Vox 1965 catalog page 5. This page features one last guitar and three basses. The guitar is a 12-string, the Vox Tempest, part of the Vox line of Fender-styled instruments. This is actually an Italian-built guitar. This was a time when the JMI plant in Dartford, UK was unable to fulfill worldwide production, and similar versions of many of the British models were starting to be outsourced for the US market. Within a couple years this would be absolute, but at this point, Thomas Organ were distributing both English and Italian solid bodies, side by side
April 1965 US prices for these guitars were as follows:
Clubman bass $100; Bassmaster bass $120; Symphonic bass $250
The Vox Symphonic was a pretty nice bass, but clearly a Fender Precision copy - and therein lay its downfall. In December 1965, a basic Sunburst Precision was listed at just $223 - less expensive than its copy (true, the Symphonic had two pickups), but even a Fender Jazz was only $271. The Symphonic was overpriced, hence its rarity in the US vintage guitar market today.