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(@cerberus)
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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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(@slejhamer)
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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/catalogs/1983_specsheet/catalog_th.html

Here's what they looked like in 1982:
http://www.matsumoku.org/models/vantage/catalogs/1982/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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(@cerberus)
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Awesome. Good looking out slej.

Its rare finding used leftys, I might've gotten a little ahead of myself.

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(@97reb)
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http://www.bassemporium.com/item.php?sku=02000081

heres a link to a used lefty bass, if you are interested

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(@big-beat)
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This is actually my bass. It is currently up on eBay at a much lower price.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130176715123

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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