Thursday, 27 September 2012

What's that guitar that Tom Cullinan from Quickspace is playing?

James writes:
Hey, I've been following your guitar blog for a long time now and it is great. I check it every day.

I was wondering since you seems like an expert in guitar identification, if you can tell me what guitar is pictured in the attached image? It' the guitar played by Tom Cullinan who played in a band called Quickspace. I've been trying to figure it out for ages. Sorry I couldn't get a better picture.

Your help would be much appreciated.


Hi James, it looks to be a Vox Clubman. This would be an early 1960s, Made in Dartford, Kent, UK, Jennings Musical Industries (JMI) Vox, before guitar production was outsourced to the Eko factory in Italy. If it is anything like the Vox Clubman II that I used to own (the II had a different body shape), then it's a very basic student model with a very thin (approx 1" thick) plywood body, and non-adjustable trussrod in the neck (basically just a neck with a steel bar beneath the fingerboard). From the picture you have supplied, it looks like this example has been modified with tuners moved to both sides of what was once a 6-in-a-line headstock.

G L Wilson

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1 comment:

  1. Close! It's a Vox Stroller.

    But yeah, 1 inch thick body, no trussrod (though as a fan of oldschool uk and euro guitars, it probably makes more sense to mention when one DOES have a truss ;) ). There were three versions of this body shape, by the way, with 1, 2 and 3 pickups.



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