected laminate or a solid tonewood such mahogany or rosewood along with elegantly-shaped and crafted instrument necks, Vintage guitars are designed to offer maximum player comfort. And now, upping the value factor even more, all Vintage electro-acoustics in the range feature pickups and preamp systems from legendary American acoustic amplification experts, Fishman, fitted as standard. Larry Fishman For many years, Fishman's unwavering goal of acoustic excellence has resulted in not only their heralded position as the world's #1 pickup and preamp specialist, but also no less than 30 patents awarded by the US Patent Office. The impeccable, acoustic-friendly performance of Fishman systems provide the ideal complement to the sweet and responsive tonal qualities of Vintage guitars. Fishman acoustic amplification's acclaimed transparent tonal qualities are perfectly suited to the crisp, full-toned note detail that marks Vintage instruments out as impressive performers in any musical style, whether played fingerstyle or with a plectrum. “We are very proud to collaborate with JHS on their Vintage range of electro-acoustic guitars," is Larry Fishman's enthusiastic response to the new Vintage/Fishman collaboration. "The JHS team has created a line of instruments that are well suited for any performance application and deliver great value for money," he continues, adding, "We are confident that the Vintage/Fishman partnership will yield many more fine instruments in the future."

Fishman’s Isys Onboard Preamp Systems have a very small footprint and are available in three models; Isys, Isys T and Isys+. These preamps feature Volume and EQ tone shaping and Phase controls; a pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup and low profile control knobs. Also included are a low battery indicator and a separate surface mounted battery compartment.

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Isys Features:

IsysT Features:

Isys+ Features:

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Smaller footprint for easy access to controls Volume control EQ shaping control Phase control Low battery indicator (9V battery) Surface mounted battery compartment Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup Low profile control knobs

Onboard easy to read 7-segment LED tuner Smaller footprint for easy access to controls Volume control EQ shaping control Phase control Low battery indicator (9V battery) Surface mounted battery compartment Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup Low profile control knobs

Onboard easy to read 7-segment LED tuner Bass & treble controls for enhanced tone shaping Smaller footprint for easy access to controls Volume control EQ shaping control Phase control Low battery indicator (9V battery) Surface mounted battery compartment Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup Low profile control knobs


Professional Pickups and Preamps fitted as standard! The Sonicore Pickup Fishman's Sonicore® undersaddle guitar pickup is made with a unique co-polymer sensing material exclusive to Fishman, which provides excellent acoustic guitar reproduction. The Sonicore pickup is a continuous length of piezo material embedded in a fully shielded coaxial cable which senses the motion of the entire saddle, providing excellent string to string balance while its small size and convenient undersaddle design helps preserve both the aesthetic and structural integrity of the guitar. Pre-installed on each Vintage electro-acoustic guitar throughout the Vintage range, the Sonicore® pickup provides an acoustically accurate and full-toned sound source compatible with any playing situation.

The Presys Onboard Preamp Systems are designed and built to offer maximum control, performance and quality in a small, unobtrusive format. With three models, the Presys, Presys+ and Presys Blend models, the compact sophisticated Presys system features Volume, Bass, Mid and Treble controls, a Phase button, and a built-in tuner with LED display. Presys also includes a pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup, a low-battery indicator, low profile control knobs and a flip-open housing to easily access the battery compartment.

Presys Features:

Presys+ Features:

Presys Blend Features:

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Smaller footprint than standard size preamps Volume control Bass, Middle and Treble control knobs Phase control button Low battery indicator (9V battery) Flip-top housing to access integrated battery compartment • Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup • Low profile control knobs

Brilliance control for additional tone shaping Notch, onboard anti-feedback control Smaller footprint than standard size preamps Volume control Bass, Middle and Treble control knobs Phase control button Low battery indicator (9V battery) Flip-top housing to access integrated battery compartment • Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup • Low profile control knobs

Built-in microphone with mic blend control Brilliance control for additional tone shaping Notch, onboard anti-feedback control Smaller footprint than standard size preamps Volume control Bass, Middle and Treble control knobs Phase control button Low battery indicator (9V battery) Flip-top housing to access integrated battery compartment • Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup • Low profile control knobs

