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With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the market has become flooded with a deluge of Star Wars-related products. We’ve seen everything from a Kylo Ren-inspired black Dodge Viper to artisanal ice creams crafted in dark and light side flavors, but our favorite so far is this pair of Star Wars-inspired guitars built by luthier Vincent Uijtendaal of Vincent Guitars in the Netherlands.
The Vincent Star Wars guitars started out as a Death Star game board that Uijtendaal wanted to build for his son. “When the board was finished, I wondered what else I could use it for,” Uijtendaal says. “Then the voice of Ben Kenobi whispered in my ear, “Use it for your guitars, Vincent!”
The first Star Wars guitar that he built was the Imperial Caster, which is based on a Telecaster body shape and has its top covered with Death Star tiles repurposed from the game board. “I glued the resin top to a red alder body, which I used because its warmer tone compensates for the crisp sound of the resin top. The Imperial logo is placed only at the 12th fret position on the ebony fretboard, since the Imparials like to keep things plain and simple. The neck is flamed maple, but you can’t see it anymore since it turned to the dark side.”
Uijtendaal next built a light side guitar to go with the Imperial Caster. “I decided to make a rebellious,” he says. “I call it the Rebel Jag. Like ships in the rebel fleet, it looks as if it’s a combination of different parts. I also did some heavy weathering and gave it a few blast marks to look like it’s been attacked by Darth Vader himself.”
The Imperial Caster and Rebel Jag each come with their own custom stomp boxes with complementary graphics. The Imperial destortion pedal is custom built by Vincent’s “electrical Jedi wizard friend” and offers two distinct distortion tones, while the Rebel pedal produces four different tremolo and “astromech droid sounds.”
“These are the only two models in existence, says Uijtendaal. “How many I make depends on how many people want one, although my intention for now is to keep them exclusive and unique.” Should Vincent Guitars offer these models, Uijtendaal estimates they would sell for 7.700 Euros (Imperial Caster) and 5.700 Euros (Rebel Jag), both including pedals and cases. – By Chris Gill
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With the latest Star Wars movie releasing soon, Vincent Guitars built two Star Wars inspired guitars: the Rebel Jag and the Imperial Caster. These two exclusive guitars not only have a great sound and an exceptional look and feel, but they are also equipped with two matching pedals whose effects are amazing.
Luthier Vincent Uijtendaal is a real Star Wars fan, so building two Star Wars-theme guitars was a matter of time. The Rebel Jag is recognizable derived from the Rebel spaceships, which will compete against the ‘evil’ Darth Vader and The Death Star space station. The surface of the Death Star you see then reflected in the Imperial Caster.
Especially for ‘all you Rebel scum’ we made the typical Rebel-colored Rebel Jag, which includes a space ship surface. The fantastic sound of the Rebel Jag is partly due to hand wound P90s and the tone can be controlled by a special button in the form of an R2 unit, one of the little Rebel robots. Furthermore, there is a tremolo unit present. The Rebel Jag has a neck of flamed maple with a matte finish and a rosewood fret board with a Rebel logo mother of pearl inlay. “The Force is strong with this one!”
The Imperial Caster is the “dark and evil ‘counterpart of the Rebel Jag. The Death Star surface of this guitar was created by using various technical and miniature kit components, in the same way as most spaceships from Star Wars were made. By making a mold, we made this special surface. The ‘fat’ sound of the Imperial Caster is due to the two humbuckers that can be controlled with mother of pearl inlaid ‘Death Star’ buttons. The dark lacquered maple neck has an ebony fret board where the mother of pearl Imperial logo is showing. “Impressive … Most impressive”.
Ever hear a guitar sound like an R2, the little astromach Star Wars droid? You can with the Rebel effect pedal that comes with the Rebel Jag. If you hit the strings it’s just like R2D2 is sitting next to you. This amazing effect matches exactly with the Rebel Jag.
The Imperial Caster comes with a pedal too. This effect has two different options for destortion to have an optimal experience of the Dark Presence. In terms of look & feel it matches his Imperial space station too.
Jan Akkerman came to the shop and was very happy playing our Johnny Cash Jumbo. Are you also interested in one of our acoustic guitars? Come to our luthery for a trial! Call Vincent, tel. +31 6 52331397 or mail email@example.com.
Vincent Guitars is working on a very special new Jumbo “The King” – a tribute to Elvis Presley. Right now we are finetuning the artwork, but we can already tell that it’s going to be a very high-end designed guitar with real diamonds set in the neck and headstock.
Stay tuned for more!
This retro-designed guitar will take you back to the 70s immediately! The light weight, smoothly shaped red alder body goes with a very cool ‘off-white’ glossy finish and an edgy designed scratch plate. It’s accompanied by a Bigsby tremolo, two mini humbuckers, two volume and tone controls, and nicely integrated Swichcraft on/off switches. A flamed maple neck with satin finish and rosewood fretboard gives this Vincent Thundercaster a very easy and comfortable feel. Sounds punchy, with an authentic flavour. Also can be ordered with hand-wound P90s!
Colours: Red, light blue, black, yellow, orange.