Vox debuts the Clubman 60, a Nutube-powered guitar amp aimed specifically at hollowbody guitar players

Vox Clubman 60
(Image credit: Vox Amps)

Vox has announced the Clubman 60, a new guitar amp featuring its miniaturized Nutube tube technology.

The company has voiced the amp specifically for semi-hollow and fully hollowbody guitar players, citing the amp’s simplicity as the “perfect companion” to f-hole’d electrics and small to medium club gigs.

Two channels are onboard: channel one is a high-headroom clean offering that promises a hi-fi sound via the combo’s 8” speaker and tweeter setup – an intriguing speaker combo more likely to be found in an acoustic guitar amp than one aimed at electric players.

This channel aims to keep clipping to a minimum, even at high volumes, and features a three-band EQ.

Channel two, meanwhile, promises more traditional guitar amp sounds, with a two-band bass/treble EQ and switchable overdrive circuit. It’s designed for use with pedalboards, too.

Both channels offer a choice of reverb, chorus or both, while there’s also an aux-in, headphone out and line out (the latter sounds like it’s accompanied by a cab sim, although this isn’t mentioned).

We’re always pleased to see Korg/Vox’s Nutube technology reach new products, and the 8” speaker/tweeter combo certainly sets this combo apart, as does the targeting of hollowbody players. It will be interesting to see how this performs, and how it goes down with jazz players, specifically.

The Clubman 60 is available in spring for £319 (approx $383) – see Vox Amps for more info.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.