Italia Vario Electric Guitar - Satin Purple

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Price includes Over £100 of added value: (Meticulous quality control & professional setup (worth over £55), 6 & 12 month check/reset, pre-dispatch play test by Richard.) CLICK FOR COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW

  " If I HAD to sum up this guitar in 2 words alone it would be bl**dy Briilliant!  I Iove EVERYTHING about this guitar - Its hard to know where to start..." 

From the second I slapped eyes on this guitar I have to admit I WANTED to love it.  Stylistically I love everything about it.  The Satin purple finish combined with the beautifully blacked out insides which you can see through the beautifully sculpted f hole - Is just class.  Every curve and contour - I love it.

This guitar is arguably a Strat!!!  YET you would never know it because A) Visually it looks nothing like one and B) sonicially its in another World even though its a strat player who should be looking at one if they want the greatest tonal diversity

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From the second I slapped eyes on this guitar I have to admit I WANTED to love it.  Stylistically I love everything about it.  The Satin purple finish combined with the beautifully blacked out insides which you can see through the beautifully sculpted f hole - Is just class.  Every curve and contour - I love it.

This guitar is arguably a Strat!!!  YET you would never know it because A) Visually it looks nothing like one and B) sonicially its in another World even though its a strat player who should be looking at one if they want the greatest tonal diversity

The pickup system and controls is pure genius - It just could not be any easier to set up with each pickup having its own selection of bass only strings - treble only strings - or bass and treble strings being picked up together.

The neck - its beautiful.  A lovely satin neck with a beautiful vintage stain.  Fits your hand like a glove and incredibly playable.  

Basically - from every angle this guitar - for me - is a winner.  Style WITH substance - and then the price!!!   A little over £600 - I could not believe it.

I have witness the most dreadful quality control in guitars that are considered to be "benchmarks" so the Italia brand are a breath of fresh air they truly are.  Thank you to Trevor Wilkinson for your designs.

So onto the the official comments from Italia....

Imola Vario ~ Tonally insane! We couldn’t leave well enough alone. The Italia Imola Vario is a redesign of the Imola 6, but with some fresh, clean design changes, a redesigned body cavity for better tone as well as weight reduction, and even more tonal variation in the pickup configurations… as if that were possible. We couldn’t help but go back to the classic style 3-way switches to split the bass and treble sides of all 3 Italia Duplex pickups (or to control the SIX mini pickups… you decide). OK. So the old Imola 6 did all that… BUT, we added a 5 position rotary switch that allows for you to dial every combination imaginable. Think about it… you can choose the 2nd position of the rotary switch, have the bass side only of the neck pickup, treble side only of the centre, and then click the rotary to 4th position for bridge and centre pickup for the solo, and have a completely different sound configuration for the bridge pickup! This truly is about the most tonally diverse 6 string ever made. This is tone for days. Find YOUR sound in the wide range of options available. The Imola Vario features Wilkinson WV6 Vintage tremolo with Italia locking machines, with a silky graphite nut to keep things perfectly in tune while getting your vibrato on. The chambered Alder body with Maple top are bolted to a rock maple neck and Italia’s inverted headstock. This is NOT your grandfathers single cutaway here folks.

Body Chambered American Alder w/Maple Top
Neck Bolt on Hardrock Maple Neck
Frets 22
Vibrato Wilkinson WVP Vibrato
Machine Heads Italia Locking Tuning Machines
Pickups Italia Duplex 3-3 Singles
Controls 3 x 3-way pickup switches, 5-position rotary, Volume, Tone


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