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Vintage Icon VS6

SG-Shaped Guitar from Vintage belonging to the Icon series.

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salastyle007salastyle007

A great rockin' SG

Vintage Icon VS6Published on 08/30/21 at 04:25
Features — 7
Purchased used from a musician. Still own it. One-piece Mahogany neck with classic "soft C" profile which plays great, set into the body. Twin master volume and tone controls with three-way pickup selector switch. 22 Medium Jumbo profile frets, with trapezoid inlays. Classic SG shape. It feels and sounds great. The guitar feels heavier than a typical Gibson SG, but that depends on the model. It's not a significant difference. The tuners are Wilkinson I believe, and for some reason weren't holding tuning great on mine so I swapped them for Grovers.

Sound — 8
Suited my blues and classic rock style well, the sound could go from fat and full, to clean and smooth. Classic PAF......
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Features — 7
Purchased used from a musician. Still own it. One-piece Mahogany neck with classic "soft C" profile which plays great, set into the body. Twin master volume and tone controls with three-way pickup selector switch. 22 Medium Jumbo profile frets, with trapezoid inlays. Classic SG shape. It feels and sounds great. The guitar feels heavier than a typical Gibson SG, but that depends on the model. It's not a significant difference. The tuners are Wilkinson I believe, and for some reason weren't holding tuning great on mine so I swapped them for Grovers.

Sound — 8
Suited my blues and classic rock style well, the sound could go from fat and full, to clean and smooth. Classic PAF vibes. Although the pickups did not handle crisp tones well, and sounded muddy at times. Played it through a Marshall combo. I didn't use any effects with it and just cranked up the gain a little when playing AC/DC, Hendrix, etc. It's not a noisy guitar. You can get a wide variety of sounds, although I wouldn't play Metal or anything too heavy, go for a Jackson or ESP in that case. It's perfect for that classic rock or blues sound.

Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The guitar was well set up by the previous owner. I did need to adjust the truss rod several times over the years, but nothing dramatic. Wiring and finish were all fine, good quality there and no complaints. One rough fret, nothing that couldn't be fixed. The pickups needed a little raising. The Wilkinson hardware is a strong point and seems to be holding well. Overall the finish was good, not perfect. I had never owned a JHS / Vintage guitar before and didn't expect much. It feels professional and solid.

Reliability & Durability — 7
I would use this as a second live guitar, or rehearsals and home practice. Reason being the pickup quality could be better but it's good at this price point. Durability is fine. It's dependable and looks quite cool. I have fun using it and it has never let me down. It's a great feeling and sounding guitar, I would easily recommend it to anyone looking for an alternative to Epiphone or Squier. I would swap out the pickups for Epiphone Probuckers or Gibsons with clearer tones. I like the overall reliable feeling you get when playing this guitar.

Overall Impression — 8
The Vintage VS6 is a great alternative to the Epiphone G-400 and has that classic SG sound. It’s affordable and has good fretting and finishing. The pickups are clearer than the Epiphone’s and sound a little more authentic, although they’re still not as good as a Gibson’s. It build quality is on par with most Epiphone standard models and makes you feel like you are playing a fully-featured, professional instrument. The solid Wilkinson hardware is a huge factor. Only thing is that the tuning keys aren’t the most consistent so you might want to upgrade them.
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Vintage Icon VS6Published on 12/05/08 at 13:07
(Originally written by yugmotobleu/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Guitar made in Asia

Two Wilkinson humbuckers (excellent)

Two volume controls and two tone controls plus 3-way toggle switch. Nothing new! I like the Gibson-type neck.

UTILIZATION

I like the playability of the Gibson-type neck

Access to the upper frets is no problem

Typical SG playability. This guitar is lighter than an original SG and not very well balanced. My Strat is better balanced

Good sound, good pickups. I find it sounds better than an Epiphone. The sound is very similar to an original SG with my Peavey tube amp.

SOUNDS

The sound is really good when I play rock in the line of ACDC and......
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(Originally written by yugmotobleu/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Guitar made in Asia

Two Wilkinson humbuckers (excellent)

Two volume controls and two tone controls plus 3-way toggle switch. Nothing new! I like the Gibson-type neck.

