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    I've always thought used was a better deal. Lotsa people here tout their cheap guitars but I've yet to see a Vantage owner. These are smokin' guitars and seem to be an undiscovered goldmine. Many models have beautiful neck thru bodies or set neck LPs. I used to own a nice highend VS series with a brass nut , saddle and bridge. Gave it to my bro-inlaw 20 years ago and he still has it. A nice matsumoku made VS from the late '70s or early '80s goes for about $300-$350. There are some beauties on Ebay right now. So why aren't you guys all over these things?
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    <div class="message">I'd have to put &quot;Goo&quot; in there first, personally.</div>

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    Oh yeah, definitely great stuff!

    http://www.matsumoku.org/models/vantage/catalogs.html
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    • #3
      I have a Vantage 635 (335 copy.) Played one in a store and started searching for one on eBay. I found one after a few months. Like an idiot I sold it. But I found another just last year. It is indeed a great guitar. The pickups are especially interesting on this guitar - They sound a lot like unpotted Seth Lovers but with a lot more bass like the '57 Classics. So the bass is a little "floppy" but the high end makes up for it.

      The ones I have experience with were made in Korea by Samick. The Japanese ones go for quite a lot more. But I like the Samick ones just fine. In fact, Samick also made a 335 copy under their own label which should be as nice as the Vantage. I have two Samicks right now.

      Funny thing about the 635 I have now: It has a label that says "Vantage Epiphone." I guess it's also exactly the same body as the Epiphone.

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      • #4
        I tried to talk a buddy out of an old Vantage Flying V a couple years ago - had no electronics and was missing most of the hardware, but it was a good body and neck


        couldn't get him to let go, and I bet it's still sitting in the corner by the tv collecting dust
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        <div class="message">If people stop killing and hurting each other, I wont buy any more LP copies....deal?</div>

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        • #5
          I've always thought used was a better deal. Lotsa people here tout their cheap guitars but I've yet to see a Vantage owner. These are smokin' guitars and seem to be an undiscovered goldmine. Many models have beautiful neck thru bodies or set neck LPs. I used to own a nice highend VS series with a brass nut , saddle and bridge. Gave it to my bro-inlaw 20 years ago and he still has it. A nice matsumoku made VS from the late '70s or early '80s goes for about $300-$350. There are some beauties on Ebay right now. So why aren't you guys all over these things?




          "Uncle Mat" is your friend I used to be all over those kinds of MIJ Matsumoku guitars when they were going for $50-$150 a pop. I have had my share. I talk about them now as little as possible because the price just seems to keep climbing as time goes on.

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          • #6
            I still have my Vantage fretless bass form '82. Sounds and plays great but it's really friggin' neck heavy. A 4 inch leather strap helps a lot.

            My guitar was well balanced.
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            <div class="message">I'd have to put &quot;Goo&quot; in there first, personally.</div>

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              I have an old Vantage acoustic and she is a great player. Fantastic tone
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              • #8
                "Uncle Mat" is your friend I used to be all over those kinds of MIJ Matsumoku guitars when they were going for $50-$150 a pop. I have had my share. I talk about them now as little as possible because the price just seems to keep climbing as time goes on.



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                  Please don't read this thread.



                  Too late



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                  • #10
                    I have 3 Matt's, they are great, and I was picking them up for @ $100, I have AV-330MX, AV325, X-77, 1st & 3rd all original, 2nd moded, but the ones mentioned are really nice. I was considering collecting them but then the prices started going up, I watched one on ebay go for $730, think it was a VS performer series. I thought I was the only one in on this secret back then but NOT!! Great stuff. Thanks for bringing in a Vantage thread.
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                    • #11
                      Had one in the day... about around 1993. A 335 copy in natural color. It was OK but nothing to write home about. A value on par with the cost I would say.
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                        I watched one on ebay go for $730, think it was a VS performer series.



                        ****************. I wonder if my brother inlaw would take $200.
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                          I've always thought used was a better deal. Lotsa people here tout their cheap guitars but I've yet to see a Vantage owner. These are smokin' guitars and seem to be an undiscovered goldmine. Many models have beautiful neck thru bodies or set neck LPs. I used to own a nice highend VS series with a brass nut , saddle and bridge. Gave it to my bro-inlaw 20 years ago and he still has it. A nice matsumoku made VS from the late '70s or early '80s goes for about $300-$350. There are some beauties on Ebay right now. So why aren't you guys all over these things?
                          A Vantage Avenger was literally my first electric guitar...got it from my parents on Christmas morning when I was 10.

                          It was a MIJ model, and had a single splittable humbucker, and a great, great maple neck. 25+ years later, it's still an excellent guitar...

                          FWIW, I'm surprised more people haven't heard of Vantage , either. They blew away what Ibanez was offering at the time...

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                          • #14
                            Vantage, Electra, Westone, Skylark, old Washburns

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                            • #15
                              Here's what I'm talkin' about. This thing went for $228 on Ebay a few weeks ago.

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                              <div class="message">I'd have to put &quot;Goo&quot; in there first, personally.</div>

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