Yamaha Studio Lord SL-700 Custom, the 1970’s top of the range version of Japanese Yamaha Les Paul model, these guitars were produced during the 1970’s till the early 1980s, along the well known Yamaha SG range,
This Yamaha SL-700 Custom was produced in Yamaha’s Matsumoku’s guitar factory and was deemed one of the top types of the Les Paul (SL/LP) range. The guitar sports a solid mahogany body, fitted with a set neck, gold hardware, dual metal covered Yamaha Hum-buckers, giving off a beatific full sound. Also there is a factory fitted cool split option with push push tone pots. . The guitar body has adopted a greenish, faded ebony hue, due to aging giving it lots of mojo and a definite vintage feel. Added to that is the cream yellow double binding, normally only seen on high end guitars. The guitar is furthermore decorated with real mother of pearl fret markers and triple binding front and back that has beautifully aged to a cream yellow hue.
Studio Lords were much more than Yamaha’s Les Paul copies, these were solid quality guitars built from quality wood and materials. The Yamaha Les Paul models were produced with two main types, the Lord Players (LP’s) and the Studio Lords (SL).