Superb example of a true vintage 1981 Yamaha SG1000, well deserving of its reputation as the "Les Paul Killer".
With a good setup, such as this one, you'd be hard pressed to find any guitar that plays as well with a slick low action....if that's not to your taste just raise the bridge !
What makes this one special for both a player and collector is that it comes with the original hard case, original truss rod tool, original polishing cloth, original leather strap and 3 original Yamaha brochures - I've never seen another that has everything with it.
The guitar is stock except for the strap buttons which have been replaced by Schaller straplocks, probably a good idea as the guitar weighs 4.2kgs/9.25ibs.
The top and neck are very clean with few marks, although the back has a few more marks and the lower bout has a number of marks where the guitar has clearly been in contact with some hard surfaces, having said that it's not bad really and there is no sign of any clouding to the finish which can be an issue with some Yamaha SGs. There are 3 small screw holes on the bottom, back and upper horn where a previous owner has tried different strap button placements - each to their own, I think Yamaha got it right with the original positioning, which is where the straplocks currently reside.
The pickups have push / push coil taps on the tone pots and the tone pots operate normally upto around number 9, roll up to 10 and it becomes a no load pot completely bypassing the tone pot and sending the full raw power of the pickup to the output - it's subtle but a really useful feature.
Collection, hand delivery or partway meet ( within reason ) from North Lincolnshire - £1250 by bank transfer
Hand Delivery or partway meet ( within reason ) - £1300 by bank transfer