Yamaha SG-2000 (Cherry Sunburst, 1979)

1st issue Yamaha SG-2000 in Cherry Sunburst finish, in excellent condition. A real beauty with its translucent finish and one of the nicer Yamaha SGs in the SG-2000 series. The Sunburst translucent  and shows the underlying mahogany and maple. The history of the SG-2000 is interesting in that it was developed in the 1970s with the input from none less than Carlos Santana. This is a really early SG-2000 as it still has the SG-175 numbering scheme.  Like it’s predecessor, the SG-175, the guitar plays like a dream.

The guitar is very heavy, with a thru body neck, brass sustain plate under the bridge and an ebony fret-board. Unlike the later versions, this model does not have the coil taps as that was a later feature, and can be found on models like the slimmer necked, SG-2000s and SG-1000 and 700. A really great SG, lives in its case.