The Timeline of the models

Pre 1977

Guitars
Vantage V-100

 

1978

Guitars
Vantage 600 VS
Vantage 700 VP
Vantage 800 VA ‘Artist’

 

1979

Guitars
Vantage VA-800 ‘Phantom’
Vantage VS-600 ‘Witch’
Vantage VP-700 ‘Mystic’
Vantage VP-750 ‘The Ghost’ (The Paul copy)
Vantage VLP-500 ‘Spirit’
Vantage VLP-510 ‘Spirit’
Vantage VLP-540 ‘Spirit’ (aka LTD)
Vantage VLP-550 ‘Spirit’

Basses
Vantage VS-600B ‘Witch bass’
Vantage VP-700B ‘Mystic bass’

 

Acoustics
Vantage VC-100 (Classic / Nylon)
Vantage VC-120 (Classic / Nylon)
Vantage VC-150 (Classic / Nylon)

Vantage VW-100 (Western / Steelstrings)
Vantage VW-150 (Western / Steelstrings)
Vantage VW-180 (Western / Steelstrings)

 

1980

Guitars
Vantage VS-650 ‘Witch’ (light variants of VS-600)
Vantage VP-710 ‘Witch’ (light variants of VP-700)
Vantage VP-790 ‘Demon’
Vantage VA-900 ‘Devil’ (active circiut)
Vantage VA-912 ‘Devil’ (12-strings and passive electronics)
Vantage ‘VT-60’ (A mysterious Peavey T60-copy)

Basses
Vantage VS-650B ‘Witch’ (light variants of VS-600B)
Vantage VP-710B ‘Witch’ (light variants of VP-700B)
Vantage VA-900B ‘Devil Bass’ (active electronics)
Vantage VA-900B-FL “Devil Bass fretless” (active electronics)
Vantage ‘VT-40B’ (A mysterious Peavey T40 Bass-copy)

Acoustics
Vantage VW-160 (Western / Steelstrings)
Vantage VW-170 (Western / Steelstrings)
Vantage VW-175 (Western / Steelstrings)
Vantage VW-190 (Western / Steelstrings)
Vantage VW-195 (Western / Steelstrings)
Vantage VW-250 (Western / Steelstrings)

Vantage VA 10 LT (Acoustic)
Vantage VA-10-CK (Acoustic)
Vantage VA-12-LT (Acoustic / 12-strings)
Vantage VA-12-DK (Acoustic / 12-strings)
Vantage VA-15-LT
Vantage VA-15-DK (Acoustic)
Vantage VA-20 (Acoustic)
Vantage VA-22-CE-R (Acoustic)
Vantage VA-22/12 (Acoustic / 12-strings)
Vantage VA-25 (Acoustic)
Vantage VA-40 (Acoustic)
Vantage VA-40-CE (Acoustic)
Vantage VA-40/12 (Acoustic / 12-strings)
Vantage VA-50-S (Acoustic)
Vantage VA-50-LC (Acoustic)

Vantage VN-200F (Natural / Steelstrings)
Vantage VN-200D (Natural / Steelstrings)
Vantage VN-200-12 (Natural / Steelstrings)
Vantage VN-220 (Natural / Steelstrings)
Vantage VN 2212 (Natural / Steelstrings)

Vantage CL-15-LT (Craviola style)

 

1981

Guitars
Vantage VS-600R ‘Rainbow’
Vantage VLP-520 ‘Spirit’
Vantage VLP-530 ‘Spirit’
Vantage VS-695 ‘Vamp’
Vantage VS-695/12 ‘Vamp 12-strings’
Vantage VP-795 ‘Demon II’
Vantage VA-800 (24 frets)
Vantage VA-810 (24 frets)
Vantage AV-310
Vantage AV-325
Vantage VSH-435 (Vantage Semi Hollowbodies)
Vantage VSH-445 ‘Haunt’
Vantage VSH-455 ‘Specter’
Vantage FV-575 ‘Flying V – Voodoo’

 

Basses
Vantage VS-600RB ‘Rainbow Bass’
Vantage VS-695B ‘Vamp bass’
Vantage VS-695B/FL “Vamp bass fretless
Vantage VP-795B ‘Demon II bass’
Vantage AV-325B
Vantage AV-325B/FL (fretless)
Vantage FV-575B ‘Flying V – Voodoo Bass’

 

1982

Guitars
Vantage VS-690 ‘Super Witch’
Vantage VS-696 ‘Vamp II’
Vantage VS-696/12
Vantage VTP-750 ‘The Ghost’
Vantage AV-315
Vantage V-330
Vantage AV-330MX
Vantage VE-545
Vantage VE-550
Vantage VE-565
Vantage VP-820
Vantage X-33
Vantage X-77
Vantage X-77t (tremolo)
Vantage X-88
Vantage Standard II (A mysterious Peavey T60-copy)

 

Basses
Vantage AV-315B
Vantage VS-696B
Vantage VP-820B
Vantage X-77B
Vantage X-88B

 

1983

Guitars
Vantage FV-588
Vantage LTD (is a VLP 540 with LTD written on the headstock)
Vantage VP-825
Vantage VP-830
Vantage VE-450
Vantage VE-470

 

Basses
Vantage VP-825B
Vantage VP-830B

 

1984

Guitars
Avenger series:
Vantage 315
Vantage 315T (tremolo)
Vantage 315 T X
Vantage 315 TD X

X-series:
Vantage 33-TD
Vantage 33-TD X
Vantage 38-TD X
Vantage 77-TD X
Vantage 99-TD X

Vantage 315 S
Vantage 315 ST
Vantage 315 STX

Vantage Invader 1
Vantage Invader 2

 

Basses
Vantage 315B
Vantage 325B X
Vantage 33B XF (fretless)
Vantage 77B X
Vantage 99B X
Vantage 99B X (headless)
Vantage 315 SB
Vantage 315 SBX

 

1985

No new models came out
SAMICK (korean company) took over the rights of the Vantage trademark.

 

1986

Guitars
Vantage Invader 5-TD

 

1987

February:
Matsumoku Kogyo went bankrupt and had to close down the factory.
Matsumoku could not afford to buy itself out of Singer.

This was the end of japanese Vantage production aka Vantage MIJ.

 


Thanks to:

“mozart” at “The Guitar Gallery Forum @ www.matsumoku.org”


This is NOT VANTAGE MIJ guitars