NAMM 2014: Vox unveils limited edition red AC15C1 amplifier

The new colour is called British Garnet Red. Sounds regal.
The new colour is called British Garnet Red. Sounds regal.

NAMM 2014: As has become something of a tradition, guitar amp brand Vox has unveiled another one of its highly-desirable limited edition finishes for its AC15 combo, this time in striking British Garnet Red.

Previously options have included the popular Blue AC15 and British Racing Green, now the latest version of the combo houses, the two channel amp and a Celestion V-Type speaker (beneath a Tygon grill cloth).

It's set to ship in May, with a US street price of $649.99. Check out the full press release below and head to the Vox site for more information.

VoxLimited Edition British Garnet Red AC15C1 press release

WINTER NAMM SHOW, ANAHEIM, CA, January 23rd, 2014 - VOX Amplification (Booth 6440 / Hall A) has added the Limited Edition "British Garnet Red" AC15C1 to their amplifier lineup.

For over 50 years, guitarists have relied on the signature tone of the VOX AC15 amplifier. Now, the AC15C1VRD is available featuring a Celestion V-Type speaker and custom "British Garnet Red" tolex with Tygon grill cloth. This custom color projects a powerful presence in any environment - on stage, in the studio or at home.

The AC15C1VRD offers two channels: Normal and Top Boost. Each channel is equipped with its own Volume control, and the Top Boost channel offers interactive Treble and Bass tone controls. Both channels utilize the Tone Cut and Volume controls in the Master section.

The Master Volume control works in conjunction with the individual volumes of each channel to create just the right degree of gain-staging. By balancing the individual and Master volumes, users can enjoy the coveted clean VOX "chimey" sound, a powerful overdriven tone, and everything in between.

The V-Type speaker has been built using a carefully balanced 'recipe' of old and new design techniques. It's a sweet-sounding speaker with a superbly balanced tonal signature that offers a vintage musicality with authentic Celestion tone for any playing style.

Clean sounds deliver just enough upper-mid chime and HF sparkle to add clarity and definition, while ample mid-band warmth gives body and substance when cranked for overdrive and raw rock tones.

The VOX AC15C1VRD begins shipping May 2014 with a U.S. Street Price of $649.99.

Matt Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.