The Vox Panther, or V236, was a descendent of the Vox Bassmaster, and to a lesser extent Clubman basses, replacing them in American market as the entry level instrument in 1965/66. Although the same basic shape and layout, the older basses were completely British built, with Sycamore necks that had no adjustable truss rods. But they had two pickups. The Panther was an improvement in that it was equipped with a maple neck, with adjustable truss rod, made by Italian company Eko, in it's Recanati factory. But It had just one four-pole single-coil Vox bass pickup positioned at a foreward, or backward slant and just one volume and tone control.
The neck is super thin; just like the Bassmaster before it. The width at nut is just 1 3/8" or 35mm. An eighth of an inch narrower than a Fender Jazz bass. This is an entry level instrument, aimed at the student guitarist. It is a lightweight bass, short (30") scale, with a thin neck for smaller fingers/fast playing.