Vox launch new Starstream Type-1 – perhaps the most disctinctive & original new guitar body shape for many years – the unconventional construction Vox say is a result of “advanced ergonomic considerations”. The Starstream name is a revival of the 1960’s teardrop-shaped electric guitar by Vox but the 2016 model is a totally different guitar…
The Vox Starstream Type-1 offers 27 instrument models that use the Vox AREOS-D system, including electric, acoustic and synths, as well as banjo, sitar and resonator sounds, accessed using a control module on the lower part of the guitar’s body.
Created to provide a wide range of sounds including electric guitar, acoustic guitar, synths and other stringed instruments, the VOX Starstream Type-1 is the ultimate instrument for players looking to redefine the electric guitar and what it can do. Whether you are playing with a band, in the studio or practicing silently at night with headphones, the Starstream Type-1 offers exciting new possibilities.
Incorporating the AREOS-D system, the Starstream Type-1 is the latest evolution in onboard guitar electronics, furthering VOX’s reputation of breaking the boundaries when it comes to advanced guitar electronics. Putting control over your sound at your fingertips, the system integrates several essential elements: magnetic pickups for authentic and classic electric guitar sounds; a piezo pickup system for rich-sounding traditional and acoustic instruments; a powerful DSP engine; familiar volume, tone and pickup selector controls and a Control Module that provides instant access to important tone-shaping parameters.
The unique frame construction is three dimensionally contoured for maximum comfort, easily conforming to your personal style. Equipped with a smoothly shaped neck, unlimited upper fret access, warm-toned resonant wood body, specially voiced magnetic pickups and a balanced, easy to use tremolo system; this is the ultimate modern guitar.
- Body: Mango
- Neck: Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck: Fingerboard Radius: 310mm
- Neck Shape: “C” Shape
- Scale Length: 25 1/8″ (638 mm)
- Frets: 22 Medium jumbo
- Nut Width: 43 mm
- Pickups: VOX XLM x 2, Piezo Pickup in each Saddle
- Onboard System: AREOS-D System, incorporating the Control Module, Magnetic Pickups, Piezo Pickup, Volume, Tone and Pickup Selector Switch
- Controls: 3 position model switch, Group selector, VOLUME knob, TONE knob, DRIVE/REVERB knob, POWER button and LED, FX (effect) /CANCEL button and LED, WRITE button and LED
- Number of Sounds: 27 (9 banks x 3)
- User Programs: 6 (2 banks x 3)
- Bridge: 2 Post Tremolo
- Outputs: Guitar output jack (1/4″ phone type), Headphone jack (1/8″ phone type)
- Power: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4, or Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
- Expected Battery Life under Continuous Use: Alkaline battery: 11 hours, Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: 15 hours * These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
- Colour Options: Starstream Type-1 Black (VSS-1-BK/Black Frame with Semi-Gloss Black body), Starstream Type-1 Red (VSS-1-RD/Black Frame with Semi-Gloss Red body), Starstream Type-1 Frame Black (VSS-1-FBK Metallic Black Frame with See-Through Semi-Gloss Black body), Starstream Type-1 Frame White (VSS-1-FWH/Metallic White Frame with See-Through Semi-Gloss Black body), Starstream Type-1 Frame Red (VSS-1-FRD/Metallic Red Frame with See-Through Semi-Gloss Black body)
- Accessories: Tremolo Arm, Adjustment wrench, Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4 (for checking the instrument purpose only)