Hello all at Vigier,
Some time ago, I was lucky enough to have the chance to play the GV Wood.
What a fine instrument it is, and if I may say, what a fine tribute from a son to his father's memory. I'm
sure he would be rightly proud of such a well designed and great sounding guitar that exemplifies Vigier's
high standard's for quality and innovation.
It's been a long time since I was so impressed by a guitar,and believe me, I've played all sorts of instruments
over the years. I started out working in a guitar store in the mid 80's and back then, we used to stock Vigier
basses with the full carbon necks. Fabulous, avant-garde instruments they were too. Against the standards
of the time, they were like something that landed fromy outer space! Since then, I've kept an eye ( and ear )
For some years now, I've been playing another brand of guitar famous for it's use of carbon fibre. Great
instruments, light and easy to play, almost perfect. The only flaw is that they are lacking some depth in
tonal quality, alas!
The GV certainly does not have this problem. Rich and distinct tones and textures which don't sound like
the generic standard. That's no mean feat, those amber humbuckers are something special indeed. Combined
with the light weight, great playability and superb build quality, that's a recipe for a great instrument.
In fact, the GV may be my new instrument, I'm seriously considering making the investment. That said,
I'd like to ask, if I may, a few questions. Any feedback you could give would be much appreciated.
Do you plan on a GV model with tremolo? This idea has great appeal for me, perhaps, others might
think so too. Of course, this may be a headache for you, having to re-engineer the GV design but I
can't help thinking how good that would be. A hard-tail and a trem model could cover a lot of musical
Would Vigier consider a 2 octave/24fret model? Again, more re-engineering! I'm getting good at
costing you time and money.
Does Vigier plan on a set/through neck version of the GV?
Perhaps, some of the above are custom order requirements carried out on an individual basis, but
how far does Vigier go with these requests? Is it possible to select fret size or have an alternative
or compound/conical radius on the fretboard for instance?
I realise, these are big questions but I'd be glad to hear your thoughts.