Yamaha got it right the first time

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Yamaha got it right the first time

Unread post by NYGeorge » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:11 pm

Some of you may recall that some time ago I bought an SG2 in Fiesta Red. Can't recall if I said at the time but it had a mismatched replacement tuner shaft ( or whatever you call the part with the button) but it would not hold tune. Was on the high E string. Anyway I watched the guitar parts on ebay and Reverb but never ran across the correct replacement. Not that was a huge surprise really. Then a while back I saw a neck from an SA 15 for sale and thought I would take a chance on the parts being similar as the two were pretty much concurrent. Well I installed the shaft and finally about a week ago put the high E on. I was really happy that it now holds tune. Even better is the fact that I have played it for a couple hours over the holiday and it is sweet sweet sweet !!! Even makes me sound slightly capable. So the folks at Yamaha must have really done their homework and put some time into building that first run of electrics. Now I just have to find a 3 pickup version to see if mine is just a fluke or if they are all great. Any excuse to buy another I guess. :roll:
So despite having one of the ugliest headstocks known to man don't hesitate if you run across one for a reasonable price.
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Re: Yamaha got it right the first time

Unread post by hypercarrots » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:56 am

Oh yes, that was another thread that ended with my post. Thread killer strikes again.
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Re: Yamaha got it right the first time

Unread post by Saul » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:42 am

Sounds like a win there George. Have to say that Yamaha really have not made the most inspiring headstocks recently and actually not that many in the past. They tend to be utilitarian and "do the job" rather than be part of any great style statement.

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Re: Yamaha got it right the first time

Unread post by Buzzard » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:35 pm

Right on George.

Some topics had been about people wanting to change their Yamaha standard tuners to locking tuners or just another brand.

I've always felt that tuners should only be changed if the originals suck, but Yamaha tuners seldom does.
If it ain't broken, don't try to fix it.

On the other hand if someone REALLY feel the need to mod just for the hell of it,
go ahead, I just wouldn't do it to any af my vintage Yamaha twangers.

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