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Vox Ace

1960s British solid body electric guitar

Two 1963 Vox Ace solid body electric guitarsTwo early Vox Ace guitars, a 1962 and a 1963. Although on the surface these guitars look very similar, there are subtle differences; have a closer look at these guitars

The Vox Ace was part of a new range of guitars announced by JMI in November/December of 1960; one of numerous solid bodies produced in the United Kingdom. It had a model designation V-2-5 or V205. It was equipped with two pickups, initially chrome-covered Vox 1950s/60s single coil pickup (although briefly), then the typical Vox V1 units. Finally these were upgraded to white Vox V2 pickups with individual polepieces.

Vox Ace advertisement, 1960The first advertisement for the Vox Ace appeared in BMG magazine (UK) in December 1960.

The very earliest examples had slab bodies with front binding and natural finish.

Early examples are also characterised by their long headstock (also seen on early Super Ace (three pickup model), Duotone (no tremolo) and Clubman models) but this neck was discontinued most likely by mid/late 1963.

Unlike the better known, and somewhat similar dual-pickup model, the Shadow, which was fitted with the Standard Vox Tremolo, the Ace was fitted with the Ace de Luxe Tremolo. The Ace was a higher end model than the Shadow, and it did have a better neck with a curved rosewood fingerboard, compared to the completely flat neck of the Shadow. It still had no adjustable truss rod though, and (early examples at least) still had a laminate wood body. Later models were made of an unspecified "lightweight hardwood", most likely mahogany or agba.

Vox Ace electric guitar - from the Vox "precision in sound" catalogue, 1964

This is how the Vox Ace was described in the 1964 Vox catalogue 'Precision in Sound'.

Specially selected lightweight hardwood body. Two six-pole pickups, volume control and separate flick-action tone change. Compensating bridge unit incorporated in smooth action tremolo unit. polished, reinforced neck, with rosewood fingerboard. Red, white or sunburst mirror finish.
Vox Ace advertisement, 1961By the second half of 1961, the Vox Ace was being advertised without the bound body of the very earliest examples

Despite the 1964 catalogue description, other colours were also shipped in small numbers beyond 1964, pale blue for example.

The Vox Ace changed continually throughout the course of its production; some changes are very subtle indeed, some very much more obvious; see some of these summarised below. Dates are approximate.

Vox Ace timeline

  • December 1960: Vox Ace announced in the UK press. Example pictured has slab body and front binding.
  • 1961/62 Vox Ace specifications: pearl-effect scratchplate, Vox 1950s/60s single coil pickup, all screws have slotted heads. Body route suitable for one or two pickups only. Early Ace de Luxe tremolo units are unsprung; no body routing required. Cream and gold control knobs.
  • 1962/63: red finish standard, white single-ply as scratchplate standard, pickups changed to Vox V1 type, usually plain or with early-style (stretched) Vox font. Some scratchplates around this time have 9 screws instead of the standard 8. Typical white UK Vox control knobs. Have a look at a late 1962 Vox Ace.
  • 1963 Vox Ace body
  • Early 1963: Cross-head screws standard. Body routes have a wider bridge pickup route to accommodate an extra pickup (as used on the Ace de Luxe). Tremolos are now sprung, requiring a hole under the bridge (see image). Some instruments fitted with black single-ply scratchplates. Have a look at a 1963 Vox Ace
  • Mid/late 1963: complete redesign with new body style, neck, and white Vox V2 pickups with exposed pole-pieces. Body is solid wood rather than laminate. Available in red, white and sunburst finishes. New headstock decals with separate 'Vox' and 'Ace' markings.
  • 1964/65: new thicker 3-ply (white-black-white) scratchplate, metal control knobs. Have a look at a 1965 Vox Ace
1965 Vox Ace

Similar Vox Models

Vox Ace Wiring

The Vox Ace controls were very simple, consisting of just a master volume, a master tone, and a three-way pickup selector switch. The circuitry consisted two pots, in most cases a 1 MΩ logarithmic volume, and a 250 kΩ linear tone. (Actually, the 1966 parts list suggests a 250 kΩ volume; the precise value is clearly not critical). The tone pot was typically wired to a .05&mic;F Hunts capacitor. The switch, is a vintage style 'Arrow' brand 3 way, with two 47kΩ resistors (value bands yellow, violet, orange)

Click on the schematic or circuit images below for a closer look.

