The Vox Phantom VI was first introduced in late 1962. Like the Stratocaster, the Phantom VI had three single coil pickups with six individual pole pieces, a three way pickup selector switch, a bolt on neck, a vibrato arm, and a contoured back. The Phantom was accepted by many bands during the British Invasion period, including the Hollies and the Dave Clark Five in the UK and Paul Revere and the Raiders in the US. By 1965, the popularity and world wide demand for Vox guitars caused Jennings to supplement UK production of the Phantom by using Eko to additionally manufacture the Phantom in Italy. The Italian made Phantoms included a snap-on, padded cloth back pad. Comes with original case.