From VOX –
“VOX’s coveted Custom Series amplifiers are synonymous with remarkable guitar tone. Beginning with the birth of British rock ‘n’ roll, the distinguished, all-tube sound and signature chime of VOX amplifiers has inspired the most memorable moments in music history. In the years since exploding onto the scene, VOX has remained the choice of the most discerning players, serving as the voice for emerging artists and legends alike. When you have something to say, a VOX Custom Series amp will get you heard.
Building on the blue blood pedigree of its little brother, the AC15, the iconic VOX AC30 is built to satisfy the tonal appetite of those who crave more power. The AC30 expands accomplishes its captivating sound with a quartet of EL84 power tubes and pumps out 30 watts of remarkable Class A tone through a pair of 12” Celestion Greenbacks.
Capable of both enchanting clean and raucous overdriven sounds, the signature chime of the AC30 Custom seamlessly blends the intricacies of your playing style, resulting in a sound that is truly your own. The VOX AC30 is also the perfect partner to your effects pedals.”
Output Power: 30 Watts RMS into 16 Ohms
Speaker: 2 x 12″ 8 ohm Celestion G12M Greenback
Inputs: Normal input jack (high and low), Top Boost input jack (high and low), FX RETURN jack, Footswitch jack
Outputs: External loudspeaker jack, Extension loudspeaker jack, FX SEND jack
Dimensions (W x D x H): 702 x 265 x 556 mm / 27.64 x 10.43 x 21.89 inches
Weight: 32.2 kg / 70.99 lbs.
Vox’s long tradition of limited edition custom colour amps has been extremely popular amongst VOX players for decades. This one is in stunning purple, and it’s quite a head turner.
The VOX AC30 has earned its place in history as the amplifier that powered the British Invasion. Since then, the AC30 has remained the choice of the world’s most accomplished artists who have come to rely on its unique voice to amplify theirs.
Yes this one is made in China, but all design elements and quality control is overseen by Vox UK to stringent standards. Purists may elect to disagree, but there is some mighty fine gear coming out of China these days. And it has to be better than just good to compete on the world stage. This is an example of a classic, time tested design being assembled with high quality components in another country where simple scale of economics makes the whole project viable.
But it’s in the playing that the true test occurs. So it may be worth putting aside any possible prejudices & having a good listen with an open mind, and open ears. This is a very versatile combo amp, with tons of character true to the Vox legacy. It covers a lot of ground, with a punchy, chimey sound that can be tailored to your needs from clean to crunch, from churn to burn. Definitely worth a look-in.
It is in excellent condition with not a mark on the tolex. It has had no changes or modifications and presents pretty much as new.
In this age of megabuck “boutique” amplifiers, the VOX AC30 still proudly holds its own.
Video demo of same model - https://youtu.be/GcrgNYjwMTM