Vox amp serial number dating
Characterised by its "jangly" high-end sound it has become widely recognized by British musicians and others.The Vox AC30 was originally introduced in 1959 at Hank Marvin's request as the "big brother" of the fifteen watt (15 W) AC15 model, Vox's original flagship amplifier, because the AC15 was not loud enough with the screaming fans at Cliff Richard's concerts.It was common to have the same models built in both factories.
Triumph Electronics, based in Purley in South London, made the chassis.
Because of bad business decisions, production of Vox guitars stopped in the U. I am guessing that yours was produced between late 19, and (of course) in Italy. So by the sequence of this serial # compared to one's you have seen you believe this Italian one would have been '67-'68?
Dating AC50s Serial numbers, unfortunately, are not a wholly reliable means of dating early AC50s, that is to say, amps made from December 1963 to mid 1965.
1) The history of Vox, set against the larger history of guitar amplifiers and British and American Music.
2) A series of chapters on all of the parts that make up Vox amplifiers, such as cabinets, coverings, speakers, grillcloths, valves, handles, stands, etc.