Yamaha SBG 3000 w OHSC SBG3000 Custom
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-10-06)
Price : US $1,900.
This is a truly stunning piece of guitar craft from one of the best builders of production musical instruments on the planet. I have long been a fan of the Yamaha brand and own several of their instruments, and this is a great example of what they can do when they decide to make a guitar that can compete with the best. I assume that anyone looking at this auction is familiar with the motivation behind the creation of the SBG3000, so I will not delve into that but will provide the following link that describes the evolution of the Yamaha solid-body SG series with a brief quote regarding the SG/SBG3000:
The big news for ’82 was the introduction of a new deluxe SG, the SG/SBG-3000, also called the SG-3000 Custom. In Japan, this model was also called the Professional, which was engraved on the pickguard.
This guitar looked like a fancy SBG-2000 with gold-plated hardware, but it also sported significant differences. The SBG-3000 was still neck-through, with the mahogany/maple/mahogany laminated neck. The headstock inlays were the same, as were the mother-of-pearl split-wing inlays on a bound ebony ’board.
One major difference in construction was the use of solid mahogany for the wings. Others included a smaller finetune bridge and lack of a sustain plate. The SBG-3000 also had new Precise Torque tuners, with a 15:1 gear ratio and a set screw on the button that let you adjust the tension to your taste.
Most noticeable was the addition of Mexican abalone pur
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-10-06)
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Any interest in selling the SG3000? Thanks - Rick