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[Musikmesse] New Vox Series 55 Models
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These guitars are super comfortable. Vox has taken the idea of body contours to the next level. They call it 3D contouring. The whole body is contoured to fit close to you when you are playing it. You do not feel like you are reaching around the guitar when you play it. The neck joint is really nice. It is not bulky at the back so you can easily reach the upper frets. They cut away a bit of the wood so you can easily reach around the neck all the way to the highest frets.
The sounds on this guitar mix old school and new school. The sound is very versatile but it does it all without modeling. It does it the old fashion way with magnets and clever wiring. The Coaxe pickups are very cool. They are like 3 pickups in one. According to Vox you get clean, crunch and dirty modes. I like to think of it as single coil, P90 and humbucker modes because they perfectly emulate these pickups in tone. On this model of Vox you can select each pickups mode individually. So if you wanted you could have a twangy single coil bridge tone combined with a smooth humbucking neck tone. Or you could have a snarling P90 tone in the bridge with a humbucker in the neck. Or the other way around. With this guitar the versatily is very surprising.
These Vox guitars are taking guitar design to the next level. You wouldnt see a big company taking this big of a step in guitar design. The comfort and versatility of these guitars is something you would never seen a big company. Big companies tend to stick with what they know best and only improve the models when they have do. Smaller companies like Vox need to advance to get noticed and when they do they force the big companies to setup up their game. I hope the big companies see guitars like this and step up their game.
- Manufacturer: Vox
- Model: SSC-55
- Series: SSC
- Category: Other Shape Guitars
- Added in our database on: 10/09/2011
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