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Vintage VSA500 Cherry Red

Vintage VSA500 Cherry Red

RRP: £369.00


Vintage VSA500 Cherry Red Front

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On order with supplier - August 2018


The Vintage VSA500 in Cherry Red is a true player's instrument, punching significantly above its price point in terms of quality and playability. Building on the classic ES335 design, this instrument adds a slightly offset cutaway and a unique offset heal which works wonders in improving upper fret access. The VSA500 has received a five star review from Tom Quayle of Guitar Interactive Magazine, with absolutely no cons found! Try it out in Merchant City Music's Glasgow shop today! Every instrument we sell benefits from a professional set-up by our in-store guitar luthier, while we pride ourselves in the speed of our delivery to the UK and Europe.

Vintage VSA500 Cherry Red with Wilkinson Hardware

Wherever you direct your attention on this guitar, you can't help but be impressed. The cherry red stain has been beautifully applied, allowing the maple body to just show through. Rock solid Wilkinson machine heads ensure it always stays in tune, while the twin Wilkinson humbuckers provide exceptional tone at the price point. The mahogany set-in neck features the aforementioned offset heal, which really works in terms of facilitating access to the fretboard's highest twenty-second fret. The controls satisfy the obligatory requirements of the body style, comprising two volume knobs, two tone, and a three-way toggle switch, while the cherry red finish is tastefully set off by the black three-ply pickguard, cream binding and chrome hardware.

All-in-all, this is a fantastic modern take on a classic design, which maintains all the good bits, while adding really practical - and tasteful - additions in the name of usability. Likely to be one of those guitars that players wax lyrical about for years to come! Pick it up now while you have a chance.

Product Details

  • Colour: Cherry Red
  • Body: Maple with maple top
  • Scratchplate: Black
  • Neck: Mahogany Set-Neck
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with Stop Bar Tailpiece
  • Machine Heads: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ44
  • Hardware Colour: Chrome
  • Pickups: 2 Wilkinson Alnico Double Coils
  • Controls: 2 Volume/ 2 Tone/ 3-Way Toggle