70s SGs

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70s SGs

Unread post by NYGeorge » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:11 pm

Registered a while back but haven't been here much. Thought I would post pics of my early SGs
Left to right below SG 40, SG 20, Sg30 bass, sg40 ,Sg 60t and sg80t. The tobacco burst 40 is starnge. The ad shows the 40 as a slab with plain neck as the red one but this one has a carve and a bound neck.60t has wrong knobs and is missing it's tone indicator dial. Sorry about the upside down red 40. No matter how I rotated it Photobucet gave me this

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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:23 pm

Thanks for posting George. ((i)) ((i)) ((i))

So many cool 70's SG's 8) and even a bass to match + a Yamaha TA-30 amp .... nice (Y)

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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by balston11 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:39 pm

Wonderful collection if you are a fan of SGs (obviously you are) you should check out Chris's Yamaha SG site here http://yamahasggeek.com/ It has a mine of useful information. I have exchanged a few E-mails with him he is a nice guy and very helpful. I imagine you two would have a lot in common.
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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by NYGeorge » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:33 pm

This is only the tip of the iceberg so to speak. 5 or 6 years ago I gave up smoking ( to the tune of over 4 grand a year as NY is one tax heavy state) and my reward was to buy guitars - Yamaha guitars. Started out with acoustics but the old hands started to revolt so I switched to electric. I now have way too many especially for a mediocre player but I love the looks and variety . Hell they could never even settle on a headstock design so the variations seem endless. I have not gotten into the "modern" SGs much yet but have additional late 60s early 70s models. Will post pics when time allows.
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Unread post by Saul » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:36 pm

If any guitarist needs an incentive to give up smoking I think you have just provided it :) Can't think of a better way to spend the money saved.
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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by Buzzard » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:32 pm

Hi George.

There is a Tobacco Sunburst SG-40 like yours on ebay from Germany: http://www.ebay.com/itm/70s-YAMAHA-S-G- ... SwYHxWJo2g

NOPE, I'm not trying to make you buy another guitar like the one you've already got. :wink:

They also advertise about having lots of spares .... maybe they have some of the knobs you need. :?:
:idea: scroll down and find their address and email.

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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by NYGeorge » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:48 am

Strangely enough a red SG 40 and a red SG 60T just appeared on Reverb.com. They're coming out of the woodwork.
I'll check out the German link thanks.
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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by Daviedawg » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:21 pm

Super collection George. Interesting about more SGs appearing. I have noticed more SGVs and EGVs coming up on eBay since the Dr Who entrance was made.

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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by NYGeorge » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:31 pm

Dave
Seems the Japanese sellers have decided that Yamahas are now in the Gibson price range. I see SGVs for over $1,000
And Sg7s and 5s for multiple thousands. Of course they don't appear to be selling. I got mine for much less. One elusive guitar I've never seen listed is the TSG. I was emailing with one seller from Japan and even he had never see one except in pictures, It's a strange design but just odd enough to give me GAS.
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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by jeff-carolina » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:07 pm

George,
Thanks for sharing, a very nice collection of guitars indeed!!

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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:52 pm

Daviedawg wrote:Super collection George. Interesting about more SGs appearing. I have noticed more SGVs and EGVs coming up on eBay since the Dr Who entrance was made.

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The good doctor plays a metallic blue Yamaha SGV-800 : viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7004&p=45939#p45939

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EDIT: The Doctors guitar is a BLACK metallic SGV-800 :oops:
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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by Karakorum » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:06 am

Wow, that is some collection! ((i))
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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by Buzzard » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:00 pm

Here's a great link for the SG-80T : http://drowninginguitars.com/2014/11/29 ... ic-guitar/
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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by NYGeorge » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:05 am

Buzzard wrote:
Daviedawg wrote:Super collection George. Interesting about more SGs appearing. I have noticed more SGVs and EGVs coming up on eBay since the Dr Who entrance was made.

Dd
The good doctor plays a metallic blue Yamaha SGV-800 : viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7004&p=45939#p45939

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Very different neck from the early SGs. A local shop had one advertised a couple years back with the text of the ad essentially saying "what the hell is this thing". Got it for a song. Mint black sparkle. They only know Gibson Fender Ric and PRS. Nothing else exists in their world.
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Re: 70s SGs

Unread post by NYGeorge » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:07 am

Buzzard wrote:Here's a great link for the SG-80T : http://drowninginguitars.com/2014/11/29 ... ic-guitar/
I subscribe to that channel. He finds some cool retro stuff and the guy who plays them is a hoot. There is also one of him with an SG2C.

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