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Yamaha Guitar Owner's Club

rangercaster
June 12th, 2009, 03:31 PM
love my Yamahas !!!

Bob Mc
June 12th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Can I be in two clubs? I just posted about my beloved 72 Yamaha SA50T in the Hollow body club. Nippon Gakki built, ES330 style with twang and style!
Bought it off CL for $200 and Eldelry consigned it for $800; luckily sellers remorse made me get her back home. I'm in love...

rangercaster
June 12th, 2009, 06:19 PM
this club is much more more exclusive than the hollowbody club !!! :lol:

Starting 2 Old
June 12th, 2009, 06:36 PM
S-50A

Kicking around a closet at my folk's house since the mid-70's, no one plays guitar. I rescued it when I started trying to learn. Cleaned up nice and sounds really good.

xjazzy
June 12th, 2009, 08:24 PM
I'm in!
I have a APX-5 NA Yamaha.
It was one of my gigging guitars for years.

tuuur
June 12th, 2009, 08:42 PM
I've got two of them, love 'em!

1. FG140, 1970s red label

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2329/1970943945_ca5dd140ab.jpg?v=0

Got that one for 35 dutch guilders (approx. 15 euros) in the early 1990s. Still can't believe my luck on that one. It's battered as hell but has the warmest sound I ever heard on an acoustic.

2. FG420-12

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/18/70800706_ac03c97f3d.jpg?v=0

Was looking for a 12 string for some time and found this beaut, stringless, in a second hand shop. Used it as a half-twelve-stringed guitar for some time but it's in its original shape again.

xStonr
June 12th, 2009, 09:26 PM
My electric acoustic APX10.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b267/xStonr/YamahaEleAcc.jpg

Dave_O
June 16th, 2009, 12:56 PM
APX7. Has seen better days, but still plays sweet and sounds great when plugged in
http://thehardway.com.au/attachments/Image/guitars/Photo0042.jpg
http://thehardway.com.au/attachments/Image/guitars/Photo0045_(2).jpg
The little sticker on the back was from the store it was sold from...
Musgroves, Hay St, Perth,

The battery setup, however... what a PITA:twisted:

JayFreddy
July 2nd, 2009, 07:15 AM
I'm a huge fan of Yamaha acoustics at all price points. The electric stuff is good too, but mostly the midline to high end electrics.

chezdeluxe
July 2nd, 2009, 07:24 AM
My main guitar is an early 80s Yamaha sa2000s. 355 style with ebony board,solid spruce top and coil splittable humbuckers.The build quality is first rate and the two pickups together in single coil mode is tele-esque.A very versatile guitar I keep going back to.

RichardWitt
July 4th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Not a great picture...,

1969 Yamaha SG-2a (nicknamed the Flying Samurai)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2439/3687523168_be631987a8.jpg

Got it on eBay a few weeks back for $375!

Really diggin' this guitar!

SteveK
August 8th, 2009, 08:27 AM
I just doubled the size of my Yamaha herd. After a year or so in remission my GAS flared up badly during the annual two month summer band layoff. This resulted in my acquiring a 1984 SG-3000 from Ishibashi, and then I went to a warehouse sale and bought a half-price AES720.

Here's the starting grid:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/omikl/img_0095_small.jpg

PAC-1511MS, AES-720, SG-3000 and SGV-800 in the back row.

I think that brings the overall guitar pile up to 41. Gonna have to haul 'em out of the crannies and count 'em...

Muddslide
August 8th, 2009, 11:38 AM
Pretty much every Yammie I ever owned or played was a fine instrument. I've had a couple of their acoustics and a couple of their electrics, and all were phenomenal deals. Really quality stuff.

At the moment, this is the only Yamaha instrument I have and unfortunately I am forced to sell it:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k112/GriffisH/YamFront.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k112/GriffisH/YamLongshot.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k112/GriffisH/YamFullFront.jpg

I hate to see it go. Plays great, looks cool as can be, perfect for surf or retro OR modern stuff, and has as sweet Stratty sound as any strat-type guitar I know of.

PhatBoy
August 8th, 2009, 02:52 PM
I've got one, love 'it!

1. FG140, 1970s red label

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2329/1970943945_ca5dd140ab.jpg?v=0

.

Me Too!:cool::cool:

lupowitz
August 9th, 2009, 03:38 PM
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k112/GriffisH/YamFullFront.jpg

I hate to see it go. Plays great, looks cool as can be, perfect for surf or retro OR modern stuff, and has as sweet Stratty sound as any strat-type guitar I know of.

I like that model, but it is unavailable in my neck of woods. Can you tell me something about the neck thickness? This is the deal maker or braker factor for me. The chunkier the better.

lupowitz
August 9th, 2009, 03:39 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/omikl/img_0095_small.jpg



Is that a steinberger gigbag in the back?
What does it hold?

Muddslide
August 9th, 2009, 10:05 PM
I like that model, but it is unavailable in my neck of woods.

This model hasn't been available anywhere in about 10 years.

I THINK that Yamaha has some almost "custom shop" level SGV reissues available now, but only in Japan and at a pretty high price.

Can you tell me something about the neck thickness? This is the deal maker or braker factor for me. The chunkier the better.

I'm with you--I much prefer chunky necks. This one isn't overly chunky, but it sure isn't thin. Feels nice and solid. Very comfortable. It's thicker than most Strat necks I've played.

red57strat
August 10th, 2009, 08:28 AM
I've been playing the same FG340 since 1979! It has a large "V" shaped neck and is the guitar that got me hooked on boat necks! The USACG boat neck that I just put on my Strat is very similar.

SteveK
August 10th, 2009, 09:04 AM
That's my Steinberger GT-Pro. The travel guitar that never really goes anywhere 'cos I get nervous walking through an airport carrying something that looks like a shotgun :D

barkley
August 10th, 2009, 09:43 AM
my first guitar was a yamaha! cant recall the model, but it was a massive acoustic (are they called dreadnaughts?) i used to carry it around everywhere when i was in school.

my dad has it now and wanted to display it on his loungeroom wall. he drilled a big hole in the headstock and hung it on a nail! i was absolutly flabbergasted!

i also have a yamaha amp, does that count?

lupowitz
August 10th, 2009, 05:41 PM
This model hasn't been available anywhere in about 10 years.

I THINK that Yamaha has some almost "custom shop" level SGV reissues available now, but only in Japan and at a pretty high price.



I'm with you--I much prefer chunky necks. This one isn't overly chunky, but it sure isn't thin. Feels nice and solid. Very comfortable. It's thicker than most Strat necks I've played.

Thanks for the info on the neck.
Strange, yamaha still lists it as available on their site, but I have never been able to locate nor a brick&mortar shop nor internet dealer who has them.

http://www.yamaha.com/guitars/products/productdetail.html?CNTID=62851&CTID=600089

lupowitz
August 10th, 2009, 05:43 PM
That's my Steinberger GT-Pro. The travel guitar that never really goes anywhere 'cos I get nervous walking through an airport carrying something that looks like a shotgun :D


I have one too. I ditched the selects and installed a single EMG85 in the bridge, couldn't be happier. Is that a Tech21 amp hiding behind the AES?
We have lots in common: Tech21, Steiny, love for Yamaha......

SteveK
August 11th, 2009, 12:48 AM
Yeah. That's the old Trademark 10 "gig saver".

G Man
August 15th, 2009, 01:07 AM
Well, I'd like to join in this club if I may. :smile:

Yamaha AES620. All stock. Yamaha humbucker in neck and Seymour Duncan JB in bridge. Grover tuners. What a fine instrument. I can't think of anything on it I'd want to replace. Great guitar. Sorry for the lousy pic, it does not do the guitar justice.

G Man

telemania
September 30th, 2009, 03:55 PM
I still have my first guitar, 1967 SG-3a. perloid white. magnates on the pickups now weak, not sure what I am going to do to get it back to playing condition...

Feargal
September 30th, 2009, 04:17 PM
I've got a yamaha LL16 acoustic I'm very happy with.
Had one of the tele shaped pacificas with the humbuckers, sold it, that was nice too.

Bill Spanburgh
October 1st, 2009, 08:37 PM
This is my 1st post here, I have owned a Yamaha FX335 for a couple months and am trying to learn to play the guitar on that. Making very slow progress on that front.

Well today I wandered into a pawn shop and saw another Yamaha that I just had to have, it's a Yammy SE-203M. Looks like a really cheap strat copy but it isn't beat up too much, it's playable, or would be if I had even a dash of talent.

Would anyone here know when this was made. The guitar dater project says 87, 97 or 2007. The serial is OH12234 and I guess if one know when the 203s were made it would help.

Bill

leonard d rock
October 9th, 2009, 05:29 AM
my number 1 is a yamaha rgz 611 which i modded to change the neck sc pup to a hummer. it has a very fast neck.
ldr

yorick
November 4th, 2009, 05:25 PM
I have a F310 (my first guitar), and a rgx-320fz (my first electric guitar). I hope some day to have a sa2200

I own a P-70 too but maybe electric pianos don't count :lol:

outbreak
November 4th, 2009, 06:30 PM
I plan on joining this club either this weekend or very soon. Plan on picking up a cheap fg700 accoustic

DocHelliday
December 22nd, 2009, 09:02 AM
I love my Yammy AES420 to death, here it is.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/DocHelliday/Guitar/Photo49.jpg

studio1087
December 26th, 2009, 09:45 PM
FG750S - Yamaha

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k106/johnlg-2006/FullFrontSmall.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k106/johnlg-2006/FullBackSmall.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k106/johnlg-2006/PickGuardBindingSmall.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k106/johnlg-2006/HeadASmall.jpg

wallyw26
December 26th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Yamaha AES 620 lefty here. Like the other poster mine is stock, charcoal top and a keeper. Now that I'm strat-less I'd like to find a decent Pacifica "S" clone in a lefty. And yes a lefty SBG would be dream come true. Well made and very underrated electrics, the AES series is an Epiphone killer to say the least.

AjayTele
December 27th, 2009, 09:49 PM
I have a few Yamaha Guitars... :wink:

SG-2000
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-7/1052255/YamahaSG-2000.JPG

SG-700
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-7/1052255/YamahaSG-700.JPG

SL-700 Studio Lord
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-7/1052255/YamahaSL700StudioLord.JPG

xjazzy
December 28th, 2009, 08:08 AM
I had this for about one month.
Great neck, hold the tuning pretty well, lightweight... it was a really nice guitar except for the pickups. Too dark.
There was something about the pickup configuration that I never bound with (I think there was too much pickups for me) and so I sold it to someone I know will enjoy it a lot more than I did.

caliban335
February 22nd, 2010, 04:32 PM
Here's a 2000 SGV300 I just got back from a setup. The blend circuit for the two pickups closest to the bridge is a cool option and the vibrato bends down and up nicely.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o67/echorrigan/SGV300_Full_Front.jpg

caliban335
February 23rd, 2010, 07:05 PM
AjayTele;

That black 2000 is beautiful. I've always liked the Yamaha SG/SBG models. If I had the money I'd get a black 1000 or 2000.

AjayTele
February 26th, 2010, 06:35 PM
AjayTele;

That black 2000 is beautiful. I've always liked the Yamaha SG/SBG models. If I had the money I'd get a black 1000 or 2000.

Thanks.

She's a little beat up, the photos cover a few of the flaws, but a very nice playing and sounding guitar nevertheless! :cool:

jackajesusfreak
February 27th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Hey all, I'm shopping for a new acoustic-electric. I've narrowed it down to either an Ibanez or a Yamaha. The Yamaha I am looking at is the APX700. I see they have a System 56 (ART) 1way pickup with a 3 EQ and tuner.
The Ibanez has Fishman which I already own one Ibanez with Fishman and Fishman is a good pickup with quality warm sound. For those of you who own or have played an APX700 and have also owned or played any guitar with Fishman electronics, how does the System 56 line up and compare to the Fishman? I really have heard awesome reviews on these APX700s but just want to make sure the System 56 is as at least as good as the Fishman.

Also one general question for those of you with this expertise, between the body woods of Mahogany and Spruce, which gives the better sound?

Thanks,
Jack

DocHelliday
March 10th, 2010, 06:57 AM
AjayTele,

I love the green burst on the SG 700. Hows the necks on those things? Similar to the AES series or no?

Im still in love with my AES420.
(just need to slap her B3 on and im done)
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/DocHelliday/Guitar/0310000250.jpg

leynad99
March 24th, 2010, 08:47 PM
Hi there!!!
This is my Yamaha Pacifica 1221MS. A rare one i belive??? Bought it some ten years ago. Im aboute to sell it due to lack of time and musical inspiration. There is little information about the 1221MS on the net... Does anyone of you guys have an idee what price i could state?

