This is the first guitar with the ‘Vantage’ name on the headstock. We’re not quit sure what the date of first production were. But it’s been said it’s pre 1977. The V-100 model was a re-branded Hondo HLP.
Specifications Data

Body Laminate body construction with arched top and Maple veneer
80 H740 body.
Neck Nato bolt-on neck
Stained Rosewood fretboard with Mother of Pearl block inlays
Split-diamond Mother of Pearl headstock inlay
Open Book headstock
Silk-screened Vantage logo
Mother of Pearl split-diamond inlay
Truss rod cover Fish shaped truss rod cover
Fingerboard Rosewood .
Scale length 24-1/4 inches
Number of frets 22 frets
Pickups 2 humbucking
Some with 2 DiMarzio K-10 humbuckers
and some with V-2 pickup. (Humbucker)
Binding Triple-bound headstock and body (front and back)
Bound fretboard
Controls 2 Volume
2 Tone
3-way pickup selector switch.
Bridge Tune-O-Matic-style bridge.
Tailpiece Stop bar tailpiece.
Tuners Chrome plated, die-cast precision tuners.
Nut Witch Hat knobs
Hardware Chrome
Pickguard 5-ply raised pickguard
Finishes Cherry Flame.
Black (BS)
Brown Sunburst (BS)
In production Pre 1977

PDF-sheet: V-100


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