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Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:52 pm
by J.M.Brushett

GV Wood OR GV Rock?  Differences? 


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:15 pm
by Ben
Ok, I shall 'try' to be impartial…

 

For me the G.V. Wood is the definitive version of the G.V. series. I am not usually a single-cut guy…but this is one that won me over. 

 

I play all styles - and having owned a rather nice Gibson Les Paul in the past, there is really no contest, comparing a Ford to a Ferrari.

 

So, to your questions - the 'Rock' has uncovered Amber pickups - these are a bit more aggressive and open sounding, the covered versions in the 'Wood' ooze a bit more of a classic, refined vibe - that said, in the right application both sound better than most other p/ups I have tried. 

 

The Maple cap on the Wood adds the touch of elegance and a bit more high/mid-end punch - but at volume this is more aesthetic than anything. 

 

This brings us to Phenowwod V Rosewood. This is subjective and a case of feel. The Phenowood has more the feel of Maple, without the 'resistance' that you feel with Rosewood.

 

Tbh - it is like trying to choose between which of your children you adore the most - both are phenomenal guitars, both are at the very pinnacle of modern technology, but retaining enough classic vibe to play any style incredibly well. Whichever one you go for you will not be disappointed. For me, I went with the Wood, as it is that step above the Rock - not to say the Rock is a poor guitar - just the Maple cap, covered p/ups and Phenowood fingerboard take ethos guitar to single-cut heaven.

 

Just to add a footnote - as I said I am not a single-cut guy, but without doubt, the G.V. Wood is my best sounding and (joint) favourite guitar to play.


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:12 pm
by J.M.Brushett

Thanks so much for that, Ben!  Cheers! 


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:33 pm
by J.M.Brushett

I went ahead and pulled the trigger today on a Vigier GV Wood in Ebony Fade!  Looking forward to receiving my first Vigier guitar!!

 


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:27 am
by Ben
Awesome - you'll not regret it!! 

 

Look forward to pics and your first thoughts / unboxing!!


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:03 pm
by J.M.Brushett

NGD: very lightly used Vigier G.V. Wood in Ebony Fade.  Just removed the strings and gave it a wipe. 


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:54 pm
by yuri1973

Happy NGD !!

BTW, no pics, no guitar :-)

You'll surely enjoy your axe ... 


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:48 pm
by J.M.Brushett

I've attempted to upload photos but it won't let me.  I will try resizing them. Cheers. 


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:49 pm
by J.M.Brushett

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Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:49 pm
by J.M.Brushett

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Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:51 pm
by J.M.Brushett

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Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:53 pm
by J.M.Brushett

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Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:55 pm
by J.M.Brushett

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Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:03 pm
by yuri1973

well done! great looking axe, congrats again !

you'll be amazed how long it stays in tune, and how resonant it is once you put fresh strings on her.

 

 


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:27 pm
by J.M.Brushett

Does anyone know roughly how many GV Wood, or any GV for that matter, were made in 2009?  I just dicovered that this one was made in Aug, 2009!  the Serial number is 0106. 


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:11 am
by yuri1973

For what it's worth, my amber finish GV Wood is #102. I haven't removed the neck though, so no idea which date may be stamped.

There's another amber GV Wood in Madrid (another owner), which is #101.

 


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:17 am
by J.M.Brushett

Cool I would assume yours is stamped '09 as well! 


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:09 pm
by J.M.Brushett

Welcome to the family, GV Wood!  Installed new strings, setup, polished frets, etc. 


Vigier GV Wood OR GV Rock 

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:17 am
by Ben

An absolute beauty!!! Love the top on that one!!!