'I am proud to put my name to this guitar and for it to be part of my musical legacy'. ? Gordon Giltrap
Highly regarded as one of the worlds greatest guitar players, Gordon has been at the forefront of acoustic guitar playing since the late 1960's and has released more than thirty albums in his four decades in the music business.
Designed in conjunction with respected master luthier Rob Armstrong and Gordon himself, the crossover Grand Auditorium/000 style Vintage VE2000GG Gordon Giltrap Signature electro-acoustic is based on a hand-crafted instrument that Rob made back in 1980 and Gordon plays today. Featuring a high grade solid North American cedar top, with mahogany back and sides, the signature ?small waist? body is complemented by Rob?s trademark headstock design.
The bridge is high grade rosewood, with a gradually compensated natural bone saddle providing excellent intonation, whilst the mahogany neck comes with a top quality rosewood fingerboard, with genuine abalone inlays and side dot markers.
Electrics are provided via a Fishman Presys Blend preamp and Sonicore pickup system, which features a built in-microphone with mic blend control, notch -? anti feedback control, phase control button, three band EQ and volume control as well as a built-in guitar tuner, with flip-top easy battery access.
Gordon comments "My original guitar has a very strong treble with a sort of springy and expressive sound to the bass end. The new Vintage guitar has all of this combined with an overall warmth and balance to its tonality
Top: Solid Cedar
Back: Solid Rosewood
Fingerboard: Ebony with Abalone 'GG' inlay
Top Nut: NuBone
Saddle: NuBone, compensated
Scale: 642mm / 25.27"
Pickup: Fishman Rare Earth Blend
Tuners: Grover 102 Gold
Strings: High quality USA made
Scratchplate: Clear with printed signature
Finish: Satin Open Pore
Case: Supplied with Kinsman 'Gordon Giltrap Signature' hardshell case