NGD Vintage VS-6 Mick Abrahams Signature Model

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So far this year I thought I was keeping the GAS under control (4 guitars in 5 months) until I came across this. I love a SG with P90's and had been after one of these when they were first on the scene but never got round to getting one. fast forward to today and I went into town with the missus, as we walked in we went past a friends shop I popped in to check he'd got the hiscox molded case I dropped off for him a few weeks ago while was on holiday (he bought the guitar last year but I thought I'd lost the case - turned to be in the loft). while we're chatting he say's he's got something for me cause he feels he under paid me the for the Yammy, He goes in the back and comes out with this VS-6 MRMA, I instantly fell in love and the missus could tell it would be coming home with me. I asked him what he was asking for it when he dropped the bombshell. FREE, he was gonna offer it me for £50 but since I'd taken the case in for him he just said I could have it. We were out the door before the dust settled.



Upon getting her home I start with the usual inspection, The guitar itself is in almost perfect condition and sounds fantastic, the only minor faults are the bridge, as the previous owner had tried to slot the bridge and the radius is off making the high e is a little too deep also the D & G tuners are a bit sloppy.

Swaps to do =
Custom TRC
Upgrade wiring and pots (I do this to virtually all my guitars)
K40n-2a Paper in oil capacitors
Nickel Wraparound Tailpiece (I want it to age naturaly)
Nickel Machineheads with vintage style cream buttons (same as above)

I may change the pickups as they are a little confusing, they should be wilkinson stacked ceramic P90's however they sound smoother than ceramic and the readings are closer to the wilkinson Alnico V p90's(no way to tell as no markings on on bak and previous owner had coloured in the wilkinson logo), either way they sound fantasic - very similar to the one in my 2012 Gibbo 50's tribute SG
 

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Vintage SG models are cool :)

Creamier than Unigate pickups mounted to a well made guitar. What's not to like?

It's alleged that that is one of two models that really spooked Gibson. The other being a short lived, single P90 pickup sweetheart of an SG. Gibson and JHS reached a gentlemen's agreement and it would seem the case was dropped along with those models and a slight change to an asymmetric body style. Pity really.

Enjoy it.

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This is the single pickup model about which I was wibbling.
 

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Very cool. What make of guitar? I can’t read it. I had no idea that great player had a sig guitar.
 

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So far this year I thought I was keeping the GAS under control (4 guitars in 5 months) until I came across this. I love a SG with P90's and had been after one of these when they were first on the scene but never got round to getting one. fast forward to today and I went into town with the missus, as we walked in we went past a friends shop I popped in to check he'd got the hiscox molded case I dropped off for him a few weeks ago while was on holiday (he bought the guitar last year but I thought I'd lost the case - turned to be in the loft). while we're chatting he say's he's got something for me cause he feels he under paid me the for the Yammy, He goes in the back and comes out with this VS-6 MRMA, I instantly fell in love and the missus could tell it would be coming home with me. I asked him what he was asking for it when he dropped the bombshell. FREE, he was gonna offer it me for £50 but since I'd taken the case in for him he just said I could have it. We were out the door before the dust settled.



Upon getting her home I start with the usual inspection, The guitar itself is in almost perfect condition and sounds fantastic, the only minor faults are the bridge, as the previous owner had tried to slot the bridge and the radius is off making the high e is a little too deep also the D & G tuners are a bit sloppy.

Swaps to do =
Custom TRC
Upgrade wiring and pots (I do this to virtually all my guitars)
K40n-2a Paper in oil capacitors
Nickel Wraparound Tailpiece (I want it to age naturaly)
Nickel Machineheads with vintage style cream buttons (same as above)

I may change the pickups as they are a little confusing, they should be wilkinson stacked ceramic P90's however they sound smoother than ceramic and the readings are closer to the wilkinson Alnico V p90's(no way to tell as no markings on on bak and previous owner had coloured in the wilkinson logo), either way they sound fantasic - very similar to the one in my 2012 Gibbo 50's tribute SG
Very nice guitar...! I've recently got an SG but with HBs - but considering swapping to P90s.

I see you hail from my home town. It's years since I lived there (left in 88 and seldom get the chance to visit) but I might be up there on business soon. Where's the music shop, if you don't mind me asking? There used to be one on Hillgate but I expect that's long gone.

