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Vantage project?

Post by Guest on Tue May 03, 2011 4:53 pm

Looks like a Vantage me - any Mats fans confirm?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Dbl-Cut-Away-Neck-Thru-Electric-Guitar-Project-/390310583951?pt=Guitar&hash=item5ae052de8f

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Post by Steve777 on Tue May 03, 2011 7:15 pm

Thar'll be a weeping n' a wailing in Jersey tonight!

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Post by Iceman on Tue May 03, 2011 9:33 pm

Steve777 wrote:Thar'll be a weeping n' a wailing in Jersey tonight!

Kinda' the 1st thing I thought, now I know one thing that can make a grown man cry. Crying or Very sad Sad

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Post by Barry on Tue May 03, 2011 10:32 pm

It mentions in the ad that this is in fact a Mats...Vantage VA-800.
Amazingly good guitar (or was), and could be again with a bit of work. It might be tough restoring all the hardware though.

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Post by corsair on Wed May 04, 2011 2:22 am

You blokes are a joy to forum buddies with... Laughing Indeed, a VA800 and at least it's been saved from some sort of guitar hell! As Barry said, to restore to OEM would be a monolithic task, but what a platform for a custom build!!

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Post by Frenchy on Thu May 05, 2011 8:59 am

Sorry but this is not a Vantage VA-800.... No

This is a Korean copy of a VA-800 made between 1980 and 1985 sold under several brand names like Gumika and Mann. The brass dot inlays are the first giveaway plus the VA-800 brige sits 3/4 of an inch deep into the body... One hell of a heavy brass bridge. This one does not. A VA-800 will also have a solid piece of wood for each wing, this one has 2 or 3 per wings like the Korean ones....

If any one from the board bought this guitar, congrats since the Korean ones are real killer guitars but this is not a Vantage VA-800 No

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Post by hoax on Thu May 05, 2011 10:15 am


Well spotted Pierre! Your powers of observation are excellent. That one had me fooled.

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Post by corsair on Thu May 05, 2011 10:24 am

Ah, well; thanks Pierre, but I repeat..
what a platform for a custom build!!
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Post by Barry on Thu May 05, 2011 12:00 pm

hoax wrote:
Well spotted Pierre! Your powers of observation are excellent.
That's because Pierre has copies of every guitar ever made and can compare them very easily! clown

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