Here a bit of rock history, an example of an early pre Carlos Santana Yamaha SG from 1972, the earliest Yamaha Double Cutaway SG. Prior to the famous Yamaha SG175 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 SG-90 and SG-175 were released. Like these later models, the SG-30 is a light weight early SG with a phenomenal playability and versatile sound. This is a truly great electric guitar with a good solid feel, plays light and fluid with lots of mojo and a definite vintage vibe.
The guitar has a solid Japanese Katsura wood body with a 4-bolted neck, rosewood fret board with mother of pearl dot position markers, Chrome Hardware and Tuning pegs. The sound is through Yamaha’s own pickups. Yamaha SG-30 guitars were made from 1972 till 1974 in either translucent red, or natural wood.