Designed in conjunction with Trev Wilkinson and Thomas Blug, the Vintage V6MRHDX plays and sounds as good as it looks.
The V6MRHDX’s body is alder, and it features a hard maple, bolt-on neck with a 71/⁄2” radius fingerboard and 21 frets. All the hardware is genuine Wilkinson, including the three vintage-voiced single coil pickups with aged ivory covers and Thomas’s beloved Bukka switch, which is operated by a push/push pot on the back tone control and provides a hum-cancelling, subtly tone-altering extra dummy coil when needed. And it’s all wrapped up in the beautiful Vintage Icon package, with the guitar’s body and parts all meticulously aged to simulate years of onstage use. Topped off with stunning original artwork, this is a must-have guitar.
“I wanted a guitar that looks cool – like Hendrix’s, but with all the features of my signature Vintage Icon V6 guitar,” he says. “And it had to play like all the guitars I usually play: pickups in the same position and not a reversed body.” True to Thomas’ requests, the guitar features the same top quality specs as his treasured ’61 and his original Vintage signature, but comes with a reversed headstock and hand-applied graphics created by German artist Daniel Hahn especially for the Summer Of Love.
V6 Features Body: American alder body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
Vibrato: 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.
Pickups: Balanced set of Wilkinson WVS vintage-voiced Alnico V 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.
Controls: Vintage V6 tone layout also provides extra versatility with bridge and neck controls.
Machines: Wilkinson WJ55 patented E-Z-Lok tuners. Simple, effective locking action for increased tuning stability. Staggered string post heights provide correct string rake angle for smooth vibrato action and correct playing tension.
Neck: Classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile hard rock maple neck: instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Fingerboard: 7.5″ radius fingerboard provides positive feel, definition and superior tone!
Frets: Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V6.
Top Nut: Graphite top nut, smooth and friction free.
Headstock: Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal. The V6MRHDX Thomas Blug signature guitar is an original Vintage® ICON Series™ guitar created by Trev Wilkinson, Thomas Blug and the UK Vintage design team.
Please note aged finish can vary from guitar to guitar.