Yamaha SG-2000 (Red, 1976)

Latest SG-2000 to my collection, a 1976 1st issue Yamaha SG-2000 in Dark Red finish, in excellent condition. A real beauty with its translucent finish and one of the nicest Yamaha SGs, this is a great example of the earliest Yamaha SG-2000. 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. Like it’s predecessor, the SG-175, the guitar plays like a dream, light and fluid, and has been set up with very low action.

The guitar is quite heavy, with a thru body neck, brass sustain plate under the bridge and an ebony fret-board. It is a very pretty guitar, although there are some water and tear marks. This model does not have the original coil taps as that was a later feature.