Here in the collection, ” The Beast” , the work horse Yamaha SG, this guitar is like “The SAS/Navy Seal of Electric guitars. This is a 1st issue, near 40-year old Yamaha SG-700, a great electric guitar designed and made in Japan with the famous Yamaha SG-175 and SG-2000 as pedigree. It sports great looks, plays excellently and has enormous tonal range with a tremendous sound and a good solid feel. It is set up nice and low, so it plays light and fluid. This guitar has a lot of mojo and a definite vintage vibe. Solid mahogany body with carved top, fitted with a set neck, rosewood fretboard with split mother of pearl position markers, clean chrome hardware and tuning pegs. The sound is through 2 high output pickups with coil tapping options for that little extra.
The guitar’s serial number does start with the numbers 00 for guitars made in the period 1977-79. Yamaha SG-700 guitars were produced along with the well known SG-2000 and were available in walnut brown and cherry sunburst.