The Vox Ace circuit did not change functionally over the course of production, and although some Ace circuits look a little different, they all work in the same way.

This early 60s Vox Ace has the output jack mounted to the body edge (not visible in this pic). The bridge earth (orange lead) is the only non original wire in this loom.

This mid 60s Vox Ace has the output jack mounted onto the scratchplate, but is functionally identical to the early 60s loom above.

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1967-68 Vox Bossman Hollowbody Electric Guitar Cherry Red w /  Original Case V265

1967-68 Vox Bossman Hollowbody Electric Guitar Cherry Red w / Original Case V265

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$1250

1967-68 EKO Vox Bossman V265 Hollowbody Electric Guitar in Cherry Red for sale. Nice condition for its age! Plays when plugged in but its pickup is non-original so the built-in effect's electronics need some work. The pickguards and nameplate are also not present. Original hardshell case included, which is in remarkably clean shape. Solid neck, still straight with no loosening issues. Nice patina all around. Great guitar, she's almost there! Offered for local pick up, but shipping may be ... more
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Vox Apollo V266 Vintage Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar w /  OHSC ?? Used

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1967 / 1968 VOX Apollo V266 Hollowbody Guitar in exceptional condition with the original case! All electronics are working perfectly!
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Rare 1960's Domino Californian Vox Style Electric Guitar Aged White 6 String RH

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Tested and sounds great! There is a low buzz. Good cosmetic condition for it's age. Many cracks in the veneer that have not gone into the wood. Rub marks on some areas, especially bottom of body. Needs a little TLC cleaning All parts appear to be original to the guitar 6 String??Right HandedComes with vintage case as shown Any discolorations are from reflections or camera flash unless stated above I attempt to capture all imperfections in photos Please see photos for details Thank You For ... more
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Vox Mark IX 1960s Vintage 9 string guitar Sunburst w / hard case *FREE SHIPPING*

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Neosho, Missouri, 648**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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* RARE FIND *
This is a 1960's Vintage Vox 9 string electric guitar
The Low E, A, & D strings are single, and the Higher G, B, and E are doubled up
Plays great! Italian made
Tear drop shape
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2022 Vox Bobcat V90B

2022 Vox Bobcat V90B

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$849

Up for sale is this fantastic Bobcat from Vox. This guitar has incredible sustain and resonance thanks to the full size semi-hollow body and the p90 single coils. These pickups have a glassier tone to them, more similar to a Jazzmaster than a P90 Les Paul. The black hardware is a very cool aesthetic and the factory Bigsby actually holds tuning quite well. Action is low and fast without buzzing, just a great guitar


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Vintage 1966 Vox Hurricane Guitar Made in Italy w / Gig Bag

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PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION FULLY BEFORE BUYING OR MAKING OFFERS!
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This listing is for a
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*VINTAGE!!!* 1960s Vox Meteor Electric Guitar, Red w /  *NEW* Gig Bag

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This vintage Vox Mark VI electric teardrop guitar from 1966 is a true gem for any guitar collector or enthusiast. Crafted in Italy, this right-handed guitar has a solid body with a beautiful sunburst color. It features a 6-string configuration and comes with a case for safekeeping. The guitar is in great shape and has been well-maintained over the years.

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Vox SSC-55 Electric Guitar with Vox gig bag

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VOX PHANTOM Vl 1960s BLACK near MINT! PHANTOM 6 STUNNING!

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VOX VSS-1P Starstream Type 1 Plus Mahogany Modeling Electric Guitar

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This Vox Starstream Type-1 Plus Mahogany modeling guitar is in excellent condition (see pictures). Tested and all functions work.

