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The Vantage 800 Series includes the same specifications as the 700 Series, but with flat tops, "Tiger Tail" flame Maple veneers, and multi-ply body binding.

818

818BDT features KKT-3 tremolo and Black hardware.

818GDT features KKT-3 tremolo and Gold hardware.

818GDT-1 adds coil tap to above.

818GBT features KKT-4 tremolo and Gold hardware.

  • 1991-1996
96 818

1996 818GBT AM

Body:

  • Solid Alder body
  • "Tiger Tail" flame maple veneer
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck with scarf joint
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Inlays offset after 9th fret
  • Silk-screened Vantage logo
  • "Tiger Tail" headstock veneer
  • 24 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Double-ply body (front)
  • Single-ply neck and headstock

Electronics:

KKT4

KKT-4 tremolo

  • Two AlNiCo single coils, one humbucker (~7.2K)
  • Molded plastic pickup covers
  • Coil tap mini-switch (-1)
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Black hardware (B)
  • Gold hardware (G)
  • Schaller style tuners
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • "KKT-3" Licensed Floyd Rose locking 2-point tremolo (DT)
  • "KKT-4" Licensed Floyd Rose locking 2-point tremolo (BT)
  • Zero fret locking nut (DT, BT)

Finishes:

  • Translucent Red (TR)
  • Translucent Blue (TBL)
  • Translucent Burgundy (TBU)
  • Amber (AM)

818 LH

Left-handed version.

820GDT

Angled heel

Angled Heel

Body:

  • Solid Alder body
  • "Tiger Tail" flame maple veneer
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck with scarf joint
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Inlays offset after 9th fret
  • Silk-screened Vantage logo
  • "Tiger Tail" headstock veneer
  • 24 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Double-ply body (front)
  • Single-ply neck and headstock

Electronics:

  • Two AlNiCo humbuckers, one single coil
  • Molded plastic pickup covers
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone
KKT3

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware (G)
  • Schaller style tuners
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • "KKT-3" Licensed Floyd Rose locking 2-point tremolo (DT)
  • Zero fret locking nut (DT)

Finishes:

  • Amber (AM)
  • Tobacco Sunburst (TS)

828

96 828

1996 828GTM TBL

828G features Gold hardware.

828GTM features TM-2 tremolo and Gold hardware.

  • $579.95 MSRP (1995)

Body:

  • Solid Alder body
  • "Tiger Tail" flame Maple veneer
  • Beveled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Set-in Rock Maple neck with scarf joint
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Inlays offset after 9th fret
  • Silk-screened Vantage logo
  • "Tiger Tail" headstock veneer
  • 24 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Double-ply neck

Electronics:

  • Two AlNiCo single coils, one humbucker
  • Molded plastic pickup covers
  • Uncovered pickups (1996)
  • Coil tap mini-switch
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone
TM-2

TM-2 tremolo

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware (G)
  • Schaller style tuners
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic style bridge w/ stopbar tailpiece
  • "TM-2" 2-point tremolo (TM)

Finishes:

  • Translucent Black (TBK)
  • Translucent Red (TR)
  • Translucent Blue (TBL)
  • Translucent Burgundy (TBU)

838DLX

96 838

1996 838DLX N

Body:

  • Solid Alder body
  • Unknown veneer
  • "Arte" painted graphic
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck with scarf joint
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Inlays offset after 9th fret
  • Silk-screened Vantage logo
  • 24 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Double-ply body (front)
  • Single-ply neck and headstock

Electronics:

  • Two AlNiCo single coils, one humbucker (uncovered)
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Schaller style tuners
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • Wilkinson "VS-100" 2-point tremolo

Finishes:

  • Natural (N)

848GDT

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