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1985 Yamaha SBG1200 SOLD

April 24, 2013
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Comments Here’s a very clean 1985 Yamaha SBG1200. Featuring a mahogany body with maple cap, and a maple neck (similar to Gibson Les Paul construction at the time), this is a seriously good guitar.

The SBG1200 was produced during 1984 and 1985.

Yamaha built a range of solidbody electrics from the 1970′s and achieved some success with them, though not as much as with their acoustic line. A number of prominent players were seen with the higher end models, including Carlos Santana and more recently, John Frusciante.

Many of the higher-end Yamaha solidbody models featured a ‘neck through’ construction where the neck block forms the center core of the body. The SBG models however used a more standard set-neck design, though the joint is very comfortably contoured.

This example is in very good condition with only minor wear and all original parts.

Serial Number KZ1L197, built during 1985.
Pricing $999.99 CAD with original hardshell case.
Neck Maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard; split pyramid position markers in faux mother of pearl. Bound head with Yamaha logo and decoration inlaid in faux mother of pearl. 24.75 inch scale length.
Frets Original medium jumbo frets with minor wear.
Body Mahogany double (symmetrical) cutaway body with carved maple cap. Creme binding around the top.
Finish Original gloss black poly finish in good condition; a few pressure marks (jean rivet rash perhaps) on the back, minor superficial scratching on the top.
Hardware/electronics All original hardware (except strings). Gold plating, with some wear on the places hands rest; the two Alnico V pickups as stock do not have covers. Original adjustable bridge and stop tailpiece. Two pickups, pickup selector, individual volume and tone controls plus the two tone controls are push-pull to act as coil tap switches.
Playability/Action Plays quite well and comfortably as is.
Case Original hardshell case included.

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