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Vintage V100

Reviewing: Vintage V100  |  Rating:
Matthew Knight By Matthew Knight on
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Vintage Instruments Music Musical V100

The Vintage V100 is a Les Paul style guitar, available in a number of different colours and finishes. The one I bought was a flametop vintage sunburst.

Features

The Mahogany neck of this guitar is set, not bolted on as many cheap guitar necks are. It has Wilkinson alnico humbuckers each with its own Vol and Tone knobs in the standard Les Paul position. It is a great glossy finish that seems to stand up well to use and is not easily scratched.

Action and Finish

The action was superbly low on the v100 I bought, no buzz what so ever. It is really nice to play and will not kill your fingers like some guitars. The Neck is dead straight and the intonation was almost perfect (although this could have been due to the previous owner). The sustain on this guitar is long and clear.

As for the finish, I bought this guitar second-hand and have been playing this guitar almost every day for a year and there are no visible scratches in the finish. It has stood up to quite a bit of use, but does not show it. The flametop is extremely visually pleasing.

Sound

The sounds that can be achieved from this guitar are quite simply amazing, considering the price. I use it mainly for Classic Rock (think Queen, ACDC, Boston), for which it does sound great. The tone is very clear and the pickups do not have any notable interference. The V100 also sounds very nice when not plugged into an amplifier. There are many sounds this guitar can create when plugged into a decent amp. From Rock to Metal to Pop to Jazz, this guitar handles it all.

Overall Rating

I have never seen any other guitar of such quality available at such a low price. One can easily pick one up new or second-hand off eBay for under $200. I will give the V100 4.8/5 because it is a super guitar, not only for beginners but also longtime players. The sounds achievable through this guitar are many and it is beautifully built.