Dating my yamaha guitar
I’ve created this site because I love Yamaha Pacifica guitars–especially the older Pacificas from the mid 90s.
IF I HAVE USED ONE OF YOUR PICTURES AND YOU’D LIKE ME TO REMOVE IT, PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL TAKE IT DOWN IMMEDIATELY.Of all the excellent – and generally unheralded – guitars built by Yamaha over the years, none has achieved quite the legendary status as the Yamaha SG-2000 (SBG-2000), based primarily because of its association early on with Carlos Santana.Most sources cite 1976 as the debut date of this model, however, as usual, there’s more to the story.The First Steps The Yamaha SG actually had its roots in two new solids that debuted in late 1973 – the Natoh mahogany SG-35 and Katsura-wood SG-30.These were bolt-neck guitars with slab bodies in the Yamaha SG shape, reminiscent of a Gibson SG, with small pickguards and twin humbuckers with black plastic covers. The SG-30A was essentially the same as the SG-30, but with a maple body. The SG-50 was similar to the SG-30, but with a glued-in neck with dot inlays and a large, laminated pickguard that went from the upper horn down to the lower bout.
The SG-35 had parallelogram inlays, the SG-30 had dots. The SG-70 was very similar to the SG-50, but had a mahogany body.