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VintageSweetWaterSeries VE900MH Mahogany

VE900 Body: Grand Auditorium Cutaway Top: Solid Mahogany Back: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Neck: Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Scale: 642mm Preamp: Fishman® Isys+ Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Chrome Strings: High Quality USA Made

VGA900N Natural

VGA900 Body: Grand Auditorium Cutaway Top: Solid Spruce Back: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Binding: Rosewood/Mulitple Black & White – Body & Neck Soundhole: Abalone Neck: Mahogany, Two Way Truss Rod Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Pickguard: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell Scale: 642mm Preamp: Fishman® Isys + Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Chrome Strings: High Quality USA Made

VGA900SB Sunburst

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VintageSweetWaterSeries has a peppy sound and good preamp facilities ‘The- aVEC1900N welcome addition to Vintage’s choice of body styles’ V1200N Natural

V1200 Body: Grand Auditorium with Florentine Style Cutaway Top: Solid Spruce Back: Solid Mahogany Sides: Solid Mahogany Binding: Rosewood/Maple/Flame Maple Soundhole: Inlaid Spalted Maple Neck: Mahogany Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood Bridge: Ebony Scale: 642mm Preamp: Fishman® Presys Blend Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Grover 102 Chrome Strings: High Quality USA Made

VEC1900N Natural

VEC1900 Body: Grand Auditorium Cutaway Top: Solid German Spruce Back: Solid Lacewood Sides: Solid Lacewood Binding: Padauk – Body/Fingerboard Soundhole: Abalone Neck: Mahogany Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood Bridge: Indian Rosewood Pickguard: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell Scale: 642mm Preamp: Fishman® Presys Blend Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Grover 102 Chrome Strings: High Quality USA Made

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VintageVE300Series unplugged, the VE300 has a sweet and open ‘Played sound with the defined mids and overall balanced characteristic of 000-style guitars much in evidence.’

VE300N Natural

VE300

VE300BK Black

Top: Solid Spruce Back: Eastern Mahogany Sides: Eastern Mahogany Binding: Multi-Layer White/Black Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Scale: 642mm Preamp: Fishman® Isys+ Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Chrome Die Cast Strings: High Quality USA Made

VE300SB Sunburst

The Fishman preamp’s ‘chromatic tuner makes open tuning a doddle, even when no lead is plugged into the guitar.

Louis Thorne, Professional Pickups & Preamps fitted as standard! Professional Professional Pickups & Pickups Preamps& Preamps

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VintageVE1300Series VE1300N Natural

VE1300

VE1300BK Black

Top: Solid German Spruce Back: Solid Mahogany Sides: Solid Mahogany Binding: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell - Top ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell – Sides Soundhole: Herringbone, Multi-Ply Ivory/Black Neck: Mahogany, Two Way Truss Rod Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Pickguard: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell Scale: 642mm Preamp: Fishman® Presys Blend Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Chrome Grover® V-99CG Strings: High Quality USA Made

VE1300VSB Vintage Sunburst

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VintageVECJ100/VE660Series VECJ100BK Hi Gloss Black

VECJ100 Top: Solid Spruce Body: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Binding: Multi Black/White Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Scale: 642mm Preamp: Fishman® Presys Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Chrome Diecast Strings: High Quality USA Made

VE660

VE660TSB Tobacco Sunburst

With a style very much rooted in the era of bands like the Beatles, the Vintage VE660TSB has real 1960’s character. Back in the days before dedicated electro-acoustics, amplifying and recording acoustic guitars often meant fitting electric guitar pickups and controls. Check the single coil pickup neatly tucked in at the neck of the VE660TSB specially for that authentic 1960s sound.

