Another guitar from the 1974, pre Santana Yamaha era. This SG was produced before 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-70 is a light weight near top of the range, 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. The guitar is pretty with its binding nicely aged to a clotted creamy colour. Yamaha SG-70 guitars were made from 1973 till 1974 in translucent Black, Natural Wood.