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1982 Yamaha SG800S Standard Vintage Electric Guitar Metallic Blue


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Up for sale, a 1982 Yamaha SG800S in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original gigbag. The little brother of the venerable SG2000 (known as the "Les Paul Killer" for numerous, very good reasons), the SG800S is a well-crafted, soulful, and powerful instrument.

Boasting set-neck construction, a carved 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 woods evident in the sound. Plugged in, the low end is clear, broad, and punchy, while the treble response has a silky, singing quality. Both humbuckers feature individual push/push coil taps too, offering sparkling single coil tonalities. This SG800S weighs 9lbs, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany/maple (T-Cross)
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .845” 1st fret, .910” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, bound, 12” radius
-Frets: Medium jumbo, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Yamaha Japan-stamped

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, Maple
-Pickups: “57.5.7” date stamps on baseplates translate to 57th year of Showa period (1982)
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2 (push/push coil taps) Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Chrome-plated tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar
-Plastics: One-ply cream pickguard, gold reflector knobs with ridged grips

The gloss Metallic Blue finish is bright and vibrant with dense metalflake, framed on top by cream binding. Cosmetic wear is limited to just a few minor dings on the body as a whole, largely relegated to the back and perimeter. The neck profile retains its smooth matching gloss.

A gigbag is included.