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Top: Solid Spruce Back: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Binding: Multi-Layer White/Black Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Scale: 642mm Pickup: Single Coil Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone Tuners: Chrome/Green Tulip Buttons Strings: High Quality USA Made


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VintageVEC350Series VEC350 is a competent all rounder with a standard ‘The of performance that makes some other mini jumbos look expensive’ Jerry Uwins, Guitar & Bass magazine VEC350

VEC350FVSB Maple Flame Vintage Sunburst

Top: Flame Maple Veneer (Spruce Top BMS) Back: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Binding: Black/White Multi-Ply Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Scale: 642mm Preamp: Fishman® Presys Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Chrome Diecast Strings: High Quality USA Made

...a versatile and capable instrument

Tony Simmons, Gear magazine

VEC350NF Maple Flame Natural

VEC350BMS Pearl Black Metallic

VEC350ABF Maple Flame Trans Blue

VEC350FSB Maple Flame Cherry Sunburst

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VintageVEC380Series queen you're after then the VEC380N ‘If it's isa beauty the pick of the litter.’ Total Guitar magazine

VEC380CL Natural Classic Nylon Strung

VEC380 Top: Solid Spruce (Nylon String - Solid Cedar) Back & Sides: Figured Flame Maple Neck: Bound Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Ebony Scale: 25.5”/ 648mm Binding: Multi-ply cream & black Bridge: Ebony Preamp: Fishman® Presys + Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Classical style in-line, Amber buttons Strings: High Quality USA Made

VEC380-12 Natural 12 String

The inclusion of Fishman preamps has already helped elevate Vintage electroacoustics to a new level of sound quality Joey Stetano,

Play Music Pickup magazine

VEC380BGB Burgundy Burst

VEC380N Natural

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VintageVEC500Series Fishman Sonicore undersaddle pickup complements ‘The the VEC350’s mellow tonality, delivering a more woody VEC500MP Natural Satin Maple

VEC500

...the VEC500 delivers an appealing ‘acoustic tone that’ll do the job in a variety of gig and home recording situations

Dave Durban, Guitarist magazine

Top: Solid Spruce (MP) Pale Solid Spruce Body: Eastern Mahogany (MP) Maple Sides: Eastern Mahogany (MP) Maple Binding: Multi White/Black Neck: Eastern Mahogany (MP) Maple Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Pickguard: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell Scale: 648mm, 642mm 12-String Preamp: Fishman® Isys + Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Chrome Die Cast Strings: High Quality USA Made

These could prove ‘very hard to beat’ Total Guitar magazine

VEC500RB Red Burst

VEC500BL Thru Blue

VEC500CSB Cherry Sunburst

VEC500N Natural

VEC500BK Black

VEC500-12 Natural 12 String

The Fishman preamp and the guitar effortlessly complement each other Joey Setano, Play Music Pickup

VLH500N Natural Left Hand

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VintageVEC800Series ‘

The tone grew and developed the more I was willing to try out alternate settings and configurations. I have to say that I was impressed Steve Harvey Acoustic magazine

VEC800

VEC800VSB Vintage Sunburst

Top: Solid German Spruce Back: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Binding: Black – Top, Black – Sides Neck: Mahogany, Two Way Truss Rod Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Pickguard: ‘Mock’ Tortoiseshell Scale: 642mm Preamp: Fishman® Presys + Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Chrome Grover® 102 Strings: High Quality USA Made

VEC1400N-12 Natural Satin

VEC800N Natural Gloss

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VintageVEC1400/1500Series Any pigeonholing of Vintage at the budget end of the ‘guitar marketplace is looking increasingly unjustified’ Louis Thorne, Guitar Buyer magazine VEC1400 Top: Solid Spruce Back: Solid Mahogany Sides: Solid Mahogany Binding: Flame Maple - Top Flame Maple – Sides Purfling: Inlaid Abalone Soundhole: Inlaid Abalone Back/Bottom Centre Line: Multi-Layer Birds-eye Maple Neck: Mahogany, Two Way Truss Rod Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Scale: 648mm Preamp: Fishman® Presys Blend Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Gold Grover® 102 Strings: High Quality USA Made

VEC1400N Natural

LH-VEC1400N Natural Left Hand

VEC1500

VEC1500N Natural Satin

Top: Solid German Spruce Back: Solid Indian Rosewood Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood Binding: Flame Maple – Top Flame Maple – Sides Purfling: Inlaid Abalone Soundhole: Inlaid Abalone Back/Bottom Centre Line: Multi-Layer Flame Maple Neck: Mahogany, Two Way Truss Rod Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Scale: 642mm Preamp: Fishman® Presys Blend Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Gold Grover® 102 Strings: High Quality USA Made

