Vox had been producing solid body guitars at its Dartford plant (UK) throughout the 1960s, but lacked the expertise to produce semi-acoustic instruments in any real numbers. As the decade proceeded, and semi-acoustics became more and more popular, Vox outsourced the production of electric acoustics to several other companies, most notably Eko and Crucianelli of Italy.
The Vox Bobcat was a three pickup thin-line semi-acoustic guitar, first listed in 1966, and manufactured by Eko in Italy.
Electric guitar advertisements originally published from 1966 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies. Check out other vintage Vox advertisements
Vox Bobcat - What do the Beatles have in common with the Breakaways? (1966)
As well as featuring 3 guitars: Mark VI 222, Bobcat, and Phantom IV bass, this advert also shows the Essex bass amp, and Vox Continental organ