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Vintage Vox TEAR DROP  Guitar Case Slip Cover BLACK

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Vintage 60s Vox Bobcat with original case and paperwork

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Very nice Vox Bobcat from the 60s. Original hardshell case and the paperwork it came with. Unsigned warranty card. All works as it should. Plays great. Sounds amazing. All original, one owner, non smoking home. Not too often do you see these complete AND with case. There are some scratches in the top (see photo) All is good. Shipping will be just $60 in the lower 48 USA... more
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1964 VOX Super Ace  For Repair  /  Restoration

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Mission, Texas, 785**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$399

Non-functioning. For Repair and restoration. 1964 Vox Super Ace. Originally, this guitar appears to have been a fiesta red finish. There is evidence inside the body cavities. The finish was stripped, and the Vox headstock logo faded away after many years. The loaded pickguard works! These pickups are sought after, from what I've read. They are missing their covers, but they still work. The pots, including the 3-way selector, all work. They can be a little scratchy at times, but they work. No ... more
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VOX MARK 111 RARE USA GUITAR

VOX MARK 111 RARE USA GUITAR

Saint Charles, Illinois, 601**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1675

VOX MARK 111 RARE USA GUITAR. Condition is Used
Excellent
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VOX MARK VI WITH MINT CASE Electric Teardrop Guitar 1960s SUPER NICE! ITALY!

VOX MARK VI WITH MINT CASE Electric Teardrop Guitar 1960's SUPER NICE! ITALY!

Bellport, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5500


VOX MARK VI ITALY SUPER CLEAN WITH CASE!!!! I have owned the guitar for over 15 years, I'm the 3rd owner. The neck is in "10" condition, absolutely amazing, no marks at all! The body has normal veneer cracking due to age. It comes with the ORIGINAL CASE! Comfortable to play, and seems to have a distinct Beatles round tone that comes through. One of the finest guitars I've ever owned. It isn't going away cheap, because you'll never find one as clean as this. The serial... more
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PANaramic EKO Vox Electric Hollow body Guitar vintage used w /  Road Runner case

PANaramic EKO Vox Electric Hollow body Guitar vintage used w / Road Runner case

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$880

Hi This is very nice 60es Rarest and hard to fined PANaramic guitar ,one of the first production of hollow body's of Vox factory .This is an AUTHENTIC and ORIGINAL Vox Eko cooperation made in ITALY product with AUTHENTIC and ORIGINAL electronics, 5 tuners (6 one D tuner is klasson tip substitution) and Original good working pickups on it. This is old guitar with multiple scratches digs and finish cracks all over ,but NOTHING series Electronics and hardware works just fine, The frets are very ... more
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I have a vox ace,when ever i read about the ace people say they where made from 1962,well i bougt mine in 1960 WITH THE JENNINS CASE.hOPE THIS IS OF SOME HELP.

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1968 Shaftesbury catalogThe 1968 Shaftesbury 'Electric Guitars' catalog was just four pages long, and contained four guitar models: the six string Barney Kessel-style 3264; and three Rickenbacker-styled semi-acoustic models: the six-string 3261, the twelve string 3262 and the 3263 bass. Shaftesbury was the house-brand of major UK distributor Rose-Morris, and seems to have been launched as a response to the company's loss of it's distribution deal with Rickenbacker. The guitars were mid-priced, and built in (initially) Japan, and later Italy, by Eko

