Hell yes, I think we can pretty much thank Michael Robinson and his incredibly prolific Eastwood Guitars for finally proving beyond a doubt that the funky old guitars of yesteryear are still in vogue today.
Adding to the current frenzy for retro guitars, VOX this week pulled the veils off two classic reissues––the Limited Edition Mark III, and Limited Edition Teardrop Bass… two true icons of the ’60s.
Sticking with VOX’s goals to continually innovate, the new instruments apparently stay true to their early rock-era lineage while being enhanced for playability and better specifications to boot.
The Specs Built in the USA, the VOX Mark II will sport a sculpted body of Aspen (there’s something you don’t see everyday, folks,) and will boast a Maple neck, compound radius Rosewood fretboard with 22 Medium Jumbo frets, dual vintage style singlecoil pickups (Alnico,) chrome pickguard, 6 inline tuners, and a fixed bridge.
The VOX Teardrop Bass will be built in Japan, and is expected to feature a carved Maple top & veneer, Mahogany back & sides, flame Maple binding, mahogany neck (770mm Scale Length,) Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets ad “zero fret,” VOX Custom stoptail bridge with cover, Gotoh tuners, 3-way pickup switching, and Volume & Tone controls.
Pricing and availability are yet to be announced…