From a catalog:
Vantage VLP Series
The Vantage VLP Series of solid body guitars represents the very latest step of an ongoing evolution based on the classic electric solid body design which revolutionized modern
guitars playing. A number of structural improvments and electronic modifications offer the electric guitarist the potential for achieving limitless tonalcombinations when the
guitar is played either “clean” or “dirty”. Two custom-engineered Vantage #450PF humbucking pickups work together to producea rich, full sustaining sound in both bass and treble
positions. A separete coil tap switch circuit affords the player the abillity to instantly shift from a fat, warm sound to a single coil configuration for a more hard-edged,
From another catalog:
The Vantage “Spirt” was designed along the classic guitar line that made musical history, with the added benefit of today’s most advanced electronics.
The “Spirit” of the old and the new. You get both in the Vantage VLP-500 Series.
|| Solid mahognay with birch “arched” top.
|| Three-piece laminated mahognay detachable with adustable truss rod.
|| Rosewood .
| Scale length
|| 24-1/4 inches
| Number of frets
|| 22 frets
|| #450PF custom-engineered humbucking pickup. (Humbucker)
|| 2 Volum
Coil tap switch sircuuit.
Pickup selector switch.
|| Tunomatic-style bridge.
|| Stop bar tailpiece.
|| Chrome plated, die-cast precision tuners made by Gotoh on the early models (“Vantage” on the headstock). Later the tuners had a V on them (The same V that was on the headstock).
|| Black plastic speed knobs.
|| Cream plastic
||Acryllic gloss finishes including:
Tabacco Brown Sunburst (VLP-500)
Wine Red (VLP-510)
Brown Burst (VLP-530)
Jet Black (VLP-540 aka LTD)
Bright Chery Sunburst (VLP-550).
| In production from
(The guitars may have been modified by it’s owners over the years…)