Here a Yamaha SG-3000s in metallic gold, finish made in 1985. The Yamaha SG-3000s, alike the SG-3000 is the top of the Yamaha SG line up and an upgrade from the SG-2000 model and built from maple and mahogany with a mahogany thru body neck in a so-called “T-cross construction” mode. The fretboard is bound ebony with mother of pearl/abalone split wing style inlays. Typical weight of these models was around the 4.4 kgs. Hardware was gold plated with a gold stop bar. Unlike the SG-2000, the SG-3000 does not have a brass sustain block under the bridge and the bridge is a narrower type than the SG-2000 models. The sound of this model is strong, coming from 2 open humbuckers. The electronics are controlled with 2 Amber Speedial 2V/2T Push/Push Coil Tap on tone pots and a 3 way toggler switch. The guitar stands out with the finish topped off with elaborate binding in abalone. It once more demonstrates the Yamaha luthiers’ craftsmanship. The Yamaha SG-3000 is considered by many to be the ultimate SG.
Beautiful example of a fine instrument. I have a black 3000s, which is also from the mid 80’s, along with an SG200 – are you able to give some assistance in relation to dating these instruments. There seems to be some conflicting information around? Thanks for posting !
Hi Marty, can you email me the pics of the instrument and especially the back of headstock on firstname.lastname@example.org, also for confirmation can you lift one of the pick ups and let me know the printed text and number….if you see a number 59 it is 1984, if you see 49.. it is 1974 etc…. if your Sg-3000s is 1984 it should have. A59,if it’s 1983 it will have a 58 listed on the pick up…cheers J