Guitars and basses:

Electronic

Since 2009 the Excalibur (Excepted Ultra) potentiometers are 1 meg Log. Prior to 2009, we used 500k Log.
The Expert is currently and has always used 250k Log pots

Category: Electronic

For instruments prior 2016:
First of all, you should make sure you use good cables such as RapcoHorizon, with a branded plug (Neutrik, Switchcraft).
If you stepped on the guitar cable, the jack input may have been damaged and needs to be replaced. The original reference is Switchcraft  152B but due to manufacturing inconsistency of Switchcraft for this item, we recommend to use an equivalent. Any ‘long barrel stereo’ jack should work just fine.

For instruments after 2015 that are equipped with the current locking jack unit, reference is Neutrik NJ3FP6C-B

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Neck

In 2010

Category: Neck

Rosewood has a warm, round sound, while maple has a bright a clear sound… at least it is what everybody believes! We think it is more a matter of personal touch and feeling.

Category: Neck
Model Head width (mm) Head height (mm)
Excalibur / G.V./Marilyn 2,64 1,19
Excalibur Shawn Lane 2,28 1,40
Expert 2,41 1,19
Basses 2,64 1,19
Category: Neck
  • Check that your nut is properly adjusted to your strings. If the grooves are too wide, the strings will float and make noise. If you have a Teflon nut, remove it and look below:
    • 1 dot = gauge 9-42 to 9-46
    • 2 dots = gauge 10-52
    • 3 dots = gauge 12-56
  • Check that your zero fret is not notched. If it is notched, it must be changed. You can buy a replacement from a dealer. If you have the Zero Fret S, you only need to change the individual part of the fret under the string that makes noise.
  • Install the String Dampener if your guitar didn’t come with one stock. Also available from dealers, it sticks just behind the nut and dampens noise.
Category: Neck

Yes.
If you have a guitar without tremolo or with the non locking tremolo, make sure to change or adjust your nut for the new strings.
The risk if you do not do it:
Bad tuning stability (if strings are heavier) or noise at the zero fret (if strings are thinner).

For those who have a Vigier with a Teflon nut:
We have 3 type for guitars: 9-46 / 10-52 / 12-56
We have 3 type for basses: 40-95 / 45-100 / 50-105

If you are using a tremolo equipped guitar, you can follow this guide:

http;//youtu.be/j-urIpWsFcs

 

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Vibrato

If you’re reading this, then unfortunately we do not currently have plans for an Ultra with a Floyd. Sorry!

Category: Vibrato

Although we tighten the bar insert for each and every guitar on it’s way out of the factory, they can become loose during shipping or from use. On the back of the trem unit, you can tighten the bar by adjusting the screw on the baseplate.

Category: Vibrato

The Floyd Rose trems are different, the new ones won’t fit early Excaliburs from 1991/1992.
However, the Vigier 2000 vibrato can be replaced with the newer Vigier 2010.

Category: Vibrato

You can order it from your dealer, either from Vigier or from Schaller.

For earlier Excalibur Supras and Specials equipped with the 2010 trem, beware the diameter of your arm is 5 mm. On later models featuring the 2011 trem, the diameter is 6mm.

Vigier references:
Vibrato 2010 : µVIG-TIGE2010
Vibrato 2011 et 2017 : µVIG-TIGE2011
Vibrato Vigier Floyd : µVIG-TIGEVE6

Schaller reference:
6 mm tremolo arm: 13080200

Category: Vibrato

Kahler has a web site where you can buy parts.

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Pickups

You can order any set of pickups from any other guitar in our line up (the Custom pickups in a Supra for instance.) The major exception here is the EMGs from the Ultra since they require a battery cavity that isn’t found on any other guitar.

Category: Pickups

If you change the bridge pickup you should use a pickup with F spacing (like a Seymour Duncan from the TB series), they are drilled for 6 screws and fit our pickguards.
If you replace the neck pickup you must use the standard series and therefore you have no other alternative than to drill additional 2mm holes in the base of the pickup to fit your pickguard.

Category: Pickups

We only have certain pickguard / color configurations in stock. Contact us to see what is possible.

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Cleaning

To clean your fretboard and body, a small amount of glass cleaner is absolutely fine. If your fretboard is especially dirty, a small amount of white spirit (paint thinner) will go a long way toward cleaning it.