Bboy
March 25th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Hi, I just bought this classical guitar used and I'm trying to find out some info. on it. I know it is discontinued. It is all solid wood and has a BBand pick-up system.

I would like to know how long it was in production for? What a new one sold for? Just some general info.

If anyone has any info. or a link. I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks

Bboy

chubbsdarcy
March 25th, 2010, 10:06 PM
FG700S....can't beat her....and I've tried!

OM 21
March 26th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Haven't seen one of these here yet, my 98 AES800. With its 25.5" scale, bolt-on neck and string through, its like a cross between a LP Jr and a Fender.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s210/gcoccolu/AESfullfront.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s210/gcoccolu/AESfullback.jpg

DocHelliday
March 30th, 2010, 12:08 AM
Okay here she is post bigsby http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/DocHelliday/Guitar/bastpic5.jpg

brookdalebill
March 30th, 2010, 12:24 AM
I have a great early 80's SA2000S. It's like a ES345-355, but with push/push coil taps and a solid spruce top. Tommy Tedesco used to use them. It was a gift from my ladyfriend.

Fearnot
April 1st, 2010, 05:12 PM
This is my '88 Yamaha SA2100... I've had it for ages and except for some very fat-sounding humbuckers that I alternately love or hate, it's a magnificent guitar. (And I don't miss my ES335TD all that much.)

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/WRCz/yamahaSA2100.jpg

chezdeluxe
April 1st, 2010, 05:35 PM
I have a great early 80's SA2000S. It's like a ES345-355, but with push/push coil taps and a solid spruce top. Tommy Tedesco used to use them. It was a gift from my ladyfriend.
Me too. Best guitar I have ever had ,and I have had a few good Fenders and Gibson.

It does everything I want with a neck that is perfect for me. Not letting it go anytime soon.

Mine is the red like Fearnot's posted above. What colour is yours Brookdalebill ?

Tele-Champ
April 18th, 2010, 06:52 PM
My twin F335 acoustics

http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww183/telechamp/Yamahas_IMG_0480PB.jpg

kac123
April 22nd, 2010, 01:00 AM
If anyone ever has an Pacifica 1412 for sale please send me a PM.

Thanks!

mr.jef
April 24th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Can i be a part of the yamaha club?
Mine is both Yamaha and Tele, a Pacifica 302s. It's fairly hard to find information on it, it's not even listed in the archives of Yamaha's website.
From what i gather, it has an alder body with a belly cut, cream binding on the front, and a sharper 'horn' than a tele. Slightly sunburst and very goodlooking red finish with gold hardware and a pearloid pickguard (a bit too much bling for me, but hey). The electronics do their job, but the pickups are not vastly impressive, the bridge pu is okay, the neck not at all. There's a superbly nice neck with a rosewood fretboard (very flat radius, rather skinny, low action, fast). And gold tuners on which i'm a bit undecided, they don't seem to hold the tune very well, but it's not horrible either. On the whole i like it a lot, which i had not expected (i just wanted something cheap to fill my guitar gap until i would have some more cash). Apart from the pickups and some cosmetic issues it is everything a guitar should be.

http://www.tdpri.com/telephoto/data/500/JEFL4360.jpg

mr.jef
April 24th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Oh, if anyone would have more information (i don't even know when it was built, serial number indicates '95 or '05), i'd most certainly appreciate it.

Guitar_Ninja
April 24th, 2010, 02:32 PM
My first guitar, a Yamaha Pacifica 120SD:

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn286/Guitar_Ninja_2099/Telecaster1/IMG_0539.jpg

Samishellacool
April 25th, 2010, 11:47 AM
Here's my 80's yamaha stratocaster, van zant(correct me if im wrong) bridge pup, mint green guard.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs446.snc3/25603_1341521308720_1551812042_30907174_5353333_n. jpg

mudbean
May 6th, 2010, 03:53 AM
My FG730S won my search for a "sit by the desk" beater.

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee328/mudbean/Guitars/NewGuitarPix044.jpg

I gain more appreciation for this guitar daily.

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee328/mudbean/Guitars/YamahaFG730S-HeelDetail02editsmall.jpg

How can they make such a nice instrument so cheaply??

http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee328/mudbean/Guitars/NewGuitarPix045.jpg

mud

FraKo
May 6th, 2010, 04:28 AM
I'm the proud owner of a Pacifica 311 MS, stunning see-thru orange stain finish.

waterboy452
May 9th, 2010, 09:33 AM
I just bought a new FG700S acoustic this past Thursday. I'll try to post some pics when I can. I can't believe how good this guitar sounds for the price. I'm going to take it back to the shop where I bought it for a free setup tomorrow. The action needs lowering a bit, but otherwise, I'm extremely happy with this Yamaha.

stillrockin
June 13th, 2010, 06:06 PM
Here's a little auditorium or 000 size acoustic I am just in love with! A Yamaha FG-150 made in Japan in the late 1960s/ early 1970s.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4691964360_ec2a59127c_b.jpg


Solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides. It's a treat to hold and play this guitar. Exceptional condition... either carefully loved, kept tucked away for safekeeping or both.

Here's a photo set on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39389118@N07/sets/72157624254485586/detail/

markbastable
June 20th, 2010, 08:35 PM
Here's a 2000 SGV300 I just got back from a setup. The blend circuit for the two pickups closest to the bridge is a cool option and the vibrato bends down and up nicely.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o67/echorrigan/SGV300_Full_Front.jpg


This brought a not-unmanly tear to my eye, I have to say. I had one very like this - but a lot older, I think. Late 60's, early 70's vintage. It had a zero fret and I seem to remember that the profile was flatter at the top of the body. And the pots were white plastic.

It was the first electric guitar I ever bought - in about 1978, from a pawn shop. I saw it in the window and I was besotted. It cost me about £80 - call it $140 at the time.

It was badly weighted. Tended to fall away from your left hand when you let go of it. But I loved it - and I was pretty distraught when it was stolen (along with the van and all the rest of our gear) in about 1989.

I replaced it with another one - a sunburst like the one RichardWitt shows earlier in the thread. I still own it. It has no zero fret - which is a tiny detail, but maybe that's why I've never fallen in love with the substitute in quite the way I did with the first one. I'm thinking of selling it. I might go for one of the reissues that Yamaha offered - and then withdrew - in the late nineties (or whenever it was). But I'm not gonna touch the pearlised ones. I mean - come on. Pearlised? No class.

However, if the bastard who stole my original is reading this, I'll ask no questions if you want to sell it back to me. That's not just my guitar you have there. What you stole is my adolescence. And also, as my mother would have pointed out, the first instalment of my tuition fees.

elsewhere
June 21st, 2010, 06:12 AM
I have a Yamaha FG720S acoustic. It looks and sounds wonderful.

Tony474
June 21st, 2010, 08:54 AM
I have a Yamaha SG30 that I first bought back in the 70s and which I played on the one and only occasion I worked at the Royal Albert Hall in May 1976. Some months later I traded it for the SG175 model, a beautiful guitar that was the basis for what, with input from Carlos Santana, Yamaha subsequently developed into the SG2000 and its relatives.

Many years afterwards I spotted my old SG30 hanging on a guitar shop wall and purchased it on the spot. Since then I have sold it to a friend's daughter and bought it back once more! Don't actually play it much, but I just like having it around and getting it out of its case for the occasional noodle.

In addition I own an LJX6C electro-acoustic featuring both mic and piezo-electric pickup. Very nice guitar indeed.

FWIW I've also had a Yamaha CP-20 electric piano and a couple of Yamaha bikes too, including my current BT1100. There was sweet music to be heard, when it was well wound up, from my old FZR600R!

maccaminnie
June 23rd, 2010, 05:37 AM
My Yammies: Cg171S, FG150 and FS720S Also have a C40

I got my motorbike license on a Yammie 175. Terrible to start and rattled like crazy :grin:

brookdalebill
June 23rd, 2010, 06:37 AM
I have the same early 80's SA200S as chezdeluxe.
Mine was a gift from my ladyfriend.
It had bronze strings and 20 years of dirt and funk on it.
It cleaned up beautifully.
Tommy Tedesco used them a lot.
I learned to play on a Yamaha CG50, my first "real" guitar.
I got my daughter a cool red Pacifica 712.
I have GAS for a Weddington and nicer Mike Stern Model.
All great guitars!

skiptracer62
June 23rd, 2010, 06:53 AM
I have a 1978 Yamaha SuperCombinator 800 (Yamaha sc800). I bought it used through craigslist for $60. Everything appears to be all original stock. It has a few dings and buckle rash but it gives it character.

copied from a website on this guitar: The Yamaha SC-800 was made by Yamaha Japan from 1977 to 1980. The body is alder, the neck is hard maple and the fretboard is striped ebony.

It has Yamaha-made Single Coil Rail pickups in a standard strat configuration.
The neck pick-up is connected to a DPST toggle switch that can switch this pick-up ON and OFF. The middle and bridge pick-ups are each connected to DPDT switches. This allows the independent switching of the middle and the bridge pick-ups ON-OFF-ON, putting them in and out of phase.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gHQE1HoQqgg/TCHje4l1nVI/AAAAAAAAAHI/sJKULcCTL2s/s400/IMG_1575.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_gHQE1HoQqgg/TCHjgCHDTMI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/PmxKGDjUWKk/s400/IMG_1569.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_gHQE1HoQqgg/TCHjg9KDINI/AAAAAAAAAHU/JoqCpP0cyfE/s400/IMG_1572.JPG

Tony474
June 23rd, 2010, 07:47 AM
I just got back from picking up my Music Man 112RP-100-EVM amp from where it had been serviced and given a clean bill of health. To check it out I was provided with a Yamaha Pacifica 112V, more or less the bottom of the range here in the UK... What a nice little guitar! Very well made and finished and a joy to play. From all I've seen and heard over very many years, you can't go wrong with a Yamaha guitar - and it has to be observed that, unlike brands F and G among others, the company is not afraid to put its name on even its entry-level instruments.

stillrockin
June 25th, 2010, 04:38 AM
@ maccaminnie- Care to share your thoughts between the older FG150 and newer FS720S? Tone/balance? Projection? Would enjoy hearing your opinion as you own/play both.

bowman
June 25th, 2010, 04:06 PM
I own two Yamahas. An FG730S is my take-everywhere guitar that I use for jams, or camping, the beach, etc. Price-wise it's a beater, but the guitar is SO much better than that, I would never call it a beater. It's great. My other one is an LL16 acoustic that I just love. It's a typical Yamaha: built to last, great tone, great finish, value far beyond the price. Think I'll play it tonight...
I also have the itch for an acoustic 12-string, and I've been looking at Yamahas, so there could be another one in my immediate future.

jefrs
June 25th, 2010, 04:31 PM
Yamaha SA20B ca.1968 12-string electric
http://www.tdpri.com/forum/attachments/bad-dog-cafe/13961d1218411447-what-your-very-first-electric-guitar-yam-12-sa-jpg
Modified with knock-off Bigsby (which will take all 12), however it is much better with just 6 strings. The neck is far too narrow for 12. Pots replaced, reverted to original 3-pot layout since pic. I shall have to replace dodgy toggle switch. It has not been reliced, the aging is real.

maccaminnie
June 27th, 2010, 11:54 PM
@ maccaminnie- Care to share your thoughts between the older FG150 and newer FS720S? Tone/balance? Projection? Would enjoy hearing your opinion as you own/play both.

Hi Stillrockin. Great pic of your FG150, how long have you had yours?

Even tho there is 40 years between the 2 guitars there isn,t alot of difference in sound/tone. The Fs720 is abit louder but maybe if I cleaned the gunk out of the FG150 it might project more, but its still a lovely sounding guitar.
I asked my daughter who is 11 years old and she also plays to pick the one that sounded the best and she couldn,t decide which was better. But if anything happened to the FG150 I would be very upset, but not so fussed if anything happened to the FS. The FG has been in its case for a couple of months and got it out and didn,t even need to tune it

The one thing that is dissapointing is Yamahas are difficult to get over here. The highest model classical I was able to get was my CG171S and I,ll be handing that to my daughter soon as she has outgrown her small classical and has started playing mine alot more lately.
I would really like to get the higher end guitars like the LS models in the steel string and the GC models in the classical. Its a 5 hour drive to the city and even the big music stores don,t stock the later models.

stillrockin
June 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Hi Stillrockin. Great pic of your FG150, how long have you had yours?

Even tho there is 40 years between the 2 guitars there isn,t alot of difference in sound/tone. The Fs720 is abit louder but maybe if I cleaned the gunk out of the FG150 it might project more, but its still a lovely sounding guitar.
I asked my daughter who is 11 years old and she also plays to pick the one that sounded the best and she couldn,t decide which was better. But if anything happened to the FG150 I would be very upset, but not so fussed if anything happened to the FS. The FG has been in its case for a couple of months and got it out and didn,t even need to tune it

The one thing that is dissapointing is Yamahas are difficult to get over here. The highest model classical I was able to get was my CG171S and I,ll be handing that to my daughter soon as she has outgrown her small classical and has started playing mine alot more lately.
I would really like to get the higher end guitars like the LS models in the steel string and the GC models in the classical. Its a 5 hour drive to the city and even the big music stores don,t stock the later models.


