Thursday, March 24, 2011
Here's another vintage find - a 1966 Vox Spitfire. Looking not unlike a Stratocaster that's been melted down by Salvador Dali, this Eko-built beauty definately stands out. Also in the the picture : yet another Silvertone Twin Twelve and a Montgomery Ward-branded "mystery amp" that seems to have been originally designed as a PA head. Plug a guitar into it, though, and it produces tough, sinewy overdrive that would make all but the stubbornest Marshall geeks smile.
With three clangy/twangy single-coils pickups and a super-springy tremelo, this Italian-made gem is a killer surf guitar. All original knobs, hardware, and electrtonics. Note that we've also got the snazzy original hard case, with its shag carpet-esque interior.
Labels: mystery amp, silvertone, spitfire, Twin Twelve, Vox