25 most iconic guitars ever
Vox Phantom (1962)
Like the Flying V, the Phantom presented problems to guitarists who wanted to sit down. But that didn’t stop its pentagonal oddness appealing to (usually) fringe band stringsmen who couldn’t look anything as mundane as a Les Paul in the face.
Joy Division’s Ian Curtis was a singer, really, but when he decided to get his own guitar, he invested in a Phantom Special IV. Sensible fellow…