How often do you find a really as new Yamaha SG-3000, 1984. The Yamaha SG-3000 custom guitar is by far one top quality build guitar. Sporting killer looks and equipped with a great sound whichever way you set the tone/volume pots. It sports a mahogany body with maple cap, a proper thru body neck, ebony fret board, abalone split-wing fret-board position markers, abalone purfling round the binding. Brass plated hardware, Spinex pups with coil tapping option.The guitar is heavy and has lots and lots of sustain. The guitar is a real beauty with the finish in sparkly gold topped off with elaborate binding in abalone. It once more demonstrates the Yamaha luthiers’ craftsmanship with a great appearance, headstock decoration and triple ply black pick-guard. The Yamaha SG-3000 is the ultimate SG, evolved from the renowned Yamaha SG-175 in 1974 which was made famous by musicians such as Carlos Santana, and the later SG-2000 with by guitaristst like Stuart Adamson, Trevor Horn, Al DiMeola, Phil Manzanera and Bob Marley to name but a few. Despite the weight, the guitar is a joy to play. Weight of guitar approx. 4.3 Kgs, neck width at nut approx. 4.4 cm. One of the best of Yamaha SG range
Here the cream of the crop of my SG collection, a Yamaha SBG-3000 guitar, in cream white, in near pristine condition. The Yamaha 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.