Designed in conjunction with Trev Wilkinson and Thomas Blug, the Vintage V6MRHDX plays and sounds as good as it looks.
The V6MRHDX’s body is alder, and it features a hard maple, bolt-on neck with a 71/?2 radius rosewood fingerboard and 21 frets. All the hardware is genuine Wilkinson, including the three vintage-voiced single coil pickups with aged ivory covers and Thomas’s beloved Bukka switch, which is operated by a push/push pot on the back tone control and provides a hum-cancelling, subtly tone-altering extra dummy coil when needed. And it’s all wrapped up in the beautiful Vintage Icon package, with the guitar’s body and parts all meticulously aged to simulate years of onstage use. Topped off with stunning original artwork, this is a must-have guitar.
‘I wanted a guitar that looks cool like Hendrix’s, but with all the features of my signature Vintage Icon V6 guitar,’ he says. ‘And it had to play like all the guitars I usually play: pickups in the same position and not a reversed body. True to Thomas’ requests, the guitar features the same top quality specs as his treasured ’61 and his original Vintage signature, but comes with a reversed headstock and hand-applied graphics created by German artist Daniel Hahn especially for the Summer Of Love.
VINTAGE ICON V6 BLUG SUMMER OF LOVE GUITAR
Neck: Hard Maple Bolt On
Neck Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Pickup: 3 Wilkinson® aged ivorysingle coils (N) WVS (M) WVSM rw/rp(B) WHCC (Back tone push/push hum-cancelling extra coil)
Control: 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way Selector (Back tone push/push hum-cancelling extra coil)
Machineheads: Wilkinson® Deluxe WJ55D EZ-Lok
Bridge: Wilkinson® WVC