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Vintage British Guitars Historic Series Vintage OO 1920 SunBurst Fishman Matrix-VT SatinSheen
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Vintage® HistoricSeries
The blues OO (Parlor OO) guitar 1920s finger-style


The Historic Series offer one thing in common, visually is a combine looks of Gibson L1 (1928 pre-war OO), a little bit of Washburn vintage bridge & sunburst taste, the Larson Brothers’ like (the faux white sound-hole binding) identity, gorgeous vintage sunburst top with slotted head & rosewood head cap. The historic series guitars boast great playability and build quality, bags of ‘Delta-Blues’ tonal potential and a ready pick-up system, all packed in an old persona that helps them stand-out from crowded brands in the market.

The Vintage VE880VB is an OO size suitable for finger-style players with solid spruce top, mahogany back/side series, slotted head with open gear butterbean tuners offers fantastic value. We find the Fishman Sonicore pick-up system combined with the Fishman sound-hole Matrix VT pre-amp as a good choice for gigs ready instrument without compromising its “Mississippi Blues” pre-war guitars style.

The mahogany body has a touch of mid-range honk which adds characters in blues and root style. The vintage sunburst satin open pores finish allows the guitar to breath and seasoned over the time for maximum vibration & resonance.

Review Comments :

Quoted from Guitar & Bass UK magazine, Acoustic Review (Oct. 2013) : “the Vintage Historic Series Verdict : Visually & Sonically, it has abundant vibe, it is easy & fun to play, it comes with a decent pick-up system. It won’t charm everybody but if you want stands out from the crowd, it is worth of checking out… “
“ …this historic series offers bang for the bucks plus an old-timey flavour” …. Will Nicholas
The verdict (build quality, playability, sound, value for money & vibe factors) was scored 82 out of 100

Quoted from Total Guitar (Aug. 2013) : “the titan of mid-range acoustic guitars enters battle with some pre-war-inspired eye candy” | “the guitar borrows element from pre-war US acoustic” … by Ed Mitchel
The verdict (features, sound quality, value for money, build quality, playability) was 4 stars out of 5

It has 43mm nut width and nicely 55mm strings spacing on saddle, nicely curved medium C shape neck, rosewood fret-board with bevelled edges that is easy to play and friendly on your fingers grip. Luthier Guitar team carefully doing the set-up one by one again on top of the factory’s standard set-up to ensure comfortable when playing it.
The build echoes the US Mississippi Delta blues instruments back in 1920s, typified with solid spruce top, mahogany body, with vintage rec’t bridge style.

Vintage has been making other acoustic brands around this style & prices nervous, by offering full retro bluesy sound, great playability & maximal vibe at bargain price. A must consider model for guitar collectors & guitarist who want to recreate an authentic vintage blues music.

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SPECIFICATION

Top: Solid Spruce
Back: Mahogany
Sides: Mahogany
Binding: Ivory White
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Scale: 645mm
Preamp: Fishman Acoustic Matrix VT
Pickup: Fishman Sonicore
Controls: 3 Band EQ
Tuners: Open Gear – Chrome
Strings: High Quality USA Made
Finishes: Satin Open Pore

Luthier Guitar Centre is Singapore international distributor of Vintage Acoustic Guitars. JHS Co. Ltd UK is the Vintage brand owner, JHS Co. Ltd UK appointed Luthier Guitar Centre as their authorized dealer in Singapore.
Model no PARLOR OO style VE880VB
Series HISTORIC SERIES
Color variant SATIN OPEN PORES
Top SOLID SPRUCE
Back/side MAHOGANY
Cutaway/Full body FULL
Finish SATIN
Electronic
Brand FISHMAN MATRIX-VT & SONICORE PICK UP
Features Tone
Volume
Fishman Sonicore Under saddle Piezzo Electric PU
Battery
Output Jack 1/4 JACK
Fret-board
F-board wood
No of frets
Position marks
ROSEWOOD
Pick-guard None
Head machines OPEN GEAR, BUTTER BEAN TUNERS IN CHROME (1920s STYLE)
Body binding IVORY WHITE BINDING WITH DOUBLE LINING TOP
Nut & Saddle Bone
Est. Weight incl packing (Kg)  
Quoted from Guitar & Bass UK magazine, Acoustic Review (Oct. 2013) : “the Vintage Historic Series Verdict : Visually & Sonically, it has abundant vibe, it is easy & fun to play, it comes with a decent pick-up system. It won’t charm everybody but if you want stands out from the crowd, it is worth of checking out… “
“ …this historic series offers bang for the bucks plus an old-timey flavour” …. Will Nicholas
The verdict (build quality, playability, sound, value for money & vibe factors) was scored 82 out of 100

Quoted from Total Guitar (Aug. 2013) : “the titan of mid-range acoustic guitars enters battle with some pre-war-inspired eye candy” | “the guitar borrows element from pre-war US acoustic” … by Ed Mitchel
The verdict (features, sound quality, value for money, build quality, playability) was 4 stars out of 5
Vintage British Guitars Historic Series , Vintage OO 1920 SunBurst Fishman Matrix-VT , SatinSheen , OpenPore
MODEL NUMBER
Vintage OO 1920 SunBurst Fishman Matrix-VT
RETAIL PRICE
SGD 825.00
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