2005 GVCG Ultimate '59 S style Greenwich Village Custom Guitars
2005 GVCG Ultimate ’59
The crown jewel of our GVCG collection, this was one of Jonathan’s personal S guitars. Light Ash body done is a beautifully aged see-thru light Blonde with rosewood fingerboard. Medium jumbo frets with custom wound Lollar pickups.
To quote Jonathan on the COA: “handmade the old fashioned way by gvcg NYC, NC, LA, “usa”. This one’s a keeper” Only 6lbs 12oz!
Greenwich Village Custom Guitars (GVCG)
A guitarist, producer and songwriter of enviable talent,Jonathan Wilsonhas 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.”