The Vox Super Ace was an three-pickup version of the Vox Ace, built in the UK by JMI, primarily for British distribution. The Ace was one of Vox's very first guitars, available since late 1960, with the Super Ace complimenting its dual pickup sibling from late 1962. The Super Ace kept the body shape and dimensions of the Ace, with the difference purely electrical. The additional pickup was placed in between the two existing pickups - right by the bridge in the earliest examples, but later positioned right in the centre.
This is how the Super Ace was described in the 1962 Vox Choice of the Stars catalog.
Identical specifications to the Ace model but fitted with an additional pick up close to the compensating bridge providing maximum tonal response and variation. Additional controls for the operation of this pick up are also provided.
Electric guitar advertisements originally published from 1963 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies. Check out other vintage Vox advertisements
Vox Super Ace - Vox Guitars (1963)
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