Whitstable Guitars

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

Yamaha Japan Studio Lord  SL-700C Cherry Sunburst 1976-1979 & New Hard Case




£760.00


SOLD




Japanese Import


What a stunning guitar this is. My buyer in Japan found it & I just couldn't resist. The top of the guitar has been professionally re-lacquered but done to a high standard & the guitar looks & plays beautifully. Here's some info I found on line:


Yamaha Studio Lord SL-700 Custom, the 1970’s top of the range version of Japanese Yamaha Les Paul model, these guitars were produced during the 1970’s till the early 1980s, along the well known Yamaha SG range,


This Yamaha SL-700 Custom was produced in Yamaha’s Matsumoku’s guitar factory and was deemed one of the top types of the Les Paul (SL/LP) range. The guitar sports a solid mahogany body, fitted with a set neck, gold hardware, dual metal covered Yamaha Hum-buckers, giving off a beatific full sound. Also there is a factory fitted cool split option with push push tone pots.  


The guitar body has a definite vintage feel. Added to that is the cream yellow double binding, normally only seen on high end guitars. The guitar is furthermore decorated with real mother of pearl fret markers and triple binding front and back beautifully aged to a cream yellow hue.

Studio Lords were much more than Yamaha’s Les Paul copies, these were solid quality guitars built from quality wood and materials. The Yamaha Les Paul models were produced with two main types, the Lord Players (LP’s) and the Studio Lords (SL).

Here a Yamaha Studio Lord SL-700 Custom, the 1970’s top of the range version of Japanese Yamaha Les Paul model, these guitars were produced during the 1970’s till the early 1980s, along the well known Yamaha SG range


Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black fitted hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

So, to sum up. An excellent example of a rare & much sought after classic from the 1970's. Unfortunately, this guitar is sold but I'll always import guitars like this if I find them