Affordable - and VERY cool - 1966 Vox Wildcat! This is another one of those guitars you don’t see often, and when you do they’re usually in poor shape. This one, however, is not. There is moderate weather checking on the body, both front and back, but it takes nothing away from this guitar’s tone and playability. Everything on this guitar is original, including the tuners and pickguard.
The V254 Vox Wildcat was offered only in 1966 and 1967, and was imported from Eko Musical Instruments of Recanati, Italy by Thomas Organ of Sepulveda California, who at the time was the Vox distributor in the United States. It was offered exclusively in North America and made no appearances in European Vox catalogs. This semi-acoustic single pickup archtop features a single cutaway bound body with twin bound "f holes." The 21 fret, 25½" scale bolt-on neck features an adjustable truss rod, white binding and a zero fret. The neck is 1⅝" wide at the nut and 2" wide at the 12th fret. It also features the Eko designed "Double T" aluminum extrusion that was embedded inside the length of the neck for greater stability.
The guitar is all original, including six individual open gear tuners with white plastic buttons. A decal on the back of the head stock states the guitar was "Made in Italy for Vox." The 3" deep arched body is 15" across at the lower bout, and has a 3-color sunburst polyester finish. The original floating white plastic pickguard features the name of the guitar. The pickup is likely an Eko "double polarity" (aka humbucking) pickup. Similar "double polarity" pickups were installed on the Eko "Florentine" model. A pair of rotary controls adjusts the volume and tone. A micro adjustable floating bridge rests on the surface of the body, with two thumb wheel posts to adjust height.
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