Yamaha SG-2000 (Cherry Sunburst, 1979)

Here a 1st issue Yamaha SG-2000 in Cherry Sunburst finish from 1979. This early Yamaha SG-2000 model was built from maple and mahogany with a mahogany thru body neck in a so-called “T-cross construction” mode. The fretboard is bound ebony  with mother of pearl/abalone split wing style inlays. Typical weight of these models was around the 4.4 kgs. Hardware was gold plated with a gold stop bar. In order to aid sustain the SG-2000 has a brass sustain block under the bridge.  This search for sustain was a modification to early SG’s based on suggestions from Carlos Santana.  The sound of this model is strong, coming  from 2 Alnico V semi open humbuckers. The electronics are controlled with 2 Amber Speedial 2V/2T Push/Push Coil Tap on tone pots and a 3 way toggler switch.   Guitar is all original and lives in its original lined hard case.