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New for 2015: New, classy, embossed V logo for Arpege, Passion and G.V. series New for 2015: New, classy, embossed V logo for Arpege, Passion and G.V. series
January 21st 2015
The headstocks of the Arpege and Passion basses, as well as the G.V. series, all get a classy logo makeover for 2015. Each headstock will now be adorned with a classy, embossed metal Vigier ‘V’ logo.
New embossed Vigier

New for 2015: New String dampener New for 2015: New String dampener
January 20th 2015
This year, Vigier has set its sights on a common problem with tremolos - the dreaded ‘PING’ behind the nut. Our new string dampener, located after our Teflon nut removes this annoyance once and for all. In combination with the ZeroFret-S, the Teflon nut and our Flexretainer string retention system, it is the most refined system we have ever presented to guarantee tuning stability on our non locking tremolo.
The new string dampener

New for 2015: New ZeroFret-S New for 2015: New ZeroFret-S
January 19th 2015
2015 is an exciting one for fans of our hardened Zero Fret system. We proudly introduce the ZeroFret-S. Each string has its own segment, so you only have to replace a piece of the zero fret at a time. After all, usually only one or two problem strings wear the zero fret and give players issues. Furthermore, replacing all six will be less expensive than replacing one of our traditional zero frets.
The ZeroFret-S

New for 2015: New G.V. Rock in Revolution Yellow Matte Limited Edition New for 2015: New G.V. Rock in Revolution Yellow Matte Limited Edition
January 18th 2015
The final Revolution colour Vigier unveiled was Revolution Yellow Matte featured on a Limited Edition G.V. Rock with black hardware. Like all the Revolution colours, Revolution Yellow Matte hugs the lines of our G.V. bodies and accentuates the parts that make them stand out from the crowd. The black hardware adds some hotrod flair and contrasts nicely with the eye searing yellow.
G.V. Rock in Revolution Yellow Matte

New for 2015: New G.V. Rock in Revolution Green Matte New for 2015: New G.V. Rock in Revolution Green Matte
January 17th 2015
Last year was the year of Mystery when it came to new colours from Vigier. This year we’re shouting “Vive la révolution!” The “Revolution” series of colours available on the G.V. Rock are all new territory for Vigier. Revolution Green Matte is a mint green reminiscent of some vintage instruments, but with it’s own flavour. The Revolution colours all accentuate the curves and cuts of the G.V. body style and the matte finish on the neck might be of interest to players who prefer to avoid glossy finished necks.
G.V. Rock in Revolution Green Matte

New for 2015: New G.V. Rock in Revolution Red Matte New for 2015: New G.V. Rock in Revolution Red Matte
January 16th 2015
Last year was the year of Mystery when it came to new colours from Vigier. This year we’re shouting “Vive la révolution!” The “Revolution” series of colours available on the G.V. Rock are all new territory for Vigier. Revolution Red Matte is a brilliant shade of red, featuring a scraped natural binding. The Revolution colours all accentuate the curves and cuts of the G.V. body style and the matte finish on the neck might be of interest to players who prefer to avoid glossy finished necks.
G.V. Rock in Revolution Red Matte

New for 2015: New G.V. Rock in Black Matte New for 2015: New G.V. Rock in Black Matte
January 15th 2015
The G.V. Rock gets a facelift in 2015 by way of some new exclusive matte finishes. First up is Black Matte - a colour we’ve offered on many models in the past. However, this time around, we decided to class things up a little bit by giving the G.V. Rock a scraped natural binding. It’s a subtle hint at the beauty of the maple underneath.
G.V. Rock in Black Matte

New for 2015: New Colour: Mysterious Red New for 2015: New Colour: Mysterious Red
January 14th 2015
Mysterious Red is an even more striking addition to the line-up of ‘Mysterious’ colours offered by Vigier in 2015. Shown here on a gorgeous Excalibur Custom.
Excalibur Custom in Mysterious Red

New for 2015: New Colour: Mysterious Black New for 2015: New Colour: Mysterious Black
January 13th 2015
Following the success of 2014’s Mysterious Blue and Mysterious Green, Mysterious black adds a darkness that may have been missing from our maple topped guitars previously. Shown here for the first time on an Excalibur Special, the subtle burst gives the instrument a certain je ne sais quoi…
Excalibur Special in Mysterious Black

