|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.
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…)