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Vox VG2

Vox VG2
« on: June 10, 2009, 03:50:02 PM »
Hello,  have owned this guitar for about 20 years and it was recently identified as a VG2. Apparently made in Japan between 69 and 71. Does anyone have one like it, and are they rare or valuable?
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Re: Vox VG2
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 08:01:13 PM »
They are quite rare - Vox was having troubles at the time and had just got new owners. The VG (Vox Giant) range doesn't seem to have been distributed much outside the United Kingdom - they didn't turn the company around, and were soon dropped - marking the end of Vox guitar production for several years.  Shipping figures don't exist, but it would seem the VG2 was the most common in the range (it also included a bass, a 12-string semi and so on)

Although rare, they are not as interesting to collectors or players as the British and Italian-made guitars of a couple years earlier, and so do not command particularly high price-tags

1 Stray Vox VG2 pickup.....and its new lease on life!
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011, 11:00:38 PM »
NYC...circa 1991....I was sent to collect rent money from a delinquent tenant for a landlord. The apt.... empty and trashed. Old photos and clothing strewn about the place. Among the debris I spot something gold, shiny and virtually stringless. It was a Vox VG2 les paul. Its neck fractured; I bring it home where it lay for some months until I sell it to a fellow student in HS band class for 20eu. I don't remember if there was a pick-up missing or not but had the instinct to remove and keep one of the pickups before I sold it. The guitar went on to be repaired and equipped with some kind of heavy metal humbucker I'm sure. Flash forward to 2003! My going away party on the eve of my departure from the USA for the bright shores of Greece! A friend of a friend that I hardly knew left a white Strat-ish Carrera guitar at my place complete with case and a Marley songbook. Its equipt with a cheap Heavy metal humbucker with absolutely no bottom end in the bridge/middle position with volume and tone knobs. I leave it behind as I travel to Europe! Flash forward to 2008-ish! The cheap white guitar is sent to me. I dig out the old Vox VG2 pickup which I had stored away among old volume pots and scraps of solder wire. After removing the cheap humbucker and giving the orphaned VOX single coil a new home I plug it into my 1965 Silvertone 1484 and could not believe my ears! Bell tone heaven! As warm and creamy as a hot fudge sunday on Traci Lords belly! The carerra, after a 50eu truss adjustment and fret work done by a bouzouki luthier turns out to be a descent host for this piece of garage rock glory! Being a strat player myself it suits me far better than the les paul body would have. Only a new paint job remains! Perhaps the gold of the pickups former host!


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Vox VG2
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 11:55:00 AM »
I'm after a Vox VG2 scratchplate if anyone has one available. Let me know your price.

Vox VG2
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012, 03:32:11 PM »
I had a Vox les paul in white with gold hardware in the 1970's
no idea what happened to it but would love to repalce it.
cannot find one
any ideas please


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