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The 600 Series was Vantage's line of hollow and semi-hollow offerings. They are mostly based on Samick's own SA and HJ models.

635V

96 635V

1996 635V CS (Version 2)

635VG features gold hardware.

635VTG (later, 635TG) features "Tiger Tail" veneer and gold hardware.

  • 1992-1998
  • $529.95 MSRP (1995)
  • $589.95 MSRP (G, 1995)
  • $759.95 MSRP (TG, 1995)
  • $639.95 MSRP (1997)
  • £399 GBP (TG, 1996)

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back & sides
  • "Tiger Tail" flame Maple veneer top, back & sides (TG)
  • Laminated Nato arched top, back & sides (CH, WA)
  • Maple center block
  • 16 1/8" lower bout

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck with "Scarf" joint
  • Set-in Nato neck with "Stacked" joint (CH, WA)
  • Rosewood fingerboard with small dot inlays
  • Inlays offset after 9th fret
  • Vantage headstock
  • Silk-screened Vantage logos
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 41 mm nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body and f-holes (Version 1)
  • Single-ply body, f-holes, neck and headstock (Version 2)

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbucking pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Gold hardware (G, TG)
  • Keystone style tuners
  • Oversized 3-ply pickguard (1992)
  • Small 3-ply pickguard (1993-1998)
  • Triangular truss rod cover
  • Amber bell knobs
  • Wide Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • Cherry (CH)
  • Cherry Sunburst (CS)
  • Antique Violin Sunburst (AVS)
  • Walnut (WA)
  • Natural (N)

Related:

  • Samick SAT-450

635V LH

Left-handed 635V (sometimes labeled 635V L).

  • $539.95 MSRP (1995)

Finishes:

  • Natural (N, NA)

645VTG

96 645VTG

1996 645VTG CS

  • 1996

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back & sides
  • "Tiger Tail" flame Maple veneer top, back & sides
  • Maple center block
  • 16 1/8" lower bout

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck with "Scarf" joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
  • Vantage headstock
  • Silk-screened Vantage logos
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 41 mm nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body, f-holes and neck

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbucking pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Keystone style tuners
  • Small 3-ply pickguard
  • Triangular truss rod cover
  • Amber bell knobs
  • Wide Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Cherry Sunburst (CS)

655VG

96 655VG

1996 655VG N

  • 1992-1997
  • $799.95 MSRP (1995)
  • $999.95 MSRP (1997)

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back and sides
  • 12 3/4" upper bout
  • 10 3/8" waist
  • 17 1/8" wide lower bout
  • 7/8" depth
  • Venetian cutaway

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck w/ Scarf joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Pearloid/Abalone split block inlays
  • Silk-screened Vantage logo
  • Vantage headstock
  • 14headstock pitch
  • 20 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Triple-ply body, neck and headstock
  • Single-ply f-holes

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbucking pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
96 655VG 2-0

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • 3-ply pickguard
  • Triangular truss rod cover
  • Black "notched" speed knobs
  • Rosewood bridge with Trapeze tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Natural (N, NA)
  • Antique Violin Sunburst (AVS)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)

Related:

  • Samick HJ-650

655V LH

Left-handed 655V.

  • $809.95 MSRP (1995)

Finishes:

  • Natural (N, NA)

670V

96 670V

1996 670V GS

670VTG features "Tiger Tail" veneer and gold hardware.

  • 1993-1996
  • $599.95 MSRP (1995)
  • $799.95 MSRP (TG, 1995)

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back & sides
  • "Tiger Tail" flame Maple veneer top, back & sides (TG)
  • Maple center block
  • 3" depth

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck with "Scarf" joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard with small dot inlays
  • Inlays offset after 9th fret
  • Vantage headstock
  • Silk-screened Vantage logos
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 41 mm nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body and f-holes (Version 1)
  • Single-ply body, f-holes, neck and headstock (Version 2)

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbucking pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Gold hardware (TG)
  • Keystone style tuners
  • Small 3-ply pickguard
  • Triangular truss rod cover
  • Amber bell knobs
  • Wide Tune-O-Matic bridge with Trapeze tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Natural (NA)
  • Golden Sunburst (GS)

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