Vintage Launch Thomas Blug Signature

Here´s the full release regarding what looks like a very cool new guitar indeed, based on the German bluesman´s original and lovely - and we know because we´ve played it - 1961 Fender Strat.

Over recent years, many guitar enthusiasts have admired the virtuosic electric guitar style of Thomas Blug, one of Europe´s most respected players.

In addition, Thomas´ work as a product development consultant and product demonstrator for Hughes & Kettner guitar amplification means he is a regular must-see feature at music expos and shows worldwide, alongside his own sought-after CD releases and tuition DVDs. He also performs with the Thomas Blug Band which includes in the line-up keyboardist Thijs Van Leer, erstwhile keyboards and flute playing mainstay of Dutch prog rock legends, Focus.

Thomas has one of the most recognisable guitar sounds in the world, playing with a fluid, melodic and powerful style, and has over the years become synonymous with his much-loved and instantly recognisable electric guitar, a well-used faded Olympic White ‘61 double cutaway electric.

As a player who has been the inspiration to thousands of players, Thomas chose Trev Wilkinson and UK guitar brand Vintage to prove the point that it is possible to create in a signature guitar an instrument which faithfully recreates the unique attributes of his treasured white ‘61.

With its battle-scarred body, custom electronics, traditional 7.25” radius fingerboard, and personalised switching - including a unique Bukka Switch extra hum-cancelling coil selection facility - all added to the already exceptionally well-specc´d Vintage ReIssued Series V6 guitar, it's a formidable tool. Players looking for a playing edge with this iconic design, and who also aspire to emulate Thomas´ spine-tingling guitar tones, can now buy exactly the same spec instrument which he uses in his day-to-day work.

“Outstanding,” comments Thomas on his Vintage V6 Signature guitar. “To have all this in an instrument which literally anyone can afford, even a first time buyer, is an unbelievable achievement. Working closely with Trev Wilkinson to translate every subtle part of my guitar has been a labour of love.”

“Working with the Vintage team has proved that there are still people in the commercial side of our business who are total ‘guitar heads´ and who really do care about producing honest instruments without compromise,” continues Thomas. “Getting the best guitars into players´ hands without emptying their wallets and bank accounts! Quite amazing, and a very special guitar.”

The Vintage Thomas Blug Signature Icon retails at £399.00.

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Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.