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1981 Yamaha SG 1000 Electric Guitar Vintage - $975 (oakland piedmont / montclair)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Yamaha
model name / number: SG 1000
Hello and thanks for looking...

I'd swore I wouldn't sell another guitar on craigs that I would regret cause it was a great instrument, unique, and one that I really loved the sound of , in fact I had this post up a couple years ago but pulled it cause I changed my mind about keeping it but now times as they are have to help this fella find a new good home.

Don't let the well loved worn condition of this guy fool ya, there's a reason its been so loved and that's cause it sounds and plays great. The word has gotten out about these Yamaha "Les Paul Killers"of the 70's and 80's and are getting harder to find especially in the US since they were mostly marketed abroad.

Take a look on REVERB.COM for reference but used these go in the range of $1100-1250 without case depending on condition. Mine came to me me missing the original the original case, pick guard, and as fore-mentioned has some "love" in its 40 years of existence and not in pristine cosmetic condition so have priced here accordingly. There is this funky little vintage "Euro trash" hardshell case it came in, nothing to take on tour but definiltey something to get it home in that looks cool I will also include.

This particular guitar spent much of its life in Europe before coming to me about 6 years ago. Since then I've had it professionally set up, checked and cleaned out, replaced a bum pickup switch but everything else is original including the very unique wiring, pots, pickups because when you plug it in you don't want to mess with any mojo that is there.

The pickups for example are some of the fullest HB's I've heard in a long while, can't confirm but many even Alnico 8?..the maple top-mahog body is solidly constructed, the ebony fretboard is fun and fast to play, even-though the hardware is all original and shows signs of natural "relic-ing" absolutely no problems with tuning or buzzing, and the heavy duty 3-piece neck is straight as an arrow with no fretting out.

The big thing to keep in mind with these Yamaha SG's of course is because they were so solidly built in the day to maximize sustain they are on the heavier side especially if you play mostly standing up and coming from say Fender land...but if you are a sit down player or used to rocking out with a standard non-chambered LP then it won't be a big thing (I think it may just be under 10 lbs but balanced)

I found a little history of the Yamaha SG online here:
https://www.vintageguitar.com/1979/yamaha-sg/

Please include name and phone so I know you're a real person.

Thanks for looking.

Tags
Gibson; Les Paul; SG; Fender; PRS; electric guitar; Schecter; Ibanez; Marshall

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