Yamaha SBG/SG-3000 (1980s, Cream)

From the Time capsule – Here an example of the cream of the crop of my SG collection, A Yamaha SBG-3000 guitar, in near pristine condition. A Prime example of a top quality build guitar. The guitar has killer looks. Cream finished mahogany body with maple cap, a proper thru body neck, ebony fret board, near unfazed abalone split-wing fret-board position markers, abalone purfling round the binding. Brass hardware, Spinex pups with coil tapping.

Like most SGs , this guitar is also quite weighty. The Yamaha SBG-3000 is the ultimate Yamaha SG, evolved from the sought after Yamaha SG-175 in the ’70s made famous by Carlos Santana, and the later SG-2000 by guitarists like Stuart Adamson, Trevor Horn, Al DiMeola, Phil Manzanera and Bob Marley. Despite the weight, the guitar is a joy to play with a lovely low action. Weight of guitar approx. 4.3 Kgs, neck width at nut approx. 4.4 cm.