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Daniel Marques Daniel Marques from Rio das Ostras rio de janeiro BRAZIL wrote on 2020-03-05 at 01:32:
Thanks for this website!!! I got my Vantage acoustic guitar in 2001 and fell in love at the first chord. It is an:

Model VIJ-220 GE 5.

I didnt see any pic of this model at the site. Let me know where to send some.
Mark PittPayne Mark PittPayne from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada wrote on 2020-02-26 at 02:12:
I have the 12 String 1980 VA-912 electric. I bought it new in 1982 from a music store in Medicine Hat, Alberta. It is still my favourite guitar and a higher quality build than my Gibson LP or Fender Strat. For several years I played the 912 as 6 string, but these days it is back in it's original 12 string configuration and I still gig it.
James James from Knoxville wrote on 2020-01-04 at 05:03:
First thank you so much for this weight.
I was drawn to my Vantage guitar in a pawnshop.
I've tried researching it an is fits somewhere in between any information I can find.
It's a thin line 6 string acoustic electric. Beautiful transparent blue finish.
I can't find a matching model on the internet.
Does anyone have information ?
It is a .... VST 33 CE TBL...
I can't find a VST that is a 33 or anything TBL??
I take it CE is Canadian Electrical certification ?
Johan Arne Johan Arne wrote on 2020-01-01 at 00:01:
Happy Newyear everybody and thanks so much for visiting my webpage about Vantage guitars.

And thanks a lot to all of you guys who are sending me questions, comments and pictures of your guitars. Without you this page would have been missing a hole lot of information.

Keep sending me the good stuff and I try to put it all together ...and keep practicing!!

Johan Arne
Gordon Currier Gordon Currier from Vancouver BC Canada wrote on 2019-12-30 at 09:12:
I was given both my Vantage VP-750 Ghosts by a friend of mine John Powell. I love both of these guitars dearly. The sound and tone of these Matsumoku guitars is simply amazing, with sustain for days. Neither of mine have serial numbers. 1 has different pickups installed after it suffered damage in a house fire. The other is as stock as the day it left the Matsumoku factory, with the exception being a replaced set of tuners made by Gibson, the same tuners as on the '64 The Paul'. Thank you so much for your website and the work you've put into it. This truly is a gold mine of information. I'm emailing you pictures of both my Ghosts, Please feel free to use them on the website.

Thanks again
Marky_Bhell. Hell Marky_Bhell. Hell from Saint -Hubert wrote on 2019-12-21 at 11:37:
M'y Vantage vlp 500 1882
p8on p8on from Kitchener wrote on 2019-12-15 at 02:10:
My dad bought the VW180 acoustic in the late 70s and never played it much. He hid it away in the attic for decades until one day, as a curious child, I found it and absolutely fell in love with it. I've been playing it for years now and it has followed me from when I was just beginning to learning how to play the guitar to the many gigs my band and I have preformed. I have so many great memories with this guitar and it'll always be my favourite.
Pontus Pontus from Stockholm wrote on 2019-11-26 at 14:16:

Got a Vantage "new" X-series 33T from my father several years ago. It has been laying under the bed and in the basement till this autumn when i fixed a soldering. Began to play bass at the same time at the age of 50. The guitar is next up. Think it sound ok.