Presys Blend features Built-in Microphone and Mic Blend Control

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One guitar name which created a real stir in acoustic guitar circles following its introduction back in the 1970’s, and which was available into the mid to late 1980’s, was that of Paul Tebbutt’s Pilgrim brand. A UK company - based in Leicestershire, Pilgrim’s small-scale production ensured that the guitar’s premier quality construction was always the prime focus, even if it did mean that production levels never ran into big numbers. The impressive performance ensured that Pilgrim guitars gained cult status amongst players of the time, garnering many accolades and awards, and are still sought after today. Pilgrim guitars featured the then-innovative method of guitar building, mating a meticulously-selected solid cedar top to a contoured fibreglass back to produce the ultimate blend of tonal excellence, function, and form. ‘Pilgrim by Vintage’ keeps the spirit of those pioneering early Pilgrim guitars alive, with a narrow waist accentuating the pronounced body curves, the use of selected close grain cedar tops, premium quality timbers for the neck and fingerboard, and a superb overall build quality to achieve stunning looks, easy playability, projection and superlative tone. Sound, just like light, and can be focussed to accent certain mixes of fundamental frequencies and harmonics. The specially formulated fibreglass bowl recipe, and mathematically calculated curved surfaces of the Pilgrim bowl project the full strength and majesty of the instrument far beyond the player. Following the designs of the original, we use a slightly narrower than standard shallow profile, electric guitar-style neck and low profile frets, maintaining the well-deserved reputation for versatility, speed, comfort and responsiveness in the hands of any player. Whether being played fingerstyle, or plectrum, this contemporary version stays true to the original, and offers a responsive and luxurious playing experience. The original designer, Paul Tebbutt, is a man for whom quality and perfection remains of prime importance. An accomplished musician, guitarist and singer, Paul has always felt that his instruments should reflect the lives of the musicians who play them, and enhance their overall playing experience. Paul has distilled his many years of producing and playing into his vision for the new generation of Pilgrim Guitars. Pilgrim by Vintage continues the tradition of setting a benchmark in electro acoustic performance, with the factory fitted Fishman Sonicore pickup and Presys+ pre amp providing the perfect medium to ensure that the rich, powerful and very focussed Pilgrim sound is faithfully transmitted to any amplification system or recording desk. Paul Tebbutt’s new creation, Pilgrim by Vintage faithfully recreates a cult slice of UK guitar history, and is destined to become a modern classic.

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VPG100 Top: Solid Cedar, Satin Finish Body: Contoured Fibreglass Back Binding: Ivory/Multi Wood Inlay Rosette: Inlayed Wood Neck: Sapele/Maple/Sapele, Narrow Width, Shallow Profile Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 22, 2.2mm Hard Low Profile Headstock: Rosewood Face Top Nut: Bone Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Bone Scale: 642mm Preamp: Fishman速 Presys + Pickup: Fishman速 Sonicore速 Tuners: Enclosed Chrome Die Cast Strings: High Quality USA Made Guitar Bag: Included Brown 600 Denier nylon with 15mm padding. Classic carry handles and adjustable shoulder straps. 10mm zipper with metal pull tags. Internal padded neck suport with velcro restraining strap. Saddle bag style outer neck and body accessory pockets with magnetic fasteners. Address label holder and protective bottom grip strips.

VPG100TSB Vintage Sunburst Satin

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VintageSYNERGYSeries An attractive hybrid ‘ of both electric and acoustic instruments Gear magazine VR6 / VR6-12 Top: Spruce Body: Textured Bowl Back Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 20 Binding: Multi-Ply White/Black Soundhole: Abalone Bridge: Rosewood Saddle: Compensated Scale: 648mm Preamp: Fishman® Isys T Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Diecast Chrome Strings: High Quality USA Made

VR6RRB-12 12 String Ruby Redburst

VR6BK Gloss Black

VR6SB Sunburst

VR6N Natural

VR6RRB Ruby Redburst

Professional Pickups & Preamps fitted as standard!

