Because of bad business decisions, production of Vox guitars stopped in the U. I am guessing that yours was produced between late 19, and (of course) in Italy. So by the sequence of this serial # compared to one's you have seen you believe this Italian one would have been '67-'68? The Vox AC30 is a guitar amplifier manufactured by Vox.It was common to have the same models built in both factories.Here is one bit of information that seems to indicate that you have an Italian-made Vox: British-made Vox guitars have 5 sequential serial numbers stamped on the back of the headstock (and later on the neck plates), while the Italian-made guitars have 6 serial numbers that is stamped onto the neck plates.It was introduced in 1958 to meet the growing demand for louder amplifiers.Characterised by its "jangly" high-end sound it has become widely recognized by British musicians and others.Also included is a month-by-month chart for dating A. 7) A full Vox chronology and a full listing of JMI employees is included, along with source materials.The ever-popular 40W Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III, equipped with a 12" Celestion speaker, may be the world standard for gigging guitarists.
Later shortened to the AC15, this amplifier quickly became the choice of London’s top guitarists, including Vic Flick who used an AC15 on his iconic recording of the “James Bond Theme”.With Rock ‘n’ Roll on the rise in the spring of 1960, Dick Denney and the VOX crew quickly recognized that London’s up and coming bands were craving more power from their amplifiers.Rather than design an entirely new amplifier from scratch, Denney decided to stick with what he knew was a winning design and doubled the power of his beloved AC15.The Vox AC30 was originally introduced in 1959 at Hank Marvin's request as the "big brother" of the fifteen watt (15 W) AC15 model, Vox's original flagship amplifier, because the AC15 was not loud enough with the screaming fans at Cliff Richard's concerts.The AC15 was powered by a pair of EL84 tubes, an EF86-driven "Normal" channel, an ECC83-driven "Vib-Trem" channel, and rectified by an EZ81.