New for 2015: New Colour: Clear Red Matte New for 2015: New Colour: Clear Red Matte
January 12th 2015
2015 will see a crop of Matte-style finishes from Vigier, but Clear Red Matte may be the most intriguing. In the past we’ve introduced Natural Alder Matte and Natural Maple Matte, but this is the company’s first foray into a clear colour matte finish. The results are striking - you can still see the gorgeous wood beneath the popular hue of red used in the finish. Shown here on a Roger Glover Signature Excess bass.
Excess Original Roger Glover Signature in Clear Red Matte

New for 2015: New Colour: Anti-Tobacco Matte New for 2015: New Colour: Anti-Tobacco Matte
January 11th 2015
Vigier is proud to introduce its first foray into the world of “Tobacco Bursts” with the Anti-Tobacco Matte finish. A matte finish featuring an understated two tone burst, the name comes from our vision of a smoke free world. We couldn’t name any product of ours after such a harmful and dangerous product. So we took the opposite approach. Shown here for the first time on an Excess Original 5 String.
Excess Original 5 String in Anti-Tobacco Matte

New for 2015: The legendary Excess Original gets an upgrade! New for 2015: The legendary Excess Original gets an upgrade!
January 10th 2015
Benedetti and Vigier have teamed up to finally give Excess players the peace and quiet they deserve. The four string Excess Original is renown for its growling single coil pickups and robust preamp. Now those same single coils are noise-free for more freedom in high volume/high gain situations.

Vigier, pioneers of carbon fibre, are also pioneers of bass electronics. As the first company to offer active electronics mounted to a printed board, for easier repair/replacement, we are proud to push the envelope in all phases of manufacture, playability and tone.
Excess Original new electronics

Je suis Charlie Je suis Charlie
January 07th 2015
Vive notre liberté

Patrice Vigier
Wikipedia Je suis Charlie

Vigier Excalibur Thirteen conquers the hearts of MusicRadar.com Vigier Excalibur Thirteen conquers the hearts of MusicRadar.com
January 05th 2015
The Vigier Excalibur Thirteen was tested by the expert hands of Dave Burrluck at MusicRadar.com.

As a result of this sincere and accurate review, the Excalibur Thirteen won a "Gear of the Year" award from Guitarist Magazine UK (review published in issue #388 December).
Read the review; "Vigier Excalibur Thirteen, the definition of the modern electric guitar"

Thank You Scientist Cracks Billboard Top 200 Thank You Scientist Cracks Billboard Top 200
December 15th 2014
Hot off the heels of their 25 date run with prog legends Coheed and Cambria (including 13 sellouts!), Vigier artists Thank You Scientist keep charging forward. The re-mixed/re-mastered version of their debut full length "Maps of Non-existent Places" has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #153, #4 on the Heatseaker chart, and #14 on the Hard Rock chart.

Luckily for music fans, Tom Monda and crew are already gearing up to record their next release, due out in 2015. They've debuted a few new songs live and we can tell you from personal experience, Tom's fretless work on this upcoming album is going to be a benchmark for the instrument.

Tom's current stable of Vigier's includes; an Expert Standard 63, an Excalibur Supra and an Excalibur Surfreter Supra. Greg Colacino, the band's bassist, is also using a pair of Passion basses.

The sounds of the future are being made on Vigier instruments, join Vigier on this excellent journey!
Tom Monda and his Vigier Excalibur Surfreter Supra

5 Questions with: Lee Luland 5 Questions with: Lee Luland
December 07th 2014
Lee Luland is a UK guitar prodigy who has been turning heads for a few years now, either with some stunning solo material or on the road with his band 'Prospekt'. Expect big things from Lee, with a solo album and Prospekt's 2nd studio album both due for release in 2015.

We caught up with Lee, a new Vigier artist, to ask a few questions…


1. Tell us what is up with Lee Luland?
Busy working on a lot of new music at the moment. I'm currently writing music for both a solo project and the next Prospekt album, which is almost done. We have some big plans for album two - not to mention a very special new addition to the band. It's all pretty exciting and we hope to have the album out early next year.

