Vintage : Left Handed Guitars and Basses

Neal June 20, 2012 0

Vintage Guitars is a UK brand which is distributed by John Hornby Skewes Ltd (JHS).  They are rapidly gaining an impressive reputation for building quality guitars at affordable prices.  Although based in the UK, Vintage guitars are available worldwide through their large dealer network.

The range of left handed guitars and basses from Vintage is fairly respectable.  However the selection hasn’t really changed in a few years, so it would be nice to see them add some fresh left handed options to their catalogue.

Vintage Left Handed Electric Guitars

Vintage Left Handed Electric Guitar JHS Lefty

From left to right : LV100 MRPGM, LV6 MRSSB, LV6 MRBK, LV6 SSB, LVS6, LV100, LV99

LV100 MRPGM
Body: Mahogany
Top: 
Flame Maple
Neck: 
Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: 
Rosewood
Scale: 
24.75?/ 628mm
Tuners: 
Wilkinson® Deluxe WJ01 Chrome
Bridge: 
Tune-O-Matic
Pickups: 
Wilkinson® Double Coil x 2 (N) MWVC (B)MWVC
Colors :
Distressed Lemon Drop

LV6 MRSSB
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: 
Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: 
Rosewood, V6MRBK Maple
Scale: 
25.5?/648mm
Tuners: 
Wilkinson® WJ55 E-Z-LOK™
Vibrato: 
Wilkinson® WVC
Pickups: 
Wilkinson® Single Coil x 3 (N)WVS (M)WVS (B)WVS
Colors :
Distressed Sunburst Sunburst

LV6 MRBK
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: 
Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: 
Rosewood, V6MRBK Maple
Scale: 
25.5?/648mm
Tuners: 
Wilkinson® WJ55 E-Z-LOK™
Vibrato: 
Wilkinson® WVC
Pickups: 
Wilkinson® Single Coil x 3 (N)WVS (M)WVS (B)WVS
Colors :
Distressed Boulevard Black

LV6 SSB
Body: American Alder
Neck: 
Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: 
Rosewood
Scale: 
25.5”/648mm 
Tuners: 
Wilkinson® WJ55 E-Z-LOK™ 
Vibrato: 
Wilkinson® WVC 
Pickups: 
Wilkinson® Single Coil x 3 (N) WVS (M) WVS (B) WVS
Colors :
Sunset Sunburst

LVS6
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 24.75?/628mm
Tuners: Wilkinson® Deluxe WJ44
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with Stop Bar Tailpiece
Pickups: Wilkinson® Double Coil x 2 (N) MWVC (B) MWVC
Colors : Cherry Red, Vintage White

LV100
Body: Mahogany
Top: 
Solid Carved Mahogany (TSB) / Flame Maple Veneer (CS)
Neck: 
Mahogany – Set Neck
Fingerboard: 
Rosewood
Scale:
 24.75?/ 628mm
Tuners: 
Wilkinson® Deluxe WJ44 Chrome (CS) / Gold (TSB)
Bridge: 
Tune-O-Matic
Pickups: 
Wilkinson® Double Coil x 2 (N) MWVC (B) MWVC
Colors :
Cherry Sunburst, Tobacco Sunburst

LV99
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck:
 Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: 
Rosewood
Scale: 
24.75?/ 628mm
Tuners: 
Wilkinson® WJ44
Bridge: 
Tune-O-Matic
Pickups: 
Wilkinson® Double Coil x 2 (N) MWVC (B) MWVC
Colors :
Cherry Sunburst

Vintage Left Handed Bass Guitars

Vintage Left Handed Bass Guitar JHS Lefty

From left to right : LVJ96 MRJP, LEST96 SBA, LV4 BB

LVJ96 MRJP
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: 
Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: 
Rosewood
Scale: 
34?/864mm
Frets: 
Fretless
Neck Inlays: 
Pearloid Dot
Tuners: 
Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge: 
Adjustable
Pickups: 
Wilkinson® JB x 2 (M) WJB00, (B) WJB800
Colors :
Distressed Sunset Sunburst

LEST96 SBA
Body: Eastern Poplar
Top:
 Flame Maple (AF)
Neck: 
Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: 
Maple
Scale: 
34”/864mm
Tuners: 
Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge: 
Adjustable
Pickups: 
Wilkinson® Humbucker x 1 (B) WSM4
Colors :
Sunburst

LV4 BB
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: 
Hard Maple – Bolt On
Fingerboard: 
Rosewood
Scale: 
34?/864mm
Tuners: 
Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge: 
Adjustable
Pickups: 
Wilkinson® PB x 1 (M) WPB
Colors :
Boulevard Black

Vintage Left Handed Acoustic Guitars

Vintage Left Handed Acoustic Guitar JHS Lefty

From left to right : VEC 1400N, VLH 500N,  VLH 400N, V300, VTG 100N

VEC 1400N
Top: Solid Spruce
Back/Sides: 
Solid Mahogany
Purfling: 
Inlaid Abalone
Soundhole: 
Inlaid Abalone
Back/Bottom Centre Line: 
Multi-Layer Birds-eye Maple
Neck: 
Mahogany, Two Way Truss Rod
Fingerboard: 
Rosewood
Bridge: 
Rosewood
Scale: 
648mm
Pickup: 
Fishman Sonicore Pickup
EQ: 
Fishman Presys Blend
Tuners: 
Grover® 102G Gold

VLH 500N
Top: Solid Spruce
Body: 
Nato Laminate
Sides: 
Nato Laminate
Binding: 
Multi White/Black
Neck: 
Nato
Fingerboard: 
Rosewood
Bridge: 
Rosewood
Pickup: 
Fishman Sonicore Pickup
EQ:
 Fishman Isys +
Tuners: 
Chrome Die Cast
Finishes: 
Natural

VLH 400N
Top: Solid Spruce
Body: 
Nato Laminate
Sides: 
Nato Laminate
Binding: 
Multi White/Black
Neck: 
Nato
Fingerboard: 
Bound Rosewood 
Bridge: 
Rosewood
Scale: 
642mm

V300
Top: Solid Spruce
Back: 
Nato Laminate 
Sides:
 Nato Laminate
Binding: 
Multi White/Black
Neck: 
Nato
Fingerboard: 
Rosewood
Bridge: 
Rosewood
Scale: 
642mm
Finish: 
Natural

VTG 100N
Top: Solid Spruce
Back: Mahogany
Sides: 
Mahogany
Binding: 
Back
Neck: 
Maple
Fingerboard: 
Rosewood
Bridge: 
Mahogany
Scale: 
570mm
Finishes: 
Natural

Vintage Guitars Website

All Vintage intruments are listed on the main JHS website, so you’ll need to head over there to find out more about these guitars.  There is no left handed section, but lefty guitars are clearly displayed separately to their right handed counterparts, making them very easy to spot.

For more information:
Vintage Guitars Website

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