(July 26, 2011) -- Legendary axe-slinger Thomas Blug has once again joined forces with Vintage guitars to
produce a new signature model influenced by the man many people think of as the greatest
guitarist of all time.
The Vintage Summer Of Love V6MRHDX is a nod to an iconic guitar played by the inimitable
Jimi Hendrix. The newest model in the Vintage ICON range of distressed, or reliced,
instruments, the Summer Of Love's body and parts have all been meticulously aged to simulate
years of onstage use.
The guitar features the same boutique specs as Thomas' treasured '61 and his original Vintage
signature, the V6MRTBG – the only differences being the reverse headstock and the hand-applied graphics created by German artist Daniel Hahn.
The V6MRHDX's body is alder, and it features a hard maple, bolt-on neck with a 7 ½” radius
rosewood fingerboard and 21 frets. All the hardware is genuine Wilkinson, including the three
vintage-voiced single coil pickups, with aged ivory covers and Thomas' 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. The guitar will retail for £479.
The Summer Of Love guitar is available now. Vintage guitars are distributed worldwide by John
Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd.
For more information:
John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd.
Source: Press Release
Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt-On
Fingerboard: 7 1/2" Rosewood
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55D EZ-Lok
Vibrato: Wilkinson WVCD
Pickups: Wilkinson single coil x 3 aged ivory
(N) WVS (M) WVSM rw/rp (B) WHCC
Back tone push/push hum-cancelling extra coil
Controls: 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way Selector
Scratchplate: 3-ply distressed
Price: £479 (UK RRP) or around $785