Rare Yamaha SX-800B – “The Devils Head” , 1977, in Black finish
Does anyone know this type of electric guitar or has come across one? A Japanese friend of mine told me that these guitars are quite rare, even in Japan. Initial production started alongside the Yamaha SG range; The Yamaha SX 800B sports 3 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….
There are some indications this type was in use by Tommy Bolin with Deep Purple on “Machinehead” and earlier by Rory Gallagher… For photo’s see: http://www.rorygallagher.com/#/archives/guitars/sx800b
Very Rare guitar, even in Japan. Includes original hard case, Price £1499 ONO.