Vantage VSH-455

From a catalog:
Vantage VSH455 Series

Designed for the fusion og modern electric style, the highly flexible Vantage VSH455 thin-line, “semi-acoustic electric” guitar has been
designed to enhance the inherent creative potential of your musical development. A rosewoodfingerboard with pearl dot position markers
and cream celluloid bindings on the fingerboard, edge of the body top and back and F-holes complete the luxurious look of this guitar. The
VSH455’srich and varied sound is produced by two custom-engineered Vantage #610PF Alnico 5 humbucking pickups while two individual push/pull
switches located in the tone controls activate coil tap circuitry so that the player can shift to a more biting, “metallic” sound. Available
in a choice of high-gloss finishes.

Specifications Data

From the 1979 Catalog:

Scale length 24 3/4 inches
Number of frets 22 frets
Neck (material & construction) Three-piece laminated hard maple set-in design with adjustable truss rod.
Fingerboard Bound rosewoodfingerboard with brass nut.
Body (material & construction) Laminated ash top, sides and back and maple center block with walnut strips.
Pickups Two Vantage #610PF custom-engineered humbucking pickups.
Controls & switches Two volume controls.
Two tone controls (individual push/pull switches for coil tap operate from tone controls).
Pickup selector switch.
Machine heads Chrome-plated, die-cast precision tuners.
Control knobs Non-slip speed knobs.
Bridge & tailpiece Wide-travel, tunomatic-style bridge with brass saddle inserts and stop bar tailpiece.
In production 1979


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