Vantage 600VS

The beginning

600VS was one of three models (600VS, 700VP and 800VA) in the first year of Matusmokus production by the name “Vantage”. They change the name to VS600 the year after to get a more orderly model line.

From an advert:
Vantage 600 – Your second chance to own a Classic.

If you were lucky enouch to be around in the Fifties, you could have picked up some great guitars at great prices. That was your first chance. The Vantage 600 just may well be your second chance to cash
in on a great guitar at a great price. Send for a full color catalog today.

Specifications Data

Body (material & Construction) Mahogany with laminated maple center block and walnut stripes.
Neck (material & Construction) Three-piece laminated mahognay detachable with adustable truss rod.
Fingerboard Rosewood
Scale length 25-1/2 inches
Number of frets 22 frets
Pickups Two Vantage #450PF custom-engineered humbucking pickup. (Humbucker)
Controls and switches 1 Volume control
1 Tone control
Coil tap switch circuit
Pickup selector switch.
Bridge Two-way adjustable combination bridge/tailpiece.
Tailpiece Thru-body type
Tuners Chrome plated die-cast
Nut Black plastic speed knobs.
Hardware Chrome
Finishes Natural wood, brown mat finish.
In production 1978


(The guitars may have been modifyed by it’s owners over the years…)