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Vintage® HistoricSeries
VE440VB the bluesgrass (fingerstyle) OM guitar


The Historic Series offer one thing in common, visually is a combine looks of the Martin OOO-28 Retro Authentic (1921 pre-war slotted head style), a little bit of Washburn vintage bridge & Larrivee 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 the “Americana – OM” persona that helps them stand-out from crowded brands in the market.

The Vintage VE440VB is a OOO or OM size suitable for heavy strummer players with solid spruce top, mahogany back/side series, slotted head with open gear butterbean chrome tuners offers fantastic value for money. 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 Americana OM guitars style.

The VE440VB mahogany body has a touch of mid-range honk, a little bit raw string 1 & 2 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

VE440VB 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 VE440VB has been making other more pricy OM acoustic brands 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: Vol & Tone
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 VE440VB
Series HISTORIC SERIES
Color variant VINTAGE SUNBURST SATIN OPEN PORES
Top SOLID SPRUCE
Back/side MAHOGANY
Cutaway/Full body FULL
Finish SATIN OPEN PORES
Electronic
Brand FISHMAN MATRIX-VT & SONICORE PICK-UP SYSTEM
Features Tones
Volume
Sonicore under saddle Piezzo Electric PU
Battery
Output Jack 1/4 JACK
Fret-board
F-board wood
No of frets
Position marks
FRETBOARD WITH SPECIAL 12TH FRET INLAYS
Pick-guard None
Head machines OPEN GEARS, CHROME BUTTER-BEAN TUNERS
Body binding IVORY WHITE BINDING, DOUBLE LININGS 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 OM 1920s SunBurst Fishman Matrix-VT , SatinSheen , OpenPore
MODEL NUMBER
Vintage OM 1920s SunBurst Fishman Matrix-VT
RETAIL PRICE
SGD 875.00
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