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SG65

Unread post by andywoolner » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:32 pm

Hi Folks. I have just sold a mint condition SG2000 and have taken an SG65 in part exchange. It is in beautiful condition with original hard case. Does anyone have any idea as to it's value, as it's the first one I've seen.....even trolling through ebay!!!
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Re: SG65

Unread post by Buzzard » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:36 pm

Hi Andy.

you can search reverb.com for guitar and prices: https://reverb.com/brand/yamaha?conditi ... ic-guitars :idea:

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Re: SG65

Unread post by balston11 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:26 am

Very difficult you see very few of these You could have a look at the price database on my web site for similar from that era but there aren't many. The 65 I believe was made for about two years only starting late 1972 and released at 50,000 yen making it a mid range SG
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Re: SG65

Unread post by NYGeorge » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:44 pm

How about a picture. I have a 45 and an 85 but can't recall seeing a 65 come up on US Ebay or Reverb.
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Re: SG65

Unread post by andywoolner » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:34 pm

Hi. I am uploading some pictures of this fairly amazing piece of history. I have played it against my SG3000S and.....it wins!!! Playability and tone....and that's without coil taps. Yamaha were so ahead of the game....even in 1974!!!!!! Or rather I am not as the forum won't accept them and I have no idea how to reduce size!!! Anyone wanting to see pictures can email me at andywoolner@yahoo.com!
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Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:01 pm

andywoolner wrote:Hi. I am uploading some pictures of this fairly amazing piece of history.

Or rather I am not as the forum won't accept them and I have no idea how to reduce size!!!
Anyone wanting to see pictures can email me at andywoolner@yahoo.com!
Hi Andy.

Do you have a photobucket account ? , if you do, I can help you upload pictures to your posts,
If not. You can send some to my email, and I'll post them for you.

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Re: SG65

Unread post by andywoolner » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:43 pm

Hi. Hopefully this attempt will upload some pictures of the unique SG65! Regards. Andy
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Re: SG65

Unread post by jeff-carolina » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:15 am

Hi Andy,
A very beautiful guitar indeed!
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Re: SG65

Unread post by John Black » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:44 am

Wow! Love that pickguard! Nice!
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Re: SG65

Unread post by andywoolner » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:17 pm

So.....The big question is.............what on earth is it worth???? I have never seen another one! It plays and sounds better than my SG3000S and has a beautiful ebony fretboard. Also has original case! Any thoughts on value would be greatly appreciated! There are 3 SG175s on ebay at over £4k in Japan. Is this more or less rare....who knows? I love it anyway!
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Re: SG65

Unread post by Buzzard » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:59 pm

Hi Andy.

Here's some links about prices, the last two at a cost, only helpful if you are a subscriber.

http://www.jauce.com/auction/c530222029

https://bluebookofguitarvalues.com/Elec ... RIES_SG_65

https://www.usedprice.com/items/vintage ... 49863.html

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Re: SG65

Unread post by balston11 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:38 pm

The only thing remotely near it in my records is an SG30 from about the same period which sold last year for unbelievably only £170. A much earlier SG2A from 1968 (a different thing entirely I know) made £411this year suggesting that these very early Yamahas don't make that much I guess it is worth trying to invest some money in one or two now, if you can find them.
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Re: SG65

Unread post by NYGeorge » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:50 am

Thanks for posting the pictures. What you have is actually an SG85 the top of the line , The 65 has chrome hardware not gold and has rectangular fret markers instead of the chevron style. I have it's twin hanging on the wall behind me. Nice guitar. Don't know if you are aware but there is a nice video on the history of the SG on Youtube. Just type in Yamaha SG and it will be near the top, And yes they do play nicely.
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Re: SG65

Unread post by Daviedawg » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:28 am

Thanks Guys for all the info. That is a super looking guitar. Yet another on my list.

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Re: SG65

Unread post by andywoolner » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:14 pm

NYGeorge wrote:Thanks for posting the pictures. What you have is actually an SG85 the top of the line , The 65 has chrome hardware not gold and has rectangular fret markers instead of the chevron style. I have it's twin hanging on the wall behind me. Nice guitar. Don't know if you are aware but there is a nice video on the history of the SG on Youtube. Just type in Yamaha SG and it will be near the top, And yes they do play nicely.
Thanks for that info. As you have a matching one do you have any idea as to value?
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