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VintageResonatorSeries AMG2 Chrome

AMG1 Chrome

AMG1 takes some beating as it covers ‘The all styles well’ Steve Hughes, Music Mart magazine

AMG1 Top: Bell Brass Body: Bell Brass Resonator: 9.5" Aluminium Spun Cone Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Maple Biscuit Scale: 630mm Tuners: Chrome Die Cast Strings: High Quality USA Made

AMG2 Top: Steel Body: Steel Resonator: 3 x 6" Aluminium Spun Cone Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Maple Biscuit Scale: 630mm Tuners: Chrome Die Cast Strings: High Quality USA Made

VRA400 Top: Mahogany Back: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Resonator: 10.5" Aluminium Spun Cone Binding: Multi-Layer White/Black Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Spider Scale: 630mm Tuners: Chrome Die Cast Strings: High Quality USA Made

VRC800

VRC800BK Black

VRA400VSB Vintage Sunburst

Top: Mahogany Back: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Resonator: 10.5" Aluminium Spun Cone Binding: White Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Maple Biscuit Scale: 630mm Pickup: Mini Humbucker Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone Tuners: Chrome Die Cast Strings: High Quality USA Made

VRA400BK Black

...this ready-to-plug-in ‘ Vintage Resonator seems like hugely great value for money.

Gear magazine (VRC800)

Professional Pickups & Preamps

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VintageVCB430Series VCB430VSB Vintage Sunburst

Big and bold, the Vintage VCB430 really does seem to offer ‘excellent value for money as it looks, sounds and handles like a more expensive instrument’ Roger Newell, Guitarist magazine VCB430

VCB430N Natural

Top: Solid Spruce with Flame Maple Veneer Back: Mahogany Sides: Mahogany Binding: Multi-Layer White/Black Neck: Eastern Mahogany Fingerboard: Rosewood Bridge: Rosewood Scale: 866mm Preamp: Fishman® Presys Pickup: Fishman® Sonicore® Tuners: Chrome (TBK, VSB) Gold – (N) Strings: High Quality USA Made

VCB430TBK Thru Black

The VCB430 has a lot ‘more going for it than just a modest price!’ Roger Newell, Guitarist magazine

Professional Pickups & Preamps fitted as standard!

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Named after Laka, the Polynesian patron goddess of hula dancers, the sweet, soothing tones of the Vintage 'Laka' pro-spec ukulele series will lift the heart and calm the soul...

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VintageLAKASeries

The Fishman® Sonitone Onboard Preamp System features a soundhole mounted preamp with rotary controls for Volume and Tone and a Fishman® Sonicore® pickup. Separate battery box with output jack socket. VUT80EA Tenor Natural Satin

VUC80EA Concert Natural Satin

VUC90EA Concert Natural Satin

VUT90EA Tenor Natural Satin

Professional Pickups & Preamps fitted as standard!

MODEL VUC80EA VUT80EA VUC90EA VUT90EA

TYPE

BACK & SIDES

Cutaway Bodied Concert Cutaway Bodied Tenor Cutaway Bodied Concert Cutaway Bodied Tenor

Koa Koa Koa Koa

TOP

NECK

FINGERBOARD

BRIDGE

Solid Sitka Spruce Solid Sitka Spruce Solid Koa Solid Koa

Mahogany/Nato Mahogany/Nato Mahogany/Nato Mahogany/Nato

Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood

Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood

PREAMP Fishman® Fishman® Fishman® Fishman®

MACHINES STRINGS

Sonitone Sonitone Sonitone Sonitone

Grover Grover Grover Grover

Aquila Aquila Aquila Aquila

FINISH Open Open Open Open

Pore Pore Pore Pore

Satin Satin Satin Satin

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VUS70 Soprano Natural Satin

VUC70 Concert Natural Satin

VUC90 Concert Natural Satin

VUT90 Tenor Natural Satin

MODEL

TYPE

BACK & SIDES

TOP

NECK

FINGERBOARD

BRIDGE

PREAMP

MACHINES

STRINGS

VUS70 VUC70 VUC90 VUT90

Full Bodied Soprano Full Bodied Concert Full Bodied Concert Full Bodied Tenor

Mahogany Mahogany Koa Koa

Solid Mahogany Solid Mahogany Solid Koa Solid Koa

Mahogany//Nato Mahogany//Nato Mahogany//Nato Mahogany//Nato

Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood

Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood

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Chrome Chrome Grover Grover

Aquila Aquila Aquila Aquila

FINISH Open Open Open Open

Pore Pore Pore Pore

Satin Satin Satin Satin

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VintageUkuleleSeries VUK20N Coconut Tan