2. What makes you reach for a guitar more than anything else?
When I feel inspired and energised to compose mainly. Anything from a good piece of music, a movie or video game may push me to grab the guitar and start composing. Other than that, I just love playing guitar. I play everyday ...
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Guns N Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Democracy 3D
September 01st 2014
Legendary rock band Guns N' Roses have taken the desert by storm and laid claim on Las Vegas' Hard Rock Casino. This absolute ambush on the city of sin, captured in HD/3D, puts you in the best seat in the house for an electrifying once in a lifetime live concert performance.

Filmed during GNR’s Appetite For Democracy residency at The Joint in November 2012, celebrating twenty-five years of “Appetite for Destruction”and four years of “Chinese Democracy”, the elaborate Vegas style production features Rock Icon Axl Rose at the top of his game with Vigier's very own Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal on guitar, performing some of GNR’s biggest hits including;

“Welcome To The Jungle”, “Sweet Child Of Mine”, “Mr Brownstone”, “November Rain”, “Chinese Democracy”, Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”, “Nightrain”, McCartney’s “Live And Let Die”, “Paradise City”, and many more hard rockin hits!

This is the first live concert release from Guns N’ Roses, since Use Your Illusion II in 1992. Charting at ...
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Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal rocked the Guitar Gods US tour! Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal rocked the Guitar Gods US tour!
August 08th 2014
This summer, Vigier's Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal joined Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth and Gary Hoey for the first-ever Guitar Gods festival tour.

For five weeks and 13,000 miles, bouncing around the US and Canada, this amazing show, billed an "epic celebration — six-plus hours — of the instrument for a full evening of guitar pyrotechnics" rocked fans from all over the world.
Check out the Facebook page to see pics, videos and more from this amazing tour...

Bumblefoot brings the heat to Dubai!! Bumblefoot brings the heat to Dubai!!
July 23th 2014
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal's award winning Hot Sauce is going to be distributed throughout the Middle East through the "Classic Rock Coffee Company". The Classic Rock Coffee Company are a coffee shop franchise with a rock music theme. Ron will be in Dubai for the launch and here is his itinerary;

Thursday July 31st, 2014 - Acoustic Show at Classic Rock Coffee shop, followed by a meet-n-greet.

Friday August 1st, 2014 - Concert with Award Winning Rock Band 'Point of View' at The Music Room in Dubai. Ron will be performing together with Point of View, playing Bumblefoot music, Point Of View music, and maybe a few Guns N' Roses classics!

Saturday August 2nd, 2014 - Guitar Workshop at Classic Rock Coffee shop - performing, Q&A, music talk, impromptu jamming and a meet-n-greet at the end. In addition unique merchandise by Classic Rock Coffee Co and Bumblefoot will also be available at the store.

Go feel the heat with Ron!!
Bumblefoot brings the heat to Dubai!!

Mysterious Green vs. Tina S. Mysterious Green vs. Tina S.
July 09th 2014
On the occasion of the release of Tina S's last video, in which she interpreted 'The Loner' (Garry Moore), we had the pleasure to ask Tina three questions about her new Excalibur Special Mysterious Green, which she reveals in the video.

- Why did you choose the Excalibur Special?
I chose this guitar because it corresponds with me perfectly. The Excalibur Special answers all my technical criteria besides having dream aesthetics, together with the neck, pickups and woods combined, it is simply the complete package.

- What are the biggest changes compared to your Excalibur Custom?
The big difference is situated with the sound of the pickups. My Excalibur Custom has Seymour Duncan pickups while this new guitar is equipped with DiMarzio pickups. They are more aggressive pickups, that have a higher output and I like that.
For the neck, the enormous difference is feel of the fingerboard. I indeed opted for a Rosewood fingerboard for my Special and the sensations of feel are very interesting.
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Vigier - Stainless steel frets Vigier - Stainless steel frets
June 03th 2014
Vigier, pioneers of carbon fibre technology, craft all their instruments, exclusively equipped with stainless steel frets. Although stainless steel is a difficult material to work with, once in place, these frets last 5 times longer than traditional frets.

