Vanquish Legend Classic Plus #00034

The Blue Book Says:

Nothing.

Vanquish Says:

The “Vanquish Legend Classic” is a bespoke instrument.

Tone woods of your choice
Choice of pickups
Unique hardware choices
Choice of electronics and switching
Natural or stained finishes
Oil and wax or laquered finishes
Choice of neck profile
Choice of fret wire sizes
Custom inlay work
Prices from £2350 incl case
 

I say:

A few years ago Dave Burrluck from “Guitarist” Magazine put me in touch with Adrian Hardman from Vanquish guitars – a UK luthier producing High End bespoke guitars who wanted a care package to give away with his guitars.  Adrian bought a number of Gerlitz Products and a successful relationship was born.  At that time I never thought that I’d be able to afford one, but now I have managed to get 3 of these superb guitars – what’s even more amazing they have sequential serial numbers – No’s 34, 35 and 36!!!

All I can say is if you imagined a checklist of ultra-desirability this is it.

Tone -Pros hardware.
Bare Knuckle (Mule) Pickups.
Fancy wood. (Mahogany Body, Quilted Maple Cap, Rosewood fingerboard – MOP and Abalone inlays)
Hand finished (Oil and wax)
Recessed  Gotoh hardware.
String Through Body construction.
Comfort contours.
A neck heel that you can actually play around.
Lightweight Construction.

and….

…… an ultra tactile – I said Tactile – yes TACTILE finish!!!!

this guy has ticked all the boxes.

This particular model has a low serial number, and a set of fantastic “Vanquish” badged Bare Knuckle “Mule” Humbuckers.  Traditional 3 way toggle selection

Superb wiring and electronics.

Just beautiful. A tiny bit of “Buckle Rash” on the reverse of the guitar, but otherwise pretty much perfect.  The guitar has an equally unmarked Vanquish (Hiscox) case.  Weight 3.3kg.

Try and get one somewhere else…
Probably not possible without a long wait from Adrian….

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