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Re: SEs

Unread post by balston11 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:47 pm

Hi Guys Just bought an SE brochure on Ebay it's the 150, 250, 350 and 350H. I have updated the relevant sections of my SE pages on my website with much more accurate information. Interestingly the bodies on all these guitars are described as being made of Campnosperma, not a wood I have come across on Yamahas before.
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Re: SEs

Unread post by Saul » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:38 pm

Thanks for the info Bill.

Odd choice of wood. From what I read the timber is suitable for match-boxes, match splints, pencil, packing boxes and crates, ornamental items, plywood, disposable chopsticks, ladies' shoe soles, sandals, toothpicks and particleboards.

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Re: SEs

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:00 pm

Sorry, I just can't help myself for cracking a vise joke ..........

That sounds more like a summer camp for nuns, rather than a type of wood. :lol: :mrgreen: ((i))
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Re: SEs

Unread post by balston11 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:43 am

I have just acquired a hard copy of a 1988 USA catalogue I already have an electronic copy of a USA 1988 catalogue but they are different. The hard copy has 6 pages of info on the SEs the electronic copy only 4 and there appears at first glance to be conflicting information on the 600 range. I am in the process of updating my SE pages I will let you know when it's finished. Interestingly the covers are very similar rather than two different editions but they are both American as they spell colour as color. Maybe one is Canadian (how do they spell colour)
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Re: SEs

Unread post by balston11 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:50 am

I have just noticed that my recently acquired hard copy contains the SE903A and the 912A not in the other catalogue at all I previously thought this range was released in 1989 so maybe my new catalogue is later in 88 than the electronic one.
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Re: SEs

Unread post by balston11 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:18 pm

Updated everything except the 600 series which I am going to rewrite it's not very well laid out and there is conflicting information to sort out, for example the serving manual plainly state that the bodies of all the 600 series are Alder, equally plainly the catalogue says they are Basswood anyone have a 600 series and can tell what the wood is. It's likely that they were made in both I suppose.
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Re: SEs

Unread post by balston11 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:39 am

600 series page now rewritten more information.
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Re: SEs

Unread post by Buzzard » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:18 pm

That's good stuff Bill.

I have compared notes and used some of your info to update my SE-912A

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Re: SEs

Unread post by markguitarblaze » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:38 pm

Hi guys

Wondering if I can please tap you for some information?

I own a SG1000. However I'm approaching 60 and the band I am in still plays gigs and rehearses for 3 hours at a time, the SG is too heavy.

I'm therefore looking for something that is lighter. I have seen a Session II 820 advertised but it is a fair drive so I wanted to check a couple of things before I arrange to view it: can you please advise whether the guitar is appreciably lighter than the SG1000 and, in relation to say a Strat, how big is the body - I'm built like a brick s***house and strats look a bit small for my frame.

Thank you.

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Re: SEs

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:53 pm

markguitarblaze wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:38 pm
I have seen a Session II 820 advertised but it is a fair drive so I wanted to check a couple of things before I arrange to view it: can you please advise whether the guitar is appreciably lighter than the SG1000 and, in relation to say a Strat, how big is the body.
Hi Mark, welcome to the forum and the string section. :D

I own a Yamaha SE-820, the weight is 3.9 kilos, and bodysize close to a strat.

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Re: SEs

Unread post by balston11 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:33 pm

SAs are around 3.7kgs and have big bodies maybe one of them would suit you.
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