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Yamaha SX

Unread post by balston11 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:26 pm

Been doing some work on my Fender pages recently so thought it was about time to get back to my first love the Yamahas. I have made a strat on the SX range, not yet on the public menu but can be viewed here http://www.alston-family.co.uk/SX/sx.php
I would appreciate comments any useful additions, corrections all the usual. Thanks.
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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:19 pm

Nice Bill. (Y)

I've got the SX-60 in the somewhat dull brown/crimson(ish) colour.
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Note that the SX-60 have the large scratchplate going all the way down to the bottom end holding pots and pu switch.
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:idea: From the SX-80 and up the scratchplate is the smaller "triangle" type. :idea:
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Closely related to the SX-900B is the NSX-2000 Exart: more info here : :idea: viewtopic.php?p=38068#p38068 :idea:
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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:22 pm

George's SX guitars: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=8442&p=46433

One more from George: viewtopic.php?t=9942

....... and another: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=10496
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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by Asmikace » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:28 pm

Those are pretty cool guitars, I know a Music Go Round that has a 2 single coil one I been eying but I am not sure its two single coils would satisfy me.
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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:46 pm

Asmikace wrote:Those are pretty cool guitars, I know a Music Go Round that has a 2 single coil one I been eying but I am not sure its two single coils would satisfy me.
If you can try it out, it's definitely worth a try.

I think my SX-60 has a telecaster(ish) sound, very bright.

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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:57 pm

Bill, the SX-60 is also available in black, quite a few pics online, and most of them look legit.

Some pictures online claim that the black SX guitars with the large scratchplate are SX-80 , but I thing the're wrong, but worth looking into. :?
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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by balston11 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:11 pm

The difference between the 60 and the 80 appears to be the binding on the body but I am not absolutely certain
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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by NYGeorge » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:59 pm

Elite Vintage Guitars page in the UK shows a 60 and an 80 for sale. Based on the description Bill is correct in that the binding appears to be the only difference. There is no info on wood but I guess that could be a difference. The 60 is white and the 80 is natural so no way to compare.
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I just checked Music Go Round and the SX they have listed as an SX 60 has binding so is more likely 80. And it bears a striking resemblance to one that was on Reverb a few months ago. Pretty sure they are one and the same.
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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by Buzzard » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:06 pm

Bill, I don't remember if I sent you these pictures of a Yamaha SX-125 that I found online, but here goes.

First picture showing a Yamaha SX-125 next to a Yamaha SX-60.
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Notice that there's only one volume and one tone control, and the "horns" on body and headstock are smaller.

Not sure if the colours on the SX-125 are original. :roll:


On this (terrible quality) picture of Yamaha SX-125 partslist, there are 2 volumes and 2 tone controls.
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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by balston11 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:56 pm

Thanks Peter much appreciated I'll update my web site when I get a minute.
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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by balston11 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:54 am

Peter
Just had a look at the pictures again I am fairly sure that the 125s all had 2 volume and 2 controls also the headstock as you say looks wrong are you sure that's an SX 125?
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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by Buzzard » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:02 pm

balston11 wrote:
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Peter
Just had a look at the pictures again I am fairly sure that the 125s all had 2 volume and 2 controls also the headstock as you say looks wrong are you sure that's an SX 125?
Cheers Bill.

Absolutely not :roll: :lol: I don't have any verified proof that this one is indeed a Yamaha SX-125, execpt for the text.
The pictures were found on a Japanese site. https://blog.goo.ne.jp/kuramatengudake/ ... 0d06333939
The Yamaha pictures I found could be fakes either by photoshop, or a mod from any guitar, including Yamaha.
It does say Yamaha on the headstock, and the bindings suggest that it isn't just a quick chop job, but who knows ?

I also found a few others claimed to be SX-125 models, with 4 knobs, some of them with weird headstocks.

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All the other SX models are well known online, including your site, but knowledge of the SX-125 is close to nothing. :(

The Tommy Bolin guitar is fantastic, but a custom built one off that barely represents a factory model.
Let's keep hunting, or even better .... let's find a Yamaha SX-125 owner who will show some pictures. ((i))

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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by balston11 » Sun May 06, 2018 10:46 am

I have now got some pictures of a 125 from Jamie in Canada the telling feature is the rotary three/four way selector which can be seen in the advert
posted by Buzzard Jamie tells me that it's a normal three way the fourth position being off. I guess for use like a kill switch. Also the Grover tuners
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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by Buzzard » Sun May 06, 2018 12:46 pm

Very interesting.

Looking at my SX-125 picture collection of all the guitars CLAIMED to be SX-125 ,
those shoving the back of the head may very well be fitted with Grover tuners from the factory.
However, only some of them have the rotary switch, that's a puzzle. 8O

Are the four position markers on Jamie's guitar stock, or has he replaced a dial of some kind ?
Including the four volume and tone markers, they look a bit like brass spikes.

Great find. ((i))

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Re: Yamaha SX

Unread post by balston11 » Sun May 06, 2018 1:00 pm

He's only just bought it and hasn't replaced anything but who knows what's happened to it under other owners. My pages have been updated with this. It really is amazing the amount of emails I get from people reading my pages. Either asking for information or giving it, both are very welcome we all love talking about guitars.
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