2011 Vanquish Mystique Studio Plus Custom


From the Previous owner:

This is my stunning Vanquish Mystique Studio Plus Custom guitar, hand built in England by Adrian Hardman in 2011. It has a beautiful natural finish in lightly toned oil and wax and is classed as a custom as I requested it be fitted with Custom Bare Knuckle Stormy Monday pickups. See vanquishguitars.com for further details.

The guitar is in excellent condition having only ever had light home use – it has never left the house.

Vanquish Mystique Studio Plus Custom

Hand selected premium quality Brazilian Mahogany body and neck with a
5A grade maple top to the body and headstock veneer
12″ radius indian rosewood fingerboard
Custom made VQ pickups by Bare Knuckle – based on The Mule
Split coils via push push tone knobs
CTS pots
Vintage bumblebee cap
Nickel hardware
Gotoh open geared tuners
Tone pros locking bridge
Recessed Vanquish thru body tailpiece
Dunlop starp buttons
18% nickel frets
Bone nut
Traditional 1 way truss rod
Hand rubbed oil and wax natural finish in Black Cherry
Buzz Feiten tuning
24.75 scale length
Hiscox case with Vanquish logo

A neck join with a full wood to wood contact between the neck and the body for stability and tone transfer.
A headstock scarfed on to the neck in the direction of grain travel for maximum strength, stability.
Recessed hardware providing maximum comfort but also allowing strings to run completely parallel from headstock to bridge with an even path across both pickups.
Through body stringing allowing strings to anchor deep within the thick mahogany heart of the guitar once again creating that all important transference of vibration from string to pickup.
Master grade materials right down to the last switch tip and screw. Our tailpieces are uniquely designed and machined to our specification.
Each piece of wood and part used Adrian carefully selects them himself, we only use Master grade material as standard, why upcharge when the job should be done right first time.
For instruments featuring a carved top Vanquish guitars use full slabs not thin veneers. 17mm at it’s thickest point.
See: http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guitars/vanquish-mystique-studio-plus-283673 for review

I say:

Just Amazing – keep your hands off 🙂