Yamaha SG-3000 (1983, Cream)

Here an example of the cream of the crop of my SG collection, A Yamaha SBG-3000 guitar. Prime example of a top quality build guitar. Sporting killer looks and equipped with a great sound whichever way you set the tone/volume pots. It sports a mahogany body with maple cap, a proper thru body neck, ebony fret board, abalone split-wing fret-board position markers, abalone purfling round the binding. Brass hardware, Spinex pups with coil tapping option.

The guitar is heavy and has lots and lots of sustain. The guitar is a real beauty with the cream finished off with elaborate binding in abalone. It once more demonstrates the Yamaha luthiers’ craftsmanship with a great appearance, headstock decoration and triple ply black pick-guard, which was never fitted.

The Yamaha SBG-3000 is the ultimate Yamaha SG, evolved from the renowned Yamaha SG-175 in 1974 which was made famous by musicians such as Carlos Santana, and the later SG-2000 with by guitaristst like Stuart Adamson, Trevor Horn, Al DiMeola, Phil Manzanera and Bob Marley to name but a few. Despite the weight, the guitar is a joy to play with a lovely low action. Weight of guitar approx. 4.3 Kgs, neck width at nut approx. 4.4 cm.