Vintage launches VSA540 semi-acoustic electric guitar

After a flurry of recent activity, Vintage has announced the VSA540 semi-acoustic electric guitar, and there's no getting around it: the new model looks remarkably similar to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's venerable Trini Lopez ES-335.

Aside from the familiar Gun Hill Blue finish and diamond soundholes, the VSA540 has an arched maple top, back and sides with mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard, as well as a pair of Wilkinson Alnico V humbuckers for vintage-voiced tones.

Elsewhere, the guitar features Wilkinson tuners and a tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, as well as a Graph Tech NuBone nut.

The VSA540 will be available from early July for £369. Check out JHS for more info.

Michael Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.