Excellent condition featuring V shaped Japanese ash body, one DiMarzio Super Distortion humbucker in the bridge position, one Vantage Hi-Output humbucker in the neck position, two volume controls and one tone control with original non-slip black plastic speed knobs, three way pickup selector switch with white plastic switch tip, coil tap mini toggle switch for the bridge position pickup, stop tailpiece and Schaller style tune-o-matic bridge with six individual adjustable steel saddles and two height adjusting thumb wheels, large pointed multi-ply white plastic pickguard, bolt on maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays starting at the third fret, bone nut, Vantage peghead shape, Vantage and V logo on the peghead face, three per side individual Vantage sealed tuning machines with V logo, four bolt neck fastening plate with Vantage V, serial number and Made in Japan engravings, two metal strap buttons, chrome plated metal hardware, “Nice White” finish throughout and original Vantage branded hard shell case.
This 1981 Vantage FV-575 is in excellent vintage cosmetic condition showing only slight signs of play wear throughout. Overall, this instrument is very clean. The bridge pickup is a replacement DiMarzio Super Distortion from around the same era as the guitar. There is a mini toggle switch that is a coil tap that works on the bridge pickup only and I’m not entirely sure if it was added or came from the factory with it (Not too many examples of these around!). The neck profile is that of a very comfortable, medium chunky, rounded C shape with a 1 11/16” nut width. This neck feels great in the hand! The frets show only slight signs of play wear and have tons of life left. This guitar plays great up and down the fingerboard with low action and good intonation. This Vantage sounds killer plugged in - both pickups scream and with enough gain dialed in you can summon the Gods of power metal. These pickups have a very tight, powerful response that will suit any style of rock and will surely set you on the path of a righteous riff lord. These vintage Japanese made Vantage instruments are well made and just plain bitchin. This one is the coolest one that I’ve encountered in some time. A gem of a guitar shipped out safely and promptly from our little shop here in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.