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About The Original Vox Mark III Guitar


The guitars are Original, but they can be 100% handmade by our highly skilled craftsman!


As a brand, Vox has a special place in the heart of British guitar heritage. Its amps, which provided The Beatles' backline and went on to power the subsequent British Invasion, are its best-known legacy, but Vox was no slouch in the guitar department, either.

Tom Jennings, the man behind Vox, wanted to build a guitar line that would compete with American made instruments. He commissioned the London Design Center to come up with an idea for an electric guitar that did not resemble any guitars available at the time. They came up with the Vox Phantom. Jennings introduced this in his 1962 catalog. Within a year Jennings had another unique instrument on his hand called the Mark III or Teardrop model. The Vox Mark III Guitar had a lute-shaped body and the prototype came with two single coil pickups and a Bigsby style bridge unit. 

The 1998 press release from Korg USA introducing the American made Vox guitar reissues read as follows: "In the '60s,Vox crafted a line of distinctly designed, beautifully detailed electric guitars. Vox is now proud to present Vox Mark III Guitar replicas of these models recreated with original details using the same unique parts." Vox's main goal is to offer products of the finest quality, so they have improved the playability and specifications over those of the originals to satisfy today's demanding musicians.

Sculpted of poplar bodies with maple necks and rosewood fingerboards. The Vox Mark III Guitar, is constructed in the U.S.A. With sleekly styled fittings, like Bigsby tremolo systems and chrome knobs and original style pickup covers, they look as good as they sound. The droplet shaped Mark III comes with two single coil pickups and is available in two models one with a fixed bridge and the other with a Bigsby tremolo system. Colors available are red, black, ocean green as shown above, please tell us which color you prefer for your guitar.

Why we want to build the Vox Mark III Guitar?


Reason 1: Build for our customers who order the Vox Teardrop Electric guitar from us! 

Reason 2: The Original Vox Mark III Guitar is discontinued! 

Reason 3: Just Tribute. This beautiful collectible Vox Teardrop Electric guitar is a MUST for all fans and music lovers! Great idea for gifts! 


Why buy the Vox Mark III Guitar from us?


Key point 1: Same


We will build this Vox Mark III Guitar completely according to the guitar design drawing, to ensure the accuracy of the body shape, neck shape and other plates' shape on guitar, as well as every part's position, not only by pictures in your hands, you also have to pay lots of attention to details and handle the details for a good luthier. We provide only the best quality of guitars to our customers. Every guitar is carefully handcrafted by talented artists to its supreme details. So the Vox Mark III will look like the original guitar


For example, below are the basic plan drawing and specs of the Brian Jones Teardrop Guitar we made, listed here for reference.

This guitar is also Available from us:


Specs of our Vox Teardrop Electric Guitar

Body woodBasswood, Neck wood: Maple

Fretboard: Rosewood, Construction: Bolt On

Inlays: Dot InlaysScale Length: 25"

Frets: 21, Pickups: S/S

Controls: 1 Volume 1 Tone, 3 Way Selector SW

Bridge/Tailpiece: Fixed Bridge

Finish: White Gloss

String: D'Addario, Hardware: Chrome Hardware


More actual photos of our Brian Jones Teardrop Guitar to show you the details.




Key point 2: Cheap


Our guitar has very high cost performance ratio. All our guitars are 100% Hand-made by our highly skilled craftsman. And our price is only $$$only a quarter of other custom shop price or even cheaper. It is the lowest price you ever find to customize a guitar. Please contact us for the specific price to build the Vox Mark III Guitar.


Key point 3: High Quality


The best guitar deserve the best guitar stand! We provide the best quality of stand to enhance the beauty of the guitar presentation. Every stands are made from high quality wood and metal to replicate the original guitar stand.


Key point 4: We can modify the parts you don't like on this Vox Mark III Guitar.


You don't like the original guitar wood, Ok, let us change!

You don't like the original guitar set up, Ok, let us change!

You don't like the original guitar color, Ok, let us change!

You don't like the original guitar ........., Ok, let us change!


If you - our future customer like to custom a Vox Mark III Guitar with your own features, never hesitate to send us, we would like to make as you want!



Famous Vox Teardrop Electric Guitars Users
If you are a fan of 60's British Rock, and Brian Jones in particular, then you already know the influence that Vox had on the development of rock as we know it. This Vox Teardrop Electric Guitar is really a unique instrument! And many famous guitarists prefer to use the Brian Jones Teardrop Guitar.



Brian Jones

Undoubtedly, the most famous user of Vox Teardrop Electric guitar was Brian Jones, the founding member of The Rolling Stones. Shown here with his British made Vox Mark III Custom guitar.




Keith Richards
Primarily know as a Tele user, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones used a variety of guitars in their early years. Here he appears ecstatic over the sounds he is getting from this originally designated Vox Teardrop 12-String Guitar.




Hilton Valentine

Hilton used this Vox Teardrop 12-String Guitar on 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood'. Vox gave him the guitar but it's whereabouts are unknown today. Hilton is still looking for it! Maybe Keith Richards snagged it (see picture). 





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