Furthermore, stainless steel frets give you a real improvement with comfort; because there is minimal resistance, they allow you to glide across the fretboard, effortlessly bending and sliding, with real precision.

When you know a re-fret costs around £150 to £300, it is an important aspect to take into account, when making the choice of your future instrument.

Vigier. Hand crafted excellence.


In photo, the Excalibur Indus. RRP; £1459
In photo, the Excalibur Indus. RRP; £1459

Vigier Re-Introduces the Excalibur Thirteen Vigier Re-Introduces the Excalibur Thirteen
April 14th 2014
Vigier, pioneers of carbon fibre, re-introduced the Excalibur Thirteen at this year's winter NAMM show in all new finishes.

The Excalibur Thirteen was introduced at NAMM 2013 as a Limited Edition in Volcano Red. This year, Vigier are proud to announce that the Thirteen will be joining the line up permanently. The guitar will be available in a number of exclusive finishes and was unveiled in Monarchy Gold at the show.

Features:
10/90 carbon reinforced neck, 24 frets (25.6" scale) - available with Rosewood or Maple fingerboard, Stainless Steel frets, Zero Fret, Teflon Nut, Flexretainer.
Vigier 2011 tremolo pivoting on needles bearings.
Body; French Alder
Pickups; Amber 'Rock' w/ Killswitch.

See the vRef software for full details and options available on your next Vigier!
http://www.vigierguitars.com/vprog/
The Excalibur Thirteen

RIP Lapiro de Mbanga RIP Lapiro de Mbanga
March 17th 2014
Today we learned that the world has lost a true inspiration. Lapiro de Mbanga, musical “freedom fighter” and long time Vigier Guitars artist, who we very passionately helped fight, along with Freemuse, against his illegal imprisonment by the Cameroon government.

RIP Lapiro, your music will live on forever. x

(Photo by Jen Bell)
RIP Lapiro de Mbanga

Mysterious... Mysterious...
March 17th 2014
Two new colours are available from the catalogue Vigier.

Named respectively Mysterious Blue and Mysterious Green, they are available on the Excalibur's with Maple tops; Custom, Surfreter Special, Special, Ultra EMG and Ultra Blues.

It would seem that our best feminine hope, Tina S, opted for Mysterious Green...

Do not hesitate to download vRef to know the available options for every model and their costs. Enter the code HTD-UK01 for the UK retail prices.
vRef software to realise your next Vigier

Black Matte & vRef Black Matte & vRef
February 27th 2014
The colour Black Matte, appeared for the first time on the DoubleBfoot and is consequently available on most guitars and basses with an Alder body.

This colour is linked to a matched matt black pickguard. Pictured is an Excalibur Surfreter Supra in Black Matte with the Imetal fingerboard.

Download Vigier's vRef software for all the current options and prices; http://www.vigierguitars.com/vprog/ (use the code HTD-UK01 with the aid of the '€' button to acquire UK RRP's).

For those who have already downloaded software, remember to update vRef to see all the new options!
Excalibur Surfreter Supra in Black Matte

Vigier Unveils the Excalibur Ultra AP Vigier Unveils the Excalibur Ultra AP
February 07th 2014
Vigier, pioneers of carbon fibre, presented the new Excalibur Ultra AP at the 2014 NAMM Show.

This is an Excalibur Ultra HSH equipped with handwound Amber pickups and an active boost. The active boost can be controlled via a convenient and unobtrusive switch, placed near the volume pot and pickup selector.

Unlike the Excalibur Ultra, which is equipped with active EMG pickups, the Ultra AP sports passive pickups and only the boost is active. This boost is especially transparent, is controllable and has over 1000 hours of battery life.

Features:
- Alder body with Maple top
- 90/10 Maple neck with reinforced carbon
- 24 frets, Maple or Rosewood fingerboard with stainless steel frets + zero fret
- Vigier 2011 vibrato on needles bearings, teflon nut and Flexretainer
- HSH Amber pickups with chrome covers
- Vigier active boost Vigier operable via a mini switch
The Excalibur Ultra AP

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