Vintage Guitar Scene: Johnny Osmond’s Vox Guitar

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Ben Rogers article in What’s My Scene magazine.

This Vox guitar belongs to New Zealand expatriate Johnny Osmond. It’s an early sixties instrument from British manufacturer Jennings Musical Industries (JMI), the original owner of the Vox brand. JMI entered the guitar market in 1959 with Vox budget models based on similar guitars of the era, and manufactured by a furniture company. They then ventured into more unconventional designs, including the trapezoid-shaped Vox Phantom released in 1961. Their most recognisable guitar shape was the lute shaped Mark III, released in 1964 and commonly known as the teardrop. The prototype teardrop shaped guitar was made specifically for Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. Read more…

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