The Many Colors of the AC4C1 Limited Edition Amps


This web page follows the development of the limited edition amplifiers produced by Vox from 2012 through 2017 that were powered by the AC4C1 chassis, as shown above. These include: AC4C1-BL, AC4C1-BRG, AC4C1-PL, AC4C1-CM, AC4C1-TV-BC, AC4C1-TV-RC, AC4C1-112, AC4C1-RD, AC4C1-12-TN, AC4C1-12-BRG2 and AC4C1-WB.

January 2012 - Vox introduced the AC4C1-BL amplifier. The AC4C1 was never offered in black vinyl. The first edition of the amp featured blue basket weave vinyl and "Tygon" grill cloth. A cream color plastic vent and swivel handle were included. A Vox VX10 speaker, made by Celestion, was driven by a 4 watt all tube circuit.

September 2012 - Vox first offered the AC4C1-BRG amplifier. The size of the cabinet, four watt circuitry and VX-10 speaker by Celestion were identical to the AC4C1-BL. The AC4C1-BRG was covered in "British Racing Green" vinyl and featured a "Tygon" grill. A single cream color plastic vent and swivel handle were included.
September 2013 - Vox released the AC4C1-PL amplifier. The size of the cabinet, four watt circuitry and VX-10 speaker by Celestion were identical to the AC4C1-BL and AC4C1-BRG. The AC4C1-PL was covered in purple basketweave vinyl and featured a "Tygon" grill. A single cream color plastic vent and swivel handle were included.

September 2013 - Vox introduced the AC4C1-CM amplifier. The size of the cabinet, four watt circuitry and VX-10 speaker by Celestion were identical to the AC4C1-BL, AC4C1-BRG and AC4C1-PL. The AC4C1-CM was covered in cream vinyl and featured a "Tygon" grill. A single cream color plastic vent and swivel handle were included.

September 2014 - Vox introduced the AC4C1-TV-BC Limited Edition amp. The AC4C1-TV-BC featured "TV" front, two tone vinyl cabinet reminiscent of Vox amplifiers produced in 1959 and 1960. The upper section was covered in the same vinyl as the AC4C1-BL and the lower section was covered with the vinyl from the AC4C1-CM. It included a single 10" Vox VX-10 speaker by Celestion.

September 2014 - Vox also introduced the AC4C1-TV-RC limited edition amplifier. While identical to the AC4C1-TV-BC amp shown at left except for upper vinyl color, the AC4C1-TC-RC was produced exclusively for Guitar Center and Musicians Friend. The only difference to the AC4C1-TV-BC was the red vinyl used on the upper half of the amp.

July 2014 - Vox introduced the AC4C1-112 Limited Edition amp. It featured a new, larger cabinet covered in black basket weave vinyl and brown Vox grill cloth. The larger cabinet accomodated a 12" Celestion Green Back speaker. This model was offered exclusively in the US at Guitar Center and Musicians Friend.

January 2015 - Vox reprised the original, smaller 1x8" cabinet from the original AC4C1-BL for the AC4C1-RD amplifier. It was covered in red basket weave vinyl and featured traditional brown Vox grill. A single black plastic vent and swivel handle were included as was a single 10" Vox VX-10 speaker from Celestion.

January 2016 - Vox introduced the AC4C1-12-TN limited edition amp. It was covered in tan vinyl with brown Vox grill cloth. A single black plastic vent and swivel handle were included as was a single 12" Celestion Green Back speaker. This model was offered exclusively in the US at Guitar Center and Musicians Friend.

September 2016 - Vox introduced the AC4C1-12-BRG limited edition amp. It was covered in "British Racing Green" vinyl with brown Vox grill cloth. A single black plastic vent and swivel handle were included. The same 4 watt chassis used since the 2012 AC4C1-BL powered a single 12" Celestion Green Back speaker.

January 2017 - Vox announced the AC4C112-WB limited edition amp. The AC15C112-WB was covered in "White Bronco" vinyl and featured traditional brown Vox grill. A single black plastic vent and swivel handle graced the top of the amplifier. The amp featured a 16 ohm 12" Celestion Green Back speaker.




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