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Vox reissue Teardrop

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by vox Phantom, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. vox Phantom

    vox Phantom Tele-Meister

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    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:grin:
     
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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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    Moog Taurus pedals on the floor, yo. One of the few guitars that I actually would like to have back.
     
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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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    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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    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.

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

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    They also do a Phan-Tele :cool:...

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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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    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:cool: 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.:D
     
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    Probably because they can't find any Italian accordion factories to make them:rolleyes:

    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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    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:cool: 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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    Get yourself an original Vox. You know ya wanna:!::cool:
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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