Vintage* VS6MRF Electric Guitar Plus Over £100 Added Value Inc Pro Setup, Certificate & More*, Electric Guitar for sale at Richards Guitars.
Vintage* VS6MRF Electric Guitar Plus Over £100 Added Value Inc Pro Setup, Certificate & More*, Electric Guitar for sale at Richards Guitars.
Vintage* VS6MRF Electric Guitar Plus Over £100 Added Value Inc Pro Setup, Certificate & More*, Electric Guitar for sale at Richards Guitars.

Vintage* VS6MRF Electric Guitar Plus Over £100 Added Value Inc Pro Setup, Certificate & More*

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THE FOOL AND ME

Rob Angelo, lead guitarist with blues rock combo, Bloodless Coup has become the proud owner of a Vintage® VS6MRF 'The Fool' guitar.

Like many fledgling guitarists of the time, the original instrument - owned by Eric Clapton whilst in Cream, and painted by Dutch pyschedelic art collective 'The Fool' - and what it represented made a huge impact fans of the bands' unique take on high volume blues rock; fans such as a mid-teenaged Rob Angelo.

"I first saw a the original 'Fool' design SG® guitar on the cover of (legendary UK musicians' magazine) 'Beat Instrumental' as a schoolboy," recalls Rob. "I was playing in youth club bands as a 14-15 year old at the time. My first reaction was 'Jeez...look at Clapton! I was stunned by his visual image, but far more so by the guitar. I knew what it was, but the psychedelic paint job was mindblowing !! (this was 1967 after all...)'

Since then, and over many years of playing in bands (including stints in early versions of NWOBHM bands such as Iron Maiden and Praying Mantis) Rob often thought about the 'Fool' guitar, but never thought that he would get to play one...then, to his delight, he found the Vintage VS6MRF tribute guitar for sale in the Ivor Mairants Music Centre in London, tried it ('A big Cream medley at tortuous volume!' exclaims Rob!), and it was an instant purchase, no question.

'Funnily enough,' continues Rob, 'our tour manager in Praying Mantis was a chap called Bob Adcock, who had also been a tour manager for Cream back in those heady days of 1967..Small world!'

About the Vintage VS6MRF 'Fool' electric guitar...
The VINTAGE VS6MRF 'Fool' electric guitar is a truly special addition to the increasingly popular JHS marque. The unique artwork of the VS6MRF 'Fool' is genuinely hand painted in oils, a faithful recreation of the iconic guitar from the mid-60's, based upon art commissioned by Beatle George Harrison from four Dutch artists, collectively known as 'The Fool', who were also famous for their giant mural on the wall of London's famous Beatles-owned Apple Boutique.

The Vintage V6MRF 'Fool' is exclusive to the London-based music retailer, Ivor Mairants Musicentre, who commissioned it. Each Fool guitar is hand made and hand painted, and production of this fabulous tribute instrument is limited.

Paying homage to the era of psychedelia and to some truly memorable guitar sounds, the Vintage VS6MRF is memorabilia brought to life, an unmistakeable and exciting salute to a time of unrestrained artistic interraction and truly creative freedom in pop art and rock music. 

 

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*  Completely taylored / personalised setup service ensuring your guitar plays to your personal playing requirements.

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*  6 & 12 month check & reset if you wish to take advantage and live close enough to visit.


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Wow - can it really be 25 years since I began selling Vintage guitars? 

I have a strong feeling this brand was available when I first opened my business and it has remained my "go to" recommendation for affordable & extreme value instruments ever since.

The range over the years has expanded massively to cater for most genres and it has continued to improve in quality as well as range available.

Sadly, my Achilles heel shall we say are the "over expectant"  minority (AKA Budget guitar police) who want PERFECTION at the cheapest possible price.  Whilst a minority they are quite a militant bunch and tend to take the guitar out the box, run their hands down the frets to find the fret end we didn't manage to find or the 16th fret on the D that isn't as flat as it should be - or the little cosmetic blemish on the reer of the guitar that if you put the guitar to the light and look at it as 23 degrees on a sunny afternoon.... you get the idea....

Look - I am telling you as it is....  Either I NEVER sell guitars at this price - or you accept the INCREDIBLE positives of this brand at this price.  The positives are MANY and I love them and you will too if your desire is to enjoy your guitar - not treat it as some kind of study for a physics project.

They contain what I call the building blocks of a great guitar.  

Our meticulous quality control and setup service ensures you receive the very best example of the guitar.  No stone is left unturned but PLEASE bear in mind this is a "relatively" budget brand and if you have OCD and the first thing you do is inspect every aspect of the guitar with a magnifying glass then I suggest you save up some money and go up to the next level of instrument.

If however you want a guitar that GENUINELY contains all the immense character of the original designs - the sound - the feel (and lets face it one of the brands they are mirroring have APPALLING standards that I would never allow out the door! yet cost 5x the price!) you will be blown away by Vintage.

Rest assured our meticulous quality control and preparation gets you the best.  The very best - and a unique added value that NO other shop in the country can match.  That I promise you!

Here are few videos I have done over the past couple of years which hopefully demonstrate why I love Vintage guitars so much and are my #1 recommendation for electric guitars under £400