Vox PHANTOM MARK IV TEARDROP BASS 1966 Sunburst COLLECTIBLE. RARE.

Used – Very Good
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About This Listing

VOX

MARK IV

MODEL V224

1966

SN:  228580

I am a fervent fan of VOX guitars, amps, and keyboards, and those musicians who played them and own a lot of them in my personal collection.

My favorite VOX guitars were from the PHANTOM Series which included the VOX PHANTOM MARK III, aka “Teardrop”, guitars.

Here is background on the “Teardrop”:

“As Vox grew, Jennings continued to experiment with new guitar models. One of the most famous is the Vox Teardrop, which Jennings said was inspired by a lute. This new Vox model was the third in the Phantom series, and was appropriately named the Vox Phantom Mark III, although, to this day, it is more commonly referred to as the Teardrop. The very first Teardrops had two pickups, and were hand made by Bennett and Wilson at the Dartford factory. According to Kelly, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones did not receive the first Vox Teardrop guitar built. A pair of Vox Teardrop instruments—a guitar and bass—debuted in January of 1964, and Jones didn’t receive his famous white Teardrop until mid 1964. Soon after, he was given a 12-string version. Jones’ use of the Teardrop with the Rolling Stones made the guitar one of the most sought after and recognizable of all Vox guitars.”

Next to the MARK III guitar, more popularly known as the “Brian Jones Teardrop”, my favorite was the MARK IV aka “The Teardrop” bass.

This is a fine example of the VOX MARK IV guitar from that important time period in the history of VOX.

It is in Very Good condition showing signs of being played for almost 50 years with dents, scraps, dings, scratches, etc. Electronically it works great.

If you are a VOX Collector, this is a “must have” guitar.


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Listed7 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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