Anyway, nice to see there's a fellow Stopfordian on here :)
 

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Very cool. What make of guitar? I can’t read it. I had no idea that great player had a sig guitar.

It's a 'Vintage' brand. An arm of the UK distributor JHS with lots of Trev Wilkinson involvement.

They've got a few celebrity endorsements, including Jerry Donahue, Paul Raymond ( UFO, not the pornflake! ), Midge Ure and many more.

Good stuff, on the whole.
 

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Very nice guitar...! I've recently got an SG but with HBs - but considering swapping to P90s.

I see you hail from my home town. It's years since I lived there (left in 88 and seldom get the chance to visit) but I might be up there on business soon. Where's the music shop, if you don't mind me asking? There used to be one on Hillgate but I expect that's long gone.

Anyway, nice to see there's a fellow Stopfordian on here :)

there's been a few on hillgate over the last 30 years, you probably mean A1 music on the little sideroad opposite "the stage door" on the way up to the market. I'm sorry to say all the old ones are gone "A1" closed about 25 years ago and Dawsons closed about 5 years ago. This store is called "FAB MUSIC" and is further up hillgate between Double four records and the junction where "Strawberry Studio's" was located. He really does have cool gear (but the website's inventory makes it look a little sparse)

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there's been a few on hillgate over the last 30 years, you probably mean A1 music on the little sideroad opposite "the stage door" on the way up to the market. I'm sorry to say all the old ones are gone "A1" closed about 25 years ago and Dawsons closed about 5 years ago. This store is called "FAB MUSIC" and is further up hillgate between Double four records and the junction where "Strawberry Studio's" was located. He really does have cool gear (but the website's inventory makes it look a little sparse)

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Thanks for that.

I can't be 100% but the front of FAB Music looks kind of familiar (but different logo, etc) and it's about where I remember it. I might wander in if I manage to get up there.

Coincidentally, when I was at school (mid-late 70s), I got a temp part-time job at Strawberry Studios - brewing tea, lugging gear around, sticking cables down with gaffer tape, running errands and the like. It was when 10cc were in residence. I can't recall if they were practising or recording but it was great fun.
 

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NICE.

Vintage makes top notch stuff but I have to say I'm no fan on how their current SG model looks.

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They did the offset thing to relieve getting crap from Gibson but I don't like the way it looks.
 

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My first ever 2 pickup guitar was an early 60s Special. I played many gigs with it, but idiotically sold it to finance an impulse buy.

Of all the guitars I’ve lost, it’s next to the top of the face-plant list. And I lost money on the deal when I swapped the guitar I’d sold it to finance.
 

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So far this year I thought I was keeping the GAS under control (4 guitars in 5 months) until I came across this. I love a SG with P90's and had been after one of these when they were first on the scene but never got round to getting one. fast forward to today and I went into town with the missus, as we walked in we went past a friends shop I popped in to check he'd got the hiscox molded case I dropped off for him a few weeks ago while was on holiday (he bought the guitar last year but I thought I'd lost the case - turned to be in the loft). while we're chatting he say's he's got something for me cause he feels he under paid me the for the Yammy, He goes in the back and comes out with this VS-6 MRMA, I instantly fell in love and the missus could tell it would be coming home with me. I asked him what he was asking for it when he dropped the bombshell. FREE, he was gonna offer it me for £50 but since I'd taken the case in for him he just said I could have it. We were out the door before the dust settled.



Upon getting her home I start with the usual inspection, The guitar itself is in almost perfect condition and sounds fantastic, the only minor faults are the bridge, as the previous owner had tried to slot the bridge and the radius is off making the high e is a little too deep also the D & G tuners are a bit sloppy.

Swaps to do =
Custom TRC
Upgrade wiring and pots (I do this to virtually all my guitars)
K40n-2a Paper in oil capacitors
Nickel Wraparound Tailpiece (I want it to age naturaly)
Nickel Machineheads with vintage style cream buttons (same as above)

I may change the pickups as they are a little confusing, they should be wilkinson stacked ceramic P90's however they sound smoother than ceramic and the readings are closer to the wilkinson Alnico V p90's(no way to tell as no markings on on bak and previous owner had coloured in the wilkinson logo), either way they sound fantasic - very similar to the one in my 2012 Gibbo 50's tribute SG

Hey!
Love the way this look! What kind of neck profile are we talking about? I can’t seem to find any info on that anywhere…

cheers
Fredrik
 




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