Monday, 12 July 2010

New Gordon Giltrap signature guitar

Gordon Giltrap has had a few signature guitars in the past - I played one of the Flyde ones of his some years back at a guitar show and that was a stunning instrument but with a hefty hand made price tag to match. How however he has teamed up with Vintage who are imported via JHS to this country and have been getting a good reputation since Trevor Wilkinson began working as designer/consultant to them. The list of endorsees makes them appear to be punching well above their weight in the sub £1000 bracket.

Well into the acoustic arena they now have a Gordon Giltrap model - the VE2000GG. Based on a model that Rob Armstrong made for Gordon some years back, Rob has been involved in the development of this production verion. There is a 12 string version available as well as the 6 string. It has Fishman electrics fitted - namely a Sonicore pickup and a Presys Blend preamp. So any good? Well good enough for Gordon who in this YouTube video is playing it at a recent JHS event.



Thought you might be interested now... best bit. Under £500 including a case! I don't think these will stay in shops for long frankly.

4 comments:

  1. GG recorded a fabulous album with Martin Taylor ('A Matter Of Time') back in the day; Taylor's always been something of a hero to me, and we caught the pair live on the corresponding tour. This Pebble Mill clip gives you an idea of how they sounded together.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRAMXCoWSoE

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  2. Thanks for that JM... brilliant one

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  3. I just saw a TV show about a musician and he had collected many vintage guitars through his travels on tour. He displayed them on the walls of his massive mansion in the foyer.

    It was very cool...what a great way to showcase his collection.

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  4. thanks for sharing this love it!!

    saz x

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