1st issue Yamaha SBG-2000 in Dark Green finish, in excellent condition. A real beauty with its translucent dark green finish and one of the nicest Yamaha SGs in the 2000 series. The green is quite dark, and looks almost black. The history of the SG-2000 is interesting in that it was developed in the 1970s with the input from none less than Carlos Santana. Like it’s predecessor, the SG-175, the guitar plays like a dream.
The guitar is quite heavy, with a thru body neck, brass sustain plate under the bridge and an ebony fret-board. It is a very pretty guitar. This model is kitted out with coil taps, giving it enormous tonal range. Despite not common on early Yamaha SG-2000 , coil taps are commonplace in later SGs, and can be found on models like the slimmer necked, SG-2000s. A really great SG, lives in its case.