Circa 1967. Made in Recanati, Italy in the same factory that produced EKO instruments. Black with a black neck bound in white celluloid. The black neck finish is somewhat rarer as most are natural. This neck has a particularly big, rounded shape compared to Fenders and other popular basses. The pickguard has shrunk and is cracked around the screws, a common issue with Voxes and other guitars of this era. This bass has seen plenty of play; the back pad is quite worn and there are various small dings on the body and headstock, but the frets are all in good shape and it is 100% complete and original. The pickups have a clear single-coil sound and the trapezoidal "coffin" body shape allows for full access up the neck.
The Phantom IV retailed for $328 in 1967; adjusted to today's US dollar this would be $2195, quite expensive for the time. The Vox Phantom guitar and bass designs are iconic representations of 1960's cool; many copies and Phantom-inspired instruments have been made by other guitar companies since these were first introduced in 1961.