@ maccaminnie-- I've only had the FG-150 a short while. I was recently having upper/mid back discomfort playing a dreadnought when seated. Age has crept up on me, I suppose. I noticed that I was much more comfortable playing my Rickenbacker 12-string (seated) and it occurred to me that 'downsizing' to a 000 body might be worth a try. So I sought out 000 guitars locally and on the net. Just by dumb luck I saw the Yamaha posted by a store up in Minnesota (I'm in Ohio). The store was more-than-generous in providing some quality photos via email. So I did the deal and have no regrets whatsoever. The 000 body is just what the doctor ordered. A nostalgic bonus is that a late 60s/ early 70s guitar fits in with my musical frame of reference. I was a diehard folkie back in those days and I get a real kick out of dusting off old Dylan, Baez, Collins, Oches, Ian & Sylvia songs I enjoyed playing back then. Strumming open chords on the Yamaha is a real treat. Just a nice woody midtones kind of thing. And it records very well.
Best wishes to you in tracking down the higher end classical you're seeking! Perhaps the internet will be your salvation.

maccaminnie
June 29th, 2010, 12:58 AM
@ maccaminnie-- I've only had the FG-150 a short while. I was recently having upper/mid back discomfort playing a dreadnought when seated. Age has crept up on me, I suppose. I noticed that I was much more comfortable playing my Rickenbacker 12-string (seated) and it occurred to me that 'downsizing' to a 000 body might be worth a try. So I sought out 000 guitars locally and on the net. Just by dumb luck I saw the Yamaha posted by a store up in Minnesota (I'm in Ohio). The store was more-than-generous in providing some quality photos via email. So I did the deal and have no regrets whatsoever. The 000 body is just what the doctor ordered. A nostalgic bonus is that a late 60s/ early 70s guitar fits in with my musical frame of reference. I was a diehard folkie back in those days and I get a real kick out of dusting off old Dylan, Baez, Collins, Oches, Ian & Sylvia songs I enjoyed playing back then. Strumming open chords on the Yamaha is a real treat. Just a nice woody midtones kind of thing. And it records very well.
Best wishes to you in tracking down the higher end classical you're seeking! Perhaps the internet will be your salvation.

I know just what you mean !! I was having back and shoulder pain with my dreadnought and downsizing has been just the thing. Age has crept up on me too :oops:. I was going to get a Maton small body as they are Aussie made but the price was a bit steep for me at this time and as I had started doing classical lessons with my Yamaha C40 I started looking at what Yamaha had to offer. So got on Ebay and found the FG150 was small body and decided to take the plunge and get it and when it came I was thrilled. I,m a Dylan fan as well and have really got into more of his songs lately. I,ve been playing now for 10 years but since getting the smaller Yamaha and doing lessons with the classical I,ve been getting better with my finger picking and now I,m doing more playing with my daughter which is fun. We even did a concert together about 6 weeks ago and won in our groups.

Yes I have been looking on the internet and found the guitars I,m looking for, just need the money to pay for them :cry:

Just wondering if you have any recordings that I could listen to?

stillrockin
June 29th, 2010, 03:04 AM
I know just what you mean !! I was having back and shoulder pain with my dreadnought and downsizing has been just the thing. Age has crept up on me too :oops:. I was going to get a Maton small body as they are Aussie made but the price was a bit steep for me at this time and as I had started doing classical lessons with my Yamaha C40 I started looking at what Yamaha had to offer. So got on Ebay and found the FG150 was small body and decided to take the plunge and get it and when it came I was thrilled. I,m a Dylan fan as well and have really got into more of his songs lately. I,ve been playing now for 10 years but since getting the smaller Yamaha and doing lessons with the classical I,ve been getting better with my finger picking and now I,m doing more playing with my daughter which is fun. We even did a concert together about 6 weeks ago and won in our groups.

Yes I have been looking on the internet and found the guitars I,m looking for, just need the money to pay for them :cry:

Just wondering if you have any recordings that I could listen to?

Here are a couple of links:
http://folkblogger.wordpress.com/category/songs-we-sang-mp3s/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59mKMY-PXGE

maccaminnie
June 29th, 2010, 03:57 AM
Here are a couple of links:
http://folkblogger.wordpress.com/category/songs-we-sang-mp3s/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59mKMY-PXGE


Hi, thanks for the links, they are lovely guitars. What a great find that you have.

KenH
June 30th, 2010, 06:17 PM
Hello. New to the board. Here's my Yammys. SA1200S solid spruce top and my SG1000. Both excellent guitars.

stillrockin
July 17th, 2010, 04:31 PM
@ KenH- Wow! Humbucker heaven, eh?! Love those burst finishes!

KenH
July 17th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Thanks Stillrockin. It would be very dire circumstances to cause me to get rid of the 335 copy! It would also cause me great pain to ever have to get rid of the SG.

rangercaster
July 17th, 2010, 06:37 PM
i have 5 Yammies ... three acoustics and 2 electrics ... my AES820 is a modern take on the Les Paul ... OEM custom wound Dimarzios and really nice OEM locking tuners ... this model was blown out online for $299 ... blue is my favorite color !!! http://lh4.ggpht.com/_YeJzt63xtWM/TEItZ6g2utI/AAAAAAAAB7w/e2V6tjziJCA/s512/yam820.jpg i also have a CPX5-S http://lh6.ggpht.com/_YeJzt63xtWM/S66os7EwmlI/AAAAAAAABtQ/6CBquOr2k18/yamcpx5s.jpg

lupowitz
August 16th, 2010, 06:08 AM
I have a 1978 Yamaha SuperCombinator 800 (Yamaha sc800). I bought it used through craigslist for $60. Everything appears to be all original stock. It has a few dings and buckle rash but it gives it character.

copied from a website on this guitar: The Yamaha SC-800 was made by Yamaha Japan from 1977 to 1980. The body is alder, the neck is hard maple and the fretboard is striped ebony.

It has Yamaha-made Single Coil Rail pickups in a standard strat configuration.
The neck pick-up is connected to a DPST toggle switch that can switch this pick-up ON and OFF. The middle and bridge pick-ups are each connected to DPDT switches. This allows the independent switching of the middle and the bridge pick-ups ON-OFF-ON, putting them in and out of phase.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gHQE1HoQqgg/TCHje4l1nVI/AAAAAAAAAHI/sJKULcCTL2s/s400/IMG_1575.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_gHQE1HoQqgg/TCHjgCHDTMI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/PmxKGDjUWKk/s400/IMG_1569.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_gHQE1HoQqgg/TCHjg9KDINI/AAAAAAAAAHU/JoqCpP0cyfE/s400/IMG_1572.JPG


Nice guitar! Ron Strykert and Colin Hay of Men at Work played the very same guitar with EMG S pickups:

RJ4Fm1HVQIk

Phostenix
August 16th, 2010, 12:53 PM
This was my first guitar. My parents bought it for me in 1978 (used). I'd never seen another one until I started searching the internet a couple of days ago. I didn't realize they had any value. I don't play it much anymore, but I hang on to it because it's so unique. Now I'm thinking I should make a youtube video of it. Here are some pics I took a few years ago. It's pretty much all stock. I had it refretted with 6105's in the mid-90s. The bridge pickups are wired in series, so the middle position of the P/U selector switch gets you all 3 P/Us and a cool chimey, jangley sound. The neck feels small & narrow to me, but it specs out very close to my 94 Strat Plus.

http://members.cox.net/mywebimages/Guitars/YamahaFront-800.jpg


http://members.cox.net/mywebimages/Guitars/YamahaBody-800.jpg


http://members.cox.net/mywebimages/Guitars/YamahaHead-800.jpg


http://members.cox.net/mywebimages/Guitars/YamahaCase-800.jpg

stillrockin
August 31st, 2010, 11:50 PM
@ Phostenix- Wild, kookie and crazy! Great looking guitar! Funny about the setting you shot this in. I lived for 25 years in Phoenix and I *immediately* recognized the archetypical block wall, blue sky (of course!), crushed lanscaping stone and cool deck. :)

Phostenix
September 1st, 2010, 12:17 AM
I took those pics a number of years ago at our previous house. I thought it was funny that I ended up with a water scene for a guitar that seems to be most loved by the surf music crowd.

Jupiter
September 1st, 2010, 01:03 AM
1979(?) Yamaha Studio Lord SL800S
57400
My father-in-law bought this in '79 or '80, played it a bit, and shelved it until I dug it out. He doesn't play it anymore, so it gave it to me FOR FREE.:grin:
57401
It's really clean, no fret wear to speak of, hardly any pitting of the hardware, one tiny pin-head sized dent on the back, quiet pots, etc.
57402
I didn't know anything about this model when I got it, but I did a bit of research and it's pretty interesting. Yamaha support says it was made in 1979, based on the serial number, though I think they weren't released until 1980. Maple top, mahogany back, maple set neck, striped ebony fretboard, bone nut.
57404
The tone controls are push-locks that split the HB coils--interesting, but I like the un-split sound better. Neck's pretty thin (more of a 60's than a 50's profile), but I have small hands (not quite as small as in the picture, though), so I like it. Plays really nicely and the construction is really clean and solid--even inside the pick-up and control routs.
57403
It's my only HB guitar these days, and even though it's heavy as hell at almost 10 lbs, I've been playing it the most of all my guitars lately. I haven't been a fan of tobacco sunbursts, but it's amazing how having somebody give you one can change your attitude about it. :wink:

I used to own an Ebony Norlin-era LP Standard; that Gibby had absolutely nothing on this one.

BTW, it's loaded with the original Yamaha L-V humbuckers; anybody know anything about these pick-ups? I'm considering swapping them out at some point. Since the build quality is so good, I reckon it would only take killer pups to send this one into the stratosphere.

Things are getting interesting in my guitar collection recently; with the arrival of this one, I have 3-4 that are in a really tight race for #1. . . .

Phostenix
September 1st, 2010, 09:41 AM
That's a great looking guitar! I always associate those with Carlos Santana's Moonflower album when I see them. It doesn't surprise me that it's a great sounding guitar.

Jupiter
September 1st, 2010, 09:58 AM
Check out the wiring. I can't get over how neat it is for a mass-produced guitar:
http://www.tdpri.com/telephoto/data/500/wiring2.jpg
Shielded cavities, too!:eek:

thinline4fatty
September 3rd, 2010, 01:29 PM
I have a Yamaha FS720S that I just love.... solid sitka spruce top... neck that feels like an electric neck to me... very comfortable. Full dreadnought sound in a smaller body.

http://www.tdpri.com/telephoto/data/1016/medium/YamahaFS720Sbody.JPG

Rhythmisking
September 3rd, 2010, 03:01 PM
Hi!
New member here. I love tele's and Yamaha's (but for some reason don't have a Yamaha tele).

I have an SA 2000 that I bought brand new in 1979; my first serious guitar. Replaced the original pups with WCR Darkbursts; the guitar plays and sounds amazing.

Had a gorgeous SG 2000, tobacco burst with amazing flame on the top which I got for $500. It was a mess when I got it, had a couple of mediocre Seymours in it, one of which was dead. Replaced the pups with another set of Darkbursts so it sounded really good but at almost 11 pounds it was more than I could comfortably deal with, and it really needed a refret so I sold it last year for $1500, which lessened the pain of loss somewhat.

Besides the SA, I currently have a '90's Japanese SG 700s (great guitar -MUCH lighter weight than the 2000- all mahogany, no maple cap) with Harmonic Design humbuckers, and a heavily modified Weddington Special with P-90's and a old Gibson vibrola. I'll try to get pics up soon.

ASC67
September 3rd, 2010, 06:19 PM
I guess I'm in the club with my 1998 AEX-502....P-90 Heaven :!:

It hard to see in the pictures but it has some nice flame on the top. The body is chambered Alder with a Maple cap.


http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/asc67/Yamaha%20AEX-502/IMG_1376.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/asc67/Yamaha%20AEX-502/IMG_1379.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/asc67/Yamaha%20AEX-502/IMG_1380.jpg

prolog
September 6th, 2010, 03:18 PM
I have a Yamaha SA-503 TVL:

http://homepage.usask.ca/~jcd748/YamahaPeavey.jpg

Warm Gums
September 6th, 2010, 03:35 PM
C-40 Classical (rescued from trash can..)
Pacifica 112 (thrift store find)
Pacifica 012 (friend leaves it here for jams)
Use to have a 120 sd (should have kept it)

Phostenix
September 7th, 2010, 10:37 PM
I have a Yamaha SA-503 TVL:

http://homepage.usask.ca/~jcd748/YamahaPeavey.jpg

How old is that? Looks like a great guitar!

