Yamaha have had a longstanding pedigree in the world of musical instruments, with their 1970s and '80s Japanese made guitars often regarded as some of the best to come out of the 'lawsuit era.' This 1981 Yamaha SG 2000 is a fantastic example of exactly that, with a build quality and tone that would rival any of its American made competitors of the time. The SG 2000 was one of two double cutaway electric guitars produced by Yamaha in Japan from 1976 onwards, and was the more deluxe model of the two, most famously seen in the hand of Carlos Santana. This guitar features a limited edition 'Deep Purple' finish, supposedly offered in a limited run of 600 guitars at the time. Constructed from a solid mahogany body & neck with a maple top and ebony fretboard, the SG2000 takes influence from the Gibson solid body models of the time, and feels every bit as well built and solid. The body is fitted with a pair of vintage voiced alnico humbuckers, and the guitar is finished with pearl fretboard inlays, gold hardware and body and neck binding.
This guitar is in very good condition with some minor signs of play wear on the back and front of the body. There is no real lacquer checking as such, but the clear lacquer on the front of the headstock has greened slightly. The Deep Purple finish is still nice and vibrant, and the frets have plenty of life. This guitar is internally and externally original, and includes its original case.
This guitar has been given a full service by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty and its original Yamaha hard case.