2005 GVCG Sunburst ‘56 S-style Greenwich Village Custom Guitars
2005 GVCG Sunburst ‘56
’56 style S in sunburst, classic ash body with maple neck. Custom wound Lollar pickups. No COA, a mere 7lbs 5oz. The neck pocket states “for Matte H” – who also happens to be a friend of our shop! Amazing guitar.
Greenwich Village Custom Guitars (GVCG)
A guitarist, producer and songwriter of enviable talent, Jonathan Wilson has toured with Roger Waters, worked with Jackson Browne, Dawes, Father John Misty, and a host of others. In the early days of his career, Jonathan made world class S and T style instruments under the name Greenwich Village Custom Guitars (GVCG) for himself and his friends, such as Lenny Kravitz. Logically, first in NYC, then ultimately on to CA – a move which effective rebooted the Laurel canyon sound … as per recent interview in Vintage Guitar magazine:
“I made them out of necessity, really; I needed guitars that felt and sounded a certain way, and outside of playing a real ’62 Strat and a ’57 Telecaster, this was the only way to do it.”
“I had a knack for making instruments sound and feel authentic, and that resonated with the players who got their hands on one.”