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Old July 29th, 2011, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Vox reissue Teardrop

I don't know anyone into these guitars so what do
you think about the Reissue Vox Teardrop Guitars
Back in the late 90's I bought one from a friend and
when setup it played just as good as my Rickenbacker
350V63. I came to like the Vox better then the Rickenbacker.
I wish that I had that guitar back again and the color was
White:cool For me it was a 60's thing picture Brian Jones
playing thru a Vox Amp. You could say an all Vox setup and
today I have a Telecaster but for a second guitar when I
have the money it will be a reissue Vox Teardrop

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Old July 29th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't know a thing about the reissues but I loved my original Phantoms when I had them. A six and a twelve. Pretty much the same axes with a different shape as far as I know.





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Old July 29th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had a friend who had one just like yours and a Teardrop
both reissues. Phantom Guitar Works still makes them today.
I've never played any by them but some people really like
them. What I like about the phantom one is that you can
get a semi hollow body Teardrop and you can also get the
Phantom style body
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Old July 29th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Phantom Guitar Works still makes them today.
..you can also get the Phantom style body
Why doesn't VOX make these guitars anymore? I would have to buy a Phantom from Phantom Guitar Works if I want one? The various Vox models that Brian Jones and Ian Curtis used are no longer produced by Vox. Do you know why?
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Old July 29th, 2011, 03:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Vox actually made a limited run of their teardrop guitars to commemorate their 50th anniversary in 2007. Only 100 were made, but I think they are still available from Northcoast Music. They are USA built and sell for $1900.





And, as stated, Phantom Guitar Works makes an imported copy of the Teardrop and Phantom for about $750 on up.





They also do a Phan-Tele ...

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Old July 29th, 2011, 05:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, I've dealt with North Coast and I saw those Teardrops. But my question was more rhetorical. Why doesn't Vox reissue those guitars (and not as a high-priced limited edition)? Gretsch, Epiphone, Fender, Gibson are all releasing these blast-from-the-past guitars it seems on a daily basis. Instead of the Phantom or Teardrop, Vox puts out guitars that no one is interested in. Nostalgia sells and a reasonably priced Teardrop and Phantom would sell big.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Vox reissue Teardrop

Hey guys I had one like in the picture posted
and brand new it was only $800.00 to $900.00
and it was the same. The same place made them
yet these are way to much money. With Phantom
Guitar Works either the Teardrop or Phantom with
case is only $ 900.00 The only difference between
the one that I had and the new one was the 1957-2007
on the fret board everything else was the same.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah, I've dealt with North Coast and I saw those Teardrops. But my question was more rhetorical. Why doesn't Vox reissue those guitars (and not as a high-priced limited edition)? Gretsch, Epiphone, Fender, Gibson are all releasing these blast-from-the-past guitars it seems on a daily basis. Instead of the Phantom or Teardrop, Vox puts out guitars that no one is interested in. Nostalgia sells and a reasonably priced Teardrop and Phantom would sell big.
Probably because they can't find any Italian accordion factories to make them

If I am ever looking for an electric 12 it would be hard to not go for another Phantom. I think I'd prefer an original though since that is what I had and it was a jangly a** M*****F*****.

The guitar player in my band that hooked me up with it back in the 80s ($175) was trying to get the Rod Stewart lookalike dude to actually sell me his other one. The one that had been rewired/modded by Seymour Duncan back when he lived in our fair city.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Vox reissue Teardrop

For those who have a Vox reissue Teardrop
how would you compare the to the Phantom
Guitar Works Teardrop Which one do you
like and why. I just got a new job and I can now
save for a new Amp Once I get the Amp
then I would like to get a backup guitar either
a reissue Vox Teardrop or a Phantom Guitar Works
Teardrop or Phantom.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 10:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Get yourself an original Vox. You know ya wanna
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Old August 26th, 2011, 04:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There's an old video out there somewhere of the Stones playing "It's All Over Now"-Brian Jones was playing one of those.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 11:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think EKO makes a good copy of one too. They were an Italian guitar manufacturer but were recently bought out by a Japanese company. They have some killer retro looking guitars.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I heard somewhere that Phantom Guitar works trademarked the name Phantom and the shape when they original trademark expired. All while Vox's current owners (Korg) were asleep.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 10:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Contact Brandoni guitars. They can build you a new Phantom or teardrop with mostly original parts since they bought out the EKO factory's parts bins:

http://www.brandoniguitars.co.uk/index.asp

I played a few Brandoni / new Voxes last april while I was in London. They were awesome.
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Saw a credible Jay Turser copy Phantom used last month. Two and a half bills, as I recall.
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