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Introduced in 1988, the Samick Y models were "superstrats" with "Spoon Cut" bevels in the cutaways. While similar to the K bodystyle, it features an arm contour, sharper body edges, differently shaped horns and a more oblong bottom half (closer to a traditional Strat shape). It was produced all the way until 2001 (as a bass).

The Vantage logo was used exclusively in 1988 and frequently in 1989.

In 1991, Samick changed its naming conventions, thus the multiple names for certain models. For help understanding model names, see Naming Conventions

The YB is the bass version of the Y body.

YVRC-101

90 YVRC101

1989 YVRC-101 MR (Vantage logo)

  • 1988-1990

Body:

  • Contoured, solid Alder body
  • Spoon Cut bevels
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard

Electronics:

  • One ceramic humbucker
  • Master volume

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Triangular truss rod cover
  • Metal knob
  • "ST-36" vintage style 6-point tremolo
Angled heel

Angled heel

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • White (WH)
  • Metallic White (MWH)
  • Blue (BL)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Tri-Tone Sunburst (3SB)
  • Fluorescent Yellow (FOY)
  • (SKB)

YVRC-101-1

Same as YVRC-101, but with phase mini-switch.

YVMC-102

  • 1989

Body:

  • Contoured, solid Alder body
  • Spoon Cut bevels
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

Electronics:

  • One ceramic single coil, one humbucker
  • 5-way switch
  • Coil Tap mini-switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Triangular truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • "ST-36" vintage style 6-point tremolo

Finishes:

  • Red (R)

YVRC-120

90 YVRC120

1989 YVRC-120 SKB (Vantage logo)

  • 1988-1990

Body:

  • Contoured, solid Alder body
  • Spoon Cut bevels
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic single coil pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone
Spoon cut 2

Spoon cuts detail (different model)

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Triangular truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • "ST-36" vintage style 6-point tremolo

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • White (WH)
  • Metallic White (MWH)
  • Blue (BL)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Tri-Tone Sunburst (3SB)
  • Fluorescent Yellow (FOY)
  • (SKB)

YVMC-103 / YV-130

90 YVMC103

1989 YVMC-103 R (Vantage logo)

  • 1988-1997
  • $359.95 Street (1991)

Body:

  • Contoured, solid Alder body
  • Spoon Cut bevels
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

Electronics:

  • Three ceramic single coil pickups
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone
90 YVMC103 2

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Triangular truss rod cover (1988-1992)
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover (1993-1997)
  • Metal knobs
  • "ST-36" vintage style 6-point tremolo

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • White (WH)
  • Metallic White (MWH)
  • Blue (BL)
  • Metallic Blue (MB)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Platinum (PL)
  • Tobacco Sunburst (TSB)
  • Tri-Tone Sunburst (3SB)
  • Fluorescent Yellow (FOY)
  • Black Fishnet (BFN)
  • (SKB)

YV-160

  • 1992-1995

Body:

  • Contoured, solid Alder body
  • Spoon Cut bevels
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic single coils, one humbucker
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • Vintage style 6-point tremolo

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • Translucent Black (TBK)
  • White (WH)
  • Metallic White (MWH)
  • Blue (BL)
  • Metallic Blue (MB)
  • Translucent Blue (TBL)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Antique Red Sunburst (ARS)
  • Platinum (PL)

YV-162

93 YV-162

1993 YV-162 WH

  • 1993

Body:

  • Contoured laminate body
  • Spoon Cut bevels
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck with scarf joint
  • Maple fretboard with dot inlays
  • Rounded headstock
  • Silk-screened Wave logo
  • 24 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic single coils, one humbucker
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • Vintage style 6-point tremolo

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • White (WH)
  • Metallic White (MWH)
  • Blue (BL)
  • Metallic Blue (MB)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Platinum (PL)

YV-441

  • ~1991

Body:

  • Contoured, solid Alder body
  • Spoon Cut bevels
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck with scarf joint
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Pointed headstock
  • Silk-screened Wave logo
  • 24 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard

Electronics:

  • One ceramic single coil, one humbucker
  • 5-way switch
  • Coil tap mini-switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Triangular truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • "ST-36" vintage style 6-point tremolo

Finishes:

  • Tobacco Sunburst (TSB)

YVRB-121 / YV-560

91 YV560

1991 YV-560 PP

  • 1988-1995

Body:

  • Contoured, solid Alder body
  • Spoon Cut bevels
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic single coils, one humbucker
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Black hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Triangular truss rod cover (1988-1992)
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover (1993-1995)
  • Metal knobs
  • "ST-36" vintage style 6-point tremolo

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • Translucent Black (TBK)
  • White (WH)
  • Metallic White (MWH)
  • Blue (BL)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Antique Red Sunburst (ARS)
  • Platinum (PL)
  • Pearl Pink (PP)
  • 3-Tone Sunburst (3SB)
  • Silver Sunburst (SS)
  • Fluorescent Yellow (FOY)
  • (SKB)

YV-561

Same as YV-560, with coil tap mini-switch.

YR-460

93 YR-460 GPP

1993 YR-460 GPP

The YR-460 GP featured several different 3-dimensional graphic designs. These were hand carved and painted, so each will differ slightly from the next. They could also be ordered with any color as the base.

