Vintage 1965 Vox Phantom Mark III Electric Guitar Made In England Black Finish

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Description

What makes this guitar special:  Most of the Vox teardrop guitars you see for sale are the Italian made versions, so it's rare when we find a nice English made one.  This one features the classic teardrop shape body in original black finish with tremolo tailpiece, circular back pad, mirror pickguard & three single coil pickups.  A super cool, true vintage beauty with a groovy swinging sixties vibe.

Cosmetic Condition:  Good honest play wear for a 50 plus year old guitar - various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches, heavy weather checking & some finish wear.  Most of the headstock logo has worn off over the years & the guitar had different tuners on at one time as evidenced by the filled screw holes & some light filler in the slightly larger reamed peg holes.  But the proper Vox tuners are back on & look fantastic.  Overall the guitar has a wonderful look to it with a gorgeous patina.

Neck:  Nicely rounded maple neck with beautiful, dark rosewood fingerboard & pearloid dot inlays.  The guitar was refretted with medium jumbos which show no wear.  Vox embossed nickel tuners are in perfect working condition.  Serial number on truss rod cover reads 64141 which is the same number stamped on the back of the headstock.  1 5/8" nut width; 25 1/2" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod is functioning.

Body:  Teardrop shape solid body finished in black.  The back pad shows quite a bit of wear, but all the snaps are there as is the rectangular control cover underneath.  Tremolo tailpiece with six-saddle adjustable bridge & original cover.  Chrome mirror pickguard with white Vox logo.  Guitar weighs 8 lbs 11.9 oz.

Pickups:  Three Vox single coils with white covers & chrome bezels.  Bridge - 6.12K ohms; Middle - 5.71K ohms; Neck - 5.68K ohms.  Master volume & dual tone controls for the neck & middle pickups; 3-way selector switch.  All electronics are in good working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.