Vox guitar serial number dating
Next to that is a nice Silvertone Mosrite with slider controls. Then two sweet GOYA Rangemasters and a wacky Galanti. Next is one of my current favorites, a 6-string Espana Viola shaped guitar. This guitar was also made at the VOX factory, and shares all the same parts and finish ast the 335 style Espana pictured way up above. Next, a MINT 60’s Airline Barney Kessel featuring the very cool “Kleenex Box” pickups, another current Custom Shop Reissue. This is exactly the same as the Univox, but was imported to Canada under the brand Raven.You can see the inspiration for the Sidejack Series in many of these guitars. Then, a 9.5 Silvertone Mosrite and a VERY odd and curious guitar labeled CONTESSA.Hence, the foreign guitar manufacturers gave us what we wanted. Here I’ve highlights a few of my 60’s guitars, but it only scratches the surface. ” It took me a while, but now I see his point of view.You’ll see the inspiration for launching Eastwood Guitars in these images below. I took it to the local luthier and asked him to refinish it, to remove the awful sticker. A couple of Fender Duo-Sonics, which were the inspiration for the Warren Ellis Tenor Series.In the mid 1960s, England’s Vox company was in the right place at the right time.Buoyed by frontline British Invasion endorsers such as the Beatles and American bands such as Paul Revere & the Raiders, the instrument/amplifier maker signed deals with almost every popular band. were mostly sold there, rarely crossing the Atlantic.2) A series of chapters on all of the parts that make up Vox amplifiers, such as cabinets, coverings, speakers, grillcloths, valves, handles, stands, etc.3) The entire start to finish process of bringing an amplifier to life, including production totals.
Then, a couple of Italian masterpieces: The Cobra is one of a dozen or so NOS guitars that I picked up when the Milwaukee connection flushed their last holdings. Below: Far left is a guitar I lust after, but have never owned. Eastwood makes an excellent Phase IV replica that is far better than the original. Next to that is a “Montclair” Burns copy, just like the Hi-Lo pictured earlier. Lastly is a token Airline Bass with a white Gumby headstock. (You can find a nice May Queen re-issue on the 1990 page and another recent Eastwood Custom Shop model here). The timeless Teisco ET460 Del Ray and a simple Sekova Bison.
Below: A mint early 1960’s Airline with original case. It is owned by a friend of mine that brought it over last week to tease me! Fortunately he agreed to let me share some pictures with you.
1) The history of Vox, set against the larger history of guitar amplifiers and British and American Music.
It is hard to imagine today, but in the early 1960’s having an electric guitar in your home was rare.
In fact, it was likely that your parents were steering you in the direction of accordion lessons. The Beatles – and of course others – stopped all that.