1980 Yamaha Japan SA-1200S Brown Sunburst & New Hard Case
The Yamaha "Super Axe" range have been around since the late 1970's and this earlier SA-1200S was only made in small numbers from 1979 to 1983 making this quite a rare guitar from Yamaha
The SA-1200S is a copy of a 335 but with push/push tone pots which split the coils giving a great single coil sound. The guitar has chrome hardwear, an Ebony fretboard, dot inlays on the fretboard and a solid Spruce top. The sides of the guitar are Alder & the back is Beech. The body and neck are both bound. The finish is Polyester
This guitar is all original but it is not pristine & it does have some chips and marks as shown so please examine all the gallery photos. There are also a couple of lacquer cracks on the top of the guitar. This is all cosmetic and doesn't affect the playability which is superb as you would expect & I personally prefer the aged look to a shiny new one. Condition is consistent with a 40+ year old guitar.
These guitars really do play well & I love the Yamaha pickups. This guitar can handle anything from Rock to Blues & Jazz.
Overall, I would describe the condition as very good. The neck is straight and the frets have some wear but still plenty of life & no indents.
Yamaha SA-1200S Specifications
Body: Solid Spruce top, Alder Sides & a Beech back & Spruce centre block Gloss finish
Neck Mahogany C shaped white binding gloss finish
22 Medium Jumbo Frets
Headstock: Black with "YAMAHA" in block capitals and "Super Axe" in script. SA-1200S on truss rod cover
Tuners: Yamaha Diecast
Pickups 2 Alnico 2 Humbuckers
Controls: Gold 2 volume 2 tone
With push push coil splitting 3 way toggle switch white tip
Nut Synthetic Bone 43mms
Bridge Tune-O-Matic stoptail
Pickguard Standard Black with white edging
Colour Brown Sunburst
New Generic Hard Case