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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by rangercaster, Jun 12, 2009.
Go for it Mr L.
I have an RS 502T that lives up to Yamaha's reputation.
Those are nice.
I played an RS 502 today (for the first time, never seen one before) exactly like the one Artslap posted. Wow! Impressive! If I was in the market for a new guitar, this one would be high on he list. In my opinion, the sheer quality of workmanship, outstanding playability, (off the rack at GC no less!) cool looks and outstanding tones, put it far above most other offerings in the same price range. Very impressive guitar!
Yes those are really nice.
Do you think these are destined to be the Yamaha SG's of the future ?
They have all the quality, sound and playability. And are off the radar of many guitarists...
I have to join this club. I have Pacifica 120SJ I modded recently with 611 pickguard, 311 fixed bridge, 112VM neck (unfortunately it has no Pacifica decal on the headstock since I bought it), stainless steel frets, bone nut, transparent knobs and Seymour Duncan pickup combo: SH-11 - SP90-1. I love Pacificas, solid platform for mods.
The left pic isn't mine. I think it's TDPRI member's Pacifica. I use it just for comparison, before - after pic.
I'm a former member of this club. I owned a Yamaha SF1000 from mid-80s to late 90s. Pretty cool guitar, good-sounding but I found that it was a little "hard" to play. And yes, a terracotta color jacket and Lennon-style dark spectacles were also cool at that time - or at least, I thought they were...
After nearly 30 years of lusting for and never seeing one in the wild, I finally landed my white whale Yamaha. 1989 Weddington Classic.
A lot of hype surrounds these guitars and so far it seems to be true. Meticulous build quality, top level parts, custom wound Dimarzios, and ergonomics like none other. I'm happy.
I need help dating my recently adquired Yamaha SG 500B.
Yamaha serial numbers are recycled every ten years.
Dater show this:
Your guitar was made in
on March 7th, 1991 or 2001
Production Number: 286
I would like to know if this model is 1991 or 2001.
If you need pictures, let me know.
Thank you very much.
I wonder if the body color might be a hint? Yamaha does tend to change colors over time.
Mine is this:
That looks like a fairly unique color, so one way to find out is to look at brochures of both years. I know, not a simple task, but it worked for me.
Where could I do it?
Don't y'all know that Yamaha Guitars are junk and nobody would ever gig with them? No? But, that's what all the (insert brand name here) fanboys say.
I'd love to have several Yamaha electrics, but they seem to be neglecting southpaws.
I'd love to have a Pacifica PAC112 with the A5 pups/coil split.
However, I actually like the sound of their ceramic magnet pups, better.
Alas, no lefty version.
Honestly, if they made them in lefty, there are several Pacificas (and other models) that I'd love to have.
Their Tele and LP copies, and their surf guitar all get me excited.
Guess I'll just have to be happy with two Yamaha motorcycles.
Do two Yamaha motorcycles qualify me for the owners club?
Their exhaust notes are the sweetest music.
What? XS1100 and SR400 Yamahas don't count?
Mine is older, but I still found brochures on the net. Also you may find them on fleaBay. You might have to spend $12 or so, but it depends on if it is important enough. There is a very expensive book about Yamaha guitars. Maybe someone here has one. Part of the problem is that the brochures and books are typically in Japanese.
You might try PMing the guy early on in this thread from Europe that has an extensive collection.
Good luck with your hunt.
Might be it's the guy you're referring to, but this site has lots of information on Yamaha SGs:
That 500b is Cherry Red Sunburst the colour was available in 2001 I think the 500b was only launched in 1998/9 so yours is 2001.
Sorry just to add that the definitive guide to SGs is a guy called Chris Riddles otherwise known as the Yamahasggeek his old site has gone but he is rapidly rebuilding it here http://www.yamahaforums.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=9411
The other guy you are referring to is Peter aka Buzzard he can be found on the Yamaha forums