1988 Yamaha Japan SG-2000 Black & new hard case
Yamaha Japan do make an excellent guitar & this is one of their best. The SG range actually began in the 1960's & Yamaha produced an SG-7 the "SG" stands for "Solid Guitar" in 1975, they approached produced an ornate guitar for Carlos Santana, the SG-175. Apparently Carlos liked it but still wanted some changes like a heavier body & thicker frets to improve the sustain. Yamaha went back & in 1977, the result was the SG-2000 that we all know & love today. This particular example is dated as 1988 from the serial number & is one of 100 guitars imported in 1993. There is a photo of the Certificate of Authenticity in the gallery
My shipping insurance only covers up to £1000.00 due to the value of the guitar, pickup is recommended & if you do choose shipping, please note that the guitar would not be fully covered
This guitar has a solid Mahogany body and the SG-2000 has a carved, mildly figured three-piece maple top, with the grain of the center section set perpendicular to the sides. Instead of a set neck, it features a three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany laminated neck-through design conducive to greater sustain. The body wings consisted of a “sandwich” of laminated mahogany and maple. In order to enhance sustain, the SG-2000 had a brass block under the bridge
Yamaha SG-2000's of this era were fitted with Spinex Pickups both of which have push/push coil splitting.
The finish is a lovely gloss black & the guitar has Gold Yamaha tuners & hardwear. It really is a beautifully made guitar.
As stated, the fretboard is Ebony with beautiful block inlays
The overall condition is excellent for a 34 year old guitar although there are a few small knocks and dents around the edges as shown in the photographs. I haven't repaired anything on this guitar. You will notice a couple of tiny headstock chips on the gallery photos. Also in the gallery photos you will see some small indents on the lower frets. There is still plenty of life left in them but the price has been lowered by £150.00 as a fret dress may be wanted? There is also a broken catch on the Yamaha hard case
The guitar plays really well. Straight neck, low action and great pickups.
1988 Yamaha Japan SG-2000 Specifications
Body Material: Solid Mahogany with Maple carved top. Black Gloss finish
Neck material: three-piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
22 medium frets with block inlays
Scale Length 24.75"
Width at 1st fret 42.5mm
Width at 12th fret 52.5mm
Weight: 4699 grammes (10lb 6oz)
Enclosed tuners (Yamaha)
Tune-o-matic bridge & stop bar tailpiece (Yamaha)
Black 3 ply pickguard
Yamaha Spinex humbucker (N)
Yamaha Spinex humbucker (B)
3 way switch
2 x Volume & 2 x Tone Controls
Original Yamaha fitted hard case