Just picked up this 1981 Vantage set neck and I'm really impressed with the way it sounds and plays. Made in Japan by Matsumoku. I believe it to be Solid Japanese Ash with hard maple center block. For comparison it sits beside my 1981 VS600B which the catalog says is Mahogany with maple center and walnut stripes. Both have DiMarzio pickups from what I'm led to believe. Brass nut and bridge. Both are very undervalued instruments in my opinion. And both keepers (especially the VP795B which also seems to have upgraded tuners compared to its little brother). What is odd is why there are two sets of precision style pickups. That must have been the style at the time (short-lived style I imagine).