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United Kingdom (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.
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Hard Maple – Bolt-On
- Fingerboard: 7 1/2" Rosewood
- Frets: 21
- Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55D EZ-Lok
- Vibrato: Wilkinson WVCD
- Scale: 25.5”/648mm
- 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
- Hardware: Nickel
- Price: £479 (UK RRP) or around $785
John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd.
Source: Press Release