1963/64 Vox Stroller in excellent condition with original co-ax socket, wooden bridge and VOX V1 pickup
This is a lovely little, light-weight, Vox Stroller from the early 1960’s. It is entirely original and it all still works well, giving out that great little ‘60’s vibe. Vox Strollers varied immensely. They started out with a Les Paul style of neck with 3-either-side tuners. Then in about 1963, they changed to the Stratocaster-type body and headstock. This probably coincided with the production moving from Shoeburyness (England) to another furniture maker in Hemel Hempstead (G-Plan of England). It’s a light guitar with a good original Sycamore neck. The back of the neck is nice and smooth. The fingerboard is fine with 10 Pearloid fret dot markers. The frets are in good condition with only the 0-Fret showing signs of wear. This is likely because the nut hasn’t been replaced. The tuners are original. This guitar has the early white tuner buttons. Later ones were metal. The tuners all work fine. These guitars came in 2 colours, Red or White. The bodies were routed to take up to 3 pickups which was stretching the imagination a bit as they only offered 2 models in the range at that time; The single pickup Stroller and the 2-pickup Clubman. This Vox Stroller retains the original VOX V1 pickup with one Volume and one Tone control. The input plug is what makes this a collector’s guitar. Because it is the original TV aerial-style CO-AX female plug, it requires the correct lead connector. This guitar is supplied with the appropriate lead. Most of these Vox Strollers had the input plug swapped out for a more conventional Jack Plug. It all works. It also retains the original Rosewood adjustable bridge. Later models were supplied with a metal bridge. The tail piece is the correct simple “hard tail” fixing. The Red high gloss polyester body is in very good condition. It only has a few hairline cracks. There are on either side of the neck pocket but everything is sound underneath. There is on the front. It’s about an inch long and is on the lower left bout. The body has one or two very light marks on it. One mark is just under the bridge and the rest are extremely light scratches on the back along with a tiny ding and another hairline crack in the polyester coating over the lower bout. All of this makes it sound like a disaster area. It’s not. I’m just really picky!