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Phantom

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Whoa, that's a beauty. That's also a keeper. You may have seller's remorse after you let that one go.
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.....wish I could remember exactly when and how I obtained it, but that's lost in the mists of time it seems. But I do remember I was happy to get it back then.....
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If I remember rightly, Barney has Ian's Phantom...he used to play it in the early days of New Order on Everything's Gone Green (you can see it in the Taras Shevchenko video).

I'm guessing that Chris Hewitt doesn't make Phantom copies but I assume buys them from the same manufacturer as everyone else who obtains Phantom copies...alternatively there's usually one or two on eBay. The chances of getting hold of a Phantom VI Special are fairly negligible, even less than getting hold of a Shergold Marathon 6.


He also played Hurt with it.

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these are great one... i had a mark iV but sold it [frown]
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He also played Hurt with it.


He didn't, there's no guitar on Hurt.
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He didn't, there's no guitar on Hurt.


There's a guitar like line on the studio version, but could it be Hooky's Marathon 6 with effects?
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I still have mine. I still like it. 

The guy making them -- a guy named Jack...he was the guitarist in the American band Quarterflash. They had a hit here, "I'm Gonna Harden My Heart," and then I guess Jack went into the guitar making business -- is a decent fellow and he still is offering the Phantom at a decent price. Went up $59 since I bought mine, but $859 for a custom guitar is still a phenomenal price. And, yes, the guitar and Jack's service is top notch.

The sound of my Phantom is what you would get if a Stratocaster and a Telecaster got together and had a baby. It's a good sound. I don't rock out on it, I use it for glorious, sparkly cleans....but being that the Telecaster is the father, the sparkly cleans have a nice bite to them.
 




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Why not an official Vox guitar? They are still making Phantoms. Korg bought the Vox brand and they manufacture them now. 
I bought a Mark V 2 years ago, just because I wanted to own a Phantom, and I was amazed when I received it. It sounds much better than I expected, actually it's my main guitar now. The tremolo is simpler, but every part is really well constructed. And it's relatively cheap, too!
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You could always modify one .

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Why not an official Vox guitar? They are still making Phantoms. Korg bought the Vox brand and they manufacture them now. 
I bought a Mark V 2 years ago, just because I wanted to own a Phantom, and I was amazed when I received it. It sounds much better than I expected, actually it's my main guitar now. The tremolo is simpler, but every part is really well constructed. And it's relatively cheap, too!
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Man, you have to offer an explanation. VOX is now once again making Phantoms and Teardrops??? I have not heard of that at all. I search VOX official site...no Phantoms or Teardrops. 

When I bought my Phantom about five years ago, the only company making Phantoms was the PGW company out of Oregon, USA which I bought from. You say Korg is now producing them? Please, can you offer a link. I'd love to see what they are coming up with.

Nice looking blue, by the way.
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Yes, the whole Vox brand was bought by Korg in the nineties. They kept releasing different Teardrop/Phantom editions over the years. Even auto-amplified ones!
This is the link you are looking for.

I added another link to my previous post, where you can check the different editions since the 60's:LINK

And yeah, my plan was to buy a black one, but then I felt in love with that blue one and bought it instead [love] 

 

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Hmmm, some of those links say "Not sold in America." I am an American...that explains why no news of them here.

Story I have is VOX let the rights, patents, copyrights, expire and Jack Charles - the guitarist who played a VOX Teardrop while in that band Quarterflash - scooped up those rights and was able to make precise copies of the '60s guitars. He added an improvement here and there - a five position pickup selector switch - and started selling guitars. There's a hardcore Beatles /'60s music site I am on and every guy there told me to forget buying a vintage VOX Phantom and just buy the PGW version. I took their advice and am happy I did. Cool guitars no matter who is producing them.
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Gosh, this guitar is so beatiful. Wish I had one...
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