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Vintage V58JDAB Jerry Donahue Signature Model

Vintage V58JDAB Jerry Donahue Signature Model

Vintage V58JDAB Jerry Donahue Signature Model

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Jerry Donahue, known as ‘The doyen of the string benders’ and founder Hellecaster is an outstanding player whose talents have seen him feature with major artists the world over.
For some years, Jerry’s ‘guitar arsenal’ has featured a Trev Wilkinson designed Vintage ICON V52, a guitar he, along with a host of other stellar players, rates very highly indeed.
Recognising the heart and soul of Vintage®, Jerry threw down the challenge to create a Vintage® guitar with his specification which he could be 100% happy with. The challenge was accepted by Trev Wilkinson with alacrity!
Using unique Wilkinson single coil pickups custom wound to Jerry's exact recipe and his custom wired five-way switch and circuitry, Trev has created an instrument which achieves Jerry’s vision – one single guitar which can emulate a huge number of the most instantly recognisable solid-body and semi-acoustic tones out there.
In just the flick of a switch, the V58JD moves seamlessly between soaring blues tones, rich dark midnite Jazz tones, ‘woman-tone’, the elusive `in-between quack-tone' and country twang!
From the playability point of view, the classic vintage style one piece fretted maple neck, with 7/14” radius fingerboard radius round off a real player’s guitar.

Jerry says; “Of all the special guitar projects I’ve ever been involved with in my quest for the perfect guitar, it’s a simple truth to say that with the V58JD Trev Wilkinson and Vintage have created (at a price I just could not have imagined possible) a most amazing guitar, and one which I use on a daily basis!”

VINTAGE®V58JDAB Body: American Alder Neck/Fingerboard: One Piece Hard Maple, Bolt-On, 7 1/4" Radius Scale: 25.5"/ 648mm Frets: 22 Medium Neck Inlays: Black Dot Scratchplate: Single Ply White  Tuners: Wilkinson® Deluxe WJ55S Bridge: Wilkinson® WTB Pickups:  2 Custom Designed Wilkinson® WJTD Single Coils (N),  Full Size, Alnico II (B) JD Spec, Alnico II Hardware: Chrome Controls: 1 Volume/1 Tone/Custom Wired 5-Way Lever Switch

Pickup selections Position 1: (neck-Wilkinson custom design WJDTn) Offers the rich, sparkling neck pickup tone of the traditional three-pickup guitar with that unmistakable single-coil sound that echoes the soaring, majestic blues tones of the '60s and '70s. 
Position 2: (neck with custom special capacitor) Exudes the instantly recognisable tonal quality associated with the iconic full-body jazz guitars. Kick in an overdrive and capture the classic late '60s ‘Woman Tone’. 
Position 3: (neck and bridge pickups with customised parallel wiring) Produces an enhanced, more contemporary version of the customary middle position timbre on the classic two-pickup guitar. 
Position 4: (Neck and bridge combined with a capacitor and resistor in a controlled degree of reversed phase) Offers the popular ‘in-between quack tone’ found in this position on three-pickup guitars. 
Position 5: Utilises a Wilkinson custom design WJDTb pickup with symmetrically staggered polepieces for great string balance and a special wind for increased sustain to capture the amazing gutsy lead sound found on the very best of those traditional two-pickup guitars!


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Review Demo - Vintage Guitars Jerry Donahue Signature V58 (12:57)
Read the review: http://bit.ly/VintageJerryDonahueTele Tele master Danny Gatton once referred to Jerry Donahue as “the string-bending king of the planet.” It’s an apt description. In addition to being a member of the British folk-rock group Fairport Convention (and Fairport offshoot Fotheringay) in the early- to mid-’70s, his playing helped propel the Hellecasters and the Electric Revelators, and albums by Robert Plant and Elton John. Several Jerry Donahue signature models have been issued over the years—the most recent being the $1,299 Fret-King JD Duncan Black Label, designed by Trev Wilkinson. The Vintage version reviewed here is a considerably less-expensive alternative to the JD Duncan, designed to put a little Donahue magic into the hands of players with more limited budgets. Despite its modest price, the V58JDAB claims to deliver much of the sonic versatility of its costlier sibling—largely by way of a proprietary 5-way pickup selector designed by Donahue and configured just like the one on the JD Duncan. The V58JDAB is built around an unbound American alder body (the JD Duncan’s alder body has a bound ash top) with an Ash Blonde finish. The finish on the solid, hefty plank is evenly applied, though there were a few very tiny particles trapped in the finish on the top. A single-ply white pickguard adds a classic ’50s touch. The guitar features a bolt-on, one-piece hard maple neck/fretboard with perfectly inlayed black dot position markers and a vintage-style 7 1/4" radius. The neck itself feels quite comfortable, although it doesn’t sit entirely flush with the body, and the nut is seated slightly askew. The 22 medium frets were nicely dressed, cleanly installed, and felt good to the touch except for a few sharpish edges. To continue reading the review, visit: http://bit.ly/VintageJerryDonahueTele
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