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Vox Cheetah V267

hollow bodied electric guitar with built-in effects

Pete Townsend on the Smothers Brothers show 1967
Pete Townsend of The Who on the Smothers Brothers show 1967, with his Vox Cheetah

The Vox Cheetah, or V267, was one of Vox's late sixties semi-acoustic models sporting built in effects. Unfortunately the most famous piece of work involving this instrument is its destruction at the hands of Pete Townsend on the American Smothers Brothers TV show. This footage is available on the Who DVD The Kids Are Alright.

The built in effects are rather interesting, and consist of an E-tuner (plays a quiet E note), treble/bass boost, distortion (mild overdrive to full blown 60s fuzz) and repeat percussion. These are the same effects as on other vox guitars and basses of the period, though some also had a built in palm-operated wah wah pedal too. An identical model to the Cheetah, with added wah-wah was the V268 Vox Ultrasonic.

The original Vox literature describes the ultrasonic like this:

An exquisite double cutaway electric acoustic guitar. Has built-in E tuner, distortion booster, treble and bass booster, repeat percussion. All new easy-to-fret fast neck with Vox double T-bar and adjustable steel rod. Two exclusive Vox Ferro-sonic pickups. Fully adjustable bridge. One volume, two tone controls, 3-position pickup selector.
Vox V267 Cheetah controls

The controls are as follows:

  1. Pickup selector switch; neck pickup only, bridge pickup only or both pickups
  2. Master volume
  3. Neck pickup tone control
  4. Bridge pickup tone control
  5. Treble/ bass boost control and on/off switch
  6. Distortion level control and on/off switch (mild overdrive to extreme fuzz)
  7. Repeat percussion speed control and on/off switch

Vox cheetah in action 2.3 MB. I recorded this clip purely to demonstrate the different tones available from the Vox Cheetah - the biting treble from the treble boost, the smooth jazz tones of the bass boost, and the effects; repeater, blistering 60s fuzz, and even the E tuner! Incidently the bass in this clip is a Gibson RD artist bass

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1967 Vox V267 Cheetah
1967 Vox V267 Cheetah - Pickup and Bridge Detail 1967 Vox V267 Cheetah - Machine Head Detail
1967 Vox V267 Cheetah - Reverse Body Detail; Removable Pad Hides Battery Cover 1967 Vox V267 Cheetah Reverse - Electronic E Tuner

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VOX SPITFIRE GUITAR, VINTAGE, NICE CONDITION, AND CASE

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Vintage 1960's VOX Clubman Bass Guitar Sunburst #25970

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1960s VOX Cougar Hollowbody Bass Trans Red EKO Clean Player No Case

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vox vintage wah very early 70s

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Vintage 1960s Vox CLUBMAN electric guitar

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1966 Vox Royal Guardsman Speaker Cabinet V 413 Open Back Empty Beatles

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VINTAGE KING VOX WAH BY THOMAS ORGAN MADE IN SEPULVEDA Cal. Mod.95-932011

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Vintage 1968 Single 12" Gold Bulldog Speaker taken from a Vox Sovereign

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Vintage 1960s Vox Guitar Neck Spitfire Hurricane

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Vintage 1960s Vox Guitar Neck Spitfire Hurricane

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UK ebay listings

VOX PANTHER BASS GUITAR 1966

Current price: £450.00
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1966 Vox Royal Guardsman Speaker Cabinet V 413 Open Back Empty Beatles

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1960s VOX Cougar Hollowbody Bass Trans Red EKO Clean Player No Case

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Vintage and Rare Guitars Original T shirt 1987 Vox Teardrop

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vox foundation bass cabinet (vintage, early s/n)

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Vintage 1960s Vox Panther Bass Guitar Cherry Red Project With Original Case

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VOX BASS GUITAR. VINTAGE MADE IN JAPAN. EARLY 1980s.

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Vintage 1967 Vox Apollo V266 electric guitar in Wine Red, made in Italy

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German ebay listings

VOX, VINTAGE

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