Yamaha SG1000.Any one tried one?

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  1. marantz1300

    marantz1300 Member

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    I'm thinking of buying a Sg1000.Have you tried one?Is there any problems to look out for?
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Stratofuzz

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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.
     
  4. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    I have an SG2000 that is a great guitar.
     
  5. bazooka47

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    Isn't that the guitar Carlos played on the "Moonflower" tracks?

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    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.
     
  6. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    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.


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  7. gdomeier

    gdomeier Silver Supporting Member

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    I had a black sg1500. I think that was the model. Killer, but very heavy.
     
  8. 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!
     
  9. bazooka47

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    Hey, that's beautiful! Nice smoky sunburst and not a 'copy' of anything in particular. Has a style of its own.
     
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    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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    I have an SBG 3000. It's like the Les Paul Custom of Yamaha SGs.
     

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