Yamaha SL-400s (1979, Tobacco Sunburst)

Here a vintage 1979 Yamaha Studio Lord, SL-400s, good example of a Japanese Yamaha Les Paul pre lawsuit models produced during the 1970s and early 1980s, alongside the well known SG-range. This Yamaha SL is the entry level of the Yamaha Les Paul models and together with the SL-380 model, was the only bolt on neck model from the series. This model fell in the category of Yamaha guitars that was produced to emulate the Gibson Les Paul model and are now commonly know as “Lawsuit” guitars. This being the entry level model doesn’t mean it’s a poor guitar, in fact it quite matches their Gibson counterparts. The guitar sports a solid body, fitted with a bolted neck, chrome hardware, dual Yamaha Humbuckers. The guitar body is decorated with mother of pearl fret markers and cream coloured binding that has nicely aged to a creamy hue. Guitar has seen some use and has acquired some minor scratches and general wear, adding to the character of the instrument and giving it an attractive patina and clear mojo. Tone and Vol knobs have been changed. Weight of guitar approx. 3.8 Kgs, neck width at nut approx. 4.4 cm.