The earliest versions of the Vox Stroller were actually copies of an early Japanese electricguitar, the Guyatone (also sold under the brand Antoria) LG50. These Strollers, although short-lived did undergo a few changes before taking on the more familiar Strat influenced style of many mid-sixties UK-built Vox guitars. The biggest difference between early and late LG50-style Strollers (and the two pickup version, the Shadow) was the larger pickup, a shade longer, but noticeably wider used in the very first Vox guitars. Compare this early Vox to a 1963 Stroller with the later V1 pickup. For more information about Vox guitar pickups in general, see the Vox guitar pickups page.
The Vox Stroller was the least expensive guitar produced by Vox in the early 1960s. It is a very lightweight guitar with very simple construction and controls; clearly aimed at the student players of the day. Like it's two-pickup sibling, the Vox Shadow, it was initially designed as a copy of the Guyatone / Antoria LG-50 played by Vox endorsee Hank Marvin of the Shadows, before he moved over to the Fender Stratocaster in the late 1950s.
The sound clips of individual effects are embedded into the flash file below, and may take a minute to load. Hold your mouse over one of the 12 arrows on the guitars controls to get a description of the soundclip - click to play. All clips are recorded directly into a mobile-pre sound card with no external effects or changes whatsoever. What you hear is pure Vox! Effects are wah wah, distortion, treble/bass boost, repeater, e-tuner and pickups with no effects
The following clips demonstrate the Vox Ultrasonic through different vintage guitar amplifiers