The Vintage V4MTB ‘Tony Butler Signature’ ICON bass replicates the beautiful, worn-in look and feel of an instrument that exhibits a lifetime’s worth of woodshedding, rehearsing and performing, straight out of the box. Good things come to those who wait – but who has the time for that?
Designed in conjunction with former Big Country bassist Tony Butler, the Vintage V4MTB features a single Wilkinson WBBCCR pickup, compensated brass saddle bridge and improved upper fret access, bringing together the best of modern and traditional aesthetics and features.
“For any bass player to own a quality instrument from the word go is inspiring,” says Tony. “After trying it out during a Big Country rehearsal I quickly decided that the V4MTB would tour with me. To have a signature model made to my live bass spec is an honour!”
A Vintage ICON Series Bass already looks like your lifetime companion; the best part is your journey is just beginning. Play on.
V4MTB Features:Body:Easter Poplar body for improved resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
Neck:Hard Maple bolt on neck for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Scale Length:34″ / 864mm.
Frets:20 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V4MRSSB.
Neck Inlays:Black dot.
Nut:42mm white graphite stays friction-free to aid tuning and playability.
Bridge:Wilkinson three saddle compensated brass bridge provides improved intonation all over the fretboard.
Machine heads:Wilkinson WJBL200 ensure smooth and stable tuning.
Pickups:One Wilkinson BP(M)WBP single coil pickup for ultimate clarity and articulation.
Controls:Single Volume and tone controls.
Headstock:Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V4 Tony Butler signature bass is an original Vintage® ReIssued Series™ guitar created by Trev Wilkinson, Tony Butler and the UK Vintage design team.