Vigier Excalibur Indus review

With Patrice Vigier's Excalibur design celebrating its 30th birthday, we take the start-up model out for a spin

Vigier Excalibur Indus
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

Even at this start-point, the Indus exemplifies Vigier: superbly detailed, thought-through and experience-led guitar making. Our belated congratulations for 40 years of great guitar making.


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    All the quality, stability and precision.

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    With sounds and playability to match.


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    The 10/90 neck construction still polarises opinion.

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    Little colour choice here.

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Last year was Vigier’s 40th anniversary, quite a milestone for any maker, which in different times would have been celebrated. While we couldn’t pop a cork for that birthday, we can at least honour one of the finest – and now 30-year-old – modern bolt-on designs, the Excalibur. 

It marks a significant point in Vigier’s history, replacing the almost experimental, pioneering, out-there designs of the company’s first decade with a much more conventional style. 

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.