Trev Wilkinson, one of the world's foremost experts in guitar and guitar hardware design, is the creative meastro behind the blueprint and specifications of each guitar in the Vintage electric range. With a genuine love for guitars and everything that goes into them, Trev's enthusiasm in infectious, and his knowledge of the guitar genre is almost boundless. An inovator since 1981, solutions and cool designs are the hallmarks of every Trev Wilkinson project.
In terms of looks and attitude, few guitars can match the out and out appeal of the Vintage V100. Offering an extraordinarily high level of specification, the build quality and constructional detail of the Vintage V100 includes a solid mahogany body and neck mated in true ‘set neck’ fashion for maximum tone-enhancing rigidity. An accurately-carved gently arched body top additionally adds to the V100’s distinctive look. The mahogany and maple tonewoods are the ideal recipe for the kind of sounds that this style of guitar is renowned for – smokey, sultry, sweet-toned bluesy licks with a warm jazzy feel from the neck pickup help soothe the soul with an emotional calm. Charging to the other extreme with a flick of the 3-way selector switch allows the back pickup to rage and rampage through high gain amplification like no other.
The Vintage V100 is a perfect example of Trev Wilkinson’s fascination with tone. Whilst working in California, Trev’s development work in the guitar industry led him to a meeting with the father of the humbucking pickup, Seth Lover. Recognising a kindred enquiring and inventive guitar spirit, Seth Lover imparted to Trev the exact specification of the mythical pickup units he designed, and that same authentic vintage voiced recipe is what Trev uses in the V100’s humbuckers to ensure you can get that elusive iconic tone from the Vintage V100.
The V100’s rock solid chassis allows for positive string anchoring and location with the precision-manufactured Tune-O-Matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece. On the elegantly-shaped headstock, a set of three-a-side Wilkinson WJ44 tuners offers both the precise tuning feel and accuracy you’d expect from this type of guitar and – of course – the correct look, too.
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Flame Maple Veneer
- Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale: 24.75"/ 628mm
- Frets: 22
- Neck Inlays: Pearloid Crown
- Tuners: Wilkinson® Deluxe WJ44
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Pickups: Wilkinson® Double Coil x 2 (N) MWVC (B) MWVC
- Hardware: Chrome
- Controls: 2 Volume/ 2 Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
- Weight: 9lbs 13oz