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Custom Pro

Basic Features [starting at $1400.00 (1989)]: Valley Arts Custom Pro
  • Hardrock maple neck with maple fingerboard
  • VA fret wire
  • VA machine heads
  • Ash or Alder body
  • Guitar: 3 EMG single coil pickups
  • Bass: PJ EMG system
  • White or black pickguard
  • Stationary bridge
  • Chrome hardware
  • Choice of nut widths
  • Choice of fingerboard radius
  • Delrin nut
  • Strap locking system
  • Choice of strings
  • Choice of finish: natural, brown sunburst, fireburst,
    many solid colors and transparent colors
More Options:
    Neck
    • Hardrock maple with rosewood or ebony fingerboard
    • Birdseye maple with maple, rosewood, or ebony fingerboard
    Interlock Neck System ($250.00)
    Machine heads
    • Gotoh (gold or black)
    • Schaller (chrome or gold)
    Body
    • Swamp ash, hardrock maple, mahogany, quilted maple ($240.00), flamed maple
    • rear route body with no pickguard
    • Colored pickguards
    • Custom Colors: Pearl or Metallic
    • Body decal
    • Valley Arts Custom Pro
    Electronics
    • EMG humbucking, spc,exg,or exb, OBL, Tom Anderson, Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio, Alembic, and Utra Sonic
    Bridges
    • Kahler Professional (chrome, brass, black)
    • Floyd Rose (chrome, gold, black)
    • Schaller (chrome, gold, black)
    • Stop tail piece system
    Cases
    • Black standard
    • VA forgelite
    • VA gig bag

Custom Pro Bent-S
  • Quilted maple top, alder body
  • 7/8 "S" body and 24 3/4", 24 fret neck or
    8/8 "S" body and 25 1/2", 22 fret neck
  • Birdseye Maple neck with ebony fingerboard
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • Gold hardware
  • VA/Gotoh tuners
  • Locking or non-locking tremolo
  • EMG or Seymour Duncan pickups (black)
  • Single/Single/Humbucking configuration
  • Volume and Tone 5-way switch controls
  • No pickguard - rear routed
  • Colors:
    Midnight Blue, Forest Green, Emerald Green, Trans Red, Trans Black, Trans Purple, Antique Burst, Fireburst, Tri-color Burst

Custom Pro Bent-T
  • Quilted maple top, alder body
  • 7/8 "T" body and 24 3/4", 24 fret neck
  • Birdseye Maple neck with ebony fingerboard
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • Gold hardware
  • VA/Gotoh tuners
  • Tune-o-matic type with stop tailpiece
  • Seymour Duncan pickups (black)
  • Double Humbucking configuration
  • Volume and Tone 3-way switch controls
  • No pickguard - rear routed
  • Colors:
    Midnight Blue, Forest Green, Emerald Green, Trans Red, Trans Black, Trans Purple, Antique Burst, Fireburst, Tri-color Burst



Standard Pro

Valley Arts Standard Pro - original headstock Standard Pro (solid) [starting at $1400.00 (1989)]
  • Full or 7/8 size
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck with Rosewood board
  • Chrome hardware
  • VT 5-way
  • Color: body/pickguard/pickups
    • black/bwb/black
    • red/wbw/white
    • Valley Arts Standard Pro
    • cream/crbcr/cream
    • blue/bwb/black
Standard Pro (Transparent) [starting at $1525.00 (1989)]
  • Full or 7/8 size
  • Swamp Ash
  • Maple neck with Rosewood board
  • Chrome hardware
  • VT 5-way
  • Color: body/pickguard/pickups
    • trans blue/wbw/white
    • trans red/wbw/white
    • trans cream/wbw/white
    • trans green/wbw/white



California Pro

California Pro [starting at $1650.00 (1989)] Valley Arts California Pro
  • Full size
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck with Brazilian Rosewood board
  • Chrome hardware
  • VT EXG 5-way
  • Color: body/pickguard/pickups
    • peach/white/white
    • banana/white/white
    • palm green/white/white
***The headstock to the right is the original California Pro, only 100 made. All other California Pro headstock designs are a design of Samick Guitars, even if it does not say Samick on the headstock. Don't be fooled!


Signature Series

Steve Lukather Model Valley Arts Steve Lukather model
  • Hand Signature
  • Full size body and 25 1/2" scale neck
  • Swamp Ash body wood
  • Fireburst paint job
  • Birdseye Maple neck
  • Rosewood or Ebony fingerboard
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • Gold Hardware
  • VA/Gotoh tuners
  • VA/Floyd Rose bridge
  • EMG SA/SA/85 pickups
  • Cream or Black pickup color
  • Single/Single/Humbucking configuration
  • Volume and 5-way switch controls
  • Black pickguard



Larry Carlton Custom and Standard models (Standard pictured) Valley Arts Larry Carlton Model
  • Hand Signature (first 100 numbered and signed - sold out in first two days)
  • 7/8 "T" body with 24 3/4", 24 fret neck
  • Mahogany wood
  • Trans Cream
  • Birdseye Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard
  • 1 11/16" nut width
  • Chrome Hardware
  • VA/Gotoh tuners
  • Tune-o-matic type with stop tailpiece
  • P-100 pickups
  • Black pickup color
  • Double pickup configuration
  • Volume and Tone 3-way switch controls
  • Black pickguard
***LC Custom had a 7/8 "T" carved top body, white binding and a brownburst paint job


M Series

Japanese made
  • "S" or "T" body types
  • Quilted soft maple, Alder, White ash, Flamed top, and Mahogany woods used
  • 25 1/2" and 24 3/4" scales
  • Birdseye Maple, Maple necks
  • Ebony or rose fretboards
  • 22 or 24 frets
  • Gold or Chrome hardware
  • Locking trem, Custom six way, or VA custom bridge
  • EMG, Seymour Duncan, or Select pickups
  • misc pickup configurations
  • misc switch controls
  • Colors:
    Cherry Sunburst, Brown Sunburst, Ebony Black, Gunmetal Blue, Abalon Whaite, Cream, Trans Blue, Snow, White, Trans Red, Trans Green



Valley Arts Custom Pro Bass

Custom Pro Bass

  • Carved top with Herringbone binding
  • Quilted or Flamed maple body wood
  • 34" scale neck - 21 frets
  • Birdseye Maple neck
  • Rosewood or Ebony fingerboard
  • 1 1/2" nut width (4 string) - 1 11/16" nut width (5 string)
  • Gold or black Hardware
  • EMG or Bartolini pickups ('P&J', 'Double P', or 'Double J')
  • Black pickup color
  • Active or Passive tone circuitry
  • Colors: Trans Red, Trans Blue, Trans Green, Trans Cream, Sunset Gold, Burnt Amber, Fireburst



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