The V233 Vox Meteor

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Vox V233 Meteor Guitar
Vox V233 Meteor Guitar

The 1966 "Vox, It's Whats Happening - Beatles Cover" catalog introduced six new dual cutaway solid body guitars made for Vox by Eko in Italy. These guitars came in two nearly identical body styles and five were named after famous British fighter planes from World War II. The least expensive of these guitars were the single pickup "Meteor" and the single pickup with vibrato "Super Meteor." The second, slightly different body style could be found on the two pickup with vibrato "Hurricane," three pickup with vibrato "Spitfire," three pickup twelve string with vibrato "Tempest XII" and the two pickup, scalloped fret board "Harlem."

These guitars were also offered in the 1967 "Vox, It's Whats Happening - Raiders Cover" catalog. A black and white reprint of either of these catalogs is available at North Coast Music.

These new guitars replaced the British made Stroller, Clubman, Shadow, Ace, Super Ace, and Soundcaster guitars in the US Vox catalog.

The 1966 US Vox catalog described the V233 Meteor Guitar as follows: "Rosewood fingerboard; hand bound neck; adjustable master bridge channel; individual string bridges." The neck was reinforced by the Eko "Double T" aluminum extrusion. The neck also included an adjustable truss rod and six individual Vox tuner keys.

The single coil pickup had a volume and tone control.

The guitar was available in sunburst and several solid colors.

The 1966 US Vox price list indicated that the retail price of the Meteor was $119.90 USD. Adjusting the 1966 price for inflation, the Meteor would retail today for about $819 USD.






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