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July 10, 1998
The sounds of early rock 'n roll, the '60s and the British Invasion are synonymous with one legendary sound, VOX. During this period, VOX crafted a line of distinctly designed, beautifully detailed electric guitars that were played by many legendary artists from the USA and the United Kingdom. With a nod to their influential past, as well as their ongoing commitment to offering products of the finest quality, VOX proudly announces the introduction of replicas of the original models. The new VOX reissues of classic electric guitars are recreated with the original details and parts that made them famous, as well as up-to-date improvements in playability and specifications, making these guitars a great combination of retro styling and modern craftsmanship.
These Vox reissue guitars look as good as they sound with sleekly styled fittings, such as Bigsby(TM) tremolo systems, chrome knobs and original-style pickup covers. Featuring very unique and distinguishable poplar constructed body shapes with maple necks and rosewood fingerboards, the VOX reissues are available in five models: The droplet-shaped Mark III, with two single coil pickups, a 25 1/2" neck scale, and either a fixed bridge or Bigsby(TM) tremolo system; the Mark III Custom which comes in white with painted headstock and chrome pickguard (as used by an unnamed British guitar legend of the '60s) and features a 25 1/2" neck scale; the distinct body style of the Mark VI is fitted with three single coil pickups and a Bigsby(TM) tremolo system; and the Mark XII, a twelve-string model, also features the distinctive droplet shaped body, offering both VOX styling and superior playability. In addition, VOX went an extra step in detail by recreating these classic guitars using exact recreations of the original knobs and pickup covers.
"We reissued the original VOX designed electric guitars as a direct result of input of guitarists from the various vintage guitar shows we exhibit at," stated Mitch Colby, Senior Vice President, Korg USA, the exclusive distributor of VOX in the U.S. He continued, " The reissues are manufactured here in the U.S., and we've paid particular attention to details to insure they are as close to the originals as possible."
The new VOX reissue guitars range in price from $1100.00 to $1400.00, and include an original style molded case.
For more information, visit their web site at www.voxamps.co.uk