Studio Lord

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Studio Lord

Unread post by balston11 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:03 pm

I am looking at a studio lord 400S appears to be from 1979 in fair condition can anyone tell me anything about them. I would expect to pay about £250 is that reasonable?
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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:08 pm

Studio Lords are excellent guitars.
They compete with, and often surpass their brand name equals.

I used to own a Yamaha SL-500s , but sold it because it always stood in the shade of my SL-700 Custom.
The 700 has SO MUCH MOJO , it even had it's head broken off , TWICE before I owned it.
It's just one of those guitars that feels so right in my hands, definitely a keeper.

The SL-400s you're looking at may very well become one of your favorites,
but if you can't play it before buying, consider that you can resell it without (much of) a loss.

Anyway, you can never have too many guitars. :D

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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by balston11 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:11 pm

Thanks for that I will definitely give it a go and let you know if I get it what I think
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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:14 pm

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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by balston11 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:47 pm

Well I bought it maybe paid too much £235 I don't know, will post some pictures when it arrives. Only downside is tuners have been replaced with Schallers but I will keep looking for correct ones on Ebay, they will turn up at some time.
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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by balston11 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:04 pm

As promised here it is
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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by Buzzard » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:10 pm

Nice Twanger ((i))
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Re: Yamaha Studio Lord

Unread post by RayLallana » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:41 am

Hello,

Just wondering if this forum is still up and running. I have a Yamaha Studio Lord and I want to try and determine the year of the guitar. I have a serial Number of 007865 above the "Made In Japan" on the back of the headstock,

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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by RayLallana » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:19 am

Here's a few pictures:

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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by balston11 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:47 am

Hi Ray

Welcome to the forum. You can get an awful lot of info on these on my web site have a look here
http://www.alston-family.co.uk/sllp/indexsllp.php
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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by balston11 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:57 am

Do you know what model it is? I would have expected it to say so on the truss rod cover. I have only ever seen covers with standard written on them on Lord Players. Is it a set neck or bolt on?
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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by Buzzard » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:51 am

balston11 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:57 am
I would have expected it to say so on the truss rod cover.
I have only ever seen covers with standard written on them on Lord Players.
Cheers Bill.

The truss rod cover looks like a modified Gibson bell. (possibly aftermarket of copy)
I doubt it's a Yamaha truss rod cover.
Also, the two bottom screws only clip the edge of the truss rod cover using the original holes.

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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by balston11 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:19 am

Hi Peter

It could conceivably be from a Lord Player Standard but that would be quite a rare find as a spare part.
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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by Mimasu » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:02 pm

I'm afraid the serial isn't gonna help dating this guitar. Some Yamaha serials just don't make sense, like this one :? .

Bronw sunburst or Tobacco sunburst was offered on the SL380, 450S, 500 and 550S I think (please correct me if I'm wrong).

If it's a bolt on neck: it's a SL380 (that's the easy one 8).

Not a bolt on neck: the 450S had the LP type headstock, so no 450S. The 550S had the open type pu's, so no 550S. So in that case until proven different I go for a SL 500.

Production years for both guitars were 1976-1979.

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Re: Studio Lord

Unread post by Asmikace » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:51 pm

I always thought it was taboo for a Les Paul style guitar to have a bolt on neck. That just my opinion so don't take it seriously.

I would love to try one of those Gibson Les Paul Invaders from the 80s with the tremolo, weird mashup of Les Paul and Superstrat.
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