The new guitar comes equipped with a Fishman Presys Blend preamp and Sonicore pickup system.

Leeds, UK (May 21, 2010) -- John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd., the worldwide trade distributors of Vintage brand instruments, announces the launch of the Vintage Gordon Giltrap Signature electro-acoustic guitar.



This crossover Grand Auditorium/000-style electro-acoustic is based on a hand-crafted instrument that Rob Armstrong made back in 1980 and Gordon plays today. Featuring a high-grade solid North American cedar top with mahogany back and sides the signature "small waist" body is complemented by Rob Armstrong's trademark headstock design.

The bridge is high-grade rosewood with a gradually compensated natural bone saddle, and the mahogany neck comes with a top-quality rosewood fingerboard with genuine abalone inlays and side dot markers.

Electronics are provided via a Fishman Presys Blend preamp and Sonicore pickup system, which features a built in-microphone with mic blend control, notch - anti feedback control, phase control button, three-band EQ and volume control, as well as a built-in guitar tuner with flip-top battery access.

Gordon's signature guitar is also being made available as a twelve-string instrument with the same specifications.

Specs:
  • Top: Solid North American red cedar, high grade, close grained
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with Abalone inlays
  • Side Position Markers: Abalone
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Top Nut: Natural Bone
  • Saddle: Natural Bone, compensated
  • Scale: 642mm / 25.27"
  • Preamp: Fishman Presys Blend
  • Pickup: Fishman Sonicore
  • Tuners: Grover 102
  • Strings: USA made
  • Finish: Clear Satin
  • Case: Supplied with Kinsman hardshell case
  • 6 String Model MSRP: approximately $687.78 (£479.00 rrp)
  • 12 String Model MSRP: approximately $716.50 (£499.00 rrp)
For more information:
Vintage Guitars
Fishman

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