Up for sale, a 2014 Yamaha SG1820A in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and factory paperwork. A direct descendent of the original SG line introduced in the '70s, this modern iteration is worthy of the "Les Paul Killer" legacy, boasting impeccable Japanese fit and finish work. Created in conjunction with heavy metal juggernauts Mastodon, the SG1820A is loaded with the original EMG humbucker pair, with an EMG 81 in the bridge position and an EMG 85 at the neck. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the EMG 81 was designed for optimal note detail, enhanced high end cut, and fluid sustain. The neck position 85 is an alnico magnet design yielding a muscular growl and smooth lead tones applicable to everything from the blues to the most extreme metal. This Yamaha weighs 9lbs 12oz with a rich natural acoustic tone and near endless sustain, emblematic of the tonewood pairing of a carved maple top and solid mahogany body. We've had this Yamaha professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The three-piece mahogany neck has a medium C profile carve at the nut with round shoulders in every register and notable heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .825" deep at the 1st fret and .995" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard boats perfect medium jumbo frets, playing effortlessly up the 24 3/4" scale with a straight neck and responsive truss rod. The nut measures 1 11/16" in width, and the headstock features black chrome Grover Rotomatic tuning machines.
All of the electronics function as intended, with a traditional control array including dedicated Volume and Tone knobs for each humbucker with full-size pots. The black chrome hardware shows just a touch of patina, and cosmetic wear on the SilverBurst high gloss finish is limited to just a few light finish scratches in the clear coat and tiny nicks on the back. The neck profile is flawless.
The original Yamaha form-fit hardshell case with plush interior is included, along with the original factory paperwork and warranty card.