UTILIZATION

I like the playability of the Gibson-type neck

Access to the upper frets is no problem

Typical SG playability. This guitar is lighter than an original SG and not very well balanced. My Strat is better balanced

Good sound, good pickups. I find it sounds better than an Epiphone. The sound is very similar to an original SG with my Peavey tube amp.

SOUNDS

The sound is really good when I play rock in the line of ACDC and Telephone.

I play with a Valveking 112.

The sound is round and warm. The guitar is very good with a light distortion. You can also play the blues with it but it's definitely not its favorite music style.

As I already said this guitar is great with a light distortion.

OVERALL OPINION

10 months (no problem whatsoever)

Pros: Sound, hardware, weight (not too heavy), finish, looks.

Cons: Unbalanced weight, front strap pin.

I also tested an Epiphone SG and it didn't sound so good.

Stunning value for money!

I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.
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AbbekanAbbekan

Vintage Icon VS6Published on 04/06/08 at 16:34
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
Mahogany body
handle I do not know but enjoyable trs

UTILIZATION

I just buy (04/04/2008) and this is my observation

Soft play it hard on the 14th frieze box
If you play a basic agreement as r 2 in case it rings false.
Do not bother to make mahogany for the neck or rat.
I go to the store Tuesday.
Shame because it is nice with powerful microphone.

SOUNDS

The pickups are powerful
Sweet are the potentiomtres

OVERALL OPINION

She is beautiful is finished but can be used only for dcoration or the playback. ...
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Mahogany body
handle I do not know but enjoyable trs

UTILIZATION

I just buy (04/04/2008) and this is my observation

Soft play it hard on the 14th frieze box
If you play a basic agreement as r 2 in case it rings false.
Do not bother to make mahogany for the neck or rat.
I go to the store Tuesday.
Shame because it is nice with powerful microphone.

SOUNDS

The pickups are powerful
Sweet are the potentiomtres

OVERALL OPINION

She is beautiful is finished but can be used only for dcoration or the playback.
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totosstotoss

Vintage Icon VS6Published on 04/22/08 at 03:10
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
Guitar made in Korea
22 frets HH configuration micro wilkinson
2 tones, 2 volumes 1 & 3-position selector
Mahogany body
Mahogany set neck

Guitar pretty well finished throughout

UTILIZATION

Large enough handle typed Gibson, we like it or not like: I like.
Access to acute not easy, but with a little practice ...
Duet not on the edge and makes the screw in the back of the guitar it tends to tilt slightly forward and not to hold in position when playing in a standing position and that the loose Finally, SG is a what?
Good microphones through which we get easily a good sound.

SOUNDS

It is ideally suited to my style of music, rock (Green Day, White Stripes, Nirvana......
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Guitar made in Korea
22 frets HH configuration micro wilkinson
2 tones, 2 volumes 1 & 3-position selector
Mahogany body
Mahogany set neck

Guitar pretty well finished throughout

UTILIZATION

Large enough handle typed Gibson, we like it or not like: I like.
Access to acute not easy, but with a little practice ...
Duet not on the edge and makes the screw in the back of the guitar it tends to tilt slightly forward and not to hold in position when playing in a standing position and that the loose Finally, SG is a what?
Good microphones through which we get easily a good sound.

SOUNDS

It is ideally suited to my style of music, rock (Green Day, White Stripes, Nirvana ,...)
I'm playing with a line6 podII
J'obtient's a big enough round that really reminiscent of Gibson.
All onorités suit me.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 6 months.
I love the sound (very round) on the other hand like much less the screw that is placed behind the guitar, which the imbalance.
I try several models, and I think for a SG type guitar in this price range is the best. For example, I tried the Epiphone G-400 and I did not like.
This is a good quality / price ratio.
With experience I think I would do this choice, however I now have progress to switch to another skyscraper.
A great guitar to start with a rock look good.
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  • Manufacturer: Vintage
  • Model: Icon VS6
  • Series: Icon
  • Category: SG-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 12/31/2005

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