1960s Vox Super Lynx Deluxe Hollowbody Electric Guitar (Modded)

Update: I've added a better video.

This EKO-made ES-335/Casino/surfybox is back in the lineup! It's a great-looking instrument with Italian sportscar "cool" and quality hardware. Unlike some old hollowbodies, it's also structurally in excellent shape and is sturdy as heck -- save the thick finish, which has cracked from age and weather-change all over in big, cracked-glass lines. These guitars feature a fancy Vox neck design which includes a thick U-shaped metal channel with a truss rod running inside it -- which makes the neck super-stable while also modern-thin-fast. Once I've tuned this, I rarely have to go back and tune it up again for a while unless I'm wailing on the whammy.

I originally got this running back in January when I did a fret level/dress, cleaning, and general setup and fussing on it to get it playing on-spec. Since then it's been traded to me and I did some more work on it.

New work included: installing a replacement Bigsby-style vibrato arm and Vox spring (the whammy works beautifully), recutting the pickup cavities, rewiring the switch and harness so it operates as-normal (3-way, individual tone/volume for each pickup), and installing a new Korean-made Alnico II P90 pickup in the neck position and a '70s Japanese-made humbucker (very clean/crisp, like a '60s Johnny Smith pickup, sort-of) in the bridge position. The guitar plays just as it did before -- perfectly -- with 1/16" overall action at the 12th fret, a straight neck, and working truss rod. I have it strung with 50w-11s because I find Bigsby-style vibratos really enjoy the slight extra tension to get them feeling right.

Scale length: 25"
Nut width: 1 5/8"
String spacing at nut: 1 3/8"
String spacing at saddle: 1 7/8"
Body length: 19"
Lower bout width: 15 3/4"
Upper bout width: 11"
Side depth: 1 3/3"
Body wood: mahogany, maybe, of some sort?
Neck wood: 3-piece maple
Fretboard: rosewood
Neck shape: 12" radius board with very slim, C-shaped profile
Bridge: adjustable saddles over rosewood base
Nut: zero fret with plastic spacer nut
Weight: 7 lb 0 oz

Condition notes: non-original pickups, non-original 3-way switch, non-original vibrato spring and arm... but otherwise completely original. The neck is not original to this body but it's the right type and from the right period and was on a Super Lynx to begin-with. 

It comes with: a funky old gigbag.

The outer polepieces are almost out of the string path, but still cover it enough to pick them up as-normal. Adding a neck P90 to this guitar really, really got it singing. I was nonplussed about the original surfy pickups in this instrument -- it was definitely a treblebomb.

The Japanese humbucker in the bridge position was original gold-plated but has worn to an almost aged-brass/nickel look. It's the perfect complement to the neck pickup in that it's bright, clean, and clear with a nice snarl that can certainly kick-out some country vibes through the right amp.

The tuners have wild buttons -- though the units themselves are quite good and hold pitch nicely.

There's a chip-out in the wood at the top of the headstock.

That Italian hardware is awesome -- the Bigsby-a-like vibrato is just a beautiful piece of equipment.