Elite Vintage Guitars – NEWS

Update January 2017 – New “Old” Geetars for “The Skids” – Yamaha SG-200 (1983)

In addition to the work between Ghost Pick ups and Elite Vintage Guitars, we are also kitting out the Skids for their upcoming 40year anniversary tour and work on their new album to commemorate this. AS the guitar tunings are vastly different from the “big Country” sound a multiple set of guitars is required reflecting the variety in tuning. No problem as Wilf Vissenga and I are keen to get these boys off to a flying start.

So here they are : The Skids with the start of the new Elite Vintage Gear and Ghostified oickups, just check out Bruce Watson with that Yammie SG-200 in action. The SG played by Jamie Watson, is their old stock SG-500 from 40 years ago.  So here too a with Ghost Pickups Another fine collaboration between Ghost Guitar Pickups and Elite Vintage Guitars especially for Bruce and Jamie Watson of Skids and Big Country on their UK tour !
We can’t wait to see and hear them on the big  stage very soon!

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Update November 2016 – New “Old” Geetars for “Big Country” – Yamaha Super Combinator SC-800/1200 (1979)

Kitted out with Ghost Pickups “Restless Natives”. These natives are looking very restless indeed! Wait till plugged in!!!
Another fine collaboration between Ghost Guitar Pickups and Elite Vintage Guitars especially for Bruce and Jamie Watson of Big Country on their UK tour !
We can’t wait to see and hear them on the big stage very soon!

Below pics from Wilfs Work shop

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November 2016 ) Update “Big Country – Big Sound!!”

Well, that’s the final selection to completion of the guitar “sound” of “Big Country” and “Skids” done, finally 6 carefully selected hi-qual Japanese Elite Vintage Guitars (see www.elitevintageguitars.com for details), Yamaha Superflighter SF-500 (1977), SF-700 (1978); Yamaha Supercombinator SC-800 (1979), SC-1200, and some early pre-Carlos Santana Yamaha SG-50/70 (1973) have been selected to deliver the current and future sound of these 2 iconic bands. All guitars look and sound great, however sound even better with Wilf Vissenga‘s superhot Ghost Pickups, tailored to each individual Guitar / Play style for an even better sound.
This Vintage Guitar/Ghost pickup combination is the brainchild of Elite Vintage Guitars and Ghost Guitar pickups UK Ltd (www.ghostguitarpickups.com
), for more details follow link to each of the websites, or call or email us.
Below see some pics of Bruce Watson and Jamie Watson playing on stage and test driving some of these iconic and often rare axes….. Cheers J

 

 

 

October 2016) Elite Vintage Guitars has been successfully teaming up with Ghost Guitar Pickups UK (Wilf Vissenga) to provide iconic bands “Big Country” and “the Skids” with a high quality vintage Yamaha SF-700, modded with super hot “Field of Fire” Ghost Pick ups.

Here we have the birth of the “Superfrightr SF-700, with Wilf and Jay then Bruce taking delivery and testing the “Beast”……no doubt you will all be hearing and seeing this axe and more in action soon.

Check out the Big Country’s Facebook page and website http://www.bigcountry.co.uk/