Yamaha SG-1600 (Wine-burst, 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. Of all the set neck type Yamaha SGs, this is a guitar in the top of the range. The SG-1600 is an upgrade from the SG-1000 and early SG-1500 model in the shape of Spinex high output Pick ups. This guitar is a real gem, ebony fingerboard inlaid with real abalone fret markers. The guitar itself plays like a dream, light and fluid, and has been set up with a nice low action. The guitar is in real good condition with no scratches or dents, only some tarnishing of the brass hardware creating a nice patina and giving the guitar ounces of mojo.  The guitar is quite heavy, and this particular model is also kitted out with coil taps, giving an enormous tonal range and variation. The guitar lives in with original case.  Weight of guitar approx. 4.4 Kgs, neck width at nut approx. 4.2 cm.