Vox Standard 25

Vox Standard 25

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Standard 25, Other Shape Guitar from Vox.

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  • Manufacturer: Vox
  • Model: Standard 25
  • Category: Other Shape Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 04/06/2006

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Vox Standard 25 user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
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TheJeff666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Coast and a big thank you BigB"

Vox Standard 25
the Custom series and Standard Vox were built and marketed by Matsumoku (approximately) between 1979 and 1983. The Standard 25 is the strat copy Vox at the time, it's "input" end, there was also a Custom series. Good violin, the guitar has not changed in 40 years.
- Maple bolt-on neck 25'' 22 C profile cases a thin
- Key (relative) radius maple 10''
- Body ... Maple also
- Fender vintage vibrato types
- Mechanical oil bath, unknown brand
- Single-ply plate a little cheap (but has aged superbly)
- 3 single Dimarzio FS1
- 5-way switch
- Volume 1, two tones
Body is thicker and chunkier than a strat, the typical head of the old Vox found. The beast weighs 5kg500 on the balance ...


The neck is relatively thick with a fairly flat key, I love this guitar because I use it exclusively in its clear and allows me to be more specific.
Ergonomics and access to acute, well it is a strat .... what else?
For weight against, 5kg500 all maple is extremely heavy ... deconseiller in the featherweight and girls. Big mandatory and difficult for me to strap ensure a complete set with this guitar (though I am quite tough).
For sound, and maple 5kg500 40 years of age well, and although you can hear it ... RESONANT very empty, with more than a Start low and presented a sharper attack, yet it remains in the mind like strat ....


I bought this guitar fitted with a set of Bare knucle slowhand in neck and middle and bridge in a trilogy, with an electronic retouched ... And I saw a great love affair with. Compared with several very good strat U.S. and other, more body and bass, less dug in the medium, and "slamming" boggles the attacks in the clear. Grain, soul, heat, but still accurate, I reconciled with the intermediate micro (superb), bright and clear treble but not pervasive, and deadly accuracy never lose feeling and musicality.
Bottom line with these free attacks (he must learn to tame, it's a guitar that you caress with many shades), this is my preferred guitar for light and subtlety (arpeggio, rhythmic, jazz ...), plus it stands alone in the mix. With these maple 5kg and these pickups great, that side snapping and precise, it is also my guitar predilection for that I need a textured sound with great effect, it never fades with excess reverb, of delays, phaser or other, and is still easy to mix
Overdrive Basically, I'm having to send large rock riffs mixing triads and complex chords (7th, 9th, 11th, decreased or increased) and everything passes without being messy ... I love ....


Used for 3 years with an intense whenever I play satifaction, I do not lacherais this one. Everything I like about this guitar, even weight. great value for money prices. if you saw one cross your path, especially not to miss.
When to redo choice .... I would like to find a standard or custom 24 ...

Alioucha's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox Standard 25
If it is in good condition, there is no hsiter. The VOX Standard 25 look like a Start, operates as an Ibanez, and sounds like a Gibson! Jai bought mine in Japan in 1998 USD 1200 to Pawnshop. Its a black version with scratchplate crme, classic. The serial number is 103xxxx.
My copy dates from 1979. Thats the guitar sound more flexible than jai ever heard. She does it all: Jazz, Blues, Rock Sound gross trs mic own trs clear. At the same time, if you put the volume to 8, we get an incredibly hot! I think this sound is of the DiMarzio pickups and body weight. We feel there quil wood. We recover the sound of the 70s, with lots of sustain.
The sound is even better if you use a Vox amp lamp.


APRS 25 years, he had even when I change the frets. Jen I used to change the Tail, squeaky. We must put a thread with a brass argle the problem. Usually jOperation a Stratocaster, but these last years, I nUse almost more than the Vox. It is much better than Diban $ 1500.


A guy on my CTE is offered $ 1200 for this guitar, but I do not sell because it sounds good and works like a Start (And there is, bad)
If in addition you love the look of Strats, but not all operating sounds that go with it, does not seek further!


has been five years since I travel with it for more than fte beer from Munich, and smoke
of a lot of bars, not always in his house. Obviously she has just twenty years without Repair Tool (just the frets) and is party to over twenty.
Although the Start quil marrive OF USE, if I make a deuxime disk jOperation the Vox for the stamps and Tone. She is beautiful, it is rare, it makes you want to play
Voil Max. arpond your questions?

