Revamping their classic ‘western’ guitar model across both acoustic and electro-acoustic ranges, with newly-designed construction and bracing patterns to give the bright, lively responsive sounds of much more expensive instruments, Vintage® are pleased to announce the release of the V501 and VEC501 Dreadnoughts.
Vintage V501 Acoustic Dreadnoughts
Boasting solid sitka spruce tops complemented by a mahogany back and sides for a full, rich, sound matched to easy-to-play mahogany necks with maple bound rosewood fingerboards, faithfully recreating that classic western guitar style, with authentic, crisp, tonal properties and superb projection.
The V501’s also benefit from the addition of a rosewood bridge with a Graph Tech NuBone saddle, and die-cast chrome machine heads for perfect intonation and accurate, solid tuning. Available in three satin finishes, Natural, Tobacco Sunburst, and Burgundy Burst, with an elegant herringbone/abalone sound hole rosette, the range is completed by an ever- popular solid mahogany top model (V501MH), in satin Mahogany finish.
Vintage VEC501 Electro-Acoustic Cutaway Dreadnoughts
Utilising the same tone woods and classic build as their acoustic counterparts, the VEC501 electro-acoustic models have a graceful lower bout cutaway to help reach the ‘dusty end’ of the fretboard and come loaded with a top-quality Fishman Sonicore undersaddle pickup and Isys + preamp with standard 1/4″ jack and USB outputs, so you can connect directly to a computer or any USB compatible device.
As well as the usual volume, bass and treble controls, the Fishman Isys + preamp system has a built-in chromatic tuner, low battery indicator LED and phase button to instantly help compensate for any feedback or unbalanced tone due to phasing issues.
With the same great range of finishes available (including a solid mahogany top model), the VEC501 is the ideal instrument for anyone who needs a high specification electro acoustic dreadnought guitar, without breaking the bank.
Visitors to NAMM 2016 can check out the new 501 models on the JHS/RBI Music booth 5279 Hall B.