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Details about  1968 Vox V268 Ultrasonic Guitar six String

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1968 Vox V268 Ultrasonic Guitar six String
1968-Vox-V268-Ultrasonic-Guitar-six-String
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Aug 01, 2011
Winning bid:
US $2,025.00
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Item location:
Tacoma, WA, United States

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270788240186
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Last updated on  Aug 01, 2011 08:28:24 PDT  View all revisions

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Vox

 

Well I hate to part with my beautiful 1968 Vox Ultrasonic guitar but I need money towards a down payment on a home. I have owned many guitars and this by far is one of my favorites, because of its unique fitures and history. The repeater has never worked for the ten years I've owned it. I was told it is an easy fix, but with everything else the guitar does I didn't care.  there is some typical checking, as you fine on older vox guitars, but it still plays and sounds wild. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask and if you need more pictures I can e-mail them to you. Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs and I will only ship in the lower 48 states. Please be aware this is a wonderful guitar and is sold as is. Happy bidding. 

P.S.

I have added some more pictures to highlight the guitar and its case. Thanks

The design of the V268 Ultrasonic guitar was doubtlessly influenced by the growing popularity of the Gibson ES-335 in the late 1960s. By including a series of battery powered onboard special effects in their "335 style" model, Vox hoped to lure customers away from a Gibson.

The 1968 US Vox catalog described the V268 Ultrasonic as follows: "A beautiful double cutaway electric acoustic guitar. Has built-in E tuner, distortion booster, treble and bass booster, Wah-Wah, repeat percussion. Has a completely new VOX easy-to-fret fast-neck with the famous VOX double T-bar and adjustable steel rod. Two exclusive VOX Ferro-Sonic pickups for wide range high fidelity. Has new positive action adjustable spring tremolo. One volume and two-tone controls. 3 position pickup selector switch. Sunburst or Cherry.

 

In 2011 dollars, the Ultrasonic would retail for about $2875.

The Ultrasonic guitar was produced for Vox in Italy by EKO in Recanati Italy. A decal on the back of each guitar states: "Made by Vox in Italy."

The circuitry for all the onboard effects (treble/bass booster, distortion, and repeat percussion) in the Ultrasonic guitar was designed into a single module. In some cases, this module was sealed and encapsulated, making it not repairable or replaceable. Additionally, the Vox service schematic for this guitar provides no "point to point" repair information on these modules. If you find that changing the 9 volt battery that powers the internal effects does not correct a malfunctioning effects circuit, it is likely that the onboard features are permanently inoperative. Complete replacement effects modules have not been available since Whirlpool, the company that purchased the assets of Thomas Organ in 1970, closed the Vox warehouse permanently in 1979.


On Aug-01-11 at 08:28:24 PDT, seller added the following information:

Do to the numerous questions from oversees buyers. I WILL SHIP TO EUROPE, but buyer will pay .the cost.

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