Would I be a fool to pass this up?

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Would I be a fool to pass this up?

Post by cerberus » August 28th, 2007, 11:29 am

I came across a lefty 1983 Vantage 725BLH. Never actually heard of vantage before, and I'm seeing a lot of conflicting opinions regarding quality. Seller says it collectible. Asking price $400, will try to bring it down a little.

Too good to pass up or not worth the trouble?
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Post by slejhamer » August 28th, 2007, 12:35 pm

That does not look anything like the Vantages made in the early 1980s in Japan. The headstock logo is completely wrong. And they did not have a model 725 in 1983.

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/vantage ... og_th.html

Here's what they looked like in 1982:
http://www.matsumoku.org/models/vantage ... 2/pg5.html

That DOES look like a 1992ish 725B (LH is obviously left-handed.) In the late-80s, early 90s they were made by Samick in Korea. The early Japanese models might be collectible (like Arias, Univoxes, etc.) but the Samick-built ones are NOT.

PASS at that price.
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Post by cerberus » August 28th, 2007, 12:54 pm

Awesome. Good looking out slej.

Its rare finding used leftys, I might've gotten a little ahead of myself.
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Post by 97reb » August 30th, 2007, 9:10 am

http://www.bassemporium.com/item.php?sku=02000081

heres a link to a used lefty bass, if you are interested
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Re: Would I be a fool to pass this up?

Post by Big Beat » November 21st, 2007, 7:35 pm

This is actually my bass. It is currently up on eBay at a much lower price.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0176715123

The confusion stems from the serial number, I originally thought it denoted 1983, which would have meant Matsumoku. I have since learned that it's a 1993 model, post-Matsumoku. Still a very nice bass.

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