Phostenix
September 7th, 2010, 10:39 PM
I guess I'm in the club with my 1998 AEX-502....P-90 Heaven :!:

It hard to see in the pictures but it has some nice flame on the top. The body is chambered Alder with a Maple cap.


http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/asc67/Yamaha%20AEX-502/IMG_1376.jpg



A month ago, I wouldn't have taken a 2nd look at a P-90 guitar, but now that I have the P-Rails, I'm finding that I love the P-90 sound! A 2 P-90 Tele with a Bigsby is starting to sound very interesting to me & that guitar looks pretty close (add the ZZ Guitar Works Bigsby adapter....)

Beachbum
September 9th, 2010, 02:34 AM
Here's my first Yamaha. SA2200. Bought her brand new last week. Man am I lovin it.

Phostenix
September 9th, 2010, 10:00 AM
Nice view from your guitar room. :)

DADGAD
September 9th, 2010, 06:47 PM
Picked this Yamaha FG730S up for unplugged acoustic gigs.

* Solid Sitka spruce top
* Rosewood back and sides
* Rosewood fretboard and bridge
* Complete body, neck, and head binding
* Tortoise pickguard
* Limited lifetime warranty

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk239/avmusician/Guitars/YamahaFG735S.jpg

prolog
September 10th, 2010, 09:11 AM
How old is that? Looks like a great guitar!

It's a couple of years old, now. I bought it new in 2008. Called Yamaha about the serial number (wasn't able to use the online Yammie lookup), and it was made May 2006, which would be right at the start of the production of the model, I suspect. These were only around for a couple of years. Pity - it's a phenomenal guitar. By far the best playing guitar I have, and the alnico 2 soapbars are to die for.

Beachbum
September 10th, 2010, 11:06 AM
Nice view from your guitar room. :)

Thanks. I moved here about 1 1/2 years ago when I retired after 15 years in Las Vegas. Strange thing is I still miss the desert though.

Warm Gums
September 12th, 2010, 08:24 PM
Just picked up a clean "green label" F-160 from a old friend. w/ "OCBC" lol..$100.
The reputation of these as a seriously good sounding "budget" guitar is well founded.
This one booms nicely when flat picked, and can clean up and get & bright when finger picked, action is a bit hight but not bad; many people do a quicky neck reset on these, but this is standard Yamaha action from the '70s as I remeber it..

5wattphil
September 16th, 2010, 11:52 PM
My son playing my Gumby Guitar
http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/11/l_49fa290a56431bc9a232f56f5a33720f.jpghttp://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/18/l_37999901922dd8d6876e811a4b01e159.jpg

qwert12
October 28th, 2010, 01:05 PM
Hello! I've got white SR-400 Yamaha from 70-es. But in Yamaha catalogues i saw just Sunburst and Natural colours. It is note fake? Possibly somemody have seen different colours of Yamaha Super r'nroller guitar? Thank you!

Gold Rush
October 28th, 2010, 10:55 PM
My 1965/66 Yamaha SG-2. I had a Link Wray album from the 70s and could never figure out what kind of guitar he was using. Finally figured it out, and found one for sale many years later.

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3793/yamahabody1.jpg (http://img145.imageshack.us/i/yamahabody1.jpg/)

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5522/yamahafull830x.jpg (http://img246.imageshack.us/i/yamahafull830x.jpg/)

richinva
November 1st, 2010, 05:52 AM
I have an FG730S and this SE 300-H. I haven't seen too many of these.

http://photos.imageevent.com/richinva/guitar/websize/IMG_1044.JPG

Old, beat up, scratched, needs a re-fret and fingerboard, etc., but plays great and sounds divine with those humbuckers. Underneath that red stuff is a gorgeous piece of mahogany. Thinking of stripping it down to natural...........

Rich

prolog
November 9th, 2010, 10:12 PM
How old is that? Looks like a great guitar!

I bought it new in December, 2008. I ran the serial number through Yamaha last year, and found out it was manufactured in May of 2006, right around the time they started making them.

It really is a fantastic guitar.

gio1050
November 25th, 2010, 10:24 AM
Hello, just bought a sa 800, $650, all looks good, needs set up, need info, ideal string size, I put set of 09-42, g string buzz, ideal action, relief, nut depth?? no real fret wear, have to check for high frets, would like to install correct strigs first. Thanks all

Tony474
November 25th, 2010, 01:05 PM
Hee hee, here's a bit of history! I've just found these old monochrome photos from the 70's. The first is of me playing the Yamaha SG30 in The White Hart, Southall, West London around 1975/6 (dig the flares on that stage suit!). The amp is the very first Peavey Mace to have been imported into the UK. The other pic was taken a year or two later in the Lady Margaret, also in Southall, and the guitar is the beautiful cherry red SG175 with the abalone inlay.

I still have the SG30, which (as I said in my earlier post) I traded in for the SG175, bought back many years later, sold once more and bought back a second time!

Wish I could buy back my hair...

New2Guitar
December 22nd, 2010, 02:01 PM
Hi,

I have a 1968 FG180 Red Label built in Japan. I'm the second owner. Since I've owned it the fingerboard has been sanded level, new frets installed and the truss rod adjusted. . Great sounding guitar, it has aged fantastic. I'm guessing if you take inflation into consideration this instrument would cost about $700.00 today. :roll:

I just picked up a LLX16. Might go with a bone saddle and nut. Still deciding on that ! This is a great return on investment for the price. Solid Engelman Spruce Top provide a very different sound than the Sitka Spruce on my HD28. Both different but very pleasing to my ear and that's what counts.

Regards
New2Guitar

bwmack
January 19th, 2011, 12:15 AM
Do any Yamaha experts out there know the difference between a Yamaha FG 345 and a FG 345ii. I have the latter and want to sell but I'm having trouble finding much about it. Think is was produced in the early 80's.

russv
March 17th, 2011, 08:28 AM
I recently became a Yamaha owner with this RGX121S. Only £70 on Ebay and Iím really pleased with it. According to Yamaha, the serial number dates it to 2001. Despite the name and appearance itís closer to an HSH Strat than an Ibanez.

Itís definitely aimed at hard rock\metal users because the pickups are loud! I plan to replace the middle unit with a single coil sized blade humbucker because itís a bit bland but the other two are good enough for now, especially the bridge.

The vintage type tremolo is almost identical in size to my 1962 Strat, I may replace it at some point because thereís only a thin alloy block and the arm wobbles (I fixed that with plumbers tape). I set the tremolo up as per Carl Verheyenís method on Youtube, added graphite to the nut slots and the tuning is very stable. I plan to add some cheap locking tuners to make it even better.

The neck is really easy to play and very well made with immaculate frets. Similar in dimensions to my 62 but not so deep and with a very flat radius. The body on the ĎSí versions is alder and played acoustically itís louder and more resonant than my Strat!

Like a lot of people I ignored Yamahaís in the past, but this guitar which only cost £200 originally has made me think again.

attra91
March 30th, 2011, 01:38 PM
Have a question. Is 300 dollars to much to pay for a Yamaha FN 595E? Guy next door is looking to sell his I have played acoustics all my life.

jackajesusfreak
April 6th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Anyone heard any information on when Yamaha's new A series is due at the dealerships?

qwert12
June 6th, 2011, 10:16 PM
Dear sirs! I've got Yamaha SL700c guitar. But i noticed, that headstock seems to be turned counter clockwise a little bit. I saw clockwise turning on PRS guitars, but not CCW. Is it guitar problem, or Yamaha construction? Thank you

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/1726/qqqqga.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/59/qqqqga.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

xStonr
June 12th, 2011, 09:38 PM
I just picked this little beauty up.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b267/xStonr/pac02.jpg

broadcasterguy
June 29th, 2011, 09:27 PM
Dear forum,
I am lookining to buy a Yamaha SC 600 guitar. They were made in the Early 80's. They have a neck through construction and three single coils.
Condition of the finish is not that important. I am happy with a worn one or a nice one.

They look like this:

http://b.imagehost.org/0339/yamaha-sc600_01.jpg

If anybody has one, just pm me.
Thanks

p90special
August 13th, 2011, 09:48 AM
Wow lots of killer looking Yammies, here are a couple of mine I have had alot and even though some where beat up ALL of them sounded SUPER AWESOME!

92905

92906

Hoopermazing
August 13th, 2011, 10:24 AM
I've never owned (or even played) a Yamaha electric guitar. However, 2 out of the three steel-string flat-tops that I've owned have been Yamahas: an FG730S and an LL16 respectively.

Until I played a Martin 000-28EC, I thought that Yamaha acoustics were the sweetest sounding guitars in the world... then again, I've never gotten my hands on an LL36.

lupowitz
August 13th, 2011, 07:24 PM
I have an AES 620HB, just like this:

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii280/62deluxe_guitars/Yamaha_AES620HB_front.jpg


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Phostenix
August 13th, 2011, 08:38 PM
That's a great looking guitar.

eMGee
August 14th, 2011, 12:55 AM
Not seen one of these on here yet -- count me in -- MSG Deluxe

lupowitz
August 14th, 2011, 06:35 PM
That's a great looking guitar.

You mean mine?
If yes, thank you!

Phostenix
August 15th, 2011, 01:46 AM
Yep. I meant yours. :)

Phostenix
September 5th, 2011, 10:29 PM
I've made a video of the "insides" of my SG-3C.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-IbmuVzZuw

It's this guitar:
http://members.cox.net/mywebimages/Guitars/YamahaFront-800.jpg

62 Jazzmaster
September 6th, 2011, 12:30 AM
My PAC102S & 120S:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/phapster/Guitars/brondie_brackie3.jpg

tarts
September 6th, 2011, 07:37 PM
I've made a video of the "insides" of my SG-3C.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-IbmuVzZuw

It's this guitar:
http://members.cox.net/mywebimages/Guitars/YamahaFront-800.jpg
Cool looking guitar. Thanks for the video. What does it sound like?

Phostenix
September 7th, 2011, 12:33 AM
Cool looking guitar. Thanks for the video. What does it sound like?

It sounds like a vintage guitar with single coil pickups. :smile:

I hope to make some demo videos in the near future. Stay tuned. :smile:

Honga Man
September 16th, 2011, 05:51 PM
Here's a 12-string I bought used a year or so ago. Nice guitar. The body is a nice translucent blue fading to opaque edges but it's hard to tell in this picture.

Normally I avoid pearloid pickguards and gold hardware but the price was right and it's in like-new condition.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a284/craigslistuser/1.jpg

kevinpottsy
October 5th, 2011, 05:45 AM
Hi i have a yamaha sg 200 but not sure of the year, I can't see any serial number on it and their is no decal on the head stock just a truss cover with SG200 on it. The pots are stamped Japan and all the hardware and body look right. Does anyone know how i could date this guitar? Thanks.

SouthpawGuy
October 5th, 2011, 06:12 AM
Hi i have a yamaha sg 200 but not sure of the year, I can't see any serial number on it and their is no decal on the head stock just a truss cover with SG200 on it. The pots are stamped Japan and all the hardware and body look right. Does anyone know how i could date this guitar? Thanks.

Have you looked at the underside of the pickups ? Check out this link

http://forum.japanaxe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1858

eyerish
October 5th, 2011, 11:26 AM
Early 80's SSC-500. A SUPERB instrument

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv8/rnormile/GEDC0480.jpg
http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv8/rnormile/GEDC0481.jpg

ChrizDean
December 7th, 2011, 08:39 AM
Those guitars are simply amazing, especially the telecaster-shaped one. Would love to know how they sound.

horsespatoot
December 7th, 2011, 05:40 PM
I have a Yamaha Pacifica Tele. There is little info on these guitars to be found. It might be an early 90's Korean made guitar. The bridge is not factory.
I also own a Yamaha Accoustic and a Yamaha Piano. All fine instruments.

JesterR
December 8th, 2011, 04:50 AM
Yamaha SA-503TVL.
http://pics.livejournal.com/jester_fx/pic/0001rzy7

Volk
December 8th, 2011, 06:10 AM
I love my FGX730SC, great guitar and bang for the buck!

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/6782/dsc01109gs.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/dsc01109gs.jpg/)

LGOberean
December 27th, 2011, 03:56 PM
The Yamaha SG always caught my eye. While I never cared for the "horny little devil" look of Gibsons, the double cutaway on the Yamahas were attractive to me. But I've only seen Yamaha SGs with humbuckers. Are they available with P-90s?

Tony474
December 27th, 2011, 07:21 PM
The Yamaha SG always caught my eye. While I never cared for the "horny little devil" look of Gibsons, the double cutaway on the Yamahas were attractive to me. But I've only seen Yamaha SGs with humbuckers. Are they available with P-90s?

