Friedman Vintage-S HSS in Aged Sonic Blue

Alder Body, Maple Fretboard, Tortoiseshell Pickguard


Not only do Friedman make awesome sounding amps, but they also make incredible guitars designed by Dave Friedman himself and renowned guitar builder Grover Jackson (known for his incredible work with Jackson guitars like the Randy Rhoads and Soloist). The Vintage-S is, as the name suggests a classic S-type guitar with vintage looks but some modern feel and versatility.

The Vintage-S has a compounded radius fretboard (which was invented by Grover Jackson) that goes from 10"-14". This way you get the best of both worlds: a more curved radius for comfortably playing chords, and a flatter radius for faster soloing. The Vintage-S is finished in nitrocellulose lacquer which not only gives the guitar a vintage look and feel, it helps the wood breathe and resonate.

They feel like the kind of gem you would find when looking for a guitar from the 60s but with modern technology and stability. Though, playing one still feels like you're playing a familiar instrument.

HSS Configuration

The Vintage-S is not-so-vintage with its HSS pickup configuration. With Friedman Classic Single Coils in the neck and middle you get warm, articulate, classic S-type tones. The Friedman Classic+ is a hotter humbucker than the Classic Humbucker which gives you more crunch and handles higher gain tones better. From soft and bluesy to hard rock bite the Vintage-S will take you where you need to go.

PLEK setups

The PLEK machine was designed in Germany and is used to get an accurate and consistent setup on every guitar that goes through it. The PLEK machine is used for every Friedman guitar to get them all at the high Friedman standard. And before an instrument leaves the work bench, it is signed off by Dave Friedman and Grover Jackson.


  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Maple Fingerboard
  • 25.5" Scale Length
  • 10-14" Fingerboard Radius
  • Aged Metallic Blue Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
  • 2 x Friedman Classic Single Coil Pickups
  • 1x Friedman Classic+ Humbucker
  • Locking tuners
  • Volume & Tone Control
  • 5-way Pickup Switch
  • Comes With Hardshell Case
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