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Old 10-01-2023, 12:35 PM
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Default Vox Guilietta mod

I play acoustic and electric guitar and 5 string banjo. We play everything from Wagon Wheel to Whipping post. I saw the VOX Guiletta 3D in a used store with all kinds of modeling that sounded decent on Youtube bur really couldn't stand 90% of the tones it produced. However, It's a really comfortable small body, short length guitar for an older short guy with a bum left hand.

So pulled out 1/2 lb of electronics, not including batteries, and it became pretty resonant so figured try to make a hybrid to avoid swapping electric and acoustic all the time.

Swapped out the Tune-o-matic archtop pickup with a used Fishman archtop pickup wired to Schatten thumbwheels in the pickguard and put a split coil in the humbucker that sounds pretty good.

TRS out to a Baggs acoustic preamp for the acoustic and pedalboard for the electric.

Likely adding a blend pot at the previous 3 way switch and maybe an on-board preamp and square tailpiece.

Only thing to work through is the Fishman bridge is way bright which I wasn't expecting. I think the piezo is loose from the saddle.

Sorry about the strings, she's still on the bench.



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Old 10-01-2023, 03:18 PM
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That's very cool! I've never heard of the Vox Giulietta. There are a few listed on Reverb, and it seems the electronics are thing ("With 18 available sounds over six banks of instruments, as well as onboard Overdrive and Reverb controls") the guitar is the modeler and not the amp. I guess the combination of the two might keep a knob-twiddler in seventh heaven! But I like the look, and I like the size. Enjoy!
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I have one of these. Yes, I agree, the electronics are fun but not particularly useful in real life. Using it with the electronics turned off, it's a pretty nice guitar. I believe this model has been discontinued in favor of a new one with a thinner body.
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