VUK20BL Hula Blue

VUK20PK Pacific Pink

VUK20YL Aloha Yellow

VUK15N Natural

Ukuleles feature Mahogany bodies and tops, 12 frets, Rosewood fingerboard and bridges, open geared tuners. VUK20 outfits include carry bag, pitch pipe and plectrum.

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VintageMandolinSeries

VFM500 Antique Burst

VFM500ER Electro Acoustic Red Burst

VFM300VSB Vintage Sunburst with Case

MODEL

TYPE

VFM500 Mandolin VFM500ER Electric Mandolin VFM500EB Electric Mandolin VFM300VSB ‘F’ Style Mandolin VFM400AVB ‘F’ Oval Mandolin VMT400VB Double C/A Mandolin

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VFM500EB Electro Acoustic Blue Burst

VFM400AVB Antique Violin Burst with Case

BODY

TOP

NECK

FINGERBOARD

SCALE

BRIDGE

Mahogany Mahogany Mahogany Solid Maple Solid Maple Solid Maple

Spruce Spruce Spruce Solid Spruce Solid Spruce Solid Spruce

Mahogany Mahogany Mahogany Maple Maple Maple

Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood

340mm 340mm 340mm 352mm 352mm 352mm

Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood Ebony Ebony Ebony

VMT400VB Vintage Burst with Bag

PICK UP/CONTROLS HARDWARE – Piezo / Vol & Tone Piezo / Vol & Tone -

Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold

FINISH

Antique Burst Red Burst Blue Burst Vintage Sunburst Antique Violin Burst Vintage Burst


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VintageBanjoSeries

VOB12 Open Back ‘G’ Banjo

and resonant ‘Strongtones ’ Gear Magazine

VB30G ‘G’ Banjo

VB30GDL Deluxe ‘G’ Banjo

Features Rolled Brass Ring

The superb ‘ VUB50 banjo is a whole heap of fun’

VB35T Tenor Banjo

VGB26 Guitar Banjo

Gear magazine

VUB50 Ukulele Banjo

Coated Heads Fitted As Standard

MODEL

TYPE

VB30G ‘G’ Banjo VB30GDL Deluxe ‘G’ Banjo VOB12 Open Back ‘G’ Banjo VB35T Tenor Banjo VGB26 Guitar Banjo VUB50 Ukulele Banjo

RESONATOR

RIM

TONE RING

HEAD

RODS

NECK

Mahogany Mahogany Eastern Mahogany Mahogany Mahogany Eastern Mahogany

Aluminium Mahogany Mahogany Aluminium Aluminium Aluminium

Rolled Brass -

Remo Remo Remo Remo Remo Remo

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Mahogany Mahogany Eastern Mahogany Mahogany Mahogany Eastern Mahogany

FINGERBOARD SCALE BRIDGE Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood

666mm 666mm 670mm 575mm 575mm 328mm

Maple Maple Maple Maple Maple Maple

HARDWARE

FINISH

Chrome/Pearloid Chrome Pearloid Chrome/ Pearloid Chrome/ Pearloid Pearloid

Natural Natural Natural Natural Natural Natural

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behind the Vintage range is simple; ‘Thetovision offer well-made, reliable instruments at the best price possible. ’ Steve Harvey Acoustic Magazine

A John Hornby Skewes Product

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JOHN HORNBY SKEWES & CO. LTD., SALEM HOUSE, PARKINSON APPROACH, GARFORTH, LEEDS LS25 2HR, UK. ©2010 JHS & Co. Ltd. Specifications and colours are subject to change without prior notice. Vintage a John Hornby Skewes product is a registered trademark of John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd.


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