My YAMAHA SC300-T Guitar -- Any input is appreciated!

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Rollie Fingers
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My YAMAHA SC300-T Guitar -- Any input is appreciated!

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I bought this guitar a few years back for $180 off somebody on Ebay. I just got it out of the attic and am taking a fresh look at today.

I really do love the body style of this guitar and am thinking about restoring it possibly (there are tons of dings, scratches, though, zero cracks thankfully).

It looks like the guy who had it before me put a new Pacifica neck on it, and made his own pick guard for it. Also, he put a Wilkinson bridge on it, Sperzel locking tuners, and am not sure what the pickups are. Does anybody recognize the pickups he put on this guitar?

Does anybody know anything about these guitars? All I can find online is that they were surf guitars made in Japan in 80's. Any links or information is super appreciated!

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Re: My YAMAHA SC300-T Guitar -- Any input is appreciated!

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Looks like a SC300-T body indeed.

The SC300-T was an export model guitar made in 1982/1983.

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Am I mistaken or does the neck PU in your guitar looks like a tele bridge PU?

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Re: My YAMAHA SC300-T Guitar -- Any input is appreciated!

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Mimasu wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:01 pm Looks like a SC300-T body indeed.

The SC300-T was an export model guitar made in 1982/1983.


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Thanks Leon, I just saw your post. Thanks for the info and that late promo pic! I didn't know any of that. I was born in 83' which could possibly explain the affinity I have w this guitar. The SC300-T has a different look to them but not too funky looking - I might try to grab another one at a certain point.
Mimasu wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:01 pm
Am I mistaken or does the neck PU in your guitar looks like a tele bridge PU?

Leon
I took this guitar into a local guy that builds guitars and he took everything apart. Firstly, that single coil neck PU that does look like a Tele bride PU is a no name. The humbucker has "3M" stamped on it, like the tape company:
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Re: My YAMAHA SC300-T Guitar -- Any input is appreciated!

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The guy who had this guitar before me also chiselled away at the body like a lumber jack, not sure why he drilled these holes:
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So the guy working on the guitar put a piece of maple cross ways to strengthen it a little:
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He also made a way better looking black 4 ply pick guard for it...was so stoked when I saw this:
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