Up for sale, a 1983 Yamaha SG1000-24 in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtag. The little brother of the venerable SG2000 (known as the "Les Paul Killer" for numerous, very good reasons), the SG1000-24 is an incredibly well-crafted, soulful, and powerful-sounding instrument. A rare variant of the 1000-tier SG model, this Yamaha boasts a full 24 fret range as opposed to the much more common 22!
The SG1000-24 features set-neck construction, a carved two-piece maple top, solid mahogany body, and slab ebony fingerboard, utilizing Gibson's tried and true Custom-tier tonewood combination to great effect. Yamaha also used a three-piece laminated 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 tone woods evident in the sound. This SG1000-24 weighs 9lbs 2oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 11-48 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The neck has a slender and fast-feeling C-shaped profile carve with just enough roundness in the shoulders, measuring .800" deep at the 1st fret and .860" at the 12th. The ebony fretboard features meticulously inlaid split pearloid triangles and stock medium jumbo frets which have their full factory height, showing light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-11. The guitar plays well in all registers with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is 24 3/4“, and the nut measures 1 11/16“ wide. On the headstock, the original Yamaha-stamped gold Grover-esque tuners turn very smoothly and hold pitch well with clean gold plating.
All of the electronics work as they should, with a three-way pickup selector switch and individual Volume and Tone knobs governing the stock pickups. Both pickups feature push/push coil splits for true single coil operation too. The humbuckers have original date stamps on their baseplates that translate to the 58th year of the Showa period (1983). Yamaha even made special versions of the Gibson reflector cap knob style, with ridges around the edges that make the knobs easier to grasp and roll with your finger for quick swells and tone adjustments. The original bridge and lyre-embossed stoptail are intact, showing wear through the gold plating. The original finish is a dark and saturated Wine Red, exhibiting some of the light cloudiness in the finish common with many vintage Yamahas, extending across both the body and neck. Wear is otherwise limited to light pick scuffing on the treble side of the strum path and a few minor dings and finish scuffs on the back.
The original form fit case with gold plush interior is included, along with the original hangtag.