The Yamaha SG1802-GT is a "Goldtop" model with two P90-type pickups. But it's not cheap - seemingly listed at $3,335 in the USA, though I spotted one online ad here (http://www.lamusic.ca/Yamaha-SG1802-GT-p/sg1802gt.htm) where it's discounted to $2,699. Still, there you go - it does exist.

LGOberean
December 31st, 2011, 12:50 AM
Woa! It's cool that a model exists w/ P-90s. But a gold top @ $ 3K +? :shock: Yeah, that is pricey. Oh well, nice to know, anyway. Thanks for the info.

amancalledhorse
January 4th, 2012, 02:29 PM
Can I join please?

Lovely playing guitar that would benefit from PU upgrade if the frets weren't nearly dead.

TzVHndowz2s

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dada
January 4th, 2012, 03:07 PM
Mid to late '70's Lord Player with the Gibson headstock before they changed it, and a circa 1976 SG1500. The Lord Player has Bryan Gunsher Pure 90 pickups installed.I also had a 1980 SA2000 Cherry red that I stupidly sold this last summer and a fabulous Image Standard which is also gone. I love Yamaha guitars!


http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9957/cimg0798v.jpg
By dada1952 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dada1952) at 2011-12-29

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/8729/cimg0801gy.jpg
By dada1952 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dada1952) at 2011-12-29

LGOberean
January 8th, 2012, 04:35 AM
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/8729/cimg0801gy.jpg

Okay, yeah, there it is. That double cutaway looks cool to me. Yeah, like I said before, I could wish for one with P-90s, but that guitar just looks all kinds of cool to me. :cool:

dada
January 8th, 2012, 12:47 PM
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/8729/cimg0801gy.jpg

Okay, yeah, there it is. That double cutaway looks cool to me. Yeah, like I said before, I could wish for one with P-90s, but that guitar just looks all kinds of cool to me. :cool:

I paid $300 for this in 1999 w/OHSC. This is the one guitar I will never sell, and I've got some good 'uns. It had a mini switch for coil split when I bought, so I added a second for out of phase and series/parallel

Delta Blues
January 8th, 2012, 12:54 PM
1982 Studio Lord.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4056/4579270335_59e10f77c3_b.jpg

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4027/4579902498_d789844d5f_b.jpg

dada
January 8th, 2012, 01:56 PM
1982 Studio Lord.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4056/4579270335_59e10f77c3_b.jpg

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4027/4579902498_d789844d5f_b.jpg

Wow! That's beautiful. I haven't seen a Studio Lord with the Gibby headstock before. I wish I could find a PG for my Lord Player, makes all the difference. If you ever want to sell.....

dada
January 8th, 2012, 02:01 PM
I stupidly sold this last summer. 1980 SA2000. What a fabulous guitar. Idiot!

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/899/cimg0481h.jpg
By dada1952 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dada1952) at 2012-01-08

LGOberean
January 9th, 2012, 10:22 PM
I paid $300 for this in 1999 w/OHSC. This is the one guitar I will never sell, and I've got some good 'uns. It had a mini switch for coil split when I bought, so I added a second for out of phase and series/parallel

Sounds like a great score to me. From the look alone, I would think that $300 today is a tempting price. What is the neck profile and radius like on that Yamaha? Is it comparable to Gibson SGs?

SouthpawGuy
January 10th, 2012, 07:12 AM
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/SouthpawGuy/Yamaha%20SBG2000/DSCF0952.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/SouthpawGuy/Yamaha%20SBG2000/DSCF0956.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/SouthpawGuy/Yamaha%20SBG2000/DSCF0953.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/SouthpawGuy/Yamaha%20SBG2000/DSCF0946.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/SouthpawGuy/Yamaha%20SBG2000/DSCF0947.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh98/SouthpawGuy/Yamaha%20SBG2000/DSCF0957.jpg

Recently acquired lefty SBG2000 from 1982. Excellent sustain, weighs less than my '90 Les Paul Std which is 10lbs so I'm guessing 9 to 9 1/2 lbs. Coil taps on the tone controls.

I've wanted one of these for a very long time, since the '80s actually :shock:

kentieb
January 10th, 2012, 07:20 AM
I got this as a wedding present in 1981. It has been a great guitar! It's an FG-345.

Fenderfiend
January 10th, 2012, 09:00 AM
Crappy cell phone pic of the headstock of my RGX 420S.
Plays good/sounds bad (I think I'm going to replace the humbuckers).
Any suggestions for pickup replacements?

dada
January 10th, 2012, 01:39 PM
Sounds like a great score to me. From the look alone, I would think that $300 today is a tempting price. What is the neck profile and radius like on that Yamaha? Is it comparable to Gibson SGs?

Very comfortable "D" shape with very flat fretboard. Super low action without any fretting out. Ebony board is so smooth and fast it is a real joy to play. The only Gibson's I have are CS '58 Historic and a '60 single cut Special. Both have baseball bat necks. I'm one of those guys that don't mind having necks all over the place as far as profile, frets etc.

gtrman56
January 16th, 2012, 09:40 PM
Count me in! I own a '69 FG-180 red label, and a '89 APX-7.

samurai
January 19th, 2012, 01:28 PM
Okay, now that I have 2, I want to play...

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab320/samurai66/Hamer/YamahaLJ6x3.jpg
LJ6


http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab320/samurai66/Hamer/Guitar12.jpg?t=1316368820
FG700 Sandburst

csadams5
January 19th, 2012, 04:05 PM
Well, count me in. I am the proud owner of a PAC311MS in Vintage Blonde and a Trans-Red version of the 12 string that Honga Man has. Mine has a Flame Maple veneer on it as well as the gold hardware. The 311, I pulled the pickups out and just have a SD Lil 59 in the Bridge with a coil tap on it. The 12 string I put a set of Fender SCN Noiseless out of my American Deluxe Strat with the factory S-1 switch also.. Both amazing guitars.

dngrsdave
January 19th, 2012, 04:19 PM
I'd also like to join your Club. I have 2 Yamahas. An Acoustic FG700S and a RBX170 Bass. The Acoustic sounds Great fo the price and the size. I also enjoy playing the Bass guitar.

Michel
February 2nd, 2012, 11:56 AM
My first really good guitar was a Yamaha SG2000. It got stolen pretty quickly, and since then I've been playing mostly Teles, although I've become a bit of a Reverend convert lately.

A few years ago, I saw a Yamaha SG in a shop, and I got interested in them again. I guess nostalgia must have set in? I bought an SG1000 two years ago, and an SG2000 last week!

I also own a 1991 Les Paul Standard, and I like my Yamahas much better (although I've been told a pickup change might remedy this).

Red: 1977 SG2000 - Cherry sunburst: 1981 SG1000.

http://michel.vanhamme.org/images/2012/01/IMGP0162.jpg

SouthpawGuy
February 2nd, 2012, 12:32 PM
My first really good guitar was a Yamaha SG2000. It got stolen pretty quickly, and since then I've been playing mostly Teles, although I've become a bit of a Reverend convert lately.

A few years ago, I saw a Yamaha SG in a shop, and I got interested in them again. I guess nostalgia must have set in? I bought an SG1000 two years ago, and an SG2000 last week!

I also own a 1991 Les Paul Standard, and I like my Yamahas much better (although I've been told a pickup change might remedy this).

Red: 1977 SG2000 - Cherry sunburst: 1981 SG1000.

http://michel.vanhamme.org/images/2012/01/IMGP0162.jpg

Nice !

How do you find the 2000 compares to the 1000 ?

dada
February 2nd, 2012, 01:31 PM
My first really good guitar was a Yamaha SG2000. It got stolen pretty quickly, and since then I've been playing mostly Teles, although I've become a bit of a Reverend convert lately.

A few years ago, I saw a Yamaha SG in a shop, and I got interested in them again. I guess nostalgia must have set in? I bought an SG1000 two years ago, and an SG2000 last week!

I also own a 1991 Les Paul Standard, and I like my Yamahas much better (although I've been told a pickup change might remedy this).

Red: 1977 SG2000 - Cherry sunburst: 1981 SG1000.

http://michel.vanhamme.org/images/2012/01/IMGP0162.jpg

Sweet!

Michel
February 4th, 2012, 11:58 AM
How do you find the 2000 compares to the 1000 ?

The 2000 is heavier. You can hear they're siblings, but the 2000 isn't as loud nor as bright as the 1000, which surprised me. If you set the volume controls at 9 on the 1000 and keep them at 10 on the 2000, the difference lessens.

YMMV :wink:

samurai
February 9th, 2012, 01:13 PM
I have got to learn to not change my album names on Photobucket. :roll:

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab320/samurai66/Guitars/YamahaLJ6x3.jpg

wrathfuldeity
February 14th, 2012, 06:17 AM
1980 SSC 500 basket case, stripped to tung oil...feels better and I believe abit more resonant than with the heavy poly and plastic filler bomb proof finish. A very nice player imho.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gzFVVD7xjWo/SaLEIpo2eMI/AAAAAAAAA50/tTZbvcyV290/s640/IMG_1826.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zm3PFBYwbvI/SaLEJZIkopI/AAAAAAAAAKA/A8bSylsprA8/s400/IMG_1869.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Q98gBCzYOvU/SaLNJGL7-6I/AAAAAAAAAKk/eEZSMIGc2vQ/s640/IMG_1897.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VKwOtJqmqZQ/Sl50espKccI/AAAAAAAAANw/3lzbRNMvakg/s640/ssc%2520500.jpg

jeremyjcs
February 19th, 2012, 10:33 AM
Hi Folks

New to the forum here.

I'm actually a keyboard player but play a little guitar too. A few years back, I acquired a Yamaha Electric guitar at an auction.

I've looked on the Yamah site to check out which model it is but I couldn't find one which matched it, so I wondered whether any of you good people could enlighten me as to what I have got.

I've enclosed a pic , which hopefully will load up with this post. On the back of the guitar is a sticker which says "Crafted in Japan" and on the back of the neck is a sticker with the number 17965.

I'd be most grateful to anybody who could tell me which model I have.

Kind regards

Jeremy

5wattphil
February 19th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Not a great picture...,

1969 Yamaha SG-2a (nicknamed the Flying Samurai)

Got it on eBay a few weeks back for $375!

Really diggin' this guitar!
I dunno... I think it's a great picture. What a beautiful guitar!

Steelpicki'n
February 20th, 2012, 02:39 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/23L/IMG_9700.jpg

my AEX-1500 love it!!

jipp
February 24th, 2012, 12:26 PM
my first guitar a SL-200 hard tail black. still have it.. once i get the skills to fix the frets ill be playing her again ( best neck ever, also you could take her to war and she would survive so dang tough and as.. heavy as a house but sounds great even with the stock pickups.)

just did a quick search.. man there some high quality yamaha's going for dirt cheap.. guess no one knows how good there guitars can be.. i guess they got a bad rap for being cheap knock offs ruined there rep??

thats ok.. looks like ill have to pick me up another yamaha.


chris.

rednoise
February 28th, 2012, 10:04 PM
I bought my used Yamaha SG-2000 in 1981 for about $200, and it's been a good substitute for a Les Paul (although I still want one.) I don't play it as much as I'd like to these days, as it needs new frets and I generally like Fenders more. One thing I keep thinking about, though, and I though maybe another SG owner had experience or thoughts about this:

One problem with it is that it suffers a bit from neck dive, and the strap button on the neck heel makes the guitar pitch forward a little. I wonder if relocating the button to the upper horn would help mitigate those issues? I wouldn't want to try it unless I knew how well it worked. Anyone ever performed such surgery?

I recently saw a video about the Japanese factory where these are made. An interesting thing was how they recently reduced the size of the headstock a bit in order to cure the neck dive problem. Nice to know they are paying attention (even if they are a few decades late.)

brookdalebill
February 28th, 2012, 10:48 PM
I'm up to 3.
I have a Weddington Custom, a SA 2000S and a NTX 700.
Great guitars!

caliban335
March 1st, 2012, 04:18 PM
The red SGV 300 I posted a few years ago is long gone. The neck was far to narrow for me to play it. I recently got this 1984 SBG 1000, so I'm back in the Yamaha camp. It's a nice little guitar; very versatile.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o67/echorrigan/SBG_1000_Front_Full.jpg

Robster
March 6th, 2012, 10:21 AM
I think these are a great value. A friend uses his as his go to guitar and he has a lot of guitars! They have thin necks, easy to play, routing inside is far better than the Fender Mexican strats, they stay in tune, the whammy bar works great. These can be ID'ed by the label on the back of the headstock with 112 or 112M(maple neck, much rarer). The vol and tone controls are on the pickguard not like later models. The bodies are Alder and they used good wood since some of the finishes were natural or a translucent color so you can see the grain. They have a S/S/H pickup configuration and a 5 way switch. I have two so far.

qblue
March 8th, 2012, 05:24 PM
This is my LP Killer: The SBG2100

http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt36/Edmontonbuck/Yamaha%20SBG-2100/FrontFull-2.jpg

http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt36/Edmontonbuck/Yamaha%20SBG-2100/FrontBody.jpg

ReaL Madras
April 23rd, 2012, 10:28 PM
Here is my SGV....I also have and LL6

Axe Wild
April 24th, 2012, 07:46 AM
Also check out the Yamaha Guitar 80's and 90's page on facebook !!!
https://www.facebook.com/YAMAHAGUITARSAXEWILD

Rasputan
May 12th, 2012, 10:58 PM
OOOPPPSSS, wrong Yamaha.

