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Vox Phantom 6

Rare Electric Guitar

Vox Phantom 6 Guitar

 

This Vox Phantom 6 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. Vox determined that "copy cat" guitar designs for their professional models would be unacceptable. Their new professional guitar models would need to have body designs that were unique and iconic, making them immdiately recognizable as a Vox instrument. 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 Vox Phantom 6 guitar. 

 

The Vox Phantom 6 has an unusual five side body. The early models were assembled in England from parts outsourced to other manufacturers but production switched to Italy in 1965. In the late 1990s, VOX reissued a USA built version of the iconic Phantom - which some consider more playable than the original European made instruments.


This very fine re-issue of the classic 1960's Vox Phantom 6 is one of a very limited line marketed between 1997 and 2001 by Korg (owner of the Vox marque) and North Coast music of Minneapolis in the US. These were custom tooled to a high degree of fidelity to the originals, the main differences being a 5-way pickup selector, Bigsby vibrato and heavier Gotoh bridge. The Vox Phantom 6 in Sonic blue finish is a particularly attractive model, the rarest of the original '60's Vox UK colors. A neat guitar, part of a very limited run and very rare especially in this color. Overall length is 40 3/4 in(103.5 cm), 10 1/2 in(26.7 cm) across at the widest point, and 1 3/4 in(4.4 cm) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 25 1/2 in(648 mm). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in(43 mm). Really an excellent playing and sounding guitar that retains a lot of the character of the UK-made '60's original.  

 
 
 

Why we want to build the Vox Phantom 6 Guitar?

 

Reason 1: Build for our customers who order the Vox Phantom from us! 

Reason 2: The Original Vox Phantom 6 is very expensive! 

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

 

Why buy the Vox Phantom 6 Guitar from us?

 

Key point 1: Same

 

We will build this Vox Phantom 6 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 Phantom 6 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: http://www.rareelectricguitar.com/Brian-Jones-Teardrop-Guitar-sale_2916.html

 

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 Phantom 6.

 

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 Phantom 6 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 Phantom 6 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. 

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Tom Petty
 

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

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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.

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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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