Thursday, March 24, 2011

Vox Spitfire


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.


Impressionante!

2 comments:

  1. I have the same spitfire in red w/case, original vox strap & Polishing cloth.

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