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Vigier Nautilus II

Vigier Nautilus II  ·  Source: Vigier

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Back in 1983, Vigier presented the Nautilus, an electric guitar with a switching system that was at the cutting edge of guitar technology. The pickup system from that model is about to make a reappearance in 2020 as the Nautilus II on Vigier’s Excalibur model.

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Vigier Nautilus II

Vigier Guitars is a highly respected, French company based in Grigny, Essonne and founded by Patrice Vigier in 1980. The company builds some amazing high performance, boutique instruments and this year the Nautilus guitar model from 1983 returns. Available with eight different pickup configurations, including  HSH, HSS, HH, HS, SSS , SS, SH and SSH, the Nautilus II covers a lot of bases tonally.

Vigier Nautilus II

Vigier Nautilus II

MIDI and more

This unique switching system gives players an insane amount of options. To top it off, it also receives MIDI commands! So recalling your chosen configuration of pickup selection, plus the volume and tone pot settings at the push of the button is pretty insane, with a lot of possibilities. The Nautilus II will be available on all Excalibur HSH passive models that have pick guards.

The Excalibur comes with a bolt-on maple neck loaded with either rosewood or maple fingerboards. You get a zero fret, a 25.6″ scale length and an alder body. I like zero frets, as you get no issues from badly cut nuts.

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Prices haven’t been announced yet, so keep an eye on the company website below for updates.

RRP – TBC

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Vigier Nautilus II

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