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Post by The Chad on Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:48 am

I first saw these in 2010... been looking for one since!   Well, finally found one. 






This is a Japanese made guitar, rumor has it that Quest was perhaps a spin off of Vantage?  Anyhow, it's a 1983 with solid Ash body and coil taps.  Love the look!  It's blend of Explorer and Destroyer.  

Should be in hands this time next week.  Can't wait.
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Post by Adey on Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:47 pm

I like that.
I've had an Atak 2 and Atak 5 recently, but let them go.
I'd be interested in if the pups say MMK and if there is anything stamped on top or bottom of the bridge...
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Post by Barry on Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:19 pm

Yes, "interesting" series of guitars, and they do seem to be associated with the Vantage line (somehow).
The other model series that often pops up in Canada, mostly in Quebec I think, is the Manhattan, a funky looking bad boy with an unusual body shape.

Our pal, Frenchy, has a few of these IIRC, but he tends to hang out in his "favourite" forum at the Mats site. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Westbone on Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:26 pm

Looks a good guitar... Smile

Nice comfy looking radius on that neck.
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Post by The Chad on Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:49 pm

Barry, if you see a Manhattan, let me know!  I'm curious how this thing will sound.  Legend has it that they may be associated with Cushin (did I misspell that...)?
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Post by Adey on Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:57 pm

Yes. I'm pretty sure the"wacky" line of Vantage guitars are all made by Chushin.

That bridge is a big give-away. I'm guessing it may say Chushin underneath.
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Post by Westbone on Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:13 pm

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Post by The Chad on Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:17 pm

Saw that, pretty cool.  Same guitar but mine has the hardtail (which I'll take over a strat style bridge).  

Adey... right on, that's what I'm thinking.  The bridge seems to be a Chushin Gakki thing. 

We'll see how it feels in hand.  Of course I'll completely disassemble it upon reception.  Otherwise it won't feel like "mine".  Lol!
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Post by corsair on Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:13 pm

Adey wrote:Yes. I'm pretty sure the"wacky" line of Vantage guitars are all made by Chushin.

That bridge is a big give-away. I'm guessing it may say Chushin underneath.
My Invader II is Matsumoku made.... says so on the neckplate!!  Cool

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Post by Adey on Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:39 am

I was labeling the "Quest" range as the wacky ones.  Embarassed

If anyone's looking for a Quest Manhatten, there are a couple for sale on Ebay in US at the mo. But a bit pricey...

$1000

$650

and have a butchers at the bridges on them - "wacky range"!  Cool
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Post by Barry on Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:14 pm

LINK --Can be yours for only US$999.99! +Shipping.

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Post by The Chad on Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:32 pm

Well... it is a great guitar.  Build quality to feel to sound... all great! 

EXCEPT the warped NECK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It has a slight hump at the 2nd-3rd fret and another one at the 15th fret.  So it can never get flat enough to not give serious buzz. 

Turns out that this is a Chushin Gakki thing.  They used green wood.  Washburn Wing series were a victim of this as well.  

So broken hearted, I must return it.  l loved it and wanted to make it work, but...
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Post by Barry on Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:32 pm

Ah, poop!

So close.

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Post by The Chad on Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:10 pm

Gotoh pups, nice rich, full sound, almost Les Paul sounding.  Super comfy neck.  Warped, but comfy.  Sad Crying or Very sad No
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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:58 pm

Sorry to hear the sad neck news. I am still very much enjoying the green one and the black with maple neck version I scored from you.
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Post by The Chad on Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:16 am

Very cool, Arthur!  That green one especially, very cool.  Never seen another like it.  No one has!
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Post by Adey on Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:05 pm

If the Quest wasn't the wrong side of the pond, I'd be interested in trying to sort it out.

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Post by The Chad on Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:54 am

Adey, I thought about the same thing... I'd need to refret with jumbo frets and shave them down where the slight humps are.  And even after that then the truss rod wouldn't adjust properly, it doesn't seem to respond well. 

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Post by The Chad on Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:58 am

I even cleaned it up, it's completely detailed.  Looks amazing now.  I should have checked it over thoroughly before spending 2 hrs cleaning it, lol.
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Post by Frenchy on Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:09 pm

Barry wrote:Yes, "interesting" series of guitars, and they do seem to be associated with the Vantage line (somehow).
The other model series that often pops up in Canada, mostly in Quebec I think, is the Manhattan, a funky looking bad boy with an unusual body shape.

Our pal, Frenchy, has a few of these IIRC, but he tends to hang out in his "favourite" forum at the Mats site. Rolling Eyes

Hey Pierre, if you see this jump in mon ami.

Im here and you got my attention !!! I dont have one like this !!! cyclops
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Post by Adey on Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:28 pm

Yes please. Can I have one???!!!😀😀
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