Oh Yeah, I have this early '80s SSC-500 (just a SUPER nice guitar) and have owned a Yamaha LLX-16 A/E that I sold due to Medical issues (Cancer), and it was causing SERIOUS pain when playing it,...I really like the way the yamaha sounds... Its crazy. That it has so much resonation. I can't seem to put it down. The 51 plays great too but its lacking in the pickups. Might replace them. Then again, this is just day one.