Excellent site for a range of amazing Matsumoku made work-horse guitars, built with super solid necks that last the test of time (VS-600R-California Blue)
Very helpful site... will get my new Vantage VS600 from Mai 1980 on sunday... as a gift for my son! Sven
I recently bought a Vantage guitar, MIE-70/BK, which is supposed to be produced by Samick in Indonesia, but sports the Vantage logo in the headstock. It looks exactly like the Samick LSM-70 except for the logo. I'm really curious to find out the year it was made. Just wondering if anyone has any info about it.
Hi i own a very nice VW170 acoustic guitar, i stand to be corrected but i think i brought it in either 1979 or 1980. Nice guitar, still playing it 🙂
What cool little site. I had a waynes world moment with FV 575 in a tiny guitar shop in Cambridge RB stubbings each saturday in my teens I would visit it hanging in the shop. By my 16th birthday I had saved £60 towards it and my Mum helped me buy it for £150 and I formed my first band! I still love it, plays and sounds so good still. I need to fix the electrics and write more with it again, its the cream with wite scratchplate awesome guitars Im always hunting them I have two Korean a strat and an acoustic, and little VG 15 Amp
Hi, Great site! In 1980 I bought a Fender Strat for £500, didn't like it, so returned to shop & saw a beautiful Vantage 600VS for £150. Asked to exchange the Strat for the Vantage & it's been my favourite ever since. Only thing I missed was the whammy bar. Tried a washburn 10 years later with whammy but it sounded very cold & tinny compared to my Vantage! Also picked up a Vantage bass from around the same era. p.s. Does anyone know if it's possible to fit a whammy to my Vantage? Has anyone tried? Once again love the site!
Have played my VS600 since I bought it in1979
mine all mine 😉 https://reverb.com/item/5763929-vantage-avenger-series-electric-guitar-made-in-japan
i have an avenger av325. it is a very beautiful guitar. however. when i was a stupid teen, i painted the whole guitar including the neck. so i am looking for a new neck for this guitar. if any one knows of one. contact me at my email at Musikisserenity@gmail.com put vantage avenger in the subject.
Great site, thank you for your efforts! Got to know my AV-315 better.
Thanks for the great site. I have VS695 purchased in the early 80's. I also have an American Fender Strat but guess which one I prefer to play? You can't beat the versatility of the Vantage. You did an awesome thing here - much appreciated.
I still have a mint condition 700b Mystic bass. Great variation of sound with active pickups. Huge range of tone and great action.
Great site! My first guitar was a red vantage avenger 315 t. Packed a lot of groceries in '85 to buy it! Wish I still had it!
My grandfather got a Vantage bass (710), and died a few years later in 1987. I inherited it as a graduation present in 1995. Around 2000-2001, I searched on the internet to no avail for Vantage history. This website is a gold mine!!! Thanks for validating a good brand - and providing fantastic info! God bless!!
Wow! Great info...I've had my VA-810 (just found out that's what is...lol) since the early 80's. She's missing her brass nut and the top switch backplate, but looks great. Anyone know where I can find parts for these? Please email me at email@example.com. Thanks for the wealth of knowledge!
Been playing a VS696 as my primary for 20 years now. Love it. Thanks for the great info.
I bought a VP825B fretless in 1983. I always use it when playing jazz ballad. I prefer it to Fender Jazz for its soft sound.
I have a vantage model va 30N DOK COULD SOME ONE TELL ME WHAT IT MIGHT BE WORTH .6 STRING
hello, i have a bass VP695B . can't find any informations about it . fantastic sound
I have a left handed VP795! bought it in early 1980's from at auction (music store that went broke :(.... played rock and moved to other guitars (left it in storage) as it didn't have 'the rock look'. 30 years later I've dug it out, it is the most awesome guitar (I was an idiot when I was young). I'm never parting with it. Low action, great neck, can't beat it (still don't like the light wood and 2 tone colour) but for playing I can't find better (maybe equivalent) the manufacturer deserves accolades. I'm thinking how rare is a LH?