Vox Ultrasonic

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Vox Ultrasonic
1968 Vox Ultrasonic in Cherry Red Finish.jpg
1968 Vox Ultrasonic
Manufacturer Vox
Period 1965 - 1969
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt on
Scale 25.5"
Body Maple, Ash
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Bridge Adjustable Tune-o-matic bridge
Pickup(s) 2 or 3 single-coil pickups
Colors available
Black, white, green, light blue, red - custom colors also made in smaller numbers
1968 Vox Ultrasonic

The Vox Ultrasonic or V268 was a mid- to late-1960s hollow body thinline electric guitar. The guitar's body resembled Gibson thinline models such as the ES-335, but otherwise was quite different. The Ultrasonic had no central maple block or set neck, making it more similar in construction to Fender's thinline guitar, the Coronado.

The Ultrasonic, like all late-1960s Vox models, was manufactured by the Eko company in Italy.

Vox were well regarded as effects box manufacturers and fitted numerous effects into their guitars as well. The Ultrasonic was their high-end guitar and therefore had all available effects built in: distortion, treble/bass booster, repeater, palm-operated wah-wah, and E-tuner.

Catfish Collins of The J.B.'s and Funkadelic played the Vox Ultrasonic.

Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre is a notable user of the Vox Ultrasonic.

Other Vox guitars

External links

  • Vox Ultrasonic details and history
  • Vox Ultrasonic sound samples

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