There is much myth and misinformation on the VGs especially the standard. It is widely said especially by
people selling them that the VG Standard was a limited run in 1997 for an exhibition or similar. In fact the archives show that
this guitar was produced from May 1993 for about 10 years and it appears in at least four Japanese catalogues of that period.
The custom was a much shorter production run from 1993 to 1995 and hence are quite rare in the west as both were only sold
in the domestic Market.
These guitars are officially known as Askas or sometimes Chage Askas after the very popular Japanese artists of the 90s. Although Chage had his own model the MGS.
They were only made in one colour known as Antique Sunburst. The standard is a solid body archtop with black painted fake F holes, the custom is a genuine semi hollow archtop with genuine f holes.
|Price||88,000 yen||300,000 yen|
|Neck||Bolt on Maple||Set Mahogany|
|Body||Maple Top and Mahogany Back solid||Maple Top Mahogany Back Semihollow|
|Hardware||Gold Finish||Gold Finish|
|Pickups||YGSB-A1C P90 AlnicoV × 2||YGDH-5BC" Humbuckers by DiMarzio × 2, Piezo PU|
|Pickup Switch||3 way||3 way 5 band graphic eq|
|Controls||1 volume 1 tone||1 volume 1 tone Piezo volume|
|Colours Available||Antique Sunburst only||Antique Sunburst only|