Your favourite Yamaha SG

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Your favourite Yamaha SG

Unread post by Jimir68 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:53 pm

So lets start things off.

Mine has to be the SG1000S. The thinner lighter body makes it easier for an old man like me to wear round my neck unlike my SG2000S which weighs close to 11lbs. The control knobs fitted in the picture below have since been replaced with the correct black Yamaha style speed knobs. I managed to track some down along with a packet of Hens teeth.
Two guitars I would really like to try out is a SG700S and one of the new SG1820's sadly there isn't a single guitar shop in the whole of the island of Ireland that stocks the new Yamaha range of SG's.
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Re: Your favourite Yamaha SG

Unread post by Saul » Thu May 04, 2017 11:51 am

Never owned an SG myself but if I were going to buy one it would probably be the SG1802 in black. I like that vintage vibe with cream coloured P90's and scratch plate. Not exactly cheap of course at around £2.5k here in the uk so won't be rushing out to buy one just yet but it is a very classy guitar :)
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Re: Your favourite Yamaha SG

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu May 04, 2017 6:38 pm

No doubt, my 1984 SG-3000S

Bought it in 2010 on ebay.uk , price was 1550£.
This is my gem of the collection, great condition apart from som belt buckle rash on the backside, and the gold plated hardware is worn.

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Metallic black, and beautiful abalone inlays on the fretboard, head and inside the body bindings.
Weight is close to 4.9 kilos, must be all mahogany
I use Roto Nexus 009 strings.
It came with a beat up original hardcase in working condition.
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Re: Your favourite Yamaha SG

Unread post by Jimir68 » Thu May 04, 2017 8:44 pm

Black always looks good on a SG. I'm seriously considering a SG1820 or SG1802 for my 50th next year. I have several guitars with Humbuckers and sold my only P90 loaded guitar a number of months ago so the SG1802 might be the guitar of choice.
I'm heading to London at the end of this month so I'm going to check out Yamaha's store in Soho where I hope to play both models. That should help me makeup my mind. Black if it's a 1802 torn between Tobacco Burst or Black if it's a 1820 but then again a Revstar my corrupt me.

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Re: Your favourite Yamaha SG

Unread post by Saul » Thu May 04, 2017 9:39 pm

Ha ha, yes a Revstar may well pull you away from the SG! They have a similar feel about them. The 520T would be my choice...a lot cheaper than an SG too :)
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Re: Your favourite Yamaha SG

Unread post by Jimir68 » Thu May 04, 2017 10:47 pm

What about the RS502T? I like the sound of it's P90's and the floating bridge is a nice feature.

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