Vantage VS-650

From an advert:

Not so lang ago the only way to get some people to listen to you was with a shotgun. Sometimes you still need the power of a weapon to deliver your message.
And when your message is rock, the most power weapon is a Vantage guitar. Because the Vantage guitar speaks rock.

The Vantage 650 has two specially-designed MF-450 pick-ups which deliver a sizzling sound that penetrates. Its coil-tap and pick-up selector
enable you to achieve a wide range of toneal colors. The 650’s neck provides the optimum in playability and intonation. And the dense, ash body
of the Vantage 650 yields greater sustain and poser.

The Vantage 650B bass guitar is designed to provide the ultimate in punch and drive. Advanced technology results ina neck which eliminates dead
spots. The 650B delivers crisp, pointed attacks. And its contoured, maple/walnut body ensurees rich sound and exeptional playability.

Discover the superlative design, craftsmanship and sound available from Vantage. At remarkably affordable prices.

Vantage. The new wave in guitars. The new weapon for rock. Knock ’em dead.

Specifications Data

Body (material & Construction) Ash with laminated maple center block and walnut stripes.
Neck (material & Construction) Three-piece laminated mahognay detachable with adustable truss rod.
Fingerboard Rosewood
Scale length 25½ inches
Number of frets 22 frets
Pickups Two Vantage MF-450 custom-engineered humbucking pickup (Humbucker)
Controls and switches 2 Volume control.
2 Tone control.
Coil tap switch circuit.
Pickup selector switch.
Bridge Two-way adjustable combination bridge/tailpiece.
Tailpiece Thru-body type
Tuners Chrome plated die-cast
Nut Plastic speed knobs.
Hardware Chrome
Finishes Natural wood, matte finish.
In production 1979


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