Yamaha SG-700 (1977, Walnut Brown)

1st issue, 40+-year old SG-700, a great electric guitar made in Japan with great looks, excellent player with a tremendous sound and a good solid feel, It is set up well so it plays light and fluid with a low action and has a lot of mojo and a definite vintage vibe. The guitar has a solid mahogany wood body with carved top, fitted with a set neck, rosewood fret board with split mother of pearl position markers, clean chrome hardware and tuning pegs. The sound is through 2 high output pickups with coil tapping options for a wide tonal variety.

The guitar’s serial number is embossed in the back of the headstock. Yamaha SG-700 guitars continued to be produced along the well known SG-2000 and were available in 2 colours walnut brown and cherry sunburst.

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“The Beast” – Yamaha SG-700 (1st issue, 1977, Cherry Sunburst)

Posted by Elite Vintage Guitars – The Collection on 21/03/2016Posted in: Yamaha SG-700. Tagged: Yamaha SG-700Leave a comment

Here in the collection, ” The Beast” , the work horse Yamaha SG, this guitar is like “The SAS/Navy Seal of Electric guitars. This is a 1st issue, near 40-year old Yamaha SG-700, a great electric guitar designed and made in Japan with the famous Yamaha SG-175 and SG-2000 as pedigree. It sports great looks, plays excellently and has enormous tonal range  with a tremendous sound and a good solid feel.  It is set up nice and low, so it plays light and fluid. This guitar has a lot of mojo and a definite vintage vibe. Solid mahogany body with carved top, fitted with a set neck, rosewood fretboard with split mother of pearl position markers, clean chrome hardware and tuning pegs. The sound is through 2 high output pickups with coil tapping options for that little extra.

The guitar’s serial number does start with the numbers 00 for guitars made in the period 1977-79. Yamaha SG-700 guitars were produced along with the well known SG-2000 and were available in walnut brown and cherry sunburst.

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