NGD: It ain't pretty...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Mudder, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Mudder

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    But it's the one I'll take home. 1980 MIJ Yamaha SL800S. Except for one volume knob being cracked it's in great shape. Great player, solid mahogany w/maple cap, rosewood board, the finish work is excellent. Pickups are stock Yamaha and have a great vintage tone. Tone pots push/pull to split each pickup, when the switch is in the middle the neck volume acts as a master volume control with a sweep control between 3-7, really a neat control.

    All in all a killer guitar. It's pretty heavy but that helps get great LP type tones. And a steal of a deal too. Under $500 shipped w/hard case.

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    operanonverba Silver Supporting Member

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    Man- give her a break! She's beautiful! Love those MIJ Les Pauls and the studio Lords were a great value. Rather have her than a lot of other crap floating around. Good deal as well. Sometimes the homelier gals work harder! [​IMG]
     
  4. Mickey Shane

    Mickey Shane apolitical Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I'm digging on her looks too! But that neck volume pot working with the both pickups on set up is what really caught my eye. I need that for my '78 LP Custom. Maybe I can Google up a schematic.
     
  5. Mudder

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    It's not that she's ugly, in fact the more I play the more I love it. It's just not a pretty piece of wood on top.

    Absolutely a great guitar. I've been watching Grecos, Tokai, Burny, Edwards, etc waiting for a deal to come around and it seems a lot of people are thinking the same.

    I've never run into this wiring scheme for the volume pot. I'm not sure how it works, but I could take the back plate off and get a picture if anyone is interested.
     
  6. Mickey Shane

    Mickey Shane apolitical Silver Supporting Member

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    I would like to see under the cover. I just searched over in the Guit Tech folder, but didn't find anything there. My LP is getting dusty because I play my Strat and Jr, each with a single volume control.
     
  7. Tramp

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    I too think she's a looker. But even if she weren't, how often while ripping a solo do you look down at your guitar and say how beautiful it is? With one very significant exception, every looker guitar I've ever owned is now gone. :AOK
     
  8. Todd Lynch

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    Dig: Studio Lord. Nice pc/congrats.
     
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    Great score and congrats.
     

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