26 January 2015

VOX ULTRASONIC GUITAR: V268



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 "VOX 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 "VOX Ultrasonic" was their high-end guitar and therefore had all available effects built in: fuzz tone, treble/bass booster, repeater, palm-operated wah-wah, and E-tuner.


Has a completely new VOX easy-to-fret fast-neck with the famous VOX double T-bar and adjustable steel rod. Two exclusive VOX Ferro-Sonic pickups for wide range high fidelity. Has new positive action adjustable spring tremolo. Sunburst or Cherry.
When combined, an amazing array of Psychedelic sounds can be produced without really playing the guitar at all - just letting it feed back on itself. The least useful of all the effects is the wah wah - not because there is anything wrong with it, just that it is considerably more difficult to operate than a foot pedal (you push the triangluar lever with the palm of your picking hand).
The 1968 US VOX price list indicated that the retail price of the "VOX Ultrasonic" guitar was $450 USD.
The "VOX Ultrasonic" guitar was produced for VOX in Italy by EKO in Recanati Italy. A decal on the back of each guitar states: "Made by Vox in Italy".