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<><> Rasputan <><>

rebelwoclue
May 20th, 2012, 03:16 AM
Like the bike, but this is mine...
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/rebelwithoutaclue/IMG_0744.jpg
1978 SC1200 "Super Combninator"

nrand
May 23rd, 2012, 07:40 AM
This is the Japan Market version, slightly different I am told with the one piece through maple core, where the US SBGs I think were two piece. New today and mentioned on another thread.


http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac284/nrand_photos/Yamaha%20SG1500/SG15003.jpg
http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac284/nrand_photos/Yamaha%20SG1500/SG15002.jpg
http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac284/nrand_photos/Yamaha%20SG1500/Sg15001.jpg
http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac284/nrand_photos/Yamaha%20SG1500/SG15004.jpg

An SG1000 is coming soon from Japan - I'll post the pair later - I love this thing!

quartzbear
May 26th, 2012, 11:36 AM
hey. seeking another FS350S Yamaha acoustic. if you own one & want to sell it ...please contact me here or quartzbear77711@yahoo.com
here is a picture of mine... thanks

scorchinone
November 8th, 2012, 04:53 AM
Hey there People,im new to the Forum,but not to Yamaha Guitars,I have been Collecting and playing Yamaha Electrics and Acoustics since the early 80's,I currently own these Models,1986 RGX 1212S in Pearl White(Neck Thru Proto),1 RGX 421DM(Sunburst),2 Pac 604W's(Trans Blue/Cherry),1 Pac 604WH in Red Quilt(Japan),1 Pac 921(Blue Metallic)-Warmoth Neck,1 Pacifica 312 Trans Blue Ash(Highly Modified),1 Pacifica 112M in Black,1 Rgz 121P(Highly Modified),and the best sounding and playing Acoustic I've ever heard a FG 335 from the early 80's,here's a couple pic's of some of the ones I own for now and I'll share more Pics soon,if anyone has any question's about the Modification's I've done to certain Models,I have Modified the Pac 604 Models and the pac 312's,and several other ones with great results,I would be happy to share what I've learned over the Years,Thanks and Keep on Rockin!

LGOberean
November 22nd, 2012, 02:03 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I guess you Canadians have already had your day of thanks (when is that for you again?), and maybe others in this thread are from nations that give thanks on a different day, or don't have an official national day of thanks, but...

Happy Thanksgiving!

PsychedelicTrip
December 26th, 2012, 01:59 AM
Yamaha FG-441s. I'm amazed at the quality that comes out of Yamaha. I recall another one I had for a while a Yamaha classical and I was always playing it..even with a Martin D-28 within reach.
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q636/psychedelictripper/IMG_5913_zpsd3228a7d.jpg

blotchard
December 26th, 2012, 08:32 AM
Here's my Yamaha that I bought new in '84.

SC 300T
http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff397/jdm64/guitars/IMG_0475.jpg

Obsessed
January 1st, 2013, 02:21 PM
Below is my fantastic 1981 SG800S Model not released in the U.S.(poor man's SG2000, but no less of a Les Paul killer) with push/push split coils. While I'm still searching for my first tele and can't make it to guitar store today, I thought I'd ask if anyone knows who has a pickguard pattern for this or if anyone makes one? At exactly 9 pounds, it feels like a beast compared to the teles I've tried so far.

rebelwoclue
January 4th, 2013, 06:29 AM
Below is my fantastic 1981 SG800S Model not released in the U.S.(poor man's SG2000, but no less of a Les Paul killer) with push/push split coils. While I'm still searching for my first tele and can't make it to guitar store today, I thought I'd ask if anyone knows who has a pickguard pattern for this or if anyone makes one? At exactly 9 pounds, it feels like a beast compared to the teles I've tried so far.

Nice Yammy! I can't think of where you could go other than a custom pickguard maker. Good luck on your tele search.

Obsessed
January 16th, 2013, 01:36 AM
Thanks rebelwoclue. I just bought a MIM BSB FSR ash Standard. Will post in the main tele thread when I get it.

SouthpawGuy
January 16th, 2013, 07:33 AM
Below is my fantastic 1981 SG800S Model not released in the U.S.(poor man's SG2000, but no less of a Les Paul killer) with push/push split coils. While I'm still searching for my first tele and can't make it to guitar store today, I thought I'd ask if anyone knows who has a pickguard pattern for this or if anyone makes one? At exactly 9 pounds, it feels like a beast compared to the teles I've tried so far.

These guys might have one ...

http://www.music-trade.co.jp/JVsparepartsII.html

hiero
January 16th, 2013, 02:27 PM
I don't know if I am disappointed or 'not bothered' to see that the SG2000S has been discontinued. I bought my brown sunburst model new in 1987 - list price was about £900 but one dealer had them in Denmark Street in London at £765 but I eventually found another dealer who ordered it up direct from Yamaha for £565 including luxury case.

It is a beauty and work of art but was always a bit too ballsy for my amps as is so powerful and muscular all-round. The coil taps help and has been often said the tapped tones are more Telecaster than a Telecaster! I did get a LP after some years but the neck/fret profile on mine is not to my taste and against the Yamaha is slow and heavy to fret on. My Gibson 335 is much better. The LP and SG2000s are not similar in tone when clean really, but the soaring notes on the SG are more impactful and easier to achieve. As I said - it will pummell your power amp/tubes! No pedals required just turn the guitar vol up!

Yes is heavy, but it offers something for that weight - sustain... I expect these will be back again in a few years - they were (are) too good to just forget about...

I nearly bought the SA503 TVL P90 model. I had just got the Gibson 335 though and thought it overkill. That too went from the catalog 3 years back and I am a bit miffed I dithered. It was an awesome guitar... bugger, I think I am bothered afterall...

tino7770
January 18th, 2013, 06:07 PM
Here is my SGV....I also have and LL6

Just bought a 60s SG2A but its been abused I need an original tremolo/arm unit and a Yamaha neck plate and also 6 saddle adjusting screws...anyone out there know where I might get these parts??
All advice gratefully received
Cheers
Tino

Obsessed
January 25th, 2013, 01:34 AM
Thanks for the Japan parts link. I think they have a pickguard for me and waiting for an email! I would have returned the thanks sooner, but I'm on my honeymoon with me first tele. A MIM FSR Ash BS BG Reverse control beauty!! It looks good next to the "oil stain" SG 800S.:grin::grin::grin::grin::grin::grin:

fender62custom
January 26th, 2013, 07:51 AM
Here's my Japanese LSX 500c acoustic!!

Obsessed
February 4th, 2013, 02:26 PM
Got a factory new pickguard for my '81 Oil Stain SG800S! Thanks South paw, that link paved the way for me to finally add one onto my baby. It is black with the cream thick back ply and fits perfectly including the mounting holes. Thanks again, my one year search is over. I'm still on my honeymoon with my first tele, but I'll have to play Samba Pa Ti on the Yammy to celebrate! :grin::grin::grin::grin::grin::grin::grin:

SouthpawGuy
February 4th, 2013, 02:34 PM
Got a factory new pickguard for my '81 Oil Stain SG800S! Thanks South paw, that link paved the way for me to finally add one onto my baby. It is black with the cream thick back ply and fits perfectly including the mounting holes. Thanks again, my one year search is over. I'm still on my honeymoon with my first tele, but I'll have to play Samba Pa Ti on the Yammy to celebrate! :grin::grin::grin::grin::grin::grin::grin:

No problem, glad to help !

yammyboy88
February 15th, 2013, 12:14 PM
Hey everyone I am new to this forum, I have got 2 Yamaha electric guitars. I have got Yamaha RGX 612a (HHS) RGX 312 (HHS). I got the RGX for £200 and I picked up the RGZ for £25 it was in ok condition the paint has faded and just need a part for the flyoud rose. But wow they both sound amazing and wouldn't change them for the world. I don't know of anyone else has got one on here but didn't see them advertised. I will try and get pictures up over the weekend

mpfef
February 15th, 2013, 01:53 PM
I've always wanted an AES620, they did away with them before I had the money to pick one up. I think if I ever see a decent used one around, I'll buy it.

ajileguitar
February 20th, 2013, 07:40 AM
My Yamaha SSC500 which I have owned from new. Don't play it much though. Mostly play my Tele's.

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg518/ajileguitar/IMG_0605.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg518/ajileguitar/IMG_0597_zpsdedfcd2f.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg518/ajileguitar/IMG_0609_zps8418ad10.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg518/ajileguitar/IMG_0604_zpsa55466c4.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg518/ajileguitar/IMG_0602_zps386890e0.jpg

acousticpickers
February 24th, 2013, 04:37 PM
Here's my latest vintage Yamaha acoustic acquisition, a beautiful 1983 FG-375SII closet find! Full write up at http://acousticpickers.blogspot.com/2013/02/another-closet-find-1983-yamaha-fg.html
http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/831/vintage20198420yamaha20.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/831/vintage20198420yamaha20.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/20/vintage20198420yamaha20.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/vintage20198420yamaha20.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/856/vintage20198420yamaha20.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/vintage20198420yamaha20.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/812/vintage20198420yamaha20.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/vintage20198420yamaha20.jpg/)

IndianScout
March 12th, 2013, 08:06 PM
here's my 1966 Link Ray..

http://i46.tinypic.com/1g3z9c.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/11lhfh3.jpg

unfortunately she's up for sale, I'll never finish her

mdss
April 6th, 2013, 10:24 AM
mdss: bought my yamaha FG300 in 1972. love the guitar, sounds better each year!
the pickgard rolled up and srunk dose eny one know if there is a remake of the orignal?

Henfield Tele
April 6th, 2013, 06:23 PM
Here's my LD-10 don't see many of these and only made for a short period in the early / 90s. Excellent hand made, great detail and big loud sound that gets better with age. Had a fg140 red label in the 70s but I prefer this any day.

rebelwoclue
April 11th, 2013, 09:06 AM
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w470/rebelwithoutaclue/Main%20guitars/IMG_0742_zps5b220467.jpg
It's a player.

Woderwick
May 3rd, 2013, 04:14 PM
My yams.

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/the%20yams.jpg

Michel
May 4th, 2013, 04:38 AM
My yams.

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/the%20yams.jpg

Nice collection!

Woderwick
May 4th, 2013, 04:47 AM
At long last another ambition achieved. I love these to bits and now I finally have one of my own. More than that, IMO the one to have. It's virtually mint, in fact I am still pinching myself. Set up by Mr Booth himself. Cleanest 2nd hand guitar I have ever seen, let alone 24 years old (well it will be in August)

Unusually for the UK it's an Image, which I understood were USA released, MSG was coined for the UK cos "Image" was taken I was told.

Duncans, TB59BL neck and TB4J Bridge ('king hot the bridge).
They sound good tapped as well.


It's an unbelievably well finished piece of work, top flame and plays like a dream. The cherry is more subdued than the SG2000 red, I took several similar pics as it was very hard to capture the true colour. I was out side and the light was changing by the minute, as it does.

Very comfy neck too. So here you are. Oh and anything that you see on the pics that look like marks are reflections, except top right of head-stock rear 1 mm lacquer scratch 4th pic.

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/front.jpg

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/back.jpg

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/headstockfront.jpg

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/headstockrear.jpg

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/frontleft1.jpg

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/frontright1.jpg

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/topside.jpg

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/lowerback.jpg

Lastly a close up, you have to click to get full size.

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/closeup.jpg

Happy bunny me.

jjelpaso
June 6th, 2013, 12:16 AM
Does anybody know where i can find a bridge pickup for a yamaha se612a guitar? These are active pickups. Or does anybody know how to check an active pickup to see if it still works?

