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The Vantage AV (Avenger) was first introduced in 1981, made in Japan by Matsumoku. In 1987, the first Korean Avengers were introduced, the X-34 and X-38. Later, the X-77 Avenger would be re-issued. The AV-70, 75 and 77 were introduced in 1997, based on the classic models AV-315 ST, X-77 TD X and AV-325, respectively.

AV-70

Based on the AV-315 ST.

  • $489.95 MSRP (1997)
97 AV-70

Image credit to: vantage-guitars.com

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Alder body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Inlays offset after 9th fret
  • Vantage headstock
  • Silk-screened logos
  • 24 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Electronics:

  • One ceramic single coil, one humbucker (uncovered)
  • 3-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone (Push/Pull Coil Tap)

Hardware:

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

Finishes:

  • Natural (NA)

AV-75

Based on the X-77 TD X.

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Alder body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Inlays offset after 9th fret
  • Vantage headstock
  • Silk-screened logos
  • 24 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic single coils, one humbucker (uncovered)
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone (Push/Pull Coil Tap)

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Schaller style tuners
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • "TM-2" 2-point tremolo

Finishes:

  • Translucent Green (TGR)

AV-77

Based on the AV-325.

  • $529.95 MSRP (1997)
97 AV-77

Image credit to: vantage-guitars.com

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Alder body
  • Flame Maple veneer top

Neck:

  • Set-in Rock Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Inlays offset after 9th fret
  • Vantage headstock
  • Silk-screened logos
  • 24 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbuckers (uncovered)
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone (Push/Pull Coil Tap)

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Schaller style tuners
  • Wide fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic style bridge w/ stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Translucent Black (TBK)

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