JC JC from Darlington SC wrote on 2019-10-27 at 05:00:
I had the VS-695B and I loved it. Great with a pick or fingers. Great for stoner/doom riffs. Passive pickup, brass nut and saddles, comfy weight and neck, lightweight bass gave it better mids and highs, set neck that was also bolted, so a very comfy joint. Neck got a bit wide toward the body, but the nut width was great. Got it for under $200 on ebay. Don't let that fool you, out of the decade I played this was a very enjoyable bass. MIJ. 4/5 stars. Would buy again.
Pavel Kazakevich Pavel Kazakevich from Daugavpils, Latvijā wrote on 2019-10-15 at 13:18:
I have a Vantage VP825, Playing 20 years, great guitar.
Thank you for a good website!
Tristan Parker Tristan Parker from Sydney wrote on 2019-06-04 at 09:53:
The first bass I ever played was a blue stained VS696B had an awesome sound even then, just started playing again and the first thing that came to mind is I should track another one down. Great basses.
Dennis Dennis from Melbourne wrote on 2019-05-23 at 14:43:
I picked up a vw100 yesterday for $90 AUD.
I never heard of Vantage before. But dang it sounds beautiful.
It's had 40 years to dry out, and it sounds superb.
Don Crews Don Crews from Jackson, Tennessee wrote on 2019-05-10 at 00:51:
I bought my Vantage VLP-510 serial number 060675 from a local music store in 1980. I kept the guitar for approximately three years before selling it to friend. I always regretted selling the guitar and hoped that one day I might find another like it. I lost touch with the friend that I had sold the guitar to as well. About five years ago I was at a local store and ran across the friend that I had sold my guitar to and asked if she still had it. Amazingly she said that she did! My next question of course was “do you want to sell it?”. Unfortunately the answer was no. So, I gave her my phone number and told her that if she ever decided to sell it to please let me know. And then it happened. A little over a year ago she called and asked if I still wanted to buy the guitar back. I couldn’t get to her house fast enough! So, after thirty five years my guitar came back to me. It has been treated with the greatest of love over the years because this guitar is in nearly mint condition. And I am one happy guy!
Thanks for the great site. Learning more about these amazing instruments has been a blast!
Lee Lee from Maynard wrote on 2019-05-02 at 08:17:
Hi. I was looking for a good strat to round out the arsenal, but didn’t want to spend a lot. I found a black beauty 1985 strat and grabbed her for about 200. Putting new strings on and playing around, I start to see the bones of a sweet guitar. Doing a little research led me here. Thank you so much. I will post pics. I am working on the intonation and saddle height, but it’s a solid setup for sure. I am impressed at how well this guitar has held up. The fretboard seems to be some sort of dark synthetic material as opposed to wood, maybe it would with some sort of thin overspray. Don’t know, but it feels fantastic. Very glad I grabbed this.
Sam Nieto Sam Nieto from Albuquerque NM wrote on 2019-04-20 at 01:08:
I brought my Vantage VS600R serial#1091292 late 1981. I was in the Navy when I came home on leave. I went to Wild West Music and tried a lot of guitars, I didn't even plug them in. Close to the end of my search I came up to "Baby Blue" and I was amazed by the resonance and volume of the guitar not plugged in. And I still have it and it sounds perfect. Only modification is that I replaced the factory nut with a brass nut. Thank you for this website I've learned so much about the body materials which I thought was maple not mahogany.
Craig Craig from Mechanicsburg wrote on 2019-04-17 at 03:57:
Thanks for the great site. I purchased my Vantage VA-900B in the spring of 1981 from Chuck Levin's Music in Washington DC. Based on the serial number information you provided, I now know that it was manufactured just months before, in Dec 1980. I don't play it out anymore as I want to preserve it as much as possible, but it is still an amazing instrument. Aside from some tarnishing of the gold finish on the hardware and a nearly unnoticeable chip in the center to the top edge of the headstock, it is truly magnificent. The only part I had to replace on the bass (aside from strings) is the pickup selector, which snapped (replaced with a matching piece).
orjan orjan from berlin wrote on 2019-03-29 at 17:31:
Cool to find this web site dedicated to Vantage!
Bought my VS-600B bass in the early 80's and put it through hell until it ended up in storage some 20 years ago. For awhile I modified it into an 8-string bass which the neck was obviously not designed for. Then I ripped the frets off which I later regretted. However, a great solid instrument surviving all evil things I did to it. I'm in the process of restoring it and will upload the progress to FB, Pursuit of Tone.
Peter Peter from Beaconsfield Tasmania wrote on 2019-03-25 at 14:24:
Thank you for the work you have put into this site.
I have a late 81 VA900B, which I have owned from new, purchased at a now closed music store in Ingleburn NSW.
I have had opportunity/need to play other basses but nothing has compared. Low action - smooth and fast neck without drag, deep tone, and amazing sustain make for an excellent instrument.
Mine will never be for sale while I am still able to play - even then I will likely hang on to it until I gift it rather than sell.
Only work ever done to it is replacement of the 3 control knobs as the originals tarnished - replacements were very similar.
It matches beautifully with the piano-wound strings from Roto-Sound RS99 LDG.
Detlev Detlev wrote on 2019-02-28 at 15:07:
I still own a VW100 from 1977 (the sticker inside states 1977 as serial number!), but perhaps gonna sell it soon as it was replaced by a Yamaha lately.
I guess there weren't so many sold here in Germany.
perry perry from mount pearl, newfoundland wrote on 2019-02-12 at 20:23:
Bought a Vantage VS40CE/M LH back in the mid-90's and sold it in 2008, replaced with a lefty Tanglewood.

Truthfully the Tangle is a better guitar, but I kinda miss my Vantage and wish I could find a pic of the exact same model online!