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Collectable Vintage 1963 Vox Clubman ll Bass Guitar in White


Model: 1963 Vox Clubman Bass
Body: Early examples laminate, later mahogany. Possibly other hardwoods.
Neck: One-piece sycamore with non adjustable truss-rod. Poss sycamore fingerboard with dot inlays
Scale: 30″
Width at nut: 1 5/8″
Weight: 2.7kg
Ser # 47795
Hardware: Two British Vox single-coil pickups, pressed metal bridge and open gear tuning keys. Single tone and two volume controls with white plastic control knobs

Here we have quite a rare little piece. Its a 1963 Vox Clubman ll bass. These are normally finished in red with rosewood type fingerboard, but this specimen is quite the oddity as its factory finished in arctic white with what we think is a sycamore fingerboard. She has an impressed serial number of 47795 on the rear of the headstock.

She is all original, apart from the jack socket, which was replaced with a conventional 1/4″ barrel socket as opposed to the highly impracticable co-ax TV areal socket that was fitted originally & she plays well, with all the electrics performing as they should & comes with her Vox logo engraved bridge cover (These normally are missing from guitars of this age!) Although a playable instrument, these babies are now more collectable pieces than practical gigging axes!

She is in excellent cosmetic condition given her age, with just several minor surface paint crazes & the end tip of the nut at the G string has sheared off, but this doesn’t affect the string position or playability,  we could’ve replaced this but would prefer to keep it all original. The frets are excellent & the action is good. There is an acceptable camber to the neck

The Vox Clubman bass was a short scale (30″), two-pickup bass, produced in the UK by JMI, primarily for the UK market. It was Vox’s least expensive bass model, and sold pretty well to student bassist in the mid 1960s.

The Clubman bass and equivalent Clubman guitar both used exactly the same, wide, body; initially at least. The guitar (but not the bass) took on the Strat-styled Shadow/Stroller shaped body in late 1963. Early versions, as was typical for Vox guitars circa 1962/63, had a laminate wood body, but by the mid sixties, slightly thicker, (and much nicer) solid mahogany bodies were the norm. The neck was sycamore as was the fretboard, typically stained darker brown to resemble rosewood. Dot inlays. Some Vox necks are super-thin (notably the Vox Bassmaster and Vox Panther), though the Clubman far less so. In fact the width at the nut is 1 5/8″; a 1/4″ more than the Bassmaster.

Above is the 1963 Vox guitar ad including the Clubman bass. This advert was included in a sheet music book: the Shadows modern electric guitar tutor from late 1962/ early 1963. Just two basses are shown: the Clubman and the new Phantom IV


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