We don't often get our hands on a GVCG, so you can imagine our excitement when we're presented with the opportunity to offer one of these great pieces into the guitarosphere.
For those not familiar with the GVCG brand (Greenwich Village Custom Guitars), these are high end vintage-inspired custom guitars built by Jonathan Wilson, esteemed and accomplished singer-songwriter, guitarist, studio owner, and producer most notably associated with artists such as Roger Waters, Father John Misty, and Dawes.
Jonathan began building s-style and t-style guitars in NYC in the early/mid 2000s with an attention to detail and level of authenticity in his finish work that had not been seen at the small shop level. His guitars quickly rose through the ranks as some of the finest and most vintage-correct electric guitars being made.
Built in 2005, this is one of the earlier GVCG builds we've seen to date. True to form, this guitar mimics all the great qualities of an early 60s Fender Custom telecaster, featuring a beautiful double bound sunburst finish, 60s carve maple neck with slab rosewood fingerboard and clay dots, and a set of custom spec Lollar Telecaster pickups. A phase toggle switch was added sometime after the previous owner had purchased it, which makes for some interesting tonal options in the middle position.
This guitar came to us from Henry Kaiser, famed guitarist, producer, and guitar aficionado. Henry used this guitar extensively on his own recordings and performances for over a decade.
These early GVCGs are scary good and still very much sought after for their "dead ringer" vintage vibe and great playability and tone. If you're looking for a classic t-style guitar with a true vintage feel, this is about as good as it gets!
Price includes original blonde GVCG G&G hardshell case.
- Body: Alder, Double Bound, Sunburst
- Neck: Maple w/ Slab Rosewood fingerboard, 60s profile
- Pickups: Lollar/GVCG Telecaster
- Electronics: 3-way Switch, Volume, Tone, Phase Toggle Switch
- Bridge: Fender Telecaster Bridge w/ compensated steel saddles
- Serial # 157 (neck pocket) / L 15831 (neck plate)
- Weight: 7lb 3oz