A single cutaway
archtop guitar that offers modern playability and cutting-edge sound quality.
Giulietta VGA-3PS is an evolution of the classic, full-hollow archtop guitar.
These all-new compact archtops feature sophisticated electronic technology,
allowing for more versatility and performance friendly features when recording
or playing live. These guitars also feature VOX’s new Super Capacitor Preamp
System, which provides clear, brilliant sound for 8 hours after a quick
10-minute charge and up to about 10 hours with charging for 15 minute via USB.
engineers and designers at VOX set their sights on developing a guitar that has
all the looks and cool-factor of a classic archtop guitar, but was more easily
playable and adaptable to a variety of playing styles and environments. The
Giuletta’s excellent on-board piezo pickup system transforms the typical dull
tone of an archtop by providing greater dynamic sensitivity, a more even
distribution of lows, mids & highs, and enhanced sustain that rivals your
favorite flattop acoustic. The Volume and Tone controls are discreetly located
on the pickguard, just like a classic archtop, keeping the look crisp and
uncluttered while delivering a wide range of tones to suit any style. There is
also a low-cut pot that is adjustable with a small flat blade screwdriver to
custom tailor the bass response of your guitar.
Giulietta VGA-3PS features a compact body size, which makes for a more
comfortable and practical playing experience, but also helps reduce feedback
and improve the overall tone of the guitar. The real secret of the Giulietta,
however, is the innovative patent-pending VOX Hybrid Bridge System.
Hybrid Bridge System uses a traditional wooden base that features a
specially-developed laminated wood/aluminum top section. The compensated
one-piece saddle is equipped with a proprietary piezo system that provides
quick response and even string-to-string output. Additionally, this unique
combination of materials widens the frequency response of the piezo system,
adding sparkling high harmonics and also significantly increasing sustain. As
an added bonus, this bridge also reduces feedback at high volumes.
to stop there, the designers & engineers at VOX also sought to address
another common issue with piezo-equipped archtop guitars; over-ring. This
phenomenon occurs when a bridge-mounted piezo pickup amplifies not only the
fretted sound, but also the length of string between the bridge and tailpiece,
creating an undesirable effect that interrupts your performance. To address
this, VOX developed a simple-to-use removable string mute (included with the
guitar) that prevents over-ring and leaves you with a pure, clean sound.
- A full 628mm (24.75”) scale
length and compact 342mm (13.5”) wide full-hollow arched top and back
laminated body, puts the complete range of expression in your hands in a
portable and easy-to-play package.
- New VOX Super Capacitor Preamp
System with pickguard-mounted Volume and Tone controls coupled with a high
quality piezo pickup in the Hybrid Bridge offers greater dynamic
sensitivity and tonal flexibility with the minimum amount of controls.
- Low Cut Trim Pot for precision
focusing of bottom end.
- Active/Passive Switch to turn
off Super Capacitor Preamp for passive use.
- 22 fret set-in carved mahogany
neck with baked Jatoba fingerboard. 42mm (1.65”) bone nut.
- Patent-pending Hybrid
wood/aluminum adjustable bridge.
- VOX patent-pending String Mute
to stop unwanted “over-ring.”
- Sealed chrome plated die-cast
- Chrome plated trapeze tailpiece
and strap button.
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Capacitor Preamp System
Traditionally, archtop guitars are available either as fully acoustic instruments
or with magnetic pickups cut into the top, with all controls mounted in the
wood. A different approach was used to give the VGA-3PS greater projection and
sustain. The pickup system is contained in the Hybrid Bridge, with the controls
suspended in the pickguard, allowing the top to resonate freely without the
weight of the electronic components inhibiting its true vibration. The wide
range, low noise preamp system is also integrated into the pickguard. The jack
assembly on the side of the guitar features a ¼” output jack and a mini USB
jack for connecting the included USB cable for charging the Super Capacitor
Size, Big Tone
Full-size archtop guitars look great, but their large size can make them
uncomfortable for many players. These guitars are also notoriously susceptible
to feedback at stage volume. By carefully balancing the smaller single cutaway
body size and full-scale neck, VOX has been able to create a modern instrument
that any player can appreciate, regardless of style.