Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

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Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by frelonvert » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:37 am

I know there is some love on OSG for these old and very well made Yamaha guitars.
Those are lightly offset, so I hope I can post my topic here^^

A year ago, I bought some parts online from the same Japanese seller. My goal was to find the missing ones and give to this guitar all its glory.
But, one years later and with hours of websearching I am still far to the goal.

This is what I’ve got so far…
- 6 period correct tuners and 12 with the same Bottom shape but a little wider (from Yamaha sa Something I think). These could fit with a little tlc.
- Neck+ body good condition but refin in black… the blue is underneath and need to be save !
- The 12 string bridge, which is great.
- Some of the tremolo parts + the trem arm (not on the pictures) but missing the spring !
- The pickup covers (one grey, one yellowish)
- 2 pickguards one yellow the other one more mint.
- The wiring.

Missing :
- 6 tuners
- All the screws and neck plate
- The pickups
- The nut

So apart from searching for a broken sg-3, sg-5 etc… I am not sure what to do^^
So if, by chance, one of you have some spare parts that I am looking for. It would be great !!
And if you want to know more about those guitars (and their reissues) have a look on my blog: screamingyamahas.wordpress.com
Some pictures now:
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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by mgeek » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:48 am

love it! Watching with interest

How are you gonna remove the overpaint?

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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by antisymmetric » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:41 am

That is awesome! Sorry I can't help with parts. Hopefully SuperAxe will chime in with some suggestions.
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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by CorporateDisguise » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:08 am

Thae old yamaha trems are very similar in form and function the a jazzmaster trem. You could probably just pickup a replacment spring from fender and it would most likely fit. Although I'm not a 100% on that. The only thing you'd be missing out on, is that these old yamaha trems have a much softer feel.

Good kuck. I look foward to watching this come back together.

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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by will » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:25 pm

I have some Yamaha knobs and a USSR copy of the Yamaha tremolo that would be good for parts - though shipping to France from the USA might be expensive!

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Post by frelonvert » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:46 am

Hé Will, that would be great, especially for the knobs.
Can I contact you in PM ?
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Post by will » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:16 am

frelonvert wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:46 am
Hé Will, that would be great, especially for the knobs.
Can I contact you in PM ?
Sure - send me a pm!

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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by Steadyriot. » Mon May 11, 2020 6:56 am

Did you ever finish this?
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Post by SignoftheDragon » Mon May 11, 2020 9:38 am

PLEASE.... I want to see this put back together in blue! (always wanted one)

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Post by frelonvert » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:13 pm

Steadyriot. wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 6:56 am
Did you ever finish this?
Nope, not finished... the black paint is a pain in the ass... and I still need parts.
I am not sure what I am going to do with this.
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Post by frelonvert » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:37 pm

The picture is bad but the rescuing job I did was not very good on the headstock... the blue layer is so thin it is a nightmare.
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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by Pacafeliz » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:53 pm

Nah it looks pretty damn Good!!! 👍
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by Steadyriot. » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:22 am

Yeah, looks good to me! You may not get back to factory fresh but it'll have a story to tell for sure!
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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by joeSG100 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:58 am

Looks great, how long did the headstock take to sand down?

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