The Vox Ultrasonic or V268 was a mid-late sixties hollw body thinline electric guitar. Influenced by the Gibson thinline models such as the ES-335, but other than body shape was really very different. The Ultrasonic had no central maple block or set neck, making it more similar in construction to Fenders thinline guitar, the Coronado. Vox is a musical equipment manufacturer based in Britain, which is most famous for making the AC30 guitar amplifier and the Vox organ. ... A hollow body is a type of electric guitar which has a sound box similar to an acoustic guitar. ... Left: Rosa Hurricane, a heavy metal-style solid body guitar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gibson ES-335 In 1957, Gibson realeased the worlds first commercial semi-hollowbody electric guitar, the ES-335. ... Early-1960s-style Fender Precision Bass The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, initially named the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, was started by Leo Fender in the 1940s, and is one of the most widely recognised manufacturers of electric guitars, bass guitars and amplifiers. ... The Coronado was a hollow-body electric guitar. ...
The Ultrasonic, (in fact all late sixties models) was manufactured for Vox by another guitar company Eko from Italy. Eston bass, fretless but with fretlike markers, 1980s Eko is an Italian make of acoustic guitars and similar instruments, catering to the advanced amateur level and manufacturing largely for export. ...
Vox were well regarded as effects box manufacturers and fitted numerous effects into their late sixties guitars too. The Ultrasonic was their high-end guitar and as such had all available effects built in.
Built in effects
Treble / bass boost
Wah-wah (palm operated)
Users include James Brown/Funkadelic guitarist Catfish Collins
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