Yamaha SL-450s (Tobacco Sunburst, 1981)

Here another guitar, considered part of Yamaha’s Gibson Lawsuit era line up. Here we here have a midrange range Yamaha SL-450s Studio Lord, the Japanese Yamaha version of the Gibson Les Paul model. These guitars were produced during the 1970s and early 1980s. These guitars either had the “Gibson” open book headstock shape, more common to the Lord Player series, or the more  common Yamaha headstock of the Studio Lord range, as found on the SGs. This model has a mahogany body, maple cap and rosewood fingerboard with a set neck. The maple cap has a nice flame appearance to it and oozes quality.  The guitar has been used and may have some genuine play wear and patina to the nickel hardware. However, that all adds to the character.