RobDux
June 6th, 2013, 10:40 AM
There needs to be more Image/MSG's in this thread. I picked up this cherry red Image Custom in Belgium a little over a year ago. Like Woderwick's Standard it's one of the cleanest 20+ year old second hand guitars I've ever seen. Mine's not quite as clean. There's a chip on one of the corners of the headstock that was there when I got it and a ding on the body edge from when it slipped in the boot of the car and fell out as soon as I opened it :mad: Anger is not the correct word, I couldn't look at it for a week. I was so annoyed at myself for letting it happen. Getting over it was pretty easy though because it is such a beautiful guitar to play, one of the best necks on any guitar I've ever played.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8542288778_746e514c23_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_dux/8542288778/)
DSC00178 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_dux/8542288778/) by rob_dux (http://www.flickr.com/people/rob_dux/), on Flickr
The active/passive pickups sound amazing, in my opinion way better than EMGs with the added bonus of if the battery dies the guitar still works. I didn't get the trem arm with the guitar and it seems to be impossible to find a replacement. The lack of trem arm is the only thing that really bothers me but overall, best purchase I've made especially at the price I got it. The place selling it didn't really know much about it. I played it for 10 minutes and had to buy it.

62 Jazzmaster
June 11th, 2013, 03:36 PM
Though I would love the original version (and the Samurai neck!), I'm pretty happy to have a Yamaha SC 300T project on the way.

Since it is only a loaded body only without neck, I think I'll make it into a Rat Rod Surfpartscaster until I track down the right neck for it. Until then, I've got a Samick neck that is kinda swoopy looking that might work for it.

I think it needs pearl pickguard & trem cover plate, plus I have a set of Seymour Duncan Lipstick pickups that I'd like to drop in.

Better pics once it arrives.

No irreversible mods will be done, I've learned that lesson the hard way.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v390/skb/misc%20stuff/Guitars/Miscellaneous%20Guitar%20Stuff/Yamaha_SC_300T_zpsd2e30b17.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v390/skb/misc%20stuff/Guitars/Miscellaneous%20Guitar%20Stuff/500b8c77-87d3-47f4-aa67-be59f8dc0d1e_zps3df1b30c.jpg

Sollophonic
July 22nd, 2013, 04:47 PM
I picked up this early Pacifica Tele style Yamaha the other day for £40!

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k7/andys_01/YamahaPAC120_zps4a4a40b8.jpg (http://s84.photobucket.com/user/andys_01/media/YamahaPAC120_zps4a4a40b8.jpg.html)

Its a 1991 example, has a great neck, very nice sounding pickups. A previous owner had removed the logo, and I swapped the knobs for Tele style ones.

Obsessed
July 23rd, 2013, 10:39 PM
My yams.

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/the%20yams.jpg

That is a stunning collection of SGs! Can you post the year and model for each one?

rialci
July 26th, 2013, 06:21 PM
Dear Friends.

Right now, i'm restoring an EG 303 but doesn't have the nut. Can any of you give me de dimensions of the nut? I only know the width 41 mm but i need the height and thickness.

thanks a lot for your help

62 Jazzmaster
August 6th, 2013, 06:33 PM
Though I would love the original version (and the Samurai neck!), I'm pretty happy to have a Yamaha SC 300T project on the way.

Since it is only a loaded body only without neck, I think I'll make it into a Rat Rod Surfpartscaster until I track down the right neck for it. Until then, I've got a Samick neck that is kinda swoopy looking that might work for it.

I think it needs pearl pickguard & trem cover plate, plus I have a set of Seymour Duncan Lipstick pickups that I'd like to drop in.

Better pics once it arrives.

No irreversible mods will be done, I've learned that lesson the hard way.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v390/skb/misc%20stuff/Guitars/Miscellaneous%20Guitar%20Stuff/Yamaha_SC_300T_zpsd2e30b17.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v390/skb/misc%20stuff/Guitars/Miscellaneous%20Guitar%20Stuff/500b8c77-87d3-47f4-aa67-be59f8dc0d1e_zps3df1b30c.jpg

Update:

No luck finding an SC 300T neck yet, so I borrowed one from one of my Pacificas for the meantime.

http://i.imgur.com/hpDEhYY.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4IJdHJx.jpg
You can see how the colour varies, depending on viewpoint. It goes from pinkish to greenish.

I'm enjoying it, but do have a new pickguard in mind: aged pearl or tortoiseshell with Lipstick pickups, to get that surf rolling.

lefty52
August 16th, 2013, 07:51 PM
Just listed a left handed Pacifica 112L with upgrades here at TDPRI

Tidepoolbay
August 16th, 2013, 08:07 PM
I have one. I will post pictures later.

JRicoC
August 26th, 2013, 10:34 PM
Recently-acquired SG1802 ...

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll125/JRicoC/guitar/SG1802_a_zps82f3ada5.jpg

qblue
August 28th, 2013, 10:36 AM
This is my LP Killer: The SBG2100

http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt36/Edmontonbuck/Yamaha%20SBG-2100/FrontFull-2.jpg

http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt36/Edmontonbuck/Yamaha%20SBG-2100/FrontBody.jpg

I just played this guitar last night and it is still awesome. This is an exact copy of the SG3000, without the blingy binding. It may have one more feature than the newer SG3000, as it retains the brass plate beneath the bridge, which allows for increased sustain. The neck has an ebony fingerboard, and a 13" radius neck. I would put this neck on all my other guitars, as it is the most comfy neck I own.

The most significant shared feature of both guitars are those awesome Spinex humbuckers, which use magnets made from steel used in surgical instruments. To me they have a Gibson sound, but higher output than a Burstbucker, but not as high as a Dirty Fingers pickup.

The mahogany body has a through neck composed of 2 outer pieces of mahogany and central core of maple, covered by a 3 piece carved maple top. The neck has pearl inlays that are two-piece at each installed fret; the SG3000 has three pieces. Santana used a version of this guitar in the late '70's, likely a SG3000 with a brass sustain plate. Check it out on youtube. The guitar is heavy, reaching 9 lb. My Baja Tele weighs 8.8 lb.

My guitar is a 1984 model, from a coded serial number which indicates a 9/22/84 date, the 64th made that day. The finish has a crack on the back, which indicates that it has a poly finish. Gold plated tuners and bridge complete this classic. I am the only owner and the guitar is stock. I can't sell this as it is too precious. The new SG3000 has a list price of about $3,000 USD,

lupowitz
August 28th, 2013, 12:45 PM
Recently-acquired SG1802 ...

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll125/JRicoC/guitar/SG1802_a_zps82f3ada5.jpg

Beautiful!

ToddinTX
September 14th, 2013, 12:17 PM
I have a Yamaha AE500. Great guitar!

Todd

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n203/T_McMakin/20130831_204937_zps27bfa7af.jpg

62 Jazzmaster
September 18th, 2013, 09:29 PM
My Yamaha Pacifica PAC 312 II is finally together. It had been an under-the-bed guitar until my girlfriend expressed interest in taking over my Squier VM Jazzmaster. I grabbed a few guitars for her to try and after 7 or 8, she decided she liked the colour and comfort of the PAC 312 (at least until I can get another Jazzmaster together for her).

I tried several pickup combinations, both HSS & HSH, as I have 2 pickguards for it, but after 4 or 5 different choices, she settled on a set she liked. I don't even know what they are, but they're around 6K for the single coil and 12K for the bridge. She didn't want anything too hot, she likes a clean sound.

I ran out of gold screws & bolts, so I've ordered some more and will finish it off when they get here. I tried a bunch of knobs, but she liked the Marshall amp knobs the best. :mrgreen:

http://i.imgur.com/vqoPBV5.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/36zTzK6.jpg

superjay
September 28th, 2013, 06:11 PM
Yesterday a buddy of mine that works in a guitar shop in Toronto hooked me up with a Yamaha FG730S for $245. Solid sitka spruce top, rosewood back and sides, bound neck. Pretty sweet guitar, especially for the price!

blotchard
September 29th, 2013, 03:13 PM
Early eighties SC 300T

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff397/jdm64/guitars/IMG_0475.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/jdm64/media/guitars/IMG_0475.jpg.html)

NTX700

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff397/jdm64/guitars/IMG_0673.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/jdm64/media/guitars/IMG_0673.jpg.html)

Woderwick
October 3rd, 2013, 06:50 AM
That is a stunning collection of SGs! Can you post the year and model for each one?

Sure, Left to Right
79 MIJ SG400
78 MIJ SG500
03 MIJ SG700
79 MIJ SG1000
98 MIJ SG2000
00 MIJ SG3000

I love these to bits and now I finally have one of my own. More than that, IMO the one to have. It's virtually mint, in fact I am still pinching myself. Set up by Mr Booth himself. Cleanest 2nd hand guitar I have ever seen, let alone 24 years old.

Unusually for the UK it's an Image, which I understood were USA released, MSG was coined for the UK cos "Image" was taken I was told.

Duncans, TB59BL neck and TB4J Bridge ('king hot the bridge).
They sound good tapped as well.


It's an unbelievably well finished piece of work, top flame and plays like a dream. The cherry is more subdued than the SG2000 red, I took several similar pics as it was very hard to capture the true colour. I was out side and the light was changing by the minute, as it does.

Very comfy neck too. So here you are. Oh and anything that you see on the pics that look like marks are reflections

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/front.jpg

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/frontleft1.jpg

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/topside.jpg

http://www.smegworld.org.uk/guitars/msg/lowerback.jpg

Obsessed
October 3rd, 2013, 09:57 AM
Thanks for the posting the years of your SGs, Woderwick.

How does that '98 SG2000 compare to the '79 SG1000? Tonally and quality? Is the "neck thru body" worth it?

That Yamaha Image is stunning, I've never seen one. Does it play similar to the SGs?

Woderwick
October 4th, 2013, 03:37 AM
Thanks for the posting the years of your SGs, Woderwick.

How does that '98 SG2000 compare to the '79 SG1000? Tonally and quality? Is the "neck thru body" worth it?

That Yamaha Image is stunning, I've never seen one. Does it play similar to the SGs?

The 1000 ismore like a LP than the 2000, more attack/rocky sound. Quality on both is top class.

One thing about the image, it's a much lighter.

trev333
October 4th, 2013, 03:54 AM
when I first moved into my house 20 yrs ago, a mate who stayed with me had a Yamaha SG and a small Marshall practice amp.... it sounded pretty good...:grin:...... a 2000 or a 3000? I can't remember the model...

I found some old pics recently and scanned them.... we both had acoustics back then and played them mostly....

not long after that I got a Strat and we played more electric stuff....:cool:

Woderwick
October 4th, 2013, 10:24 AM
I just played this guitar last night and it is still awesome. This is an exact copy of the SG3000, without the blingy binding. It may have one more feature than the newer SG3000, as it retains the brass plate beneath the bridge, which allows for increased sustain. The neck has an ebony fingerboard, and a 13" radius neck. I would put this neck on all my other guitars, as it is the most comfy neck I own.

The most significant shared feature of both guitars are those awesome Spinex humbuckers, which use magnets made from steel used in surgical instruments. To me they have a Gibson sound, but higher output than a Burstbucker, but not as high as a Dirty Fingers pickup.

The mahogany body has a through neck composed of 2 outer pieces of mahogany and central core of maple, covered by a 3 piece carved maple top. The neck has pearl inlays that are two-piece at each installed fret; the SG3000 has three pieces. Santana used a version of this guitar in the late '70's, likely a SG3000 with a brass sustain plate. Check it out on youtube. The guitar is heavy, reaching 9 lb. My Baja Tele weighs 8.8 lb.

My guitar is a 1984 model, from a coded serial number which indicates a 9/22/84 date, the 64th made that day. The finish has a crack on the back, which indicates that it has a poly finish. Gold plated tuners and bridge complete this classic. I am the only owner and the guitar is stock. I can't sell this as it is too precious. The new SG3000 has a list price of about $3,000 USD,

Just read this again. To my knowledge 3000s were n't produced with a bridge block. At least I mean I have ne ver seen one.

Cheers.

jjchew
December 13th, 2013, 03:49 AM
Hi, just got this from second hand market, what model is this rgz series??

search through alot of source, yet still can't find any clue:sad:

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm191/JJchew_2008/IMG_7179.jpg (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/JJchew_2008/media/IMG_7179.jpg.html)

jjchew
December 13th, 2013, 03:55 AM
Early eighties SC 300T

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff397/jdm64/guitars/IMG_0475.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/jdm64/media/guitars/IMG_0475.jpg.html)

NTX700

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff397/jdm64/guitars/IMG_0673.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/jdm64/media/guitars/IMG_0673.jpg.html)


I owned a ntx700 and ncx1200r before, yamaha still making wonderful guitar!

Lewligan
January 6th, 2014, 11:38 AM
This baby is on its way to me... :mrgreen:

1984 Yamaha SG1000N - Indigo Blue finish, which I am told is fairly rare?

http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz108/LewsGuitars/3168278071_zps60b8e5b7.jpg

http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz108/LewsGuitars/3168278070_zps73a1c671.jpg

Has a few bumps and bruises, but I don't care!
I got it very cheap - so I couldn't be happier.

