Vantage VS 696-12

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Vantage VS 696-12

Post by corsair on Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:42 am

I have a Matsumoku 12 after all these years...

.....  I'll take some pool shots tomorrow!!



...on the bench for a fettle. It needed strings and set up for my playing style. Also needed a new 3 way as the OEM is broken, possibly by the case fitting too tightly?!



New switch in, still has the white tip. Since changed to a chrome black one.



Lots of tuners on there, eh!! I'm going to do a VA912 on this baby and put tulip buttons on the octave string tuners...



The controls needed a squirt of contact cleaner...





Lo-o-ong tailpiece bolts11



For the most part, done! Gee, this thing is pretty... and loud!! Those pickups are as punchy as; just glorious!

More anon...

... if anyone's interested?!

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Re: Vantage VS 696-12

Post by Barry on Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:26 am

Like I said at the Mats forum, that's so bee-u-tee-ful it's making me cry.
Love the Vantage line generally but man this is special, eh?

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Re: Vantage VS 696-12

Post by challpa on Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:28 pm

I love the Vantages and this one in particular is very sexy

Awesome body shape and contour looks amazing

Enjoy Thumb Up

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Re: Vantage VS 696-12

Post by Guest on Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:38 pm

Very cool guitar eh - would love to hear a demo.

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Re: Vantage VS 696-12

Post by corsair on Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:58 pm

You're in luck, then.....

http://www.matsumoku.org/ggboard/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=9358&start=10

... about halfway down page 2.

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Hope you don't mind the intrusion Johnny, but here's the specific post URL. Saves ya from scrolling and looking for it Wink
-Barry

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Re: Vantage VS 696-12

Post by The Chad on Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:56 am

Oh man John... SCORE!!! 

cheers Happy Birthday Happy Birthday 2

That thing looks amazing.  I bet it sounds great!!!

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Re: Vantage VS 696-12

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:19 pm

NICE!
Congrats on another matty 12 John, looks a realy beauty, love the trans black with pretty grain!

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Re: Vantage VS 696-12

Post by corsair on Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:57 am

Thanks, Barry!! i hope you and yours have a belter of a Xmas, mate!!

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Re: Vantage VS 696-12

Post by Barry on Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:23 am

Right back atcha John! santa

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Re: Vantage VS 696-12

Post by Guest on Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:01 pm

corsair wrote:You're in luck, then.....

http://www.matsumoku.org/ggboard/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=9358&start=10

... about halfway down page 2.

Edit:
Hope you don't mind the intrusion Johnny, but here's the specific post URL. Saves ya from scrolling and looking for it Wink
-Barry
Very cool - but video is always cool too Smile
Sounds like it needs a bit of tuning though - or is the intonation off?

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Re: Vantage VS 696-12

Post by corsair on Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:12 pm

sarcaster wrote:
Very cool - but video is always cool too Smile
Sounds like it needs a bit of tuning though - or is the intonation off?

Probably a bit of both as it was very humid the day Don and I did that, and I'm pretty sure I hadn't even checked the intonation! 

Oddly enough, I did take video of both 12s on the same occasion and I have it stored someplace, but I'm not sure I want to burden people with my singing and/or playing!!

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Re: Vantage VS 696-12

Post by corsair on Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:39 am

Pool shots!!





Translucent black finish...







... and the inside rack;



.. plus the strat and the Bougainville Avenger on the walls!

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