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NAMM 2022: Vintage announces the Historic Series – a line of no-nonsense spruce/mahogany acoustics

Vintage Historic Series
(Image credit: Vintage)

NAMM 2022: UK guitar brand Vintage has unveiled a new line of mahogany and spruce top acoustic guitars, dubbed the Historic Series.

The line focuses on quality tone woods at affordable price points, and it’s a range that aims to do one thing well: namely, provide players a solid wood, user-friendly construction with few frills. 

As such, all of the instruments come in a Vintage Sunburst finish and choices are limited to parlor, orchestra, folk and dreadnought body sizes, each of which is available as an acoustic or electro-acoustic.

Every guitar in the range uses the same materials in its construction, featuring a classic combination of mahogany on the back, sides and neck, paired with a spruce top. The neck features a 20-fret, 649mm scale length design, with a 43 mm width at the nut that is standard across the range.

Aesthetic flourishes come in the form of split-block inlays, gold headstock logo and black/white/black binding. There’s a three-a-side headstock, with tulip button machine heads, while the electro variants use a Vintage-branded preamp with three-band EQ and volume dials, plus a built-in tuner.

Vintage has kept things simple on the price front, too, with all the acoustic models costing £179 (approx. $224), and the electro-acoustic variants £229 (approx. $288).

Head to Vintage Guitars' official site (opens in new tab) for more information.

It's the latest NAMM season drop from Vintage, which recently unveiled ‘The Boss’ – a recreation of Bruce Springsteen’s iconic number one Tele.

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Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk (opens in new tab), which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.