It may be clear that the V99 is modelled after the famous Gibson single-cut original Gold Top Les Paul. Fortunately, however, its price is much lower than that of the original! Make no mistake though because, despite its modest price, this is a full-grown guitar that is bound to appeal to fully grown guitarists.
Especially considering its price, this guitar’s specs are nothing short of impressive. For instance, the V99 has a solid mahogany body with an arched mahogany top, and is fitted with pickups and hardware designed by Trevor Wilkinson. Wilkinson is a household name in the guitar-making scene, and his hardware and pickups are renowned for their excellent price to quality ratio.
On the V99, the iconic single-cut body features a comfortably bevelled heel, which allows you to reach even the highest frets with ease. The mahogany body and set-in neck ensure a warm tone with plenty of sustain, while the two ceramic P-90 single-coils handle amplification excellently.
These pickups are more powerful than standard single-coils and offer more sparkle than a humbucker, making the guitar suited for many types of music, ranging from smooth jazz and blues to raw punk rock. In the hardware and tone departments, this Vintage carefully follows the Gibson example’s blueprints.
Vintage’s history can be roughly divided into two periods. In their early days, they made cheap, hardly noticeable copies of American originals. This drastically changed when Trevor Wilkinson – known for making high-quality guitar components and the high-end Fret King guitars – tied his name to the brand. Not only did Vintage’s hardware division receive a shot of quality, the wood selection and construction methods were also vastly improved. Since then, Vintage have become known for their excellent price to quality ratio. The brand has been holding its own among the ferocious competition in this price range.
- Number frets: 22
- Number of strings: 6
- Fretboard wood type: Rosewood
- Body material: Mahogany
- Guitar scale length: 24.75 inches (629 mm)
- Body type: Single cut
- Weight (incl. packaging): 6.0 kg
- Dimensions (incl. packaging): 104.0 x 43.0 x 11.0 cm
- Body: mahogany with solid, arched mahogany top
- Neck: mahogany, bolted
- Position markers: trapezoid pearloid
- Fretboard radius: 12 inches (305 mm)
- Tuners: Wilkinson, 14:1 ratio
- Bridge: Wilkinson Tune-O-Matic with stop-bar tailpiece
- Hardware: chrome-plated
- Pickups: Wilkinson Stacked Ceramic x 2 – W90SK (Neck) and W90SK (Body)
- Electronics: 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way pickup switch
Due to the current lockdown in England, this item is available from our store in Exeter (Click & Collect only) or by post (at an additional cost of £30 due to weight, cost of packing materials and levels of required insurance).
If postage is selected, it will be packed very carefully and sent via Parcelforce48.
If you have any questions, please contact us before purchasing either by email or phone (both on our website).