1970 Rose-Morris 'Exciting Electrics Wonderful Westerns Celebrated Classics' catalog

1970 Rose_Morris catalog1970 Rose-Morris catalog, dated April 1970. It featured 6 electric guitars, 32 acoustic guitars, 3 basses and 1 steel guitar. It contains the following instruments, over 20 pages: Electric guitars: Shaftesbury 3261, 3262, 3264, 3265, 3400; Top Twenty 1970; Bass: Shaftesbury 3263, 3266; Top Twenty 1971; Acoustic guitars: Eko Rio Bravo, Rio Bravo 12, Ranchero, Ranchero 12, Colorado, Ranger, Ranger Folk, Ranger 12; Aria 1674, 1675, 1676, 1679, 1680, 1695, 'John Pearse' Jumbo, 'John Pearse' Folk; Rose-Morris 15-11, Kansas, Georgian, Florida; Suzuki 1663, 1664, 1665, 3054, 3055, 3060; Tatay 1713, 1714, 1715; Peerless 3052; Steel guitar: Aria 3425

1971 Rose-Morris 'Exciting Electrics Wonderful Westerns' catalog

1971 Rose_Morris catalogThe sixteen-page 1971 Rose-Morris catalog featured electric guitars by Rose-Morris' own brand, Shaftesbury, and budget brand Top Twenty; aswell as acoustics by Eko, Aria, and for the first time Ovation. The catalog contains the following instruments: Electric guitars: Shaftesbury 3261, 3264, 3265, 3400, 3402; Top Twenty 1970; Bass: Shaftesbury 3263, 3266; Top Twenty 1971; Acoustic guitars: Ovation: Balladeer, 12 String, Glen Campbell, Glen Campbell 12 string; Eko Rio Bravo, Rio Bravo 12, Ranger, Ranger Folk, Ranger 12, Colorado, Ranchero, Ranchero 12, Studio 'L'; Rose-Morris Florida; Aria 'John Pearse' Jumbo, 'John Pearse' Folk

1972 Fender Precision bass

1972 Fender PrecisionA detailed look at an early 1970s Fender Precision bass guitar in custom black finish, with rosewood fretboard. 1972 list price, $307.50. The Fender Precision had been shipping since at least very early 1952 - with just one re-design circa 1957. This example, then, shows a model already two decades old, but barely changed since the '57 revamp. Fender got it right first time around, and although there are numerous minor cosmetic differences, the essence of this bass is effectively the same as it was in '52: a simple, single pickup instrument with a GREAT sound. Check out the demo video through an old Ampeg B15. It's no wonder this is the bass that everybody wants!

1967 Vox Stroller

1967 Vox StrollerThe Vox Stroller was the brand's entry level electric solid body guitar, fitted with just one pickup and a fixed tailpiece. Although aimed at student guitarists, it wasn't a terrible instrument, but did lack somewhat in adjustability, having no accessible truss rod and only a floating rosewood bridge. But this example is actually quite an improvement on earlier versions, with a standard 1/4" jack and a solid mahogany body. 1967 price £18 2s. JMI ceased UK guitar production in late '67, and combined with decreasing demand for the Stroller, this surely must be one of the last examples shipped.

1963 Vox Clubman Bass (left handed)

1963 Vox Clubman Bass left handedA nice example of the Vox Clubman II bass, built by JMI in Dartford, Kent in 1963. This is a lightweight bass, short (30") scale and very easy to play. It is an early example, and as such has a thin black scratchplate and side mounted, coaxial output jack. JMI offered left handed examples of their solid body Vox guitars and basses at 10% premium. Production numbers are unclear, but left-handed examples rarely come up for sale

1977 Gibson ES Artist 'prototype'

1977 Gibson ES Artist prototypeNot to be confused with the Gibson ES Artist launched by Gibson in 1979; this ES Artist was an early model designed by the Gibson research and development team in Kalamazoo in 1977, the instruments themselves constructed by Gibson artist Chuck Burge. It was planned for launch as a high end semi acoustic with 335-style construction (central maple block) and innovative circuitry - but was pulled at the last minute, being deemed too expensive. Apparently, several examples were produced with varying specifications, though exactly how many actually left the Kalamazoo plant is unclear. Certainly two guitars were sold to LaVonne Music by Gibson in around 1980. Read more about the development of this guitar, with details from Chuck Burge and the story of it's sale to LaVonne music

1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.