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Vox Shadow, Stroller, Soloist, Clubman Bass, Pacific and Hawaiian Steel

Vox 'Choice of the Stars' brochure (1962)

This catalogue page shows a number of early Vox guitars, all entry-level models, produced in the early 1960s for aspiring British guitar students. The Stroller and Shadow (and the Pacific, which was effectively a self-assembled Stroller) were small, ultra-light Guyatone LG50-style guitars, and models subject to deletion within a year of the production of this catalogue, the names reused on new models based on the Vox Dominator.

The Soloist was a step up from the Shadow; despite having just one pickup it had a significantly more substantial body, rounded fingerboard and intonatable bridge. Like the forementioned models it was also discontinued within a year or so of this catalogue appearance.

Hawaiian Steel guitars were very popular in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 1960s, and it is no surprise that Vox would produce these instruments at this time. This popularity was massively overtaken by standard electric guitars as the decade progressed, and although this model was shown again in the 1963 catalogue, it would soon after be discontinued.

One model that remained in production for some time, largely unchanged, was the Clubman bass which was being produced at the Vox Dartford plant at least until 1966 and possibly into 1967.

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1962 Vox Choice of the Stars catalogue page 5 - Vox Shadow, Stroller, Soloist, Clubman Bass, Pacific and Hawaiian Steel guitars

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