Jerry says; â€œOf all the special guitar projects Iâ€™ve ever been involved with in my quest for the perfect guitar, itâ€™s a simple truth to say that with the V58JD Trev Wilkinson and Vintage have created (at a price I just could not have imagined possible) a most amazing guitar, and one which I use on a daily basis!â€
Jerry Donahue, known as 'The doyen of the string bendersâ€™ and founder Hellecaster is an outstanding player whose talents have seen him feature with major artists the world over. For some years, Jerryâ€™s 'guitar arsenalâ€™ has featured a Trev Wilkinson designed Vintage ICON V52, a guitar he, along with a host of other stellar players, rates very highly indeed. Recognising the heart and soul of VintageÂ®, Jerry threw down the challenge to create a VintageÂ® guitar with his specification which he could be 100% happy with. The challenge was accepted by Trev Wilkinson with alacrity! Using unique Wilkinson single coil pickups custom wound to Jerry's exact recipe and his custom wired five-way switch and circuitry, Trev has created an instrument which achieves Jerryâ€™s vision â€“ one single guitar which can emulate a huge number of the most instantly recognisable solid-body and semi-acoustic tones out there. In just the flick of a switch, the V58JD moves seamlessly between soaring blues tones, rich dark midnite Jazz tones, 'woman-toneâ€™, the elusive `in-between quack-tone' and country twang! From the playability point of view, the classic vintage style one piece fretted maple neck, with 7/14â€ radius fingerboard radius round off a real playerâ€™s guitar.
The V58Â Jerry DonhaueÂ signature guitar is an original VintageÂ® ReIssuedÂ Seriesâ„¢ guitar created by Trev Wilkinson, Jerry DonahueÂ and the UK Vintage design team.