Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by eggwheat » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:56 am

OffYourFace wrote:I gotta say that I'm really digging the SG-50 and SG-70 models.
The SG-35 is really nice...this has been on eBay for months...no idea why, they are great. An upmarket version of the SG30 and the SG50 with a mahogany body and block markers.
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Post by andy_tchp » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:04 am

^ Nice! Love the silver 'swoosh' on the pickguard.
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by PJazzmaster » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:45 am

someone needs to buy this thing:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970s-Yamaha-SG ... 25acdc1d85" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by OffYourFace » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:30 pm

PJazzmaster wrote:someone needs to buy this thing:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970s-Yamaha-SG" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... 25acdc1d85

SG-80T is where it's at for those... JM style tremolo!

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Post by stevejamsecono » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:05 am

I'm supremely glad to see how much this thread has taken off. Spreadin' the Yammy love.

I actually have my eyes on this beast right now. The burst and wear on it just look too good:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1983-Yamaha-SG1 ... 33a4fc1085

That being said, I've been battling Strat GAS lately, so it might have to wait? Uh oh.. :fp:
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Post by dezb1 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:58 am

Nice! That has plenty of John McGeoch vibes...

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Post by øøøøøøø » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:57 pm

11 years ago I had an amazing all black SG-1500. It was the shit. I got it for 250 bucks in a pawn shop, and I was like "damn, this guitar is badass."

I sold it almost right away to help put together funds for my wife's engagement ring. But damn, it was an awesome guitar. I wish I still had it.

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Post by stevejamsecono » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:24 pm

Likely the fate of many a Yamaha SG. Sighhhh...
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by eggwheat » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:55 am

I posted this pic of his guitar on the John McGeoch RIP page on Facebook(run by his daughter).

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And here it is in the masters hands(circa 1979) :)

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Post by JAGJazz » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:55 am

eggwheat wrote:I posted this pic of his guitar on the John McGeoch RIP page on Facebook(run by his daughter).
Thank you for posting!

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Post by dezb1 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:35 am

In the (extensive) list of my countrymen that sported these back in the day McGeoch is top and it's a quality list.

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Post by JAGJazz » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:05 am

I'm very excited to receive my '81 CherryBurst SG1000 soon. I've been wanting one for a long time, thanks to Mr. McGeoch.

I'm sure everyone's well aware of it, but for future reference I thought I'd post a link to this excellent resource:

http://yamahasggeek.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by dezb1 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:17 am

JAGJazz wrote:I'm very excited to receive my '81 CherryBurst SG1000 soon. I've been wanting one for a long time, thanks to Mr. McGeoch.

I'm sure everyone's well aware of it, but for future reference I thought I'd post a link to this excellent resource:

http://yamahasggeek.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I sent the Geek a couple of pics and measurements of my 800s as it would appear info on them is quite scarce.

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by JAGJazz » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:53 pm

JAGJazz wrote:I'm sure everyone's well aware of it, but for future reference I thought I'd post a link to this excellent resource:

http://yamahasggeek.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I just found this site, also with good information:

http://www.yamahaguitars.nl" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by stevejamsecono » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:33 pm

Both great websites. I'm glad other people out there are spreading the word a little. I'm sure they'll all be prohibitively expensive within a year.

I've actually been looking at SGB200s lately, as I need a lightish backup guitar for my SL650. That might end up being my first SG just out of practicality. I break a lot of strings, you see...
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