YAMAHA SG-2000 IN RED SUNBURST
Produced in their custom shop Yamaha’s SG models have always been about building the finest guitar possible. A fantastic guitar in every way and more than a match for Gibson Les Pauls in playability, sound and build quality.
The SG2000’s classic features, including through-neck, custom Alnico pickups, dual push/push coil taps and under-bridge brass sustain block remain true to Santana’s original sustain-optimising spec while the master-craftsman construction at Yamaha’s Japanese Music Craft workshop ensures the set up and finish are never less than perfect.
This guitar was bought new by me as a collector’s item in 2004 after an A/B test with a couple of Les Pauls. It has never been gigged - home use only. The guitar is all original and is in excellent condition, with no dings, gouges or scratches. It has very minor tarnishing of the gold bridge hardware (see photos) otherwise it would be like new. It plays and sounds superb, just as you'd expect and the individual push-pull coil splits give it a huge tonal range. It is in its original Yamaha case, with Yamaha Manual and tool bag and even the sales tag. I’m selling up as I have returned to acoustic/folk roots and don’t really play electric any more certainly not enough to justify an instrument of this quality.