Vox created some of the most interesting guitar designs of the twentieth century; guitars like the Vox Phantom and teardrop-shaped Vox Mark are every bit as iconic (and at the time, futuristic) as American guitars like the Gibson Flying V or Explorer. Aswell as the iconic body designs, Vox were highly innovative in their use of new electronics, fitting guitars with built-in distortion, frequency boost, wah wah, tuning etc.
Vox guitars were produced at a number of sites worldwide; initially in the UK, but later in Italy and Japan. Vox had many UK-endorsers, and produced guitars for the Rolling Stones (Brian Jones, Bill Wyman), the Beatles and many more. Many of the early UK-produced models are pretty basic, and only of interest to Vox collectors, but the higher-end guitars, particularly those with built-in electronic effects are considerably better. Italian models were produced in higher numbers, and again, examples fitted with electronic effects are particularly desireable.