New Vi-Tar Unearthed! V5-P-0046

Mietek Glinkowski has discovered (and purchased) yet another Vi-Tar at Frederick Oster Violins in Philadelphia… this one is a white 5 string with chrome hardware, Schaller tuners and no binding. Very cool. Mietek Glinkowski's White Vitar - Front Mietek Glinkowski's White Vitar - Back Mietek Glinkowski's White Vitar - Side Mietek Glinkowski's White Vitar - Label

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    • Mark
    • December 27th, 2012


    I wish it was… if I find one for sale it’ll be posted on here pretty quick (right after I buy it).

    • Michael
    • December 27th, 2012

    Is it possible to buy a Vitar these days?
    Thanks, Michael

    • Mark
    • December 14th, 2012

    I know I’m surprised myself that none of the millions of Vitar players in the world have found this site yet! ;) Ah well I’ve been keeping an eye on Ebay but nothing. Glad you got yours going again – I don’t take mine out as often as I’d like but when I do the rest of the band oohs and ahhs over it like it’s new and we rock it. Merry Christmas! Maybe Santa will bring me a white 5 string with the gold purfling and pearloid Grovers.

    • vitarman
    • December 14th, 2012

    This website needs a bit of a kickalong, I can’t believe only 3 Vitarists in 3 years! I have mine on a stand so pick it up whenever I feel like it. I had some trouble with the lead and thought I might have to get some new Nexus plugs but I managed to resolder the connections to the plugs and it is good for the moment. It’s going pretty well for a 35 YO E-fiddle, a bit of hum and a few crunches here and there but I feel that the sound is better than that provided by Piezo pick ups. Happy Christmas

    • rob gilbert
    • July 29th, 2011

    Mietek, that is truly a great find. I think the off white colour looks really good. Have you had the whole body resprayed, the mono colour does look good? I really wish my Vitar did not have that chrome bout, if I lived in the US I would have Mr Dalzell remove it. I did approach a local Melbourne guitar tech, and he wouldn’t touch it as he was worried he would destroy it. Anyway, the Aussie dollar is performing so well, that I will be able to come to the US personally and get the Vitar restored to it’s original beauty!

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