Style: Vigilant 8 String Multiscale
Scale: 28-29" Parallel 9th fret
Body: 2 Piece Mahogany
Top: Cottonwood 1 piece
Neck: Wenge/ Maple
Fretboard: Purple heart
Inlays: Luminlay 3mm Green (Glow in the Dark)
Tuners: Locking Hipshot/ Y mini-bass
Nut: Graph Tech Tusq
Neck Joint: Bolt on (Black Individual Ferules)
Frets: Stainless Steel Med/Jumbo 24
Fretboard Radius: 16"
Controls: 1 Vol, 1 Tone, 3 way blade, kill switch mini toggle
Output: 2 x Switchcraft 1/4” stereo
Strap Pins: Recessed Dunlops
Finish: Semi-gloss Polyeurathane
Approx $3400 CAD + Shipping
This is a one of a kind passion project with a great deal of sentimental value to the owner. At their request, this body and headstock shape will not be replicated.
A beautiful 1 piece cottonwood burl top was steam bent for a subtle arm bevel. The inclusions were filled with a green glow in the dark resin giving it a hauntingly beautiful glow. The Fishman pickups and Hipshot hardware are a lethal combo of quality hardware. The controls utilize the Fishman's voicings and coil splitting with push/pull pots, 3 way blade and a mini toggle killswtich.
If you would like to order a guitar similar to the one featured above, click below to contact Vigilant and place an order or initiate your custom build. If you would like a multiscale, please outline the two scale lengths you would prefer. This guitar can come in 6, 7, multiscale, standard scale and hollow body options. Guitars take 8-10 weeks to build. All guitars ship with a hardshell case included in the price below.
What is a Multiscale guitar?
A guitar's scale length refers to the distance a string is able to vibrate which is typically dictated between the guitar's nut and bridge saddle. A longer scale length (ex 30") will give you a very low sound like a bass guitar, a shorter scale length (ex 16") will give you a higher pitched sound like a ukulele. A small variation in the scale length can drastically change the sound and feel of an instrument. Many companies subscribe to a scale length (Fender 25.5", PRS 25", Gibson 24.75") which becomes the leading factor in that particular brand's identity.A multiscale guitar takes 2 scale lengths and applies them to the top and bottom strings creating a "fanned" like appearance where the frets join. Typically, a shorter scale length is on the 1st string and a longer length on the 6th string; this means that tonally, your higher strings sound "brighter" and your lower strings sound "more warm." The greater the difference between the scale lengths the more dynamic the sound and drastic the fanned frets appear.