The V242 Vox Super Meteor


Vox V242 Super Meteor Guitar

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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 "Hurricane," "Spitfire," "Tempest XII" and "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 V242 Super Meteor Guitar as follows: "True spring action vibrato; rosewood fingerboard; hand bound neck; adjustable master bridge channel; individual string bridges."

A single pickup was controlled by separate volume and tone controls. It was available in sunburst and several solid colors.

The 1966 US Vox price list indicated that the retail price of the Super Meteor was $139.90 USD. Adjusting the 1966 price for inflation, the Super Meteor would retail today for about $950 USD.

My thanks to Roger Tessier for allowing me to take photographs of his Vox Super Meteor.





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