1980 Yamaha Japan SG-1000 Cherry Sunburst & new HSC
This guitar has now been sold
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. This guitar has had a bridge replacement but this was with a genuine Yamaha part otherwise it's all original. It does have some battle scars around the edges & some bucklerash but all of this is consistent with a 40 year old guitar & I have photographed all the scrapes & chips & they are in the gallery.
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 very 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
• 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
New Thomann fitted hard case