|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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