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The Original Vox Mark VI Guitar


This Vox Mark VI guitar will be 100% handmade by our highly skilled craftsman! 


Soon after Vox entered the guitar marketplace with student grade models in 1961, their development of professional level instruments commenced. To help accomplish this styling goal, Vox entered into a contract with the London Design Centre in 1962 to suggest guitar body shapes. The result of this initial effort was the "coffin" shaped Phantom VI guitar.


On the heels of the introduction of the Phantom VI, a new solid body "teardrop" shaped guitar was developed at Vox. Vox named this new "teardrop" model the "Phantom Mark VI" guitar when it was introduced in 1963. Before long, the Phantom name was dropped on the teardrop model to avoid confusion with the original Phantom VI. The teardrop was simply renamed the "Mark VI", that is the Vox Mark VI guitar we are introducing.


The "Mark" series guitars and basses had the largest commercial success of all Vox guitars produced during the British Invasion. By 1965, the popularity and world wide demand for Vox guitars caused JMI to supplement UK production at Eko in Italy. The Vox Mark VI guitar was first offered to the US market in the 1966, it was described as follows: "Exclusive teardrop design; detachable padded cushion on back; exclusive 2-way string damper; quick-flick 3 position pick-up switch; vibrato; sunburst or popular colors."


Like a Fender Stratocaster or Telecaster, the Vox Mark VI guitar had a 25½" scale. The removable 22 fret neck featured a "C" profile, pearloid dot inlays and a zero fret. It was only ~1.6" wide at the nut and ~2" wide at the twelfth fret. Eko manufactured necks also featured an aluminum "double T" extrusion to resist twisting (see illustration at left). The truss adjustment was located at the base of the neck.


The 1966 US Vox price list indicated that the retail price of the Vox Mark VI guitar was $339.90 USD. Adjusting the 1966 price for inflation, the Mark VI would retail today for about $2295 USD. But it's lucky for you that it's available from us, and for a reasonable price. Email us for any questions about the Vox Mark VI guitar. 


Why we want to build the Vox Mark VI Guitar?


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

Reason 2: The Original Vox Mark VI Guitar is very expensive! 

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 VI Guitar from us?


Key point 1: Same


We will build this Vox Mark VI 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 VI guitar will look like the original


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 VI 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 VI 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 VI 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. 




Tom Petty

Tom Petty uses every cool guitar in the book, so of course he's a fan of the Vox Mark VI 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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