Show me your Yamaha guitars

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Re: Show me your Yamaha guitars

Unread post by Revor » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:07 pm

Here is the RS502T:
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Re: Show me your Yamaha guitars

Unread post by littlebadboy » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:30 am

Revor wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:02 pm
I only have 2: a 2016 RS502T and I have this vintage RGX820Z (bought new-old-stock off Ebay in 2003):
That is a beauty! Gosh! You made me want one too!
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Re: Show me your Yamaha guitars

Unread post by Daviedawg » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:23 am

Since I've been off the grid for a while here is my current Gang of Four: SC400, YSG T1, FZ1000, SF500
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SF500 Sunburst three colour Aug 1978
FZ1000 Black Sharkfin offset vee July 1986
SC400 red transparent 1982
YSG T1 in Trans Red July 1988 or 1989
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Re: Show me your Yamaha guitars

Unread post by MD2005 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:30 pm

This is one of the rare USA-2 guitars I ordered from Yamaha when I was a dealer back in the 90s. It’s a June 95 from the California Custom Shop that’s now closed. It usually came with gold hardware and the Wilkinson VS100 trem and I hated both of those. So, I ordered mine with silver hardware and the Wilkinson VSVG trem, as well as a black humbucker. I always liked the black humbucker look that Yamaha used a lot back in the day. I was told this was one of the first 50 or so guitars made in this series. You can tell it’s an early run guitar by the pick guard screw on the left between the neck and middle pickup. There’s hardly any wood for that screw to catch and it never sat properly. Subsequently, later production runs delete this screw placement. I actually had to add a small block of wood inside the pickup hole so that screw was solidly in place. I had different pickups in it for 20 years but recently put it all back to stock. The bridge is brand new as the old one rusted out pretty bad. This is the only USA-2 in this exact configuration that I’ve ever seen or know about. I like to think of it as a Custom Custom 😁
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Re: Show me your Yamaha guitars

Unread post by balston11 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:04 pm

MD2005 wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:30 pm
This is one of the rare USA-2 guitars I ordered from Yamaha when I was a dealer back in the 90s. It’s a June 95 from the California Custom Shop that’s now closed. It usually came with gold hardware and the Wilkinson VS100 trem and I hated both of those. So, I ordered mine with silver hardware and the Wilkinson VSVG trem, as well as a black humbucker. I always liked the black humbucker look that Yamaha used a lot back in the day. I was told this was one of the first 50 or so guitars made in this series. You can tell it’s an early run guitar by the pick guard screw on the left between the neck and middle pickup. There’s hardly any wood for that screw to catch and it never sat properly. Subsequently, later production runs delete this screw placement. I actually had to add a small block of wood inside the pickup hole so that screw was solidly in place. I had different pickups in it for 20 years but recently put it all back to stock. The bridge is brand new as the old one rusted out pretty bad. This is the only USA-2 in this exact configuration that I’ve ever seen or know about. I like to think of it as a Custom Custom 😁
Great guitar which as you say must be close to unique if not unique and great information too
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Web http://www.alston-family.co.uk for lots of Yamaha and other guitar information
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Re: Show me your Yamaha guitars

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MD2005 wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:30 pm
This is one of the rare USA-2 guitars I ordered from Yamaha when I was a dealer back in the 90s. It’s a June 95 from the California Custom Shop that’s now closed. It usually came with gold hardware and the Wilkinson VS100 trem and I hated both of those. So, I ordered mine with silver hardware and the Wilkinson VSVG trem, as well as a black humbucker. I always liked the black humbucker look that Yamaha used a lot back in the day. I was told this was one of the first 50 or so guitars made in this series. You can tell it’s an early run guitar by the pick guard screw on the left between the neck and middle pickup. There’s hardly any wood for that screw to catch and it never sat properly. Subsequently, later production runs delete this screw placement. I actually had to add a small block of wood inside the pickup hole so that screw was solidly in place. I had different pickups in it for 20 years but recently put it all back to stock. The bridge is brand new as the old one rusted out pretty bad. This is the only USA-2 in this exact configuration that I’ve ever seen or know about. I like to think of it as a Custom Custom 😁
Wow... Just wow...

For some reason, I am attracted to Pacificas. When I was younger back in the 90's I gigged with a cheap Pacifica 112 with an upgraded SD bridge. It was all I could afford.
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Re: Show me your Yamaha guitars

Unread post by MD2005 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:40 am

Thanks. As a dealer I got to play a lot of different guitars back then and I sold a lot of PAC112s because of the price/performance ratio. I actually don't own any inexpensive guitars right now so I’ve been considering buying a new PAC612 to gig with so I’m not out hammering on my USA like I used to back in the day.
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Re: Show me your Yamaha guitars

Unread post by balston11 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:46 am

MD2005
I would like to use your Pacifica info and pictures on my web site are you okay with that?
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Re: Show me your Yamaha guitars

Unread post by MD2005 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:57 am

Absolutely. I wish I had more detailed information for you.
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Re: Show me your Yamaha guitars

Unread post by balston11 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:30 pm

Thanks now on the site
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Re: Show me your Yamaha guitars

Unread post by Dave_H » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:20 am

I am new to the group and new to guitars... sort of. I just bought my first guitar in 50 years. I found a Yamaha EG112C2 on EBay. A pre-Pacifica, Strat type (the serial shows it to be a 1990 custom shop build), at a good price and the bug bit again when I saw it. I was thinking about trying to learn guitar again, anyway.
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Re: Show me your Yamaha guitars

Unread post by Daviedawg » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:05 am

Go for it Dave. Apart from occasional strumming I was off the air for 35 years. Now I spend hours every day playing, modding or sorting having got back via amp building. I will never be Steve Vai but it is great fun.

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Yamahas:
SF500 Sunburst three colour Aug 1978
FZ1000 Black Sharkfin offset vee July 1986
SC400 red transparent 1982
YSG T1 in Trans Red July 1988 or 1989
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