The V6MRHDX is a psychedelic tone machine that evokes the spirit of rock and roll in the late Sixties.
Thomas Blug explains; “I wanted a guitar that looked cool, like Hendrix’s, but with all the features of my modern day signature guitar.” In keeping with Thomas’ requests, the V6MRHDX is equipped with the same top quality specs as both his treasured ’61 and his original Vintage signature V6 guitar; meticulously aged parts simulate years of wear and tear, while the 7.5” fingerboard radius, sophisticated switching and hum-cancelling wiring of Blug’s Vintage signature is replicated. Authentic 60s style aluminium shielding under scratchplate reduces him and static noise, while Thomas’ ‘Bukka’ switch provides access to extra tones via a push-push tone control.
Imbued with the sense of freedom for creative expression that embodied the age by which it was inspired, the V6MRHDX ‘Summer of Love’ also features a reversed headstock and eye-catching, hand-applied graphics specially created by German artist Daniel Hahn.
Body:American alder body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
Vibrato:The Wilkinson WVC vibrato bridge featured on the Vintage V6 is a masterpiece of detail. Positive location, 6 screw design provides return to pitch accuracy; perpendicular bend, high grade steel saddles enhance tonality and ‘snap’. Ground base plate corner provides authentic looks. Stagger drilled cast block significantly enhances return to pitch accuracy and classic vintage tone. The ‘push-in’ Delrin-bushed arm with variable tension provides the arm feel that suits your style.
Pickups:Balanced set of Wilkinson WVS vintage-voiced Alnico V pickups, with staggered, chamfered edge pole pieces, for authentic tone and contemporary power. Reverse wound, reverse polarity centre pickup provides hum-cancelling in switch position 2 and 4.Controls:Single master Volume control, with Tone controls for the bridge and neck pickup, and five-way selector switch.
Machine heads:Wilkinson WJ55 patented E-Z-Lok tuners. Simple, effective locking action for increased tuning stability. Staggered string post heights provide correct string rake angle for smooth vibrato action and correct playing tension.
Neck:Hard rock Maple with classic Vintage ‘soft C’ profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.Fingerboard:7.5″ radius fingerboard provides positive feel and superior playability.
Frets:21 Medium profile frets increase comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V6.
Scale Length:25.5″ / 648mm.
Nut:43mm Graphite nut, facilitates smooth string bending and friction-free vibrato use.
Headstock:Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The V6MRHDX Thomas Blug signature guitar is an original Vintage® ICON Series™ guitar created by Trev Wilkinson, Thomas Blug and the UK Vintage design team.