This year guitar basically the European version of the super Strat guitar. They have a Fender Stratocaster similarities but have their own body shape and look to them. They're headstock sir shape a little bit differently than offender would be little bit more pointed and and. The body is shaped somewhat like a Fender Stratocaster but has a little bit sharper points.
This one comes with a home bucker a single coil and a home bucker in the neck pick up. You get a sweet looking finger flame maple top on top of either in alder or base would or even mahogany body. The neck is generally maple with a Rosewood fretboard and the tone is pretty much a hot rotted Fender Stratocaster town. If you've ever played and Anderson guitar or a sir guitar in this would be the European version of those guitars. This is definitely a boutique guitar the prices represent that.
These guitars are pretty easy to find a good tone out of. They simply have two humbuckers and one single coil in between the bridge and neck positions. You have a volume control and tone control as well as a Floyd Rose bridge. You get the pick up selector that is s five way pick up selector and locking tuners. It is a recessed Floyd Rose bridge so the action on the neck is going to be quite low and very fast to play on.
This guitar is a gorgeous looking guitar with very high quality wood combinations and pickup's match the hot Rodded look. The tone of this guitar is an exceptional one. They are not easy to come by here in the states but there are some dealers that carry them such as rebel guitars out of Mississippi and some of the higher-end boutique guitar dealers on the west coast and the east coast. You can always play these guitars at the annual namm convention in Anaheim California. I was my first introduction to these guitars back in the day.
This guitar sounds great with a high gain amplifier such as a Marshall or Mesa boogie or anything of that nature. These are the European hot rotted strats so therefore they mix well with a hot rotted super amp. They have a great sounding distortion when you really crank up the volume in some amplifiers and they can have a very good articulate clean tone with a nice clean amplifier.
These guitars are fairly expensive ones to buy. They range anywhere from 2000 up to $4500 depending on the wood combination and what type of quality the top laminate pieces are. So finding one at a decent price for a budget consumer is probably not very likely. However, this is a boutique guitar and is marketed towards the professional guitarists or someone who's been playing the instrument long enough to know exactly what they are looking for. So I recommend this guitar to someone who loves the look nd the feel of these guitars or is tired of the boutique builders in the US.
Vigier is a fairly unknown company for whatever reason. I have no clue why these guys aren't more popular, to be honest. They're a small company in France that makes some of the nicest playing superstrats on the market. The Vigier Excalibur Custom is probably their flagship model. It comes with an alder body with a flamed maple top, a special carbon maple neck with NO truss rod, rosewood or maple fretboard with dot inlays, a special ball bearing Floyd Rose tremolo, a pickguard with an HSH configuration, one volume, one tone and a five way switch.
These are one of the few guitars out there that use a zero fret system. This makes it so that the open and fretted notes sound the same when played, and it also helps add some consistency to the action and tone. You don't have that issue with the open strings being way higher than the fretted strings like so many other guitars. The other unique feature with this is that there is no truss rod inside this. The maple is mixed with some carbon epoxy or...something. I'm not really sure how it works, but the necks stay DEAD straight no matter how much humidity you come across. The final unique feature is that they add ball bearings to the Floyd Rose. This makes it crazy smooth when doing dive bombs.
The guitar sounds really good. In a way, it's like a typical superstrat because it features standard DiMarzio pickups, but it has its own kinda thing going on. The ToneZone in the bridge gives this guitar an extremely huge sound. You can get some awesome thick rhythm tones going on, and it never thins out. However, it's a bit polarizing, so some people might not like the onslaught of midrange. The middle FS-1 is a pretty cool single coil that has a clean, powerful sound going on. It works nicely with the two humbuckers. Finally, the PAF Pro in the neck gives a clean, clear and punchy neck tone that is just powerful enough to do high gain licks but just mild enough to clean up with a lighter picking attack.
If you ever get a chance to play a Vigier, I highly recommend trying one. This is probably the most common model that they have, so this is the one you want to look for. They go pretty cheap on the used market, so if you find one on eBay, grab it.
This guitar is Française and the fire be. The model I use is the custom with 2 doubles and 1 single, floyd vibrato with ball bearings (ah, what idegniale!) For added stability 1 volume and 1 Tone slecteur 5 positions, handle 24 Maple boxes, in short, that's classic.
This handle is a marvel, both in the comfort of the ease of play and the guitar is very pleasant to play even when I'm on stage 6:00 !!!
With Seymour Duncan custom, the sound is certainly typ rock, but usable in other situations because the Tone knob is effective, for example, to have a sound Jazz.
V I play in a dance band, I am obliged to play all kinds of music (even if I completely diffrente one second guitar), and it fits perfectly.
I play through a Pod 2 and basta has rolled live sound system. Big sound assured.
I love everything about this guitar so I could not be 100% objective.
I think it'll be 10 years that I'm using as a main guitar and share the year and a change refrettage Last selector and volume knob, RAS From all good, j'vous say ...
After having all kinds of guitars, Fender Gibson through Ibanez Charvel and I found the "pole" Idale and well worth all amricaines and other above-cit es.
Clearly I redid this choice because I have another one, but this time it fretless (great art, for that matter) and that if I do not fall for a Parker (ah, the gret and sound!), I rachterais one, the same (custom), with a combination of microphones diffrente type 2 singles and 1 double, and just for fun ...
Update of the 1/20/2014: I just dplac this review of the right model, I always have and probably never sparerais me, my aa t Premi re guitar REALLY "Pro", it will be 20 years old and is still doing very well despite his great age!
This guitar is French and proud of it. The model I use is the custom with 2 doubles and 1 single, with floyd vibrato bearings (ah, what a brilliant idea!) For stability, 1 volume and 1 tone, 5-way switch, maple neck 24 frets in short, that classic.
This handle is a marvel, both in terms of comfort and the ease of play and the guitar is very enjoyable to play even when I'm on stage 6:00!
With Seymour Duncan custom, the sound is certainly typical rock, but quite usable in other situations because the tone knob is effective, for example for a jazz sound.
Vû I played in a dance band, I have to play all kinds of music (even if I have a completely different second guitar), and it fits perfectly.
I play through a Pod 2 and basta, it runs live sound. Wholesale its insured.
I love everything about this guitar so I could not be 100% objective.
I think it will be 10 years since I use it as the main guitar and share a refrettage last year and change selector and volume knob, RAS All good, I tell you ...
After having all kinds of guitars, Fender Gibson through Ibanez Charvel and I found the "stove" ideal and well worth all U.S. and other above-mentioned.
It is clear that I redid this choice because I have another one, but this time it fretless (great art, for that matter) and that if I did not crack for Parker (ah, the lightness and sound), I would buy one, the same (custom), with a combination of different microphones simple type 2 and 1 double, and only for fun ...
Update 01/20/2014: I have just moved this review of the correct model, I always do and I probably never part with it, it was my first guitar really "Pro", it will have 20 years and is still doing well despite his age !