Vox Ultrasonic

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Vox Ultrasonic
1968 Vox Ultrasonic in Cherry Red Finish.jpg
1968 Vox Ultrasonic
ManufacturerVox
Period1965 - 1969
Construction
Body typeSolid
Neck jointBolt on
Scale25.5"
Woods
BodyMaple, Ash
NeckMaple
FretboardRosewood
Hardware
BridgeAdjustable 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.

Notable Vox Ultrasonic players[edit]

Jimmy "Chank" Nolen, who played with James Brown also used an Ultrasonic, and a red Ultrasonic owned by Jimmy is currently in the Hard Rock Cafe in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Other Vox guitars[edit]

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