The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by Sonichris » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:45 pm

Here's pictures of the SG-Samurai guitars I've owned -

Re-issue SG-300 Sold
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'69 SG-2a with cool original Middle Eastern issued hardshell case - sold to fund another SG
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Before and after '68 SG-5a that I re-did - the red was a non-original color re-fin that was poorly done - original color was blue. Sold to fund something or another....
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Before, after, and current pictures of an SG-?a that I bought and re-did years ago - one of the tougher projects I've ever done. Still own it - waaay too much work to let it go. http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... 1&start=15" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by Sonichris » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:47 pm

Oops - double post - can someone erase the first one? It's missing a picture.

Also, erase this post if you can - I really made a mess of this............

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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by Verbian » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:59 pm

I never knew you had owned so many Yamahas! This is Jake(SG101), FYI.

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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by HorseyBoy » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:31 pm

Should mention my SG-2 is currently getting re-fretted with Stew-Mac 152 wire, which measures .092 x .048. The Yammy frets on there measured around .080 x .023. No height at all…
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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by selectomatic » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:53 am

That blue SG-5a is stunning! Just when I thought it was safe to say, 'No more Yamahas'...

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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by MIJaddict » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:28 am

Hey everyone, been lurking for a while and have really appreciated the info available on this forum. Great guitars on this thread and thought I would share my SG-12...

I really love this one, and as others have said, the white/mint is a great color combo. Unfortunately she was converted to a 6-string long before I got her and based on the logo, it looks like the headstock was refinished as well.

Anyway, if I can ever find correct tuners and tailpiece, maybe I'll convert her back to a 12! Here she is alongside some vintage cousins - my SG-600 and SL-700S.

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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by Sonichris » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:17 pm

I think this is the first white SG-12 I've seen - too cool!

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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by Drill » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:24 am

That's an sg 600?

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Post by MIJaddict » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:30 am

Drill wrote:That's an sg 600?
As far as I know, and that's what is says on the TRC. Tobacco burst, no split pups... Why do you ask?

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Post by Drill » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:23 pm

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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by windmill » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:11 pm

Hmm how offset is that ?
Lets check

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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by MIJaddict » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:31 am

Hmm, good point, let me check... Yep, it's an offset:

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Ok, now let's get back to business and see some more of those crooked SGs...

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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by surfin_bird » Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:36 am

This thread is going offtopic. I would love to stick to 60's yamaha's.

AKA these guitars

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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by Gavanti » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:43 pm

So here's a 60s SG question: how many different variations of that brilliant trem arm have y'all encountered on these (different tips,materials, diameters, collet ends)?

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Re: The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by HorseyBoy » Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:15 pm

Gavanti wrote:So here's a 60s SG question: how many different variations of that brilliant trem arm have y'all encountered on these (different tips,materials, diameters, collet ends)?
I've read that on some (I think early) Yammy SGs the arm was removable but I'm not sure that's right. I know when I got my SG-2 I expected the arm to come out, like a Jazzmaster, and me and the dude in the store in Yokohama (who spoke very little English) stood around scratching our heads wondering what the problem was. It was only when I saw the case (with a wear mark where the trem arm sits) that I realised it was meant to stay on.

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