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1982 Yamaha SG1000 Vintage Electric Guitar Black w/ Case, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1982 Yamaha SG1000 in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. The little brother of the venerable SG2000 (known as the "Les Paul Killer" for numerous, very good reasons), the SG1000 is a well-crafted, soulful, and powerful-sounding instrument. Boasting set-neck construction, a carved two-piece maple top, and solid mahogany body, this Yamaha takes Gibson's tried and true tonewood combination and utilizes it to great effect. Yamaha also used a three-piece neck for this model with two pieces of mahogany paired with a central maple section, patented as the T-Cross System. This not only improves the stability of the neck, but also adds to the tonal complexity, with features of both tonewoods evident in the sound.

The humbuckers are detailed and punchy with great harmonic complexity, and these pickups feature dedicated push/push coil splits on the Tone pots. Weighing 9lbs 6oz, this SG1000 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple/Mahogany “T-Cross”
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .850” 1st fret, .925” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Ebony, 14” radius, pearloid split-triangle inlays
-Frets: Medium jumbo, faint wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, replacement
-Tuners: Yamaha Japan-branded, gold-plated

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, Maple
-Pickups: “57.6.23” date stamps on pickup baseplates translate to 57th year of Showa period (1982)
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2 (push/push coil taps), Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Adjusto-matic bridge, lyre-embossed stopbar
-Plastics: Gold reflector knobs with ridged grips, Two-ply black pickguard

The gloss Black finish is framed multi-ply binding, and there is extensive cloudiness in the clear coat across the body (very common with vintage Yamaha instruments). Cosmetic wear includes faint scuffing on top along the pick path, light buckle rash central to the back, and a number of minor dings and finish scratches on the body as a whole, primarily concentrated along the lower bout perimeter and on the back. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss, also with cloudiness in the clear coat, and there are a few shallow nicks along the profile length that don't distract the palm while fretting.

The original black tolex hardshell case with green plush interior is included.