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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:30 am    Post subject: Vantage guitars? Reply with quote

Know anything about these? I saw a Vantage Spirit VLP-500(LP style) at a local store today. It is made in Japan Matsumoku guitar with a bolt-on neck and coil tap.



I used to own a case for a Vantage Witch/Mystic. I keep a Melody Maker in that case.





This is a Vantage Spirit


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Vantage Ghost, it was a decent guitar, well built. Sold on to Fran a couple of years back.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, I still have it. A copy of the Les Paul 'the paul' with forearm contour.
Similar build and quality to the Westburys, set-neck, similar walnut kind of finish some of the the Westbury Deluxe's had. Its a cracking guitar and I recently got outbid on a MIJ Vantage Strat that had the same headstock shape as the Ibanez Blazer.
Vantage are probably the last of the early 80's MIJ bargains, as most of the other brands have risen in value.

They did make a Korean line later on, not sure what they were like.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mini ICEBOMB...








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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow, that is gorgeous. Don't think I've seen that before Fran.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Paul. I've not made the effort to post it up before but this was the right thread.

It looks a dull poo brown in a dimly lit room but close up it has very nice wood grain as you can see. The cream pickup is the unoriginal one, it's an old Dimarzio.
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