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1963 Vox Precision in Sound Catalog

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Vox 1963 Precision in Sound catalogue

The 1963 Vox Precision in Sound brochure was produced in early Summer 1963. Like the previous Choice of the Stars brochure from late 1962, it was a single sheet of paper folded into six panels; guitars on one side, and amplifiers on the other. The guitar models included are almost exclusively JMI-produced solid bodies, and the Vox Victor, built in small numbers for Vox by luthier Vic Da Costa.

The front cover image is of the Shadows with their Vox amplifiers; at this point still the most famous Vox endorsees, bigger than the Beatles. This image was also used as a Vox amplifier advertisement in July 1963. Of course they used Fender rather than Vox guitars, a point that could easily be missed, especially as so many of Vox's early models were Fender copies, with names like the Shadow, and the misleading text that states that the Shadows 'feature' Vox guitars!

Around this time Vox had completely reorganised their guitar line. A number of guitars had been dropped, a couple added (the Jumbo acoustic and twelve-string Bouzouki) and many more redesigned (and improved in the process): the Vox Shadow, Stroller and Clubman I and II and Dominator were all given the same body style - close to the original Dominator, but with slightly longer horns, perhaps to make it more stratocaster-esque, whilst the Ace and Super Ace were given a new body/neck, but also upgraded V2 pickups.

The early versions of the Phantom, the Phantom I and II guitars were also replaced by one model, simply called the Phantom, now also fitted with upgraded V2 pickups. The teardrop Phantom Mark II guitars were still another year away.

Amplifiers listed include the AC4, AC10, AC15 and AC30, aswell as a number of Domino brand models.

The folds of this brochure do not align with the actual content - click on areas of the images below to see them enlarged

Side 1 contains Vox's range of electric guitars

1963 Vox \"Choice of the Stars\" brochure - side 1

The following guitars and amps are listed. Click on the model below to jump to the relevant page.

Guitars:
Vox Ace
Vox Bouzouki
Vox Clubman
Vox Dominator
Vox Hawaiian Steel
Vox Jumbo
Vox Shadow
Vox Stroller
Vox Super Ace
Vox Consort
Vox Soundcaster
Vox Phantom
Vox Victor

Basses:
Vox Bassmaster
Vox Clubman bass
Vox Phantom bass
Vox Symphonic bass

Amplifiers:
Vox AC4
Vox AC10
Vox AC10 twin
Vox AC15
Vox AC15 twin
Vox AC30 twin
Vox AC30 super twin
Vox AC30 super reverb
Vox Transistor bass T60
Vox Foundation bass
Domino Standard
Domino Reverb
Domino Super Reverb
Domino Bass

Side 2 covers Vox and Domino amplifiers

1963 Vox \"Choice of the Stars\" brochure - side 2

Vox guitars for sale

Vintage Vox Guitar Phantom XII 12 String Electric Guitar Circa 1966-1967

ASHLAND, OHIO, 44805, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2299

Vintage Vox Guitar Phantom XII 12 String Electric Guitar Circa 1966-1967. Condition is Used. This guitar is in great shape given it’s age. Some items of note. The previous owner changed two pickups out for what looks like strat pickups - likely because the original ones have broken mounting tabs. The vibrato bar is missing. The original pickups are included. Reproduction pickups and vibrato bars are available for this guitar.... more

Original 60's guitar tailpiece Vox Meteor, Goya & Hagstrom sparkle top models

MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA, 17545, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$300

Original 60's guitar tailpiece. This was used on the Vox Meteor and also the Goya & Hagstrom sparkle top guitars. All original and in very good shape with light playing wear only. The last 2 photos are for reference only and show the tailpiece as used on Vox and Goya / Hagstrom guitars. This listing is for the TAILPIECE ONLY.... more

1960's Vox Apollo IV Vintage Bass Guitar

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, 30909, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$600

1960's Vox Apollo IV Vintage Bass Guitar . Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Parcel Select Ground. Overall in decent condition for the year and has that wonderful vintage sound and feel, has the typical cracks in the body from age all the knobs volume boost Distortion and tone work and operate freely without issues, has great stage presence as well as would make a good addition to a collector... more

Vintage Vox Guitar Neck

BRADENTON, FLORIDA, 34205, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$100

Vintage Vox Guitar neck. 5 piece laminated construction. Looks like Maple. Made in Italy by Eko. Has Zero fret design. Fully-bound edges. 25 inch scale. Nut width is 1 11 / 16 " . Has a very nice "C" shaped profile. Probably from the Super Meteor model. Shows some decent wear but with a nicely-aged patina. There is some checking in the finish from its age. Made in the mid-sixties.... more

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