Big semi-acoustics are certainly versatile guitars, with a connection right back to the early jazz guitars, though the slim-body versions offer a truly resonant and gutsy sound with a sweet acoustic tonality in there too. The new f-hole bodied Vintage VSA535-12 12-string offers the best of both worlds, without a doubt – offering the drop dead good looks of those era-defining 1950's/ 60’s guitars, the VSA535-12 is semi-acoustic in construction thanks to a solid central section of wood running along the middle of the double edgebound body, firmly anchoring the twin tone-filled Wilkinson MWVC humbuckers and bridge assembly.
True to the constructional tradition of this style of big semi, the VSA’s carefully arched front and back body is a traditional maple laminate matched to a slim 22 fret maple neck with a smooth rosewood fingerboard, the neck set rigidly set into the big body for maximum strength and stability - and just check out that vibrant 60’s style sunburst.
Rock solid Tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece arrangement too, and traditional four-rotary control grouping – two volume, two tone, with 3-way pickup selector.
Neck: Maple – Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood/Dot Inlay
Bridge: Tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece
Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson MWVC covered humbuckers
Machines: Wilkinson mini oval button long stem tuners
Controls: 2 x Volume/ 2 x Tone/ 3-way selector