Yamaha SG-700

Yamaha SG-700 Cherry Sunburst, 1977 ” The Beast”

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.

 

Yamaha SG-700, Walnut Brown, 1977

Here a rare 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 indicating the early model. Absent is also the “Made in Japan” imprint there, however, like the SG175 and the early SG-2000/1000 the Made in Japan label was missing as all Yamaha SG’s were made in Japan at that time. 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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