VOX | ELECTRIC ACOUSTIC

Vox Semi Acoustic Guitars

Vox hollow body electric guitars

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Vox Victor
Vox Lynx V213
Vox Challenger V215
Vox Bobcat V219
Vox Student Prince V229
Vox Super Lynx V243
Vox New Orleans V245
Vox Tornado V247
Vox Mark VI Acoustic V252 / Spitfire VI
Vox Super Lynx Deluxe V253
Vox Wildkat V254
Vox Typhoon V255
Vox Bossman V265
Vox Apollo V266
Vox Cheetah V267
Vox Ultrasonic V268
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Vox Starstream V269
Vox Grand Prix V286
Vox Saturn V287
Vox Aristocrat V288
Vox Viper V289
Vox V.G.6

Twelve string
Mark XII Acoustic V258 / Spitfire XII
Vox Star Stream XII V270
Vox Ultrasonic XII V275
Vox V.G.12

In the beginning of the 1960s, Vox owner, JMI were primarily an electronics company; able to build amplifiers and simple solid-body electric guitars. But with the rise of semi-acoustic guitars like the Gibson ES-335 there was significant demand for hollow body or semi-hollow guitars. Vox did not initially have the tooling, or workers with the necessary skills, to create such instruments. For this reason, construction was outsourced: the majority of Vox hollow body guitars were made in Italy, by Crucianelli and Eko.

The first Vox electric acoustic was the hand-built Vox Victor, produced in very small numbers by luthier Vic da Costa. Although a well built guitar, there was no way that this small operation could ever fill the rapidly growing demand for electric acoustics in the massively expanding guitar market of the early-mid 1960s.

Crucianelli Vox

The next stage in Vox electric acoustic story was via Italian guitar makers Crucianelli. Whilst JMI continued to produce solid bodies in the UK, production of two new semi-acoustic guitar models, the Lynx and Challenger, began in Italy. Versions of these guitars were also sold under different brands: Crucianelli, √Člite, and Imperial.

Eko Vox

As demand for guitars increased still, Vox were simply unable to keep up, especially for worldwide export. Solid body guitar production for the UK remained in the UK, but Eko were increasingly building solid body and electric acoustic guitars for the rest of the world. Eko-built semi-acoustics included the Vox Bobcat, Vox Student Prince, Vox Super Lynx, Vox New Orleans, Vox Tornado, Mark VI acoustic, Vox Super Lynx Deluxe, Vox Wildkat and Vox Typhoon.

In 1966, JMI did finally offer a British-made electric acoustic, the Spitfire VI. This was not related to the Vox Spitfire solid body produced by Eko; it was a companion model to the newly launched Wyman bass.

Vox Ultrasonic

EME Vox

Finally, in 1967, Vox and Eko set up a joint venture, with the US Vox distributor, the Thomas Organ company: the EME plant in Recanati, Italy, building Vox guitars and basses, primarily for the American Market. Models included the Vox Apollo, Aristocrat, Bossman, Cheetah, Grand Prix, Saturn Starstream and Ultrasonic. Many of these guitars had built-in effects: fuzz, treble/bass boost, repeater; have a listen to some Vox Ultrasonic sound clips.

Japanese Vox semis

As the 1960s came to an end, JMI were bought out. The EME plant continued to supply Thomas Organ in the US with guitars, but UK buyers were offered two new (but ultimately short-lived) semi acoustics: the VG6 and twelve string VG12. These rebadged Japanese guitars were not bad instruments, broadly Gretsch-styled, but without the interest or appeal of the British and Italian models.

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Travel back in time with this vintage electric guitar. Made by Crucianelli in Italy in about 1967, it's an Espana EL-36 semi-hollowbody electric guitar. Except for larger pickups, my understanding is basically the same guitar as the Vox Super Lynx, just badged differently. By that era, Britain's Vox had sourced a lot of its production overseas to Italy. I got it from the second owner, who bought it almost new from the original owner in 1968. A rural Ohio tractor repairman who keeps his stuff in ... more

1967 VOX Apollo V266 Hollowbody Guitar w Distortion Tone Boost + Case EKO Italy

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1967 Vox Super Lynx Deluxe V253 Hollowbody Electric Guitar + Goya Case Italy A+

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1966-1967 Vox Super Lynx Deluxe V253 Sunburst Case Made in Italy Very good condition overall. There are a few stress crack areas near the tips of the f-holes. All parts are original and all electronics work. Guitar has been cleaned, fingerboard oiled and strings are new. I added a small rubber grommet to the tremolo arm to keep it from swinging. This is a pre owned vintage guitar that is over 50 years old. There is wear commensurate of age. There a dings, dents, scratches and paint chips and ... more

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Channing Comment left 6th March 2018 14:02:41 reply
Hi there, I have a 1966'-67' vox typhoon (hollow body). I'm looking for a few original (or NOS) pieces: pickguard, bridge with rollers, and tailpiece. Do you have any of these? If so, could you please send prices? Thanks! Channing (925) 708-5772

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