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My VOX


 

On this page you will be able to view my personal collection of Vox guitars. I am not a professional grader by any means but I do attempt to assign some system of subjective grading so that the viewer can appreciate how these old guitars have survived the last 40 odd years. Naturally, a dead mint NOS guitar will receive a pure 10 while a guitar with mimimal wear in excellent condition will be graded less.

PHANTOM VI


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1966 Red Phantom in 9.5 shape. This came to me from the second owner who just wanted to concentrate on his acoustic instruments. It is all original with no dings or scratches. As are usual in these guitars of this age, the pick guard (aka scratch guard) has shrunk a bit. In my view, this is the only issue that keeps it from being a perfect 10.


PHANTOM XII

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A nice matching Red Phantom XII - plays extremely well and looks sharp! Gotta love the whammy bars on a 12 string. This pick guard has held up through the years very well.


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JMI made British PHANTOM Bass. I bought this off a Craigslist ad. The Seller had to endure several smarmy posts about it not being a 'real' Vox Phantom because of the 'PHANTOM' logo - which is fact is the real deal as made in the UK.


MARK VI

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This is the world famous famous 'teardrop' guitar - a must have for any collection. This one is close to mint but for a few dings - a 9.5 - and it came with all the case candy! It was previously owned by Rick Vito - a member of Fleetwood Mac for many years. There are still plenty out there in good shape so start your searches!


Mark IX

An incredible find - this is an undisputed a 10 ~ stored in a music store warehouse for over 43 years! Dead mint and gorgeous. Not real popular went they first appeared, the smallish number produced make these a real rarity. This guitar was never sold since it left the factory except for the music store that bought it.

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Mark XII

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A Mark XII - A recent addition acquired to replace my original XII - this one is a 9 out of 10.


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The VI, IX, and XII. All in superb shape and very playable!


Mark XII Acoustic

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Minty fresh - all complete and a wonderful player. This 12 String really rings out! Floating bridge, metal pickguard - it's all there and who can deny how cool it is!!


MARK VI ACOUSTIC

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A nice one - the Black Neck model. Estimates are that 1 in 20 or 25 in this series had the Black Neck. The sunburst on this is amazing.


Tornado

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3/4 Sized entry level Electro Acoustic - very bright and brassy. This one is dead mint. This was an actual verified 'under the bed' guitar that never saw the light of day until now!


67/68 Bulldog

A 67/68 Bulldog. Vox's answer to a Mosrite. This is one cool guitar with a neck that goes forever. It's got a great carved top and that pickguard is crazy -- but it's in great shape. Fast neck action and it's much lighter that it looks. Fun fun fun!

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1965 BOBCAT

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Great piece - a wonderful player, too. Recent acquisition -this has two (2) output jacks and two (2) pickup selector switches. It all appears original to the guitar and may have been a one-off trade show spec guitar. This was Vox's top of the line for their hollow body style series.


SUPER LYNX DELUXE

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Super Lynx Deluxe.


66 Spitfire

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1966 Spitfire. Cool little axe with Strat like appointments. It's got a fat neck and the intonation is great. Lots of 'chucka-chucka chink' from these guys. Janglier that you would expect. The string damper system works great, Mrs. Brown.


66 Wildcat

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Here is a Vox WILDCAT. It is a full sized jazzbox with adjustable bridge, one neck pickup. It's is superb shape. Note the size difference next to the Tornado in the below pic. Few of these are around, they tell me. But here at Voxguitar, it has found a home!


another 1964 LYNX

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This one is the cream of the crop -- 1st generation LYNX with all the correct features!


64 Lynx Closeup

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A 65 Lynx - Near Mint!

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This is a beautiful 1965 LYNX in Excellent condition. I acquired it from the sister of the original owner so it has been in only one family since it was purchased. The owner dubbed her 'Valerie' and so she shall remain.


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A rarely seen 1965 Challenger. Crucianelli made, this one is in need of a pickguard and bridge cover but is is great shape.


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A pristine Challenger from Germany! Gorgeous finish - no lacquer cracks anywhere in sight. These play really well and have a great tone.


TYPHOON

This great guitar completes the 'jazz' box trio of guitars Eko made for Vox ala Tornado/ Wildcat / Typhoon. A little lacquer checking on this one but it has no effect on the smooth sounds it produces!

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TEMPEST XII

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A nice Tempest XII - in Blue no less - these are among the best sounding electric 12 strings around.


Folk Electric XII

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A Folk Electric XII in super shape.


65 Cougar Bass!

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Extremely clean and nice! Crucianelli made COUGAR. Cougars went to EKO in 1965/66 and this is a late 65 prior to production ending.


Lynx Bass

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A 1964 - rarely seen. I have doubt about this being called either a LYNX or ESCORT Bass. Investigation continues.


1964 COUGAR

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A very early COUGAR BASS with it's matching LYNX six string.


HURRICANE

A solid body two-pickup guitar - really a Spitfire/ Tempest variation. The single pup model was called the Super Meteor.

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STUDENT PRINCE

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Entry level 3/4 scaled archtop. There are quite a few of these around and for some reason usually in good shape! Great for slide or open tunings.


SERENADER

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Entry level acoustic guitar. Fun, but that's about it.


COUGAR

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EKO made. Rescued this one from oblivion - was missing a lot of parts but I built her back up nicely!


A word about my Blue Tempest XII and Blue Spitfire. Rare? You tell me. I have a database of over 8400 Vox guitars from factory shipping records and only one (1) of the listed serial numbers in my possession is listed in the color Blue. That leaves over 20,000 guitars I do not have the records on, but odds are there are not many Blue Vox Guitars out there.


HARLEM

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THE VOX HARLEM ` Vox's 'Blues' guitars - or so they called it - the unique thing about the Harlem is that is has a Scalloped Fretboard.


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1966 WYMAN BASS - in near-mint condition with all the case candy possible. This came from the original owner. That neck is tiny!


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NEW!!

Newest additions - MARK IV BASS, MANDOGUITAR, VOX VIOLIN BASS, SUPER LYNX. More guitars to come soon - I keep finding more as I dig about!

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