  • 1993

Body:

  • Contoured, solid Alder body
  • Spoon Cut bevels
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck with scarf joint
  • Rosewood fretboard with Pearloid arrowhead inlays
  • Rounded headstock
  • Silk-screened Wave logo
  • 24 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic single coil pickups, one humbucker
  • Black molded plastic pickup covers
  • Series/Parallel mini-switch
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • Translucent Black (TBK)
  • White (WH)
  • Metallic White (MWH)
  • Blue (BL)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Antique Red Sunburst (ARS)
  • Platinum (PL)
  • Graphic Paint Peacock (GPP)

YRRB-130 / YR-570

90 YRRB130

1989 YRRB-130 MDB (Vantage logo)

  • 1988-1996

Body:

Neck:

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard
90 YR570 PUPs

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbuckers, one single coil
  • Black molded plastic pickup covers
  • Two coil tap mini-switches
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone
91 YR570 2

1991 YR-570 MDB

Hardware:

  • Black hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Triangular truss rod cover (1988-1992)
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover (1993-1996)
  • Metal knobs
  • "KKT-3" Licensed Floyd Rose locking tremolo
  • Zero fret locking nut

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • White (WH)
  • Metallic White (MWH)
  • Blue (BL)
  • Metallic Dark Blue (MDB)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Platinum (PL)
  • Pearl Pink (PP)
  • Tri-Tone Sunburst (3SB)
  • Fluorescent Yellow (FOY)
  • (SKB)

YJRG-102 / YJ-640

89 YJRG102

1989 YJRG-102 DRS/TT (Vantage logo)

  • 1988-1993

Body:

  • Contoured, solid Alder body
  • "Tiger Tail" flame Maple veneer
  • Spoon Cut bevels
  • Angled heel
  • Belly carve

Neck:

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard
Spoon cut 2

"Spoon Cut" bevels

Electronics:

  • One ceramic single coil, one humbucker
  • Black molded plastic pickup covers
  • Series/Parallel mini-switch
  • 3-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone
90 YJRG102

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Triangular truss rod cover (1988-1992)
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover (1993)
  • Metal knobs
  • "KKT-2" Licensed Floyd Rose locking tremolo
  • Zero fret locking nut

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • White (WH)
  • Pearl White (PW)
  • Dark Red Sunburst w/ "Tiger Tail" top (DRS/TT)

YJ-641

Same as YJ-640, but

YRRG-121 / YR-660

91 YR660

1991 YR-660 MG (Wave logo)

  • 1988-1996

Body:

Neck:

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic single coil pickups, one humbucker
  • Black molded plastic pickup covers
  • Series/Parallel mini-switch (1988-1994)
  • 5-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone
89 YRRG121

1989 YRRG-121s (WH and MR)

Hardware:

  • Gold or Black hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Triangular truss rod cover (1988-1992)
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover (1993-1996)
  • Metal knobs
  • "KKT-3" Licensed Floyd Rose locking tremolo
  • Zero fret locking nut

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • White (WH)
  • Metallic White (MWH)
  • Blue (BL)
  • Metallic Dark Blue (MDB)
  • Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Translucent Red (TR)
  • Antique Red Sunburst (ARS)
  • Metallic Gold (MG)
  • Platinum (PL)
  • Pearl Pink (PP)
  • Tri-Tone Sunburst (3SB)
  • Fluorescent Yellow (FOY)
  • (SKB)
93 YR-660 GP

YR-660 GP

The YR-660 GP featured several different 3-dimensional graphic designs. These were hand carved and painted, so each will differ slightly from the next. They could also be ordered with any color as the base.

  • 1991-1994 (GP)

Finishes:

YRT-667

93 YRT-667

1993 YRT-667 NW

  • 1993-1994

Body:

Neck:

  • Through-Neck construction
  • 7 layer laminated Rock Maple neck w/ Walnut stripes
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Rounded headstock
  • Walnut headstock veneer
  • Silk-screened Wave logo
  • 24 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic single coil pickups, one humbucker
  • Black molded plastic pickup covers
  • Three on/off mini-switches
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

Finishes:

  • Natural Walnut (NW)

YJRB-401

90 YJRB401

1989 YJRB-401 SCR (Vantage logo)

  • 1989-1990

Body:

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Rock Maple neck with scarf joint
  • Rosewood fretboard with Saturn inlays
  • Pointed headstock
  • Silk-screened Vantage logo (1989 only)
  • Silk-screened Wave logo (1989-1990)
  • 24 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard

Electronics:

  • One ceramic humbucker
  • Black molded plastic pickup cover
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone
Saturn inlays
Hardware:

Finishes:

  • Rainbow Polka Dot (RBP)
  • (SCR)

YLT-950

93 YLT-950

1993 YLT-950 NR

  • 1993-1994

Body:

  • Contoured, solid Indian Rosewood top, Basswood back
  • Spoon Cut bevels
  • Belly carve

Neck:

  • Through-Neck construction
  • 7 layer laminated Rock Maple neck with Walnut stripes
  • Rosewood fretboard with Pearloid block inlays
  • Rounded headstock
  • Indian Rosewood headstock veneer
  • Silk-screened Wave logo
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic humbuckers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Gold Reflector knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic style bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Natural Rosewood (NR)

YFFB-821

89 YFFB821

1989 YFFB-821 PW (Vantage logo)

  • 1988-1989

Body:

Neck:

Binding:

  • Single-ply fretboard

Electronics:

  • Two ceramic single coil pickups, one humbucker
  • Black molded plastic pickup covers
  • Three on/off mini-switches (for each pickup)
  • Coil tap mini-switch for humbucker
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Black hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • Triangular truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • Kahler Flyer fine tuning tremolo w/ brass roller saddles
  • Locking nut

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • Pearl White (PW)
  • Blue (BL)

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