Any guitar specific guitar polishing product and cloth is fine for the body.

Fretboard conditioner or lemon oil is recommended for Ebony and Rosewood boards.

Vigier recommends MusicNomad instrument care products for use with our guitars and basses.

Category: Cleaning

You can use any polish paste for either metal or varnish. You can find such products in an auto parts store.

The very best product we recommend is MusicNomad’s Cymbal Cleaner.

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Sound

Varnish can absorb the sustain and “plastic” the sound. We pay close attention to ensure we achieve the thinnest finish possible.
Most industrial guitars, however, have a thick varnish layer (over 1mm) that gives a “plastic” feel to the instrument.

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Strings

Savarez, DR, Elixir, D’Addario, GHS, Curt Mangan or Ernie Ball all make great strings. To keep your string fresh for as long as possible, wash your hand before playing, and wipe your strings when you are done. We recommend Music Nomad String Fuel for a cleaner and lubricant.

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Miscellaneous

You can order parts through your local dealer. Please, do not forget to mention the model of your Vigier and the serial number.

Category: Miscellaneous

For Excaliburs, you can determine the approximate year of production with the serial number on the back of the guitar. The first two digits are generally the year of production. For example, 9700064 means the guitar was produced in 1997; 0200089 means it was produced in 2002.  This is not always 100% accurate, especially for guitars with black hardware. The real date is stamped on the neck and in the body neck pocket.

For the Excess series, you have to unscrew the neck, the date is stamped on the neck heel.

Other models prior to 2010 (neck through guitars and basses) have their year of production located under the Bridge Pickup. You can also look date your instrument here: Date your Vigier.

You can download vRef and install it on your PC, you will then able to see all option with prices.

Category: Miscellaneous

You need to buy a shock-resistant flight case if the guitar goes with the luggage (Flight case = aluminum structure + foam inside to absorb shocks.)

If you do not have a flight case:
You have a case or you have a gig bag, put bubble wrap around the case/gig bag, put in the bottom of a good cardboard box with more bubble wrap, insert the case/gig bag in the box, put more bubble wrap on top of the case/gig bag.

We do not sell individual parts to install on other guitars, but if you need a replacement of any kind, we are happy to supply whatever you need. Your local dealer can order anything you might need at all. Just supply them with your model and serial number and we’ll make sure the parts match your instrument.

Category: Miscellaneous

The Excalibur Special and Indus are available in left-handed versions.

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Endorsement:

Endorsement

For endorsement requests we answer only proposals made by post.
It is necessary to send us a “Press-kit”, complete with CD, photographs, biography, articles, and any other documents promoting the artist and / or the group.

We also ask that every artist completes and encloses the endorsement form , which will help us determine what level of endorsement is best for the artist / group.

Please be aware that a simple email or phone call does not allow us to judge the potential of proposal.

Send your requests to the following address:

Vigier
Endorsements
10-12 rue de l’abbé Grégoire
ZAC des radars
91350 Grigny
FRANCE

It is not necessary to remind us of your request; we pay close attention to all the files that are sent to us.
We will contact the artist / group which are the most appropriate.

Otherwise, files are archived and it is possible that the artist / group is later re-contacted for another possibility in our catalogue which corresponds better to their style.

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Miscellaneous:

Miscellaneous

For Excaliburs, you can determine the approximate year of production with the serial number on the back of the guitar. The first two digits are generally the year of production. For example, 9700064 means the guitar was produced in 1997; 0200089 means it was produced in 2002.  This is not always 100% accurate, especially for guitars with black hardware. The real date is stamped on the neck and in the body neck pocket.

For the Excess series, you have to unscrew the neck, the date is stamped on the neck heel.

Other models prior to 2010 (neck through guitars and basses) have their year of production located under the Bridge Pickup. You can also look date your instrument here: Date your Vigier.

You need to buy a shock-resistant flight case if the guitar goes with the luggage (Flight case = aluminum structure + foam inside to absorb shocks.)

If you do not have a flight case:
You have a case or you have a gig bag, put bubble wrap around the case/gig bag, put in the bottom of a good cardboard box with more bubble wrap, insert the case/gig bag in the box, put more bubble wrap on top of the case/gig bag.

Yes, but… we may not update the web site as quickly as we wish to.
Note that images are show for color reference purpose.

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