The Vox De Luxe Tremolo, or Ace De Luxe as it was also known was fitted to several solid body Vox guitars produced by JMI in their Dartford factory, UK. It was especially designed for models with a radiused fingerboard, appearing in the early 1960s on models such as the Ace, Super Ace, Escort and earliest versions of the Consort. In 1967 it was also fitted to one final model, the Vox Marauder.
The Vox Standard Tremolo, part 09-903-0, was produced for mid-sixties entry level UK-built solid bodies with flat fretboards. The de luxe (above) was the correct tremolo for guitars with radiused boards. It was fitted to the Dominator, Apache, and later versions of the Shadow, and Duotone, from 1963 onwards, and remained the correct part for these models right until the end of UK Vox guitar production in 1967.
The Vox 'hump' tailpiece (our name), was derived from the Guyatone tailpiece fitted to a number of late 1950s imported guitars, including the SB series. JMI's version was used on the early Vox Stroller and Vox Shadow guitars (those based on the 50s Guyatones) and also the one and two pickup Vox Clubman. This part was replaced by the 'wedge' tailpiece below in 1966.