It looks incredible, and from what I have heard/read, it will sound pretty special too.

I've also seen another Yamaha that I like the look of, but it's being advertised as a Yamaha SA-5?

Did these even exist? Or have they just missed a zero off the end (SA-50)?

Buzzard070661
January 7th, 2014, 03:20 PM
Hello everyone.
I'm Peter , a Danish Yamaholic when it comes to guitars, amps and bikes.

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w450/Buzzard070661/Twangers%20and%20Gear/PICT0229_zps8c952333.jpg (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Buzzard070661/media/Twangers%20and%20Gear/PICT0229_zps8c952333.jpg.html)

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w450/Buzzard070661/Twangers%20and%20Gear/PICT0232_zps53b9b393.jpg (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Buzzard070661/media/Twangers%20and%20Gear/PICT0232_zps53b9b393.jpg.html)

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w450/Buzzard070661/Twangers%20and%20Gear/PICT0231_zpse629e80c.jpg (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Buzzard070661/media/Twangers%20and%20Gear/PICT0231_zpse629e80c.jpg.html)

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w450/Buzzard070661/Twangers%20and%20Gear/PICT0230_zps299b23fe.jpg (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Buzzard070661/media/Twangers%20and%20Gear/PICT0230_zps299b23fe.jpg.html)

More Guitars: http://www.yamahaforums.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7004

Regards
Peter

62 Jazzmaster
January 7th, 2014, 03:25 PM
Wow! That is an amazing collection of Yamahas!

Buzzard070661
January 7th, 2014, 03:36 PM
Wow! That is an amazing collection of Yamahas!

Thanks :grin: the yam twanger count is slightly over 30, and it sure looks better than paintings or posters.

Regards
Peter

lupowitz
January 8th, 2014, 06:45 PM
Hello Peter, welcome on board!
Very nicel collection you got there!!!!
I only have an FG-300A dreadnought and an AES 620HB Lester-style scale lenght thingy, but I do regard them very highly.
I really love my AES and I see you have the 720 in different colours. I always wondered how would I like them, or the differences in layout and electronics do what to the sound.
Mine is equiped with a fantastic Yamaha Alnico5 open coil hummer and an SDJB at the bridge as opposed to your custom Dimarzios (by the way you know what models they actually are???).

Buzzard070661
January 8th, 2014, 06:54 PM
Hi lupowitz.

I have a AES-500 , AES-800 and two AES-720 (different colors).
Both the 720 and 800 have Dimarzio humbuckers, and as far as I know so does the 820.
The AES-620 have Seymour Duncan in the bridge and a Yamaha alnico at the neck.

These are standard mounted, but when you buy a second hand guitar, it may be modded.

Link with specs for AES-720: http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/el-guitars/hollow_body_series/aes720bl_grm/?mode=model

Link for other AES models: http://download.yamaha.com/api/asset/file/?language=en&site=usa.yamaha.com&asset_id=35821

Regards
Peter

meehaja
January 16th, 2014, 06:07 PM
my first electric (which I still have) is a red, single bridge humbucker, single volume pot Yamaha SE110 strat shaped guitar. Allegedly its a cheap POS (cost £150 in 1992 with amp, case, strap and lead!). Despite this, it has a beautiful action, sounds great and I still can't part with it after 23 years!

SRE TUS
January 20th, 2014, 07:16 PM
Hello from Tucson. Just joined the forum.

I have a Yamaha SE-300 that I purchased new about 25 years ago. I was told when I bought it the color scheme was rare for Yamaha. It is a Blue Sunburst.

Well, I bought it thinking I would learn to play. 25 + years later, I am ready to start. Problem is, I am having to fix 25 years of neglect and my teenage son's friends lack care. (more my fault for letting them use it at times...)

Since I don't have any info from when I purchased it, any help is greatly appreciated. I am getting ready to replace the selector switch since that is the one item that seems to have not survived the teenagers...Other than that, it has cleaned up nicely.

Buzzard070661
January 21st, 2014, 06:29 PM
my first electric (which I still have) is a red, single bridge humbucker, single volume pot Yamaha SE110 strat shaped guitar. Allegedly its a cheap POS (cost £150 in 1992 with amp, case, strap and lead!). Despite this, it has a beautiful action, sounds great and I still can't part with it after 23 years!

I had a Yamaha RGX-110 , basically the same, a great no nonsense guitar. :grin:

Regards
Peter

Buzzard070661
January 21st, 2014, 06:34 PM
Hello from Tucson. Just joined the forum.

I have a Yamaha SE-300 that I purchased new about 25 years ago. I was told when I bought it the color scheme was rare for Yamaha. It is a Blue Sunburst.

Well, I bought it thinking I would learn to play. 25 + years later, I am ready to start. Problem is, I am having to fix 25 years of neglect and my teenage son's friends lack care. (more my fault for letting them use it at times...)

Since I don't have any info from when I purchased it, any help is greatly appreciated. I am getting ready to replace the selector switch since that is the one item that seems to have not survived the teenagers...Other than that, it has cleaned up nicely.

There is a lot of info if you google it, but only few pictures of a blue sunburst, how about a Picture of your guitar :?:

You can get the selector switch as a sparepart, probably a lot cheaper if you find one unoriginal online.

Regards
Peter

Obsessed
January 22nd, 2014, 12:29 AM
Buzzard070661, welcome and wow, great collection! I love that '74 SX-60. What are your impressions of it?

Buzzard070661
January 22nd, 2014, 03:34 PM
Buzzard070661, welcome and wow, great collection! I love that '74 SX-60. What are your impressions of it?

Before I owned a telecaster, I actually used my SX-60 to get a tele(ish) sound because of the single coils, it has a crispy sound.

The cutaways and the shortened "horns" make the neck seem longer on this set neck beauty.
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w450/Buzzard070661/Twangers%20and%20Gear/Yamaha%20SX-60%201974/DS00987099_zps85d4ff0e.jpg (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Buzzard070661/media/Twangers%20and%20Gear/Yamaha%20SX-60%201974/DS00987099_zps85d4ff0e.jpg.html)

I've imported it from Japan along with my Yamaha SG-35, also from 1974.
These two are my oldest Yamaha guitars.
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w450/Buzzard070661/Twangers%20and%20Gear/Yamaha%20SG-35/4393710903_fc27cf5798_o_zps8f309e2a.jpg (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Buzzard070661/media/Twangers%20and%20Gear/Yamaha%20SG-35/4393710903_fc27cf5798_o_zps8f309e2a.jpg.html)

Regards
Peter

CRAB2722
April 16th, 2014, 09:08 PM
It reminds me of Frank Zappa's Gibson SG. How's it play?

CRAB2722
April 16th, 2014, 09:30 PM
I have one just like this. It is a Yamaha SE300. They were only made between 85-89 & I snatched one up in 1985 as soon as they hit the shelves. I can barely find them online -- especially the mother-of-pearl finish. I've played the SE300H model, SE250s, 350s, 610s, & such clones with their pointy cutaways & head stocks & locking tremolos/nuts. They are stylish in an Eddie Van Halen kind of way, but just don't compare to the cool factor(s) of the 300. I absolutely LOVE this unit! It has close action & sustain like a Les Paul & handles (primarily the rosewood neck) & has a cool, chunky tone like a Strat. Yet it sounds curiously like both. I got my very best feedback effects ever playing this guitar. And such a beautiful coating! When playing live, it takes on the colors of the stage lights. I can remember looking down knowing I was holding a white guitar, yet it would sometimes appear green or purple. It looks yellow in sunlight. It does things that surprise my eyes & ears. I can't believe more pros don't play it. I know they don't cost $1000+, but damn! I've never seen one on TV or film -- except on MTV in the mid-80s I thought I saw one being obscurely played in the distant background by Madonna's lead player (yikes!). I've had some folks beg me to sell them this guitar. I'll never release this Yamaha (or my '87 MIK E7 Squier Strat) to ANYONE no matter how much $ I mite need. My uncle had a big headstock 1973 Candy Apple Red USA American Strat when he was in his 20s. He sold it to get married. Now he's a wealthy energy mogul who, in an attempt to recapture youth or something, spend a couple Gs on a modern reissue. He says it can't compare to the '73, so he'll probably buy vintage. He has the bucks to buy what he wants, but there's nothing like that classic first Yamaha or Strat. Note from the photos the large pots, the big-magnet pups, & the neck-base truss rod adjust. Does anyone else on here have any experience with this fine, fine instrument?:?:

ken2esq
May 11th, 2014, 07:38 PM
Just joined, got a Yamaha SE612A that I really love, would like to connect with others who appreciate the quality / sound of these guitars. I also play classical guitar, on a Yamaha G255-S from the late 70s, I think.

Now if I can just find a Yamaha semi-hollow, from the 60's, I'll have the whole set (does such a thing exist?)

I'd like see a documentary on the history of Yamaha. Does that exist? That would be cool -- guitars, motorcycles, ... did they make airplanes, too?

Ken

ken2esq
May 15th, 2014, 06:09 PM
Just thought of question for Yamaha guitar owners:

My late 80s SE612A guitar does NOT have the original trem arm, and the one I use does not fit it (too small). My local guitar shop could not find one that fit (I think all were too small).

I'm wondering what size tremolo arm would fit this guitar?

I was also thinking that there might be some sort of piece I could by that would "marry" my current trem arm to the size of my guitar's tremolo -- like a cylindrical piece that would have outer diameter that screws into my trem arm and inner diameter that fits my trem arm?

Ken

Obsessed
May 16th, 2014, 12:57 AM
On page 9 of this thread, southpawguy turned me on to a website in Japan that specializes in old Yammy parts. I bought an original pickguard for my SG800 from them. Check them out for an original Yammy whammy bar.

Rob_Holland
May 24th, 2014, 01:07 PM
Just to share this beautiful Yamaha Pacifica. It is a 510 but I put in different pickups (voodoo single coils and a SSV Shur humbucker) that I had lying around and wanted definitely in a guitar. It took some routing but that's something I like to do. My first guitar was a Pacifica and now I am back after dozens of others. I have always liked them.

CRAB2722
June 3rd, 2014, 12:47 PM
YAMAHA SERIAL # INFO WEBSITE --http://vintageguitarpro.com/serialyamaha.shtml
It's from this site that I found out my SE300 is NOT a 1985 (the yr. I'm pretty sure I bought it), but rather a 1984. It's serial # is KO300xx. The K means 1984 & the O means August. Hope this info helps someone. It did me.

LGOberean
June 14th, 2014, 10:57 PM
Kind of you to post this infor, thanks.

Buzzard070661
June 15th, 2014, 03:13 AM
Great links for Yamaha guitar and amp fans:

http://www.yamahaforums.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=24&sid=35892dfd84c450520197112ff5ac29b9

http://www.yamahaforums.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7004

http://www.yamahaforums.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7006

My latest Yamaha: Y.M.T. Exart NSX-2000 :

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w450/Buzzard070661/Twangers%20and%20Gear/Yamaha%20NSX-2000/PICT0575_zps6a9fcbf0.jpg (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Buzzard070661/media/Twangers%20and%20Gear/Yamaha%20NSX-2000/PICT0575_zps6a9fcbf0.jpg.html)

:smile:
Regards
Peter

JayFreddy
June 22nd, 2014, 03:32 AM
Great links for Yamaha guitar and amp fans:

http://www.yamahaforums.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=24&sid=35892dfd84c450520197112ff5ac29b9

http://www.yamahaforums.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7004

http://www.yamahaforums.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7006

My latest Yamaha: Y.M.T. Exart NSX-2000 :

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w450/Buzzard070661/Twangers%20and%20Gear/Yamaha%20NSX-2000/PICT0575_zps6a9fcbf0.jpg (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Buzzard070661/media/Twangers%20and%20Gear/Yamaha%20NSX-2000/PICT0575_zps6a9fcbf0.jpg.html)

:smile:
Regards
PeterAWESOME! :shock: Thank you! :cool: :mrgreen:

KurtisLee
July 11th, 2014, 07:44 AM
I have a fg700s an absolutly love it!!!!

CDav
July 22nd, 2014, 10:32 AM
Here is my old Yamaha RGZ 211M from when I was 12 years old. I recently refinished and upgraded the electronics. Im missing a fine tuner and tremolo bar, so if anyone can point me in the right direction for parts, Im all ears!

Buzzard070661
July 22nd, 2014, 02:04 PM
Here is my old Yamaha RGZ 211M from when I was 12 years old. I recently refinished and upgraded the electronics. Im missing a fine tuner and tremolo bar, so if anyone can point me in the right direction for parts, Im all ears!

Yep, you can get parts from Dave: http://www.fretsonthenet.com/Gibson_Epiphone_Yamaha/yamaha.htm

Best Regards
Peter