Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

1982 Yamaha SG-1000 Brown Sunburst & Original Hard Case




The Yamaha SG-1000 first appeared on the market in 1979 & has been a popular choice for many years for many a guitarist. With it's Mahogany body & carved Maple top, set-in Mahogany neck & Ebony fretboard it can handle loads of different styles but has been a particular favourite with rock players. Early examples are getting harder to find, particularly those that are all original & in good condition. 

When I saw this particular guitar for sale in Japan I was immediately very tempted. The guitar is all original. It does have some battle scars around the edges & some scratches, small dents & some "clouding" but all of this is consistent with a 40 year old guitar & I have photographed all the scrapes & chips & they are in the gallery. I should also point out that the gold hard wear has tarnished in places as shown and there is some wear around the pickups. Having said all of this, the guitar plays fantastically well as you would expect.

A big plus point with this guitar is that the original hard case is included. Once again, it has wear that is consistent with age but is in overall good condition with catches & hinges working

These guitars really do play well & I love the Yamaha pickups. Both have coil split facility via a push/push tone pot & you can get an amazing range of really good sounds. Everything from screaming rock solos to some lovely rhythm sounds when just using the single coils

Overall, I would describe the condition as good. The neck is straight and the frets have plenty of life & no indents. Here are some specifications

Yamaha SG-1000 Specifications

The SG-1000 is the standard model that cemented the high regard for the SG series, Yamaha’s signature electronic guitars.

While deluxe models SG-3000 and SG-2000 use a neck-through structure to achieve a rich sustain, the SG-1000 features a set-in neck with a bright and punchy sound for those guitarists seeking a traditional rock sound.

• Construction: Set Neck

• Scale Length: 24 2/4 " (628mm)

• Fingerboard: Ebony

• Radius: 13 3/4 " (350mm)

• Frets: 22

• Body: Carved Maple Top, Mahogany Back

• Mahogany

• Neck: Mahogany (Set-in Neck)

• Bridge: T-O-M Bridge

• Pickups: Yamaha Alnico Humbucking x 2

• Pickup Switch: 3-Position Toggle

• Controls: Front/rear Volume, Front/Rear Tone with Push-Push Switch on Tone Pot

Original Yamaha Japan hard case

Weight: 4.47kg

Hard Case

This particular guitar is supplied with its original hard case which is in a reasonable condition

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

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