Apart from the double cutaway Yamaha SGs, Yamaha Corp made some single cutaway SG’s as you can see here; a rare example of a single cutaway Yamaha SG; these guitars were produced during a short period in the early 1970s, in the run up to the famous SG-175 and the later well known SG-2000. This Yamaha SG-85 is the top of the range model of the single cutaway SGs and is built from high quality materials. The finish was simple and the general finishing was either natural wood, dark or light. The guitars are pretty and the translucent varnish allows you to see the beautifully crafted wood surface. The sound of these vintage gems is outstanding with the vintage pick ups.