Yamaha SG-1600 (Wineburst, 1985)

Here another example of the rare Yamaha SG-1600 in translucent wine burst finish, in near good overall condition. The only flaw is the aesthetic clouding of the finish which is a reaction of the paint with the moisture in the wood, a process which is accelerated with UV light such as string sunlight and very common to the 1980s SG range.  The SG-1600 is an upgrade from the SG-1000 and early SG-1500 model and built from maple and mahogany with a mahogany set neck. The fretboard is bound rosewood with mother of pearl/abalone  split wing style inlays. Typical weight of these models was around the 4.2 kgs. The sound of these vintage gems is outstanding, produced by a straight 2 tone/2 vol arrangement with a coil tapping option and a 3-way pick up selector switch. Hardware was gold plated with a gold stop bar. The sound of this model is full, produced from 2 Spinex covered humbuckers, which have a strong presence, ideal for rock and rhythm.  Guitar is all original and lives in its original lined hard case.