1968 VOX VG4 Semiacoustic Bass, based on the gretsch country gent shape, Sunburst 2 pickups, excellent conditions.
From the VOX catalog: The bass guitar for the professional with a semi-acoustic, double cut-away body, and fast action neck. Fully compensating bridge, tailpiece and adjustable built-in truss-rod gives you a full range of string length and height adjustments to suit your style. Two bass frequency single pole pick-ups have separate tone and volume controls and can be varied by using the pick-up selection flick-switch.
In the 1969 Vox "Giant Sounds" guitar catalog all British
made Vox guitars were discontinued, including the iconic Phantom and Teardrop
models. Only three of the previous electric models made for Vox by Eko survived
the cut: the solid bodied Vox Bulldog guitar, the semi-acoustic Vox Lynx guitar
and the semi-acoustic Vox Cougar Bass. Five acoustics were also sourced from Eko.
In this same catalog, Vox also introduced the Gretsch inspired V.G.4 bass, V.G.6
six string guitar and the V.G.12 twelve string guitar. All three instruments
shared the same body with a 17" bout. These models were manufactured for Vox in
Japan. The Vox V.G.4 bass also appeared in the 1970 and 1971 Vox catalogs. The
1970 Vox catalog described the V.G.4 as follows: "The bass guitar for the
professional with a semi-acoustic, double cutaway body and fast action neck.
Fully compensating bridge, tailpiece and adjustable built-in truss rod gives you
a full range of string height and length adjustments to suit your style. Two
bass frequency single pole pickups have separate tone and volume controls and
can be varied by using the pickup selector switch. All fitments are finished in
gold, and the guitar is available in green sunburst, transparent red, mahogany
and triple sunburst finishes."
The semi acoustic, double bound Vox V.G.4 featured two single coil pickups sourced from Welson in Italy. The tone of each pickup was shaped by a pair of toggle switches mounted on the upper horn of the instrument. A three position rotary pickup selector switch was mounted to the lower horn. The V.G.4 also featured individual volume for each pickup, a mute switch, painted "f " holes and a bolt on neck. The model number was curiously misstated some of the pick guards. Rather than "V.G.4," the pick guard was incorrectly imprinted "G.V.4" (see photo below). The Vox V.G.4 bass retailed for £40.25 in the 1970 Vox price list. By means of comparison, Vox charged £84, or more than twice as much, for a solid body Phantom bass six years earlier in 1964. (From: https://www.voxshowroom.com/us/guitar/vg4.html)