1968 Vox Ultrasonic
|Period||1965 - 1969|
|Neck joint||Bolt on|
|Bridge||Adjustable Tune-o-matic bridge|
|Pickup(s)||2 or 3 single-coil pickups|
|Black, white, green, light blue, red - custom colors also made in smaller numbers|
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.
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
- 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.
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
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