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Vintage produces a range of affordable guitars based on classic instruments of the '50s and '60s. Its guitars feature great quality hardware and pickups designed by British designer Trev Wilkinson.
Hey, this VR100CR guitar looks a wee bit similar to a classic '50s guitar, doesn’t it? We’re not going to say which one ’cos someone might get cross. Vintage describes its guitar as ‘vital, raw and responsive’. Well, we’ll see about that.
The Vintage VR100CR ticks all the right boxes when it comes to making us happy. For instance, we love mahogany. This guitar has it in all the right places; we get a slab of the stuff as a body and a nice slim bit for a neck. We also go ape for a glued-in neck especially when it’s featured on a guitar at this price.
The combined bridge/tailpiece and stacked P90-style pickup makes our hearts sing, too.
The only deal breaker was some difficulty keeping the guitar in tune - we had to do a fair bit of string stretching. But the good stuff continued when we plugged the guitar in. We can’t get enough of that fat singlecoil sound that you get from a good P90 pickup. Is this guitar ‘vital, raw and responsive’ as Vintage claims? Actually, it is.
Pros: Sounds good, the glued-in neck.
Cons: Tuning can be unstable.