From an ad:
“BORN TO ROCK
The fusion of power and control
Rock has returned to power. To basics. Musicians need no-nonsense instruments with the control and range to perform in any situation. designs with the increased control of progressive technology.
Specially designed MF-790 pick-ups deliver a hot, penetrating sound while maintaining a wide frequency response. When you play a chord on the Vantage 790, it cuts.
A unique combination of coil-tap and phase switches offers a wide variety of sounds characteristics of different types of guitars. Individual volume controls for each pick-up and a 3-position pick-up selector switch allow for blending and alternation between the pick-ups. A master tone control provides continuous adjustment of the Vantage 790’s extensive tonal range.
The Vantage 790 has a set-in neck with a low-profile heel for long sustain and added accessibility to methods of frets positioning provide exceptional intonation and string balance.
By incorporating innovative technology, Vantage has created a Rock guitar that delivers the essentials.
The Vantage 790 is the Rock back to basics.”
|Number of frets
|2 MF-790 custom-engineered humbucking pickup. (Humbucker)
3-position pick-up selector switch
1 switch for coil tap operations
1 switch for phase switching operations
|Chrome plated die-cast
|Non-slip black plastic speed knobs.
An ad from “Creem September 1980”
(The guitars may have been modified by it’s owners over the years…)