Yamaha SG-3000 (Wine-burst , 2007)

The Yamaha SG-3000, including this 2007 re-issue is no doubt the top of the Yamaha SG line up and an upgrade from the SG-2000 model and 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. Unlike the SG-2000, the SG-3000 does not have a brass sustain block under the bridge and the bridge is a narrower type than the SG-2000 models. The sound of this model is strong, coming  from 2 Spinex 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.  The guitar stands out with the finish topped off with elaborate binding in abalone. It once more demonstrates the Yamaha luthiers’ craftsmanship. The Yamaha SG-3000 is considered by many to be the ultimate SG.