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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:D
     
  2. Bongocaster

    Bongocaster Friend of Leo's

    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.
     
  3. vox Phantom

    vox Phantom Tele-Meister

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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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  5. taxer

    taxer Banned

    May 11, 2009
    new york
    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?
     
  6. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 4, 2007
    New Jersey
    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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  7. taxer

    taxer Banned

    May 11, 2009
    new york
    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.
     
  8. vox Phantom

    vox Phantom Tele-Meister

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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.:lol:
     
  9. Bongocaster

    Bongocaster Friend of Leo's

    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.
     
  10. vox Phantom

    vox Phantom Tele-Meister

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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.
     
  11. Bongocaster

    Bongocaster Friend of Leo's

    Get yourself an original Vox. You know ya wanna:!::cool:
     
  12. Strat62

    Strat62 Friend of Leo's

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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.
     
  13. goat813

    goat813 Tele-Meister

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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.
     
  14. slotrod65

    slotrod65 Tele-Meister

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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.
     
  15. slotrod65

    slotrod65 Tele-Meister

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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.
     
  16. john kleeman

    john kleeman Tele-Holic

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    Saw a credible Jay Turser copy Phantom used last month. Two and a half bills, as I recall.
     
  17. goldwax

    goldwax Tele-Meister

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