The beginning


700VP 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 VP700 the year after to get a more orderly model line.

Specifications Data

Body Mapel & ash laminated body eith 4 walnut stripe inlays.
Neck Fixed hard maple neck.
Fingerboard Hard maple
Scale length 25-1/2 inches
Number of frets 22 frets
Pickups Two #450PF custom-engineered humbucking pickup with ceramic magnets. (Humbucker)
Controls and switches 2 Volum controls
2 Tone controls
Coil tap switch for changing pickups from humbuckers to singel coil.
Pickup selector switch.
Bridge All brass, to way adjustable.
Tailpiece Thru-body type
Tuners Rotomatic type tuners
Nut Non-slip cream plastic speed knobs.
Hardware Chrome
Finishes Mat brown with maple and walnut center.
Other Inlaid sustain block.
In production 1978


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