The VOX Bobcat was produced in Italy during the mid-1960s. These were very beautiful instruments with a vintage-flavored look. The Bobcat, unusual 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 V90 is equipped with soapbar pickups. These use Strat-type pole magnets, and are notable for their bright and punchy sound that is absent on previous 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.