The VOX brand is a legendary presence in the history of electric guitars. With their distinctive body shape and stunning presence, the VOX Teardrop and Phantom guitars first debuted in the 1960s, and captivated guitarists from around the world. Today, more than fifty years later, these unique and iconic guitars continue to have their followers who can be seen playing these instruments on stage or in the recording studio.
The VOX Phantom and Teardrop guitars have appeared as Limited Edition models over the years. Now, these iconic guitars are reborn in the exciting APACHE Series. In addition to the authentic body designs that only VOX can provide, these tricked-out travel guitars host a 2-channel guitar amplifier, speakers, dozens of rhythm patterns, even a convenient E-String tuner – all built right into the guitar itself! Combing cool, retro looks to satisfy the enthusiast with play-anywhere convenience, these playful and spirited instruments are a highly attractive choice. In addition to fans of yesteryear's Teardrop and Phantom, these exceptional guitars are also a great choice for students and entry-level guitarists, as well as for musicians seeking easy playing at home or on tour; and of course for all collectors of unique and exotic guitars.
Unique Body Shapes from Yesteryear In every era, the VOX brand has generated unique and cutting-edge guitars and amps. That spirit continues to burn brightly even now, more than fifty years after its founding. The classic VOX Teardrop and Phantom guitars gained numerous followers, achieved an iconic status – and gave rise to numerous copies. VOX has now firmly reestablished these enduring designs in the all new APACHE Series of well-equipped travel guitars. The APACHE I lays claim to the timeless Teardrop body shape; the APACHE II features the coveted Phantom body style. Each model boasts four colorful finishes that complement their distinctive design.
Onboard Amplifier for Play-Anywhere Portability! While the APACHE Series takes its styling cues from the past, the feature set is totally up to date. Contained in the guitar body itself is a complete guitar amp with speakers! The amp offers two sound variations: overdrive and clean. A full complement of Gain, Tone, and Master Volume control provides access to a broad range of tones. A pair of 3" VOX speakers delivers a full, powerful guitar sound. Enjoy the play-anywhere portability of the APACHE's built-in amplifier, wherever you go!
Built-in Rhythms for Extra Enjoyment APACHE Series guitars are fun to play thanks to their onboard amp & speakers; but there's more fun ahead using the built-in rhythms! In addition to providing accompaniment as you play, these rhythm patters are ideal for rhythm training or for backstage warm-up before a concert. It's a great function for generating inspiration and adding power to your performance.
The wide selection of rhythm patterns will make playing your APACHE Series guitar more entertaining. Choosing one of the ten genres provides access to standard styles including 8-beat, 16-bit, and blues; to other styles such as funk, reggae, and complex patterns in unusual time signatures. Each genre contains six patterns and one extended song pattern that is several measures long, for a total of 66 different patterns. Each of them boasts serious sound quality with excellent presence, allowing you to perform with the backing of real drum patterns. The tempo and volume of each pattern can be controlled via dedicated knobs; and it's easy to call up the exact rhythm pattern you need.
Convenient Connections A headphone output is provided for private practice; plugging in your headphones will turn off the internal speakers. A traditional guitar output is also provided, allowing your APACHE Series instrument to be played through a traditional guitar amp. The AUX IN jack allows an MP3 player, CD, or any other audio source to be connected so you can jam along with your favorite tracks. These new APACHE Series instruments open up a world of possibilities that are unavailable with conventional electric guitars. Power is provided by six (6) AA batteries, delivering up to 26 hours of playing time with alkaline batteries. A soft case and a guitar strap are provided.
Body shape: APACHE I: Teardrop style APACHE II: Phantom style
Neck: Hard Maple
Scale length: 610 mm
Machine head: Sealed vintage style tuners
Pickup: Single coil pickup x 1
Strings: 010" - .046"
Body Colors: APACHE I: White; Seafoam; Salmon Red; 3-Tone Sunburst APACHE II: White; Seafoam; Salmon Red; Black
Rhythm Patterns: 66 Total: 10 Genres x 6 Rhythm Patterns + 6 Song Patterns