As we begin to open our doors to more combo organs we present you with another rare breed, the Vox Jaguar:
Along with its sibling, the Vox Continental, the Jaguar features the classic 60’s and 70’s combo organ tone with an equally groovy aesthetic. The Jaguar is capable of a lot of similar tones as The Continental but is limited to four voice switches rather than organ stops that are featured on the continental. However, it has a “bass chord” switch which gives you the ability to switch the non-reversed white keys between octaves between the standard voicing and foot pedal/bass octaves and voicing.
Here’s a look under the hood:
Like the Continental, the tone generators and key switches were intended to be serviced when the keyboard was designed. As you can see above, the tone generators are conveniently located behind the keys and as you can see below, the keys are hinged making the key contacts and voicing switches easy to access.
What’s surprising with the design of the Jaguar and Continental is just how much dead space that they left within their keyboards. Non of the components run particularly hot so there just doesn’t seem to be the need for all of this empty space. (For it’s use of space we suggest checking out the Farfisa Fast Four, which contains even more components within a much smaller body).
And there you have it the Vox Jaguar is certainly a rare breed indeed!
***Stay tuned as we will soon be announcing our official Combo Organ Services page. Until then, please contact Max Brink at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about servicing your 60’s combo organs.