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PostPosted: Sun 05 Jul 2015 08:29 PM 
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Whatcher all make of this then?
Anybody heard of a Vantage 790 "Demon" ?
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitar/city-of-toronto/rare-1980-vantage-demon-set-neck-mahogany-doublecut-guitar/1084918462?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Looks like a beauty! But at CAD$500 it's a tad too rich for moi (even if I had the dough...which I don't) :cry:

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jul 2015 05:55 AM 
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The 790 gets a mention in this thread. (first page)
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6182
I have one here, but from memory it just a plain old 790 :)

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jul 2015 12:39 PM 
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Good spot Don. I guess they started to give some models names in addition to numbers to try and make them sexier and easier to remember, like the "Witch".
Johann, anything more?

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jul 2015 06:56 PM 
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eyebulger wrote:
The 790 gets a mention in this thread. (first page)
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6182
I have one here, but from memory it just a plain old 790 :)


You've got a few Devils there, as well!! I remember seeing the names in a French - I think!! - brochure ages ago.... Spirit, Ghost, Demon, Witch, Devil....

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2015 12:28 PM 
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...Demon II (VP795), Spectre (VSH455 I think), Vampire (the "Flying V", whose model number I can't remember)...

IIRC these names were in a magazine article or something connected to a European trade show (Musikmesse?) that Mozart posted.

Apparently the North American distributors didn't think that these "satanic" names would go over too well on this side of the Atlantic of the Atlantic.


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2015 08:05 PM 
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Cheers for that Bohop.
One more wrinkle in what is remaining of my withering grey matter! :P

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jul 2015 04:26 PM 
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http://www.matsumoku.org/ggboard/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=7216&hilit=vANTAGE+DEVIL
Image shack pics are gone . gotta look if I`have stored the pics on my old Laptop. I still own the magazines, classified somewhere in my Music room.

From several sources I've collected over the years, European VANTAGE distributors were using names like ghost, demon, specter, aso in preference to the "letter/number model name". At least in the early eighties (1980 - 1983)! Dunno if it's the same for the US/CAN.

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This is where I first learned of Uncle Mat.
http://www.matsumoku.org/models/vantage ... og_th.html

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Dec 2015 12:26 PM 
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Dunno if this is the same seller but I think it may be. Original link has been deleted.
And, dunno if this is connected with the recent alleged purchase by forum member Graham either.

Lots that I "dunno", ya know?

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitar/city-of-toronto/vintage-vantage-demon-set-neck-mahogany-doublecut-guitar/1126195116?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
CAD$500 w/HSC

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If you don't know and you don't know that you don't know, then you don't know. . .

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