Here a piece of rock history, an example of a genuine pre Carlos Santana Yamaha SG. Prior to the famous Yamaha SG-175 and Yamaha SG-2000, Yamaha Music Corporation produced a series of early Yamaha SG double cutaway prototypes. These were the Yamaha SG-30, 35, 50, 70. In 1974 the phenomenal and relatively successful SG-90 and SG-175 were released. Like these later models, the SG 50 is a light weight early SG with a phenomenal playability and versatile sound. This is a truly great electric guitar with a good solid feel, playing light and fluid and certainly has lots of mojo and a definite vintage vibe.
The guitar has a solid body with a set neck, rosewood fret board with mother of pearl dot position markers and embossed serial number, Chrome Hardware and Tuning pegs. The sound is through Yamaha’s own high output humbucker pickups.
Yamaha SG-50 guitars were made from 1972 till 1974 in translucent red, limited numbers of white and natural wood.