Vox Giulietta VGA-3D Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Sunburst SN 000274

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Vox Single-Cutaway Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar with XLM Humbucking Pickup, Pizeo-Equipped Tune-o-mathc Bridge and Areos-D Digital Modeling System in Sunburst Finish
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Serial Number: 000274
Weight: 5.5 lbs.

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Vox Giulietta VGA-3D was designed with the contemporary player in mind. Its unique design features classic archtop styling with modern playability and state-of-the-art sounds courtesy of Vox's Areos-D digital modeling system, putting the player in full control of 18 acoustic and electric models. This sophisticated system incorporates several elements to achieve its incredible sound quality: a magnetic pickup for authentic electric guitar models, a piezo pickup system for rich-sounding traditional instruments, a powerful DSP engine for modeled sounds, familiar volume, tone and selector controls and a control ,odule that provides instant access to a wide variety of parameters.

  • Full 24.75" scale length and compact 13.5" wide full hollow arched top and back laminated body
  • Vox Areos-D system uses magnetic pickup to create electric guitar models and synth sounds, multi-element piezo system for acoustic sounds
  • Six banks of instruments with three variations in each, plus two user banks to store up to six favorites
  • Onboard (model-dependent) drive and reverb control for realtime adjustments to gain or reverb depth
  • Synth sounds track effortlessly and respond dynamically to touch, pick attack and vibrato
  • Simple, intuitive volume, tone and three-way model variation selector controls make changes quick and easy
  • 1/4" output for live performance or recording
  • 1/8" output for use with headphones
  • XLM humbucking pickup
  • Chrome-plated Tune-o-matic style adjustable bridge with piezo pickups in each saddle
  • Chrome-plated trapeze tailpiece and patent-pending string mute
close-up perspective view of Vox Giulietta VGA-3D showing top and right side of body

Compact 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.

detail side view of Vox Giulietta VGA-3D showing Areos-D control module

Areos-D control module
The heart of Giulietta VGA-3D is the Vox Areos-D digital modeling system, which places a wide range of electric, acoustic and synth models at the player's instant command. Many hours of testing, revising and reconfiguring the placement and purpose of all controls on the control module ensure that you will have the clearest, easiest and most flexible functions at your command. There are no confusing complicated submenus: everything you need to have a seamless – and, most importantly, musically creative – experience with Giulietta VGA-3D has been developed to be convenient for every player.

detail side view of Vox Giulietta VGA-3D showing Areos-D control module
detail image of Vox Giulietta VGA-3D showing XLM humbucking pickup

Electric guitar models and drive control
The Vox XLM humbucking pickup produces authentic, touch-sensitive electric instrument models. Aside from providing convincingly realistic electric and acoustic guitar sounds, Giulietta VGA-3D adds control of overdrive to electric models in a way that is user-friendly and modifiable in real time. The Areos-D control system was specifically designed to allow you to easily and quickly change the amount of effect on a given model, turn that effect on or off and change an electric sound from clean to crunchy to full-on distorted, all while playing. With Areos-D there is no stopping to reset a parameter or needing to hook the guitar up to a computer and use software to modify the model before using it.

detail image of Vox Giulietta VGA-3D showing piezo-equipped Tune-o-matic bridge with patent-pending string mute

Piezo-equipped Tune-o-matic bridge with string mute
A piezo-equipped Tune-o-matic bridge system contributes to sparkling acoustic instrument models with brilliant clarity and wide-ranging harmonic content. The designers and 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.

detail image of Vox Giulietta VGA-3D showing piezo-equipped Tune-o-matic bridge with patent-pending string mute
text chart showing different Areos-D sounds available via various control settings  

Synths and special instruments
When Vox developed the Areos-D Modeling Module for its Starstream VSS-1 guitar, players nearly unanimously requested the instrument include classic synth models that track and provide user control over sound-shaping parameters during performance. Using the same digital modeling engine but optimized for Giulietta, VGA-3D is the first full-hollowbody guitar to seamlessly incorporate authentic, tracking-error-free synthesizer models on board. Using highly developed DSP logic and fine-tuning information from the string resulted in synth sounds that can be played more comfortably than on most guitar synths with less fear of glitches or missed notes.

Versatility was at the top of the list of necessary major attributes when developing Giulietta VGA-3D. If you want to double on other stringed instruments like banjo, sitar and resonator guitar, you will no longer have to carry additional gear that will only be used briefly.

More Information
Manufacturer Vox
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Gig bag
String mute
4 × AA batteries
Adjustment wrench
Acoustic Body Style Single Cutaway Archtop
String Material Steel
Number of Strings 6-Strings
Right/Left Handed Right
Top Laminated arched maple
Back Laminated maple
Sides Laminated maple
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Jatoba
Number of Frets 22
Bridge Piezo-equipped Tune-o-matic bridge with patent-pending string mute
Cutaway Yes
Electronics Vox Areos-D digital modeling system
Tuner Built In Yes
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.65"
Nut Material Bone
Finish Gloss
Hardware Finish Chrome
Unique Features Vox Areos-D system uses magnetic pickup to create electric guitar models and synth sounds, multi-element piezo system for acoustic sounds
Six banks of instruments with three variations in each, plus two user banks to store up to six favorites
Onboard (model-dependent) drive and reverb control for realtime adjustments to gain or reverb depth
1/8" output for use with headphones
Chrome-plated sealed diecast tuning machines

Vox / Korg USA Limited Warranty

Vox products sold by authorized Vox dealers are warranted by the Vox division of Korg USA to the first consumer purchaser to be free from defects in material or workmanship under normal use and service for the following periods from the date of the first consumer purchase:

  • Electron tubes: ninety (90) days
  • Footswitches: ninety (90) days
  • Batteries: no warranty
  • Other Vox products: one (1) year

Any products found to be defective within the warranty period set forth above will be repaired or replaced at the option of the Vox division, without charge, provided that (1) the product was not misused, abused, improperly maintained, or repaired by any person not authorized by Vox division; (2) the product's failure resulted from a defect in material or workmanship and was not damaged due to use other than its intended use; (3) the product was not used under abnormal, excessive, or unusual operating conditions and (4) the product is promptly delivered prepaid to the seller at the place of purchase or to an authorized Vox warranty service center together with proof of purchase within the warranty period set forth above from the date of the first consumer purchase. Do not return products directly to the Vox division for service.

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