Vintage are a UK brand, making guitars in the far east for super cheap, but they always surpass their price tag by miles. Mr S has their version of an SG which smokes most Gibsons I've played, and since then I've wanted one of their Les Pauls. Fast forward about 7 years, and I finally got one
This is their V100AFD model based on Slash's 59 LP.
It's really solid, nice and weighty slab of mahogany, and much better put together and finished than any Epiphone I've ever played, even though this retails at about 2/3 of the price (if not 1/2).
All Wilkinson hardware. Lovely neck, really comfortable. I love the slightly more carved neck heel than your typical LP.
One-piece body by the looks, with a scarf joint on the neck.
The one downside - these stock pickups are awful. So, I'd like some recommendations. I'd like this guitar to be like most other Les Pauls; a great all-rounder. I'd like to push it into hard rock territory if need be though, so something like a PAF style pickup might not be the wisest choice. I was thinking maybe something like a Duncan Custom? Thoughts?
Vid/clips coming soon, just making this thread as I rush out the door