Vintage V100AFD Paradise — Looking through some of the new guitars that are being introduced this time of year, with NAMM 2011 kicking off this week, I found a guitar that looks like something that Slash would love to play. No, it’s not a Gibson (though may be priced as much?). It’s a Les Paul -style guitar; solid mahogany body w/ set mahogany neck, flamed maple veneer & carved maple cap, Wilkinson WVHZ pickups, and pearloid inlays… you get the idea. Read the presser below:
NAMM 2011 — John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd., exclusive worldwide trade distributors of Vintage guitars, is proud to introduce the new Vintage V100AFD Paradise to its immensely popular Vintage V100 range.
Featuring a solid mahogany single cutaway body with a genuine carved maple cap and flame maple veneer top, the V100AFD Paradise comes with single ply ivory colored binding and a cherry red back.
With its mahogany set neck and rosewood fingerboard, this is a guitar that looks just as amazing as it sounds.The Paradise comes with a pair of WVHZ Wilkinson Zebra humbucking pickups that provide a seismic punch of chunky rocking tones.
As well as the Wilkinson tuners and bridge (a Vintage standard), the V100AFD Paradise includes a set of chrome straplocks – ideal for those moments when you want to scale the PA stack without your guitar ending up in bits.
For more information on the Vintage V100AFD Paradise, contact your local JHS Area Sales Manager or call the JHS sales office on +44 (0)1132 865 381.
V100AFD Paradise Specifications:
Body: Soild Mahogany
Top: Flamed Maple Veneer & Carved Maple Cap
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Scale: 24.75”/ 628mm
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Crown
Tuners: Wilkinson Deluxe WJ44 Chrome
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic Pickups: Wilkinson WVHZ Humbucker x 2
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 3-Way Toggle
What can I say?
It’s just a really sexy guitar.
I bought one last week,it’s twice as good as my old Epiphone Les Paul for tuning and intonation and worlds better in tone,action and set up good too.I’ve not played a real Gibson Les Paul for ten years but from what I remember,this model feels very realistic and for three hundred quid I don’t think you can really go wrong if you want a real instrument but don’t earn your living from being a guitarist.
Its a real nice looking guitar wonder how it sounds through a Marshall amp?
I now have 2 of these. They are the older models. The back of the body is the same shape as the Gibson. The new V100s have a different body shape. I had a high end Epiphone les paul.. the v100s are far better. One is older than the other, needles to say, the older one is the better of the two. Amazing guitars .. especially as i picked both up for £140 each second hand! I have the tobbacobusrt and the old honey burst. both sound great and different too!
I’ve got an original one with the Large Gibson type heel and it plays and sustains better than the 5 Gibson Les Paul’s I’ve had, absolutely love it.