Vintage announces Robbie Gladwell signature electric

Dr Robert throws down some fat licks
Dr Robert throws down some fat licks

So you want a guitar that looks a bit like those expensive big name American guitars, right? You don't want it to cost the earth, but you don't want it to fall to bits either?

The Vintage brand has gained a significant foothold at the entry level end of the market in recent years and it is now beginning to attract the attention of touring professionals too.

Following on from the Geoff Whitehorn signature AV6HGW, the latest addition to the Vintage endorsee fold is Robbie 'Dr Robert' Gladwell.

As well as being an experienced luthier and guitar technician and a long time contributor to Guitarist magazine, Robbie tours and records as lead guitarist with Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel and has shared stages with Suzi Quatro, Albert Lee, James Burton and David Gilmour, amongst others.

Based on the popular Vintage Advance AV6P, the Robbie Gladwell guitar is priced at £329 and features three Wilkinson P90-style pickups. The Vintage website carries the full specifications.

Chris Vinnicombe worked with us here on the MusicRadar team from the site's initial launch way back in 2007, and also contributed to Guitarist magazine as Features Editor until 2014, as well as Total Guitar magazine, amongst others. These days he can be found at Gibson Guitars, where he is editor-in-chief.