SA-5

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SA-5

Unread post by TheSupposedStringMeister » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:29 am

Nice blonde SA-5 in Berlin. Asking too much though...

https://reverb.com/item/7538878-vintage ... on-strings

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Unread post by balston11 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:43 am

But what a beautiful guitar in great condition
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Re: SA-5

Unread post by NYGeorge » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:50 pm

Really nice guitar. As to the price I guess that's a matter of perspective.
I have a red one in nearly mint shape and I paid I think 900 for it a few years ago. Came with a good case and nice old strap. It plays great.
Now if you were to price the Gibson equivalent how much more would you pay for the name on the headstock and no significant difference in quality?
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Re: SA-5

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:08 pm

Almost pristine, just a tuning machine cover missing. ((i))
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Re: SA-5

Unread post by TheSupposedStringMeister » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:50 am

Buzzard wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:08 pm
Almost pristine, just a tuning machine cover missing. ((i))
I have a few of those spare, should put them on ebay for outrageous amounts :lol:
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Re: SA-5

Unread post by balston11 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:58 am

Why not Sean lots of people put guitars on Ebay or Reverb for ridiculous price snag is nobody buys them. Right now there's a 1964 Burns double six on Reverb for over £15,000 admittedly a rare colour but right next to it is the same model but a 63 for £3500 and that's overpriced
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Unread post by TheSupposedStringMeister » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:07 am

Here a few photos of my SA-5

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Re: SA-5

Unread post by balston11 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:31 pm

Great looking guitar Sean
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Re: SA-5

Unread post by JDZ » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:27 pm

That's a beautiful guitar
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Re: SA-5

Unread post by NYGeorge » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:11 pm

As requested here is my SA 5


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Re: SA-5

Unread post by hypercarrots » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:47 pm

I was surprised to find there are two versions of those knobs. The early ones were set screw and the black part is metal. Later they changed it to plastic and they were push on.
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Re: SA-5

Unread post by TheSupposedStringMeister » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:18 pm

NYGeorge wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:11 pm
As requested here is my SA 5


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By George that is blimmin nice too! I note our serial numbers are only 5 apart! The only non original thing I see on yours are the 2 screws on the pickguard.

What string size do you use?

All I want now is a blonde SA-5...
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Re: SA-5

Unread post by TheSupposedStringMeister » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:21 pm

hypercarrots wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:47 pm
I was surprised to find there are two versions of those knobs. The early ones were set screw and the black part is metal. Later they changed it to plastic and they were push on.
As I said, IMO the SA-5 was build to a higher spec/quality instrument... You will also find this reflected in their hard shell cases...
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Re: SA-5

Unread post by NYGeorge » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:32 pm

Man now it's a memory test. I'm sure the E is a 10 but beyond that I would be guessing.
Yes the blond is sweet but,strangely enough I want a green one.
I know you said the SA 5 is better but is it possible that the feel is more unit specific as opposed to a difference in the models in general? Like a midweek guitar vs a Monday or Friday guitar ?
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Have you ever played an SA 90? I have only ever seen a couple on Ebay over the years but would be tempted if I saw one now.
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Re: SA-5

Unread post by TheSupposedStringMeister » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:22 am

There are a few green SA-5 around. One on Reverb has been there for quite some time. Can't seem to sell it.

SA-5 definitely better quality guitar. My theory is that since it was their 1st hollow body electric Yamaha could not run the risk of stuffing it up quality wise.

Yes, I have an SA-90 with SA-2000 pickups. Fantastic guitar.
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