Yamaha SG-1000XU (Red/White, 1985)

Rare Yamaha SG-1000XU, 1985

Here a rarity the Yamaha SG-1000XU, a factory issued modified Yamaha SG-1000. One of a very few with a arrow-shaped headstock instead of the open book shaped. Apparently this was a limited release issue and seems to be associated with a tv series for youngsters in Japan in the 1980s. The guitar plays very much like the Yamaha Sg-1300T and is equipped with pretty much the same trem system. Coil tapping options are part of the spec and it has the 2 vol 2 tone control systems common on a standard SG-1000. The neck however, is set flush with the body almost resembling an SG-2000 with out the thru neck or brass block under the bridge.