This is a Multivox Premier guitar made circa 1966. It features a brown, burl walnut finish of laminated plastic that is described, in a 1966 Multivox Premier advertisement, as being practically impervious to wear. This guitar also has edges bound with ivoroid and a body carved and designed for perfect balance and comfort. This is a solid body, double cutaway, double pickup guitar with a floating metal vibrato tailpiece and a metal bridge with individual adjustments, a white plastic pickgaurd and of course, the stylish, violin-like scroll carved at the upper bass bout. This guitar is very similar to the E781 model except it has a beautiful pearloid surface on the headstock, there is no string tree, and the inlays on the fingerboard are different, making it rare. Multivox guitars were produced by Peter Sorkin Music Company. Although they were a New York City based business who produced amplifiers, guitars, and basses from 1938-1975 and again in the 1990s, this particular guitar states on its decorative truss rod plate that it was made in Holland. This guitar looks great, especially for an approximately fifty year old instrument. It has a fanstastic feel and superb sound. Get this instrument while you can.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
It is in good condition and very clean. There is only one very tiny, barely noticeable mark on the front near the scroll. On the back there is very little wear that you have to look very closely at in the right light to see. The pickguard is missing a small piece of its upper treble corner and a small piece is chipped but still attached at the lower treble corner. This guitar is 100% original, although a small ground wire was attached from the metal plate on which the pots and switches are attached to the metal tailpiece. These bits of wear are very minor and we describe them in the interest of full disclosure. This guitar looks fanstastic, plays beautifully and sounds great!
The tuners, opened-back, one piece, six inline chrome machine-heads with plastic white buttons are in good working condition.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The neck is a straight, bolted-on neck with circular mother-of-pearl inlays on an ovalled rosewood fretboard, 21 frets including a zero fret, and a 25.25″ scale. The top two frets show some playing wear which does not effect the playability or sound. The nut has an interesting black stripe across. The headstock, featuring a silkscreened Premier logo on a mother-of-pearl surface, has some minor wear along the edges on back. Also, there is some crazing on that pearl surface. The slim neck is kept straight with a steel reinforcing rod. The action is fast and the neck and the frets feel fantastic under your fingers.
The two single coil pickups with silver, metal surrounds are very bright and potent. The neck pickup has a full sound great for rock, jazz, blues,etc. The bridge pickup has a twang that is great for country, rock, funk and blues. There are three selector switches and a knob for solo volume, solo tone and rhythm volume. The electronics system incorporates separate controls for rhythm and solo playing and the three sliding switches allows the user to go from deep to brilliant to straight tones instantaneously. You can access a wide variety of sounds suitable for a myriad of musical styles. Description from VintageSilvertones.com
The Dimensions are:
Overall length: 38.25″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Body width: 13″
Body thickness: 1 3/8″ with neck 1.75″Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Scale: 25.25″ approx.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Width of the nut: 1 5/8″ (depth 0.75″)
String height at 12th fret: 1/16″Description from VintageSilvertones.com