Vintage Proshop V120 and V100 review

The ProShop Unique range from Vintage offers bashed-up and aged versions of those classics you can’t afford

Vintage Proshop V120 & V100
(Image: © Future / Neil Godwin)

Guitar World Verdict

The V120 is a cracking Junior-style build with real-world aged refinish – definitely worth a punt, while the V100 is best new Vintage guitar we’ve ever played.


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    Excellent vibe-y ageing.

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    Great sounds from those Bare Knuckle pickups.


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    Not everyone will want to pay this money for a pimped East Asian chassis.

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We last caught up with Vintage, the house brand of the large and long-running UK distributor John Hornby Skewes (JHS) to celebrate its 25th Anniversary

Many players will be familiar with its legal copies of many classics, and the company was also quick to jump on the relic bandwagon with its Icon range, which started back in 2006 and currently features over 20 models aged at their source in the Eastern Asia. 

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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.