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,
metallic tone.

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.

Specifications Data

Body Solid mahognay with birch “arched” top.
Neck Three-piece laminated mahognay detachable with adustable truss rod.
Fingerboard Rosewood .
Scale length 24-1/4 inches
Number of frets 22 frets
Pickups #450PF custom-engineered humbucking pickup. (Humbucker)
Controls 2 Volum
2 Tone
Coil tap switch sircuuit.
Pickup selector switch.
Bridge Tunomatic-style bridge.
Tailpiece Stop bar tailpiece.
Tuners 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).
Nut Black plastic speed knobs.
Hardware Chrome
Pickguard Cream plastic
Finishes Acryllic gloss finishes including:
Tabacco Brown Sunburst (VLP-500)
Wine Red (VLP-510)
Burgunder (VLP-520)
Brown Burst (VLP-530)
Jet Black (VLP-540 aka LTD)
Bright Chery Sunburst (VLP-550).
In production from 1981


Catalog 1979

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