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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:03 pm
by Rgand
Kwyjibo, if you build one, start a thread on it. These are beautiful guitars. That would be a fun thread to follow.

Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:57 pm
by novamax
If you build one, build ten more - I don't know why this great design hasn't been reissued. For a fair price, It I'd buy one...

Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:01 am
by theworkoffire
I forgot to post these at the time, but last summer I took some more pics of this guitar. Some serious checking starting to happen on the back - the finish there was thicker where I'd struggled with rattlecans to get it even. Still set-up perfectly after 4 years! And I was shocked at how good it sounds. I finished it the day I delivered it, so I never had time to really get to know it, which was a real shame. Those Jag P90s are perfect for it.

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:46 am
by surfin_bird
How much difference is there between these p90's and the originals?
I have the sg2c that i posted earlier without pickups. I'm a bit in doubt if I should throw in a set of sg3c pickups from a trash sg3c or reuse the pickguard and throw in new pickups.

Btw, what are those knobs? They look good.
theworkoffire wrote:I forgot to post these at the time, but last summer I took some more pics of this guitar. Some serious checking starting to happen on the back - the finish there was thicker where I'd struggled with rattlecans to get it even. Still set-up perfectly after 4 years! And I was shocked at how good it sounds. I finished it the day I delivered it, so I never had time to really get to know it, which was a real shame. Those Jag P90s are perfect for it.

Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:34 am
by theworkoffire
surfin_bird wrote:How much difference is there between these p90's and the originals?
I have the sg2c that i posted earlier without pickups. I'm a bit in doubt if I should throw in a set of sg3c pickups from a trash sg3c or reuse the pickguard and throw in new pickups.

Btw, what are those knobs? They look good.
I haven't had chance for a like-for-like comparison, but the Jag P90s seem much fuller and stronger, though without sacrificing any clarity.

The knobs are the same as those used on a Shergold Modulator - I can't remember how I found them, whether they were ebay or from an electronics supplier...

Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:06 pm
by jthomas
Jaguar018 wrote:I thought I was done lusting after any new guitars, especially custom-built guitars as I have a few-- but then this guitar comes along and makes me feel all funny.
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 1:31 pm
by Kwyjibo
novamax wrote:If you build one, build ten more - I don't know why this great design hasn't been reissued. For a fair price, It I'd buy one...
Completely agree- They've reissued the samurai headstock one but not this for whatever reason

Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 1:32 pm
by Kwyjibo
Rgand wrote:Kwyjibo, if you build one, start a thread on it. These are beautiful guitars. That would be a fun thread to follow.
Completely agree and of course I would (If I ever get around to it)

Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 1:32 pm
by Kwyjibo
theworkoffire wrote:I forgot to post these at the time, but last summer I took some more pics of this guitar. Some serious checking starting to happen on the back - the finish there was thicker where I'd struggled with rattlecans to get it even. Still set-up perfectly after 4 years! And I was shocked at how good it sounds. I finished it the day I delivered it, so I never had time to really get to know it, which was a real shame. Those Jag P90s are perfect for it.

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....I have to change my pants :?