Made in Vietnam
I originally got the regular Vox 1x12 with the Alnico speaker. When it arrived I found it to be made in China and it also came complete with Chinese tubes and tube rattle galore. I spoke with my sales rep and I told him I wanted a "real Vox" made in England. He assured me this would do it.
When the new amp arrived the sound was amazing. The cleanest and best overtones I have ever heard. I am still learning all the various ways to use this amp as the various settings, bypasses, and switching provide a plethora of tone. One day I got down behind the amp to do some thing and there it was in big white letters:
MADE IN VIETNAM
As a child of the 1960's a friend of many Vietnam Vets I explained to my wife and manager that I was going to send it back. I told her there was no way that I could support a Vietnamese made amp. She explained to me how much that she and I enjoyed the sound of this amp. I told her but honey it was made in Vietnam. She commented that maybe they hand-wire stuff good there.
If the salesman would have told me the amp was made in Vietnam I would not have purchased it. I also would not have the best sounding amp of my life to use everyday....