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Yamaha SG1000.Any one tried one?

Custom50

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I used to take lessons long ago, longer than i'd care to admit, and the guy who taught me owned 2 of them.

I think one was a 700 though, but both of them played and sounded absolutely excellent as I recall.

He swore by them. He sold Les Pauls and Sg's but kept those two Yamahas. I remember him telling me he owned a few Kramers in the 80s but ended up selling those too. His main Yamaha went through like 3 refrets or something crazy.

Like I said, that was a while ago, but I'd be willing to bet he's still got those old yamahas kicking around.
 

Stratofuzz

Silver Supporting Member
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Had one for years, sold it when I was unemployed last year. No problems here; played very well, sounded great, and it split coils very well too.
 

bazooka47

Gold Supporting Member
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860
Isn't that the guitar Carlos played on the "Moonflower" tracks?



My favorite work (and tone) from Santana.

The only potential negative I have heard about these guitars over the years is that some of them tend to be on the heavy side. Otherwise, they seem to be tone machines.
 

wingwalker

Fuzzy Guitars
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6,785
Thats the one!

Here is mine, this is a late 70's SG2000 and it is a little on the heavy side but all in all it's a great guitar.







 

gdomeier

Gold Supporting Member
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I had a black sg1500. I think that was the model. Killer, but very heavy.
 

d1dsj

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Great guitars whether it be a 500,700,800,1000,1500,2000,2100 or 3000. Funnily enough I compared my mates LP custom against my SG and the LP was heavier... nothing that a good 3" Levi's or similar strap can't overcome!
 

bazooka47

Gold Supporting Member
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860
Thats the one!

Here is mine, this is a late 70's SG2000 and it is a little on the heavy side but all in all it's a great guitar.







Hey, that's beautiful! Nice smoky sunburst and not a 'copy' of anything in particular. Has a style of its own.
 

Mcclassic

Member
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798
Great guitars, I have one of the very rare SG1600 from mid 80's that is close to a SG-2000, these were produced only for a couple of years.

The tone and playability of those Yamaha is really good and the construction with a very good quality.
 




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