An example of a rare early Yamaha SX 80, in natural wood finish. It is an unusual guitar which was produced from 1973 to 1978. This SX-80 was the predecessor the better known SX-800 and SX-800B and sports 2 independent single coil, high output pick ups and its tonal variety and range is immense, varying from soulful and clear, to a powerful growl. As a collector of Yamaha SG’s, Studio Lords and Super Combinators (SC’s). It feels like a fusion of the SC and SG. This is a rare guitar and can be seen in some 1975 live footage of Deep Purple with Tommy Bolin. Early Yamaha guitars were provided with a grey Yamaha case with distinctive orange lining.