|Serial Number||VA03503, built in USA between 2002 and 2005.|
|Neck||Birdseye maple neck with unbound ebony fingerboard. 24 3/4″ scale, 1 11/16″ nut width.|
|Frets||24 fret neck with dot markers.|
|Body||Swamp Ash back with burled maple cap.|
|Finish||Translucent red gloss on body in excellent condition, clear gloss on neck. Headstock front is coloured to match the body.|
|Hardware/electronics||Two single coil pickups and one humbucker in the bridge position; selector switch and master volume and tone controls. Wilkinson trem bridge, graphite nut, Sperzel locking tuners. This guitar features a two-adjustment truss rod: coarse adjustments are made at the body end of the neck, and fine adjustments are made with an allen key at the treble cutaway. The original protective plastic film is still on the electronics access plate!|
|Playability/Action||Plays very well and cleanly, and can easily be adjusted to any player’s requirements.|
|Case||Original rectangular case included.|
|Comments||Valley Arts guitars were originally produced in Los Angeles, with the first model appearing around 1977 and demand from top west coast musicians requiring rapid growth. Unfortunately a 1990 arson at the shop next door to their retail location caused the Valley Arts company significant damage, and in 1992 Samick bought a 50% stake and assumed production. Before long, the founders left the company. But in 2003, Gibson showed new Valley Arts guitars at the Anaheim NAMM show and Gibson now sponsors the Valley Arts line.This example is in close to pristine condition, plays very well and shows the attention to detail that made Valley Arts instruments popular with top-flight musicians.|
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