This is the first guitar with the ‘Vantage’ name on the headstock. We’re not quit sure what the date of first production were. But it’s been said it’s pre 1977. The V-100 model was a re-branded Hondo HLP.
|Laminate body construction with arched top and Maple veneer
80 H740 body.
|Nato bolt-on neck
Stained Rosewood fretboard with Mother of Pearl block inlays
Split-diamond Mother of Pearl headstock inlay
Open Book headstock
Silk-screened Vantage logo
Mother of Pearl split-diamond inlay
|Truss rod cover
|Fish shaped truss rod cover
|Number of frets
Some with 2 DiMarzio K-10 humbuckers
and some with V-2 pickup. (Humbucker)
|Triple-bound headstock and body (front and back)
3-way pickup selector switch.
|Stop bar tailpiece.
|Chrome plated, die-cast precision tuners.
|Witch Hat knobs
|5-ply raised pickguard
Brown Sunburst (BS)
(The guitars may have been modifyed by it’s owners over the years…)