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PSA - Real NOS Valley Arts - No Affiliation

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1990-Valley-Arts-Guitars-Standard-Pro-Original-Vintage-Electric-Guitar-w-OHSC-/271603179246?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

I don’t know if anyone over hear likes these things, but I think that the real Valley Arts (pre-samick, pre-gibson) are some of the coolest super strats ever. That one is a classic with the HSS active set up. I caught my eye because it has the pick guard plastic on it. That is a 1990 super strat of the highest quality that has never been played - crazy. The death of Hair Metal did leave some casualties.

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Hello

Yes it one of last true Valley arts produced in the end of 1992

so it a standard pro model not a custom pro

Body is alder and the size is 8/8 (nech is 22 frets) (, the tremolo is made by kahlers system it si not a true floyd rose but it works well

when I worked in music store in France at this date, all standard pro we received were 7/8 body with 24frets neck

mics are emg 81 and sa.

trussrod screw is just close to the neck pickup so you need remove a pickguard to adjust it.

seial number are visible into trem cavity, under pick guard, and also at the neck junction if you remove neck

the product date is also at the same place

Theses guitars were first priced V.A. and retail prices were 9900frs (today 1500€ ) for the gloss models and 11990frs (today 18270€) for see-through color;

Theses axes were stopped when V.A. was sold to Samick during 1993.

They came with canada made hardcase (include in retail price) and a protect plastic fretboard

For this green one, price is over-rated,

many of these are sale between 1000€ and 1500€ in France and also over Europe

look to this one (I sold it to a studend who take lesson in a store where I worked - this black one was coming directly from the 93' Paris Music Fair by myself and buying to the French distributor just before he loose the brand 'cause Samick area)

http://www.leboncoin.fr/instruments_de_musique/700184160.htm?ca=12_s

It 's a really well made guitar, but to my opinion price is very too high and really over rated!!! You could find some true custom pro models for less money in Europe

http://www.leboncoin.fr/instruments_de_musique/631900039.htm?ca=12_s

http://www.leboncoin.fr/instruments_de_musique/627193849.htm?ca=12_s

just for exemple available at this time

have a nice day all

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Did Warmoth make the bodies/necks on the original Valley Arts guitars as they were doing more recently with VA under Gibson's control?

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Yes. warmoth supplied VA with necks, bodies built to spec.

when I was at the GCS, Mike McGuire was my boss.

Once in a while, VA fanbois would stop in and show Mike there VA's,

Have them sign them, etc. Sad Happy moments for Mike.

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Awww, that's just lovely. Everything I like about super strats, save for the HSS and the clunky headstock.

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I love the headstock. I think VA are one of the “lost” classics. Everyone knows Jackson, Charvel, Hamer (?), but no one knows VA.

I think the green one is overpriced - sort of. Yes, a fair price for a nice old VA is probably $1200-$1800. But that thing (appears to be) really NOS. One of a kind. But I don’t think it will sell at that price either.

Does Gibson still make VA?

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Does Gibson still make VA?

nope, not for a very long time.

the downtown VA building is a showcase PR/ AR facility upstairs,

USA Plant rehab/ warranty / repair facility downstairs.

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