Please read my shop policies regarding returns and shipping charges before making an offer - bidding on this item assumes that you have done so and agree to the terms published on my shop site. 

This is a rare, highly collectible Phantom IV Bass made in the UK before production was switched to EKO in Italy. Its serial # 68985 confirms that the instrument is one of the last Phantoms made in the UK.

Key details that differ from the more common and much less valuable Italian versions are the headstock logo that reads "Phantom" rather than "Vox"; unbound neck; lack of padding on the back; and toggle (rather than rotary) pickup selector switch.

The 34" scale bass is totally original except for a professional re-fret. It underwent a $175.00 major inspection, service and set-up by master luthier Trevor Healy in late 2017 and not been played since that time. All electronics work well, and the hardware and paint are original. As expected for a 53 year old instrument, the body finish has limited checking and a few small dings.    

A quality (non-original) hard-shell case will be included with the sale.


A fellow member kindly advised me that he owns an earlier English-made Phantom IV bass (serial #65448) equipped with a 2 position rotary switch. While I haven't yet been able to confirm this fact, his belief is that a previous owner added the toggle switch to my bass in order to operate both pickups in parallel - this function was not available in the original wiring.

If a buyer wants the original 2 position rotary switch rather than the installed toggle, I will purchase and install the proper part as a condition of the sale.     

Product Specs

Very Good (Used)
UK-made Phantom IV Bass Guitar
Made In
United Kingdom
Fretboard Material
Right / Left Handed
Right Handed
Number of Strings
4 String

About The Seller

Dan's Gear Emporium
Joined Dec 2013
West Stockbridge, MA, United States

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Dan's Gear Emporium

West Stockbridge, MA, United States
Joined: Dec 2013

1965 Vox UK-made Phantom IV Bass Guitar White
+ $60 Shipping