Yamaha SG-1000XU (Red/White, 1984)

Here a rarity, a Yamaha SG-1000XU, a factory issued modified Yamaha SG-1000 from 1984. 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 Rocking Magic tremolo system. Coil tapping options are part of the spec and unlike the 1300T, it has 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-1300 T with a arrow shaped head stock. Guitar lives in its shaped lined hard case.