From a catalog:

If you need maximum out put for earsplitting hight, extra long sustain, fantastic balance & playability, these are just a few of the musical powers the “Phantom” possesses.

VA-800 was first known as ‘800VA’. Later they made av version of ‘VA-800’ with 24 frets.


Specialy sculpted neck is laminated of 3 pieces of maple and 2 pieces of walnut and runs entire lenght of the guitar. 

Contoured ash body, laminatedwith 2 strips of walnut.

Facedash headpiece.

Rosewood fingerboard with dot potionmakers.

25 1/2″ scale length with 22 Nickel-siver frets.

2 Vantage custom engineered humbucking pickupswith ceramic magnets.

Coil tap switch for changing pickups from humbucking to single coil.

2 volume controls and 2 tone controls with non-slip speed knots,

Rotomatic type tuningmachines.

Brass saddle & nut.

One piece bridge & tailpiece with individual string adjustors, mounted on inlaid sustain block.

Gold plated hardware

Finish: Natrual maple or mat brown with maple and walnut center.

In production 1980.

When you demand the most from an instruments, demand one of today’s ultimate playing machine – the “Phantom”.


Catalog of 1980


Here is a review of the VA-800.

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