Other Guitars

I think it’s rare- VOX Phantom 12str

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I have no affiliation with the seller. IN fact, I don't even know who the seller is, but it's on consignment at my local M&P store here in town.

Mild road wear on the corners, no checking, no cracks, it's complete w original case and everything seems to work (at least it did for me when I plugged it in)

Possibly a chance to add to someone's Beatles collection.

At Tempo Trend in Victoria BC.

PS- sorry for the poor image. My ancient phone just does not like lo-light situations.

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What's the price -- or is is it one of those 'make offer' scenes? TRem on a 12 string

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What would be the connection with the Beatles, Kevin? I am not aware that they ever used one of these on any recordings or otherwise.

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Not sure Bob, I was just parroting something that may or may not have been true. (Should know better, shouldn`t I? Heresay and all that!)

I found a page (The VOX Showroom dot co) which mentioned a Beatles connection, but a closer read tells me it was merely that the guitar AND the band were both on the 1966 US catalog cover.... my bad.

It is a 1967 (sorry, no serial), Model V221 and the arm is a stock item.

DC- asking 2600.00 (Cdn), probably settle for a little less.

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That's an italian Eko Vox... pretty cool but I'm thinking a $1500-1600 piece. The 1966 Thomas Vox foldout has over 30 Eko Vox models when you include the acoustics.

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Yep. It's got the Eko neck, stamped "made in Italy" on the headstock so that would mean the rather strage (sorry- unique) trussrod shape. It also has the backpad, still attached and in surprisingly good shape.

I found it a bit of an odd duck to hold. Neck-heavy when standing up, and much like a round-back Ovation in my lap. Just could not get comfortable with it. On the plus side, it's nice and chimey with a real 60's vibe to the sound and somehow engineered so that mild use of the whammy bar does not destory the tuning...

Not for me but certainly for someone. And I ran the asking through my handy online currency converter. Keeping in mind that my figure is only the opening amount, you're not really all that far apart.

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Not sure Bob, I was just parroting something that may or may not have been true. (Should know better, shouldn`t I? Heresay and all that!)

I found a page (The VOX Showroom dot co) which mentioned a Beatles connection, but a closer read tells me it was merely that the guitar AND the band were both on the 1966 US catalog cover.... my bad.

It is a 1967 (sorry, no serial), Model V221 and the arm is a stock item.

DC- asking 2600.00 (Cdn), probably settle for a little less.

– Kevin Frye

Kevin, there WAS a very strong connection between the Beatles and Vox. However, the connection was based upon the fact that they used Vox amplifiers from their earliest AC-30s to the Super Beatle amplifiers and the like. While I think that I may have seen a photo of John Lennon with a Vox guitar, the band was never known for having played Vox guitars.

No harm done. All is good.

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Brian Jones used a few of the Brit Vox guitars before they went to Italy. And the famous Beatle move from Vox to Fender amps was mid 1968.

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Sadly the guitar is missing the chrome cover of the bridge and the mute. These spare parts are very difficult to get.

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dang decently wide neck on that


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