Vigier G.V. Wood Guitar Amber Color


By using our exclusive 10/90 system and a few secrets in the design, we have created a light guitar with superior tonal characteristics. The G.V. offers balanced response, lots of power, no dead spots and sustain that lasts forever. The G.V. Wood is equipped with a set of hand-wound pickups made by Amber that enhance the remarkable sustain and tone.

Product Description


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Vigier’s first single-cut model is named after Patrice Vigier’s father, Georges, who passed away in July 2007. As part of that meaningful tribute, the GV’s main thrust is sustain, and the desire to be different.

The singlecut body is alder, capped with uniquely contoured bookmatched flamed maple lightweight & At just 38mm at its edge it creates a welcome change from some other overly heavy and bulky singlecut designs.

Vigier  truss rod-less 10/90 system that involves carbon fibre being inserted into the neck wood – flamed maple that’s been dried for three years in this case – in order to improve stability.

“In full humbucker mode the neck pickup shimmers with a lovely glassy character and, irrespective of the amount of gain, sustains for ages.”

Here oversized tuners, a custom-designed bridge and a Teflon nut keep everything anchored securely, without increasing the weight.

Surprisingly, considering the guitar’s obvious heritage, the neck is bolted on rather than set. Why? “Because it [a set neck] is useless,” says Patrice, controversially.

“I considered using a through-neck for a long time as I still think it’s state-of-the-art, but it doesn’t bring a plus to the sound. And it’s the same with a set neck.”

Even the fingerboard is different: Phenowood, a synthetic material intended to offer similar benefits to maple or rosewood but with added stability.

“It’s primarily made of cellulose, like natural wood,” explains Vigier. “The difference is that it’s impregnated with a phenolic resin and it brings sustain to the guitar, as well as more stability and reliability.”

Along with 22 medium frets we get Vigier’s customary zero fret with an exemplary and low set-up; it’s not quite in Shawn Lane Signature territory, but way down there nonetheless.

The pickup choice – two German-made humbuckers from Amber – continues the leftfield specification. “When I try pickups I make sure I don’t know the brand name: I have just a number on the pickup,” says Patrice.

“After two months it ended up that the Amber pickups were the ones that ‘survived’ the comparison. They are very musical and ‘sing’ with the guitar.” The three screws enable both height and tilt adjustment and the dual humbuckers are controlled by a five-way lever selector switch and common master volume and tone controls.

Technical Specs


Wood Maple
Construction Bolt-on
Width at Nut 1.65″ (42mm)
Width at 12th Fret 2.07″ (52.5mm)
Thickness at 1st Fret .77″ (19.5mm)
Thickness at 12th Fret .90″ (23mm)
Wood Phenowood
Radius 11.81″ (300mm)
Scale 24.8″ (630mm)
Nut Teflon
Frets Stainless Steel w/ Removeable Zero Fret
Action at 12th Fret
Treble .059″ (1.5mm)
Bass .078″ (2mm)
String Spacing
At Nut 1.38″ (35mm)
At Bridge 2.04″ (52mm)
Wood Alder w/ Flame Maple Top
Weight 8.16lbs (3.7kg) (Approx.)
Type Passive
Configuration H-H
Pickups Amber Hand Wound/ or Amber P90’s
Controls Volume, Tone
Switch 5-way Blade
Bridge Vigier Stoptail
Machine Heads Vigier Locking

Available Colors:


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Burgundy Fade
Burgundy Fade

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Ebony Fade
Ebony Fade

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Purple Fade
Purple Fade

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Stonewash Blue
Stonewash Blue

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