The tone is pure jangle and sparkle with good sustain, balanced EQ and fullness in the low end. The five way pickup selector, master volume and dual tone controls allow for a wide range of tones, from bitey twang at the bridge to more mellow, round tones in the neck position.
The neck and fretboard are extremely clean, looking virtually unplayed with frets that show no noticeable wear. The headstock sports Kluson style Gotoh tuning machines and the classic Vox headstock shape with "Phamtom" silkscreened over the maple pedhead. On the body, the hardware and vibrato unit in particular are faithful, high quality reproductions of the classic designs by Jennings Musical instruments. Everything from the correct shape of the knobs to the plastic tip on the vibrato arm is faithful to the vintage Vox model!
The body, which Phantom Guitarworks typically makes of mahogany is clearly constructed of maple, with some nice grain in the top and gorgeous flame on the opaque black back, which can only be seen through the catseye f hole (photo #8)!
This is a truly exceptional instrument that comes with the Phantom Guitarworks hardshell case ($169.99 on their own!).
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