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HNGD

Unread postby NYGeorge » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:37 pm

Picked up a new one from the PO today. It's an SG2 in red.
If anyone has been watching US Ebay lately they might have seen it listed in an auction that ended a week before Xmas. It was listed as not working and the accompanying photos weren't too great but it appeared to be in fairly good shape and all original so I decided to take a chance.'
Well it does work and except for 2 very small chips to wood one on the bass horn and one on the edge of the headstock it's what I would considered very good for a 50 year old piece. At least an 8 out of 10. Most of what made the photos look bad was just smoke film and that came off pretty easily. One tuner button has been changed to a kidney bean style so I will have to find an original type somewhere
I doused the pots,jack and the tiny switches with contact cleaner. Up near the neck pickup is a small slider switch which was broken. I moved it with the blade of a tiny screwdriver and voila sound. I guess it's just an on and off switch and whoever looked at it didn't bother checking it out very well.
The serial number does not work in the checker . It's 3409. If anyone has a clue what that means I'd love to know. I seem to recall that some were dated month and year followed by SN.
I'm really stoked that this turned out way better than it probably could have. Merry Christmas to me. (Y)
Pics to follow.

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Re: HNGD

Unread postby NYGeorge » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:17 pm

Here's what she looks like. Not pink of course. Somehow the red washes out.
High E tuner does not work but other than that it seems to work well. No fret wear at all and intonation is at least in the ball park. Can't quite figure out what the roller switches by the pickups do. It may be too subtle for my ears . Time to look for some Youtube videos. And some Link Wray.


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Re: HNGD

Unread postby Buzzard » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:51 pm

Congrats George ...... Surf's Up (and thumbs up) (Y)

That's a beautiful "Eagles Beak" ((i)) HNGD to you. :D

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Unread postby balston11 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:38 am

Wow that looks great congrats
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Re: HNGD

Unread postby jeff-carolina » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:44 am

Congrats George!! Very nice looking guitar, the vintage collection just keeps getting better and better.

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Re: HNGD

Unread postby NYGeorge » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:38 pm

I watched a video of this model on the Drowning in guitars Youtube channel. It appears that the broken switch is not an on and off but somehow changes the pickup configuration. I'm going to try and fix the tuner and then take it apart and see about replacing the switch. I played it last night as a 5 stringer and it plays well. Intonation is good except for low E and A but that's the least of the issues right now. Still I think it was a pretty good deal overall. Still wondering about the serial number.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a member here from Japan who had knowledge and contacts in the industry over there? I'll up date this thread when things get fixed.

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Re: HNGD

Unread postby Asmikace » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:52 pm

Nice!

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Re: HNGD

Unread postby Daviedawg » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:31 am

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Close but not quite.

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Re: HNGD

Unread postby NYGeorge » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:00 pm

Daviedawg wrote:steinberg_linkwray.jpg

Close but not quite.

Dd

Yes I see his has an unpainted headstock and looks to have different knobs.
And, of course, I long ago lost too much hair to ever sport a pompador like that .

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Re: HNGD

Unread postby Buzzard » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:09 pm

George, if you havn't spotted this page yet, here's some good info and great pics to copy.

:idea: http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... 41&t=88555 :idea:

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Re: HNGD

Unread postby balston11 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:21 pm

Hi George you asked earlier about the serial number, it tells you nothing except that it's 1966 in the SG series 0398 to 3951 which signifies that year. I guess if they numbered them sequentially in that year you might be able to work out roughly the month say roughly 300 a month so towards November but Yamaha are rarely that logical.
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Re: HNGD

Unread postby hypercarrots » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:25 am

Seems like the controls are like a jag. Switching the selector by the upper horn changes from lead to rhythm circuit and you set the vol and tone with the 2 sliders above the pickups

http://www.guitar-list.com/yamaha/elect ... amaha-sg-2


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