Vintage 25th Anniversary Series V75-SVB, V6H-SVB & V100-SVB review

Three very smart Silver Burst electrics to celebrate 25 years of Vintage and its cost-effective lookalikes

Vintage 25th Anniversary series
(Image: © Future / Neil Godwin)

Guitar World Verdict

With top-quality Wilkinson hardware, excellent playability and a very attractive price, these 25th Anniversary Vintage guitars are a validation of the lookalike market – they make very attractive candidates for modding, too, if that's your bag.


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    The V75 has setup and playability with the sounds to match.

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    It has a tidy build, quality hardware and pickups.

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    Nice neck shapes.

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    Good weight on all three.

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    The V6H has a great classic-to-heavier rock voicing.


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    V100 is a bit one dimensional.

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    Cream plastic parts look at little ‘wrong’ on the V6H.

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    It has some slightly sharp edges to the body contours.

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    Originality aside, at this price we can’t moan.

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Whatever you think about the copy market, so long as makers respect a few key features – and those names, of course – it’s pretty much open season and has been that way for a number of years. 

In fact, the always affordable Brit-owned and designed Vintage brand might well have helped to force open the doors for many more prestigious brands to follow over the past 25 years. Like it or not, this whole ‘inspired by’ market is central to today’s industry. 

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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.