What Vintage say:
The VE3000MGG is a labour of love by master guitarist Gordon Giltrap, luthier Rob Armstrong and Vintage brand owner JHS.
In January 2018, Jamie Giltrap, a popular Drum and Bass musician and son of Gordon Giltrap, sadly passed away. The decision was swiftly taken by Gordon and JHS to create a lasting tribute to Jamie's memory, and plans for the production of the VE3000MGG were quickly begun.
Featuring all solid wood construction, the VE3000MGG's table, back and sides are made from mahogany, while the guitar's bridge and fingerboard are crafted from ebony. The fingerboard itself features Jamie's initials 'JG', inlaid in abalone at the 12th fret, whilst a specially designed soundhole label completes Gordon's touching tribute to his son; “IN MEMORY OF DJ TANGO JAMIE GILTRAP.”
The VE3000MGG'S classy appearance is rounded off with a set of gold plated Grover machine heads, and a further inlay of abalone around the sound hole. At the headstock, the distinctive Vintage logo is also inlaid with abalone. The guitar is equipped with a Fishman NEO-D humbucking sound hole pickup to showcase it's wide-ranging tonal palette. In addition, a Vintage carry bag is included.
Finally, each instrument includes a seven track CD entitled 'The Constant Friend', featuring music composed by Gordon Giltrap and performed on the VE3000MGG. Gordon says “The guitar has always been that 'constant friend' in my life, through joy and sorrow. Each piece on the CD was recorded in a single take, without any edits or digital enhancement, apart from some tasteful reverb. My hope is that this guitar will become a part of your collection of special, constant friends.
Designed by Gordon himself with Rob Armstrong in association with Vintage brand owner JHS, the VE2000GG is a lasting tribute to Gordon Giltrap's son Jamie's who sadly passed away in January 2018.
Featuring solid Mahogany top, back and sides, and a Mahogany neck with an Ebony fingerboard, the VE3000MGG is not only a lasting tribute, but also a superbly crafted guitar. Tone transfer from strings to body is exceptional due to an Ebony bridge with a compensated GraphTech® NuBone saddle, and the reliability and material consistency of NuBone is repeated with a GraphTech® top nut, which when coupled with gold Grover® 102 machine heads ensures that smooth and stable tuning is constant.
A great acoustic sound is standard with this guitar - a warm, tight, and rich bass underpins a bright powerful midrange and sweet highs - all with exceptional clarity, and this excellent tone and timbre can also be easily amplified without loss of quality by way of the Fishman® NEO-D humbucker pickup.
Top: Solid Mahogany
Back & Sides: Solid Mahogany
Neck Inlay: Abalone 'JG' at 12th fret.
Scale length: 642mm/25"
Saddle: GraphTech® NuBone. Compensated.
Nut: GraphTech® NuBone
Machine heads: Grover® 102, Gold
Pickup: Fishman® NEO-D humbucker
Strings: High quality USA made
Carry bag: Deluxe Vintage® guitar bag included
Includes: 7 track CD entitled 'Constant Friend'
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