SOLD - Vintage V100 ProShop Unique ~ Flamed Purple Burst
The Same - Just Better
Want a Better Guitar? Buy It From Richards Guitars - If you are serious about the guitar please do find the time to read this. I promise you that anyone offering you next day delivery are not offering what we do!
Behind every guitar sold is our meticulous quality control and personalized setup service. We literally leave no stone unturned. From geometric to cosmetic - every aspect is checked and adjusted as necessary...
We want your guitar to INSPIRE you.
In this first video I introduce you to a customers guitar which is about to go into our workshop for setup and I show you just how many modifications and improvements will be made to the guitar.
This second video shows the guitar going through the workshop process. This process takes around an hour but dont worry - its just highlights!
Its Not Always A Happy Ending
One of my favorite adverts was one by Honda which said at Honda they don't use the word "OK" and instead they use the phrase "What If". I LOVED that advert and found it so inspiring. This is the premise of every guitar setup we undertake. If that means rejecting guitars and starting again - that is exactly what we do.
No Time To Watch the Videos? Here Is the Summary...
If you have bought a guitar before you will know all too well that not every guitar feels or plays the same. You may also know that due to the nature of the major component of the guitar (wood) that they can feel great one moment and awful the next (say for example after traveling half way around the globe on a boat - from some factory in the far east to the UK!)
Richards Guitars offers a unique service offering the more discerning/knowledgeable buyer a host of "players benefits" which will ensure that ANY guitar purchased will give you years of enjoyment - regardless of the price paid. I can demonstrate that a guitar purchased from Richards Guitars will...
Stay In Tune - Longer
Want more reasons to buy from Richards Guitars?
After Sales support
A second guitar setup to your new guitars standard for just £35 - Got a guitar at home that you think could be improved? Drop it in and we will do over £55 worth of work for just £35
6 & 12 month checks and "re-sets". A *FREE follow up service for any of my customers. We will ensure your guitar plays like the day it left our store (minus your own wear and tear of course!) saving you £££ on pricey guitar technicians bills. If we find any parts that are failing that are not due to normal wear and tear we will replace them free of charge!
Over the past 20 years I have worked hand in hand with suppliers, reporting back with fault "trends" and ways to improve products supplied to us. Companys I have dealt with have been listening intently over the years and we know what value our input has brought to their brands.
To summarise, a guitar supplied by Richards Guitars will not just feel like a new guitar, it will feel like YOUR guitar.
* Due to the need to check your intonation & adjust accordingly you must bring in your guitar with BRAND NEW strings fitted (original guage as setup when sold) OR pay our technician to remove your old strings and fit new ones - guide price £16 including strings. It is impossible to check intonation accurately with old strings.
Past 2 Years Of Customers (Image only shows some of the UK!)
Every red marker represents someone who I have supplied a guitar to, possibly starting with guidance and advice online, telephone or in store. I have provided a guitar meticulously quality controlled and set up to their personal specification. I have personally play tested prior to dispatch and have continued to provide back up and support via my live chat service...
- Call us during office hours (Monday To Saturday 10-4pm) on 01789 263333
- Why not book an appointment and spend a morning or afternoon in total peace and privacy? All the advice will be on hand whenever you need it
- Live Help is available which is run by Jon, Jake & Richard most hours of the day 7 days a week
- Richard has written many advice blogs relating to this brand, which can be found at the bottom of the page
- Richard has provided many hours of advice via our Youtube page at www.youtube.com/richardsguitarshop
- Special highlights are often featured on our Instagram
From the offset, the visual concept of the Vintage ReIssued Series V100 solid bodied guitar, is stunning and screams with attitude.
It’s from this classic series that this V100 has had the privilege of passing through the hands of the Vintage ProShop team of highly skilled craftsman, emerging as a beautiful looking instrument, the Vintage ProShop V100PU0015.
The original finish has been removed and, like the body and neck, expertly re spayed with a see-though Purple to Black Burst with a nitrocellulose lacquered finish, highlighting the detailed, figure maple cap.
This gorgeous finish is offset with a cream body binding, chrome hardware, black/silver top-hat control knobs, black pickguard and black pickup surrounds.
Like all Vintage instruments, the playability of the ProShop V100PU0015 speaks for itself and sounds as good as it looks, loaded with a pair of wax-potted Seymour Duncan ‘Hottie’ humbuckers with alnico II magnets, renowned for creamy mids, looking extra cool with ‘flamed etched’ covers.
Both humbuckers offer a balanced coil configuration, specifically designed for their positions within the guitar, and are wired as per the 1950’s, period correct with enamel-coated wire and single conductor braided cable.
Played clean, the neck pickup, with an output of 7.3k delivers the warmest mellow jazz tones, whilst the bridge unit at 8.5k has the edge. The delivery is as sweet as honey and will more than please the hardest tone aficionado.
Need we say, add crunch or distortion and the Vintage ProShop V100PU0015 is perfect for overdriven chords and soaring solos, the ideal studio or stage guitar and the perfect choice for clean, mellow jazz, blues and hard rock…50’s style.
For precise and secure tuning, the V100PU0015 also features a set of high quality Graphtech Ratio calibrated machine heads, with balanced gear ratios assigned to each string gauge.
With meticulous attention paid to the fine details of this superb instrument, we salute the luthiery skills of the Vintage ProShop team who also give the V100PU0015 a full ProShop set up that includes:-
- Fret-level, crown and polish.
- Fingerboard dress and comfort treatment.
- Truss rod adjustment and set.
- Action height, radius, intonation and pickup height adjustment.
- Nut slot regulation.
Standard guitar specification
Mahogany body with Flame Maple Veneer provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort. The Vintage ProShop V100PU0015 features a unique, evolutionary body shape, with a graceful descending bass side shoulder and an ingeniously-designed, offset heel providing improved access to the upper reaches of the fretboard.
Wilkinson T.O.M. bridge enables fine-tuning of each string for superb intonation all over the fretboard.
Seymour Duncan ‘Hottie’ humbuckers with alnico II magnets, renowned for creamy mids, looking extra cool with ‘flamed etched’ covers and wired as per the 1950’s, period correct with enamel-coated wire and single conductor braided cable.
Twin master Volume and Tone black/silver top-hat controls knobs, with three-way pickup selector switch.
High quality Graphtech Ratio calibrated machine heads, with balanced gear ratios assigned to each string gauge.
One piece Mahogany with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Lignum Rosa™ for outstanding tonal transfer, responsiveness and durability with a traditional 12” radius for superb playability and feel.
22 Medium Jumbo profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel.
Nureimagined by the UK Vintage ProShop team.