The Yamaha SG-70 , is a predecessor and little brother of the Yamaha SG-175, another little piece of rock history, an example of the pre Carlos Santana Yamaha SG. Prior to the famous Yamaha SG-175 and Yamaha SG-2000, Yamaha Music Corporation produced a series of early Yamaha SG double cutaway prototypes.
These were the Yamaha SG-30, 35, 50, 70. In 1974 the phenomenal and relatively successful SG-90 and SG-175 were released. Here is a rare example of the SG-70, with a phenomenal playability through the slim and fast neck and versatile sound. The guitar has a solid mahogany body with a set neck, rosewood fret board with mother of pearl dot position markers and embossed serial number, Chrome Hardware and Tuning pegs. The sound is through 2 Yamaha pick ups. The guitar has aged nicely with its binding nicely faded to a clotted creamy colour. Yamaha SG-70 guitars were made from 1974 till 1975 in translucent Black, and Red and Natural Wood.