The VOX Bobcat and Lynx were produced in Italy during the mid-1960s. These were very beautiful instruments with a vintage-flavored look. The Bobcat in particular, unusually for hollow-body guitars, featured three single-coil pickups, setting it distinctly apart from other guitars. As befitting their revival, we have kept the historic design of these guitars unchanged, but brought them up to date for today's music scene by improving their playability, controlling acoustic feedback, and raising the performance of the pickups; the result is the Bobcat V90 and Bobcat S66.
The pickguard and pickup are based on the design of the original VOX Bobcat, and use plastic of the same hue. The knobs are also made of aluminum as used on the original guitars. The headstock logo reproduces the vertical orientation of the original, projecting the same retro/vintage feel as the models of the 1960s.
The neck joint uses a set neck method that makes it easy to play even on the higher frets. The fixed Tune-o-matic bridge allows the optimal neck angle for easy playing, significantly improving the playability when compared to the original.
The semi-hollow body structure uses a weight-relieved center block, increasing sustain while being resistant to feedback even at high volume levels.
The Bobcat S66 is equipped with three single-coil pickups. With a rich range of tonal variation, these have a sound and distinctive appearance that sets them apart from other semi-hollow guitars.
The bridge is a fixed Tune-o-matic for easy string changes.
The tuning heads are an open-gear type, which are lightweight and transmit the string vibration effectively.