SOLD - Vintage V96 ProShop Unique ~ Steam Punk Silver/Bronze
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
With handpicked clock cogs and wheels strategically inlaid within its Eastern poplar body, the beautifully made Vintage V96 ProShop Unique Steam Punk 4-string active bass guitar, really is a unique work of art.
To highlight the steam punk theme, many hours have been spent configuring brass and steel cogs to fit within the hand-routed, open-bodied cavities. Stunning visual appointments also include an expertly applied cellulose Inca silver finish with a clear top coat and subtly applied bronze clear tint, aged chrome hardware, a hand-built high-grade brass scratchplate and brass Volume, Bass, Middle and Treble Controls with individual cog designed caps.
Whilst the steampunk aesthetics are visually stunning, this beautifully constructed model is certainly not powered by clockwork. A Wilkinson Platinum Series pickup at the bridge, features single-coil and double coil facilities within one unit. With four core wiring and active circuitry, this pickup alone, is sonically, the perfect match to the Eastern poplar body, delivering an enormous range of original and modern bass tones.
With supreme playability, exceptional tone and stunning visual appointments, the Vintage ProShop Steam Punk Silver/Bronze, 4 string active bass guitar, is a real winner wherever you perform, at home, in the studio or on the world’s biggest stage
Based on the Vintage V96 ReIssued bass, regarded by musicians around the world as one of the finest active 4 string basses available, renowned for its exceptional playability and full dynamic tonal range, this beautiful model has been through the hands of the UK’s Vintage ProShop Team, to emerge as yet another, original Vintage® ProShop Unique Series™ bass guitar.
Vintage ProShop Set-Up 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.
Eastern poplar body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
Maple bolt on neck for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
34" / 864mm.
21 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V96.
NuMiddle 12dB ± 2kHz, Treble 12dB ± 100Hz.
The V96™ is an original Vintage® ReIssued Series bass, reimagined by the UK Vintage ProShop team.