SOLD - Vintage V59 ProShop Unique ~ Stripped Tobacco Blueburst
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
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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
Sold to Richards Guitars of Stratford Upon Avon, the ProShop Unique V59PU3097 Stripped Tobacco Blueburst is a another fine example of the highly skilled Vintage ProShop team who are indeed masters of ‘the art of aging’.
These professional luthiers have taken an original Vintage V59 ICON, which itself, is a guitar players guitar in every sense of the word, instantly recognised by its incredibly authentic distressed finish, double bound body, hard maple neck and fingerboard, looking for all the world like its spent years in the studio and on the road.
Whilst the ivory body bindings remain, the Vintage ProShop team have hand-sanded the original Tobacco Sunburst finish back and applied a new vintage 2-tone burst in celluloid covered with a gorgeous custom mixed light blue top coat, with an essence of those early American cars with colours often associated with the 1960's rock and roll era.
Many hours have been spent creating wear and tear abrasions in all the right places, right down to hairline cracks in the lacquered top coat, the only way these master craftsmen know how.
The distressed theme extends with a subtle approach to the neck and headstock, without comprising this beautiful instruments outstanding tone and exceptional playability.
All hardware, including Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S machine heads, control panel and controls, along with the world famous Wilkinson WTB compensating bridge have again, have been carefully and meticulously aged to blend into the pre-worn picture.
It’s essential an electric guitar with these stunning aesthetics must have a sound to match. Hand-wound Bare Knuckle Boot Camp Old Guard pickups, featuring Alnico II magnets are the perfect choice. Aside their gorgeous looks, they have been specifically chosen for their low to medium output, delivering an open dynamic tone that’s perfect for classic blues, rock, country, pop and rock.
Aside from the attention to the fine details of the superb aesthetics, the ProShop V59PU3097 comes with a full ProShop in-house set-up.
- 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.
Double bound Eastern poplar body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
The Wilkinson WTB intonatable bridge featured on the Vintage V59 is a masterpiece of design, eliminating age-old intonation problems often found in three saddle, fixed bridge designs.
Bare Knuckle Old Guard neck and bridge set, featuring-wound, feature Alnico II magnets, perfect for classic blues, rock, country, pop and rock.
Single master Volume and Tone controls with three-way pickup selector switch.
Wilkinson Deluxe WJ55S machine heads. Simple and effective for increased tuning stability.
Hard rock Maple with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Traditional 10" radius fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
25.5" / 648mm.
22 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel.
Nusmooth and friction free.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.