Joey. 06/27/2006 00:24

BigB's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Vox Standard 25
Guitar made in Japan by Matsumoku between (roughly, it is difficult to cross-check information) 1979 and 1983. It is a strat-like (without being a carbon copy - the body is more stocky than a strat), handle (screw) in D (thick enough) in maple, maple fingerboard, Fender standard pitch (25.5 inches, hence the '25 'in the name).

I have not yet confirmed for the body but given the weight (the monumental - in addition, a Les Paul is a pen, and even the Custom 24 is lighter) of the gear is either maple, is the melting (from the color of what I saw wood and sustain, I lean towards the maple ... but will know).

For the rest, that any of a stratum: bridge / tailpiece / vibrato style Fender, three simple, typical 5-way switching, 1 volume, 2 tone (neck and middle).

Obviously the solid, and - to a 'violin' type Fender (ie the mechanic) - instead of good quality. Less than 1 per cons for plasticky in the saddle with two bullets, this shovel deserved better.


The neck is really thick (we like it or not, for the moment I have a little trouble), and large frets and fairly prominent (same). It should appeal to fans of Texas blues. For my part, I have a little trouble to myself, but hey, I did that for three days, I've never had a Start, it's been 20 years since I played on the Custom 24 which is very different from this point of view, so it's normal that I must certainly an adjustment period. And given how pleased I am to play it (as to put me to love the clear sound, which certainly surprise those who know me), I do not think this is unacceptable.

In terms of weight, see above: I thought I had the heaviest guitar world with the Custom 24, Blowin as this proves to be even heavier. Dos fragile refrain. For the rest, well balanced guitar, access to very acute correct for this type of "Violin" (talk about a Fender violin is like talking to a woodworking Ikea ...).

The guitar already sounds good without being plugged in, we feel there is a good ground wood to sustain, and slammed a maple neck. Once plugged ... Bin is not, it's a Start ... and good.


In terms of sound ... Bin, I never _eu_ (owned) of Start, but I have played some (including who must now worth a fortune - models of the early 70s), and if you can not honestly compare Standard 25 to top of the top stratos old, she is clearly the height of the average production over the past 20 years, and far ahead of the strata of "entry level".

For the rest, one branch (in a tube amp of course), you play it sounds. Full of nuance, fluidity and sustain a very beautiful grain, efficient and well-knobs progressive (no symptom 'on / off'), true happiness, to the point of making me love the clear sound ... Round and warm, very musical, the neck pickup a little more aggressive (but not aggressive) on the middle pickup, and sounds good on the crystalline intermediate positions. Low (well. .. the lower midrange, there has never been lower on a guitar) are present but well defined, the midrange singing and warm and bright but without acute ears pierced ... Only the bridge pickup is a little disappointing (a little loud and not too corp). Honestly, I saw more amazing, but usually shovels now worth such a price that you wonder if it's justified. I also tried shovels to 1200 euro could get dressed in comparison. Clearly, the limit here is the pickups (DiMarzio and as far as I know), but more honest.

With a small OD (ts-09) to heat the amp, it starts to cruncher on the attacks, it takes a bite, but preserving all the nuances of the game, and we gleefully attack the directory texas blues. And pushing the lamps of the amp, it rocks evil without becoming rough, precise attack, warm sound and sustain large, always maintaining the nuances of the game

In short, for the price worth the animal is already more than adequate "out of the box, and I think with microphones few notches above, it can become a real killer.


It's only been three days since I - I will probably say more in a few months. But I had the opportunity to play on a lot of scoops in the last 30 years, and I feel clear that I'm not about to get tired of this one instead.

Even if I paid a bit pricey given its side (totally ridiculous in terms of the quality of the instrument and its rarity) and condition (the frets are flinguées limit - fortunately, there are material applanissage therefore should be sufficient - and there are two big CSWS on the varnish of the key), for 300 euros is good value for money rather exceptional. Including a hundred euros a luthier (frets, retouch varnish and bone nut), it's still a very good deal, no problem.

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