Real vintage Yamaha in my collection a 1973, pre 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-70 is a light weight near top of the range, early SG with a phenomenal playability due to the slim neck, and very versatile sound.
This is a great electric guitar with a good solid feel, playing light and fluid and certainly has lots of mojo and a definite vintage vibe. This guitar has a solid mahogany body with a mahogany set neck, rosewood fret board with mother of pearl dot position markers and fingerboard embossed serial number near the 20th fret. Chrome Hardware and Tuning pegs. The sound comes from Yamaha’s own high output humbucker pickups. The guitar looks pretty with its binding nicely aged to a clotted cream colour. Yamaha SG-70 guitars were made from 1973 till 1974 in translucent Black, Natural Wood.