Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15/18

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by frelonvert » Tue May 25, 2010 2:01 am

Hello,
There is a very nice Red Sg2 on ebay right now ! look at the pics !!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1960s-Yamah ... 414fb9308a
Red like the Sg2 of Link Wray !! looks perfect !
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by chase » Mon May 31, 2010 3:06 pm

omarvolta wrote:
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omarvolta wrote:There's this one song from 'The Heights of Machu Picchu' that has the most beautiful bass lines I've ever here in my life.
What's the song? Got a link to it on YouTube/iTunes/Amazon?
I loves me the sound of that 4001!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2whSKCcCmo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks for the link, very interesting sound!

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by omarvolta » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:49 pm

'Gato' Alquinta - Los Jaivas - 1970- The guitar was imported directly from Japan (to Chile) in 1968 along with a bunch of other stuff.

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by john999 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:45 am

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genius ! :wtf:

i've always wondered about accessing the trussrod from the rear on one of my set neckguitars but putting it under the neck plate like that is perfect.

looks like you're getting some fine plans there ben.
i miss my old yamaha ( one of the 'banana' models in orange .. wonderful neck )

re - shapeways - i just can't decide on anything that i'd need made up other than thicker steel plates which are best done with laser/water cutting ... maybe some truss rod covers with some kind of interesting edge profile ...

great thread, beautiful guitar.

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Hi Ben, Glad to see you have this project underway. I totaly agree with what Harvesters said, I was knocked out as much as you were, I think, to see this photo. A very elegant solution I have not seen before. Love what you are doing with the pickups & Trem. Was so impressed with Peter Leonards work I have just bought some '52 Tele pickups from him for an Ash BlondeTele, as couldnt quite nail the finish on Alder with the Jazzy build.
Good luck & hope you find the time to do this project the justice it deserves. 8)

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by theworkoffire » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:19 am

...6 months later:

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I just got busy at RazorLAB. Even with a 20% valentines day discount it cost me an arm and a leg, but it'll be worth it. There's still a few things I haven't resolved yet - mainly the bridge and trem, but I figured I'd make a start anyway. I just missed out on a battered 12-string version on ebay, which would have been a great help, but not getting it made me more determined to get this properly underway.

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by Britfingers » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:29 am

20% discount for valentines day? So are you making this for your other half Ben? Or did you just go for the obligitory flowers, card and choco like the rest of us! Lol

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Post by theworkoffire » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:11 am

Britfingers wrote:20% discount for valentines day? So are you making this for your other half Ben? Or did you just go for the obligitory flowers, card and choco like the rest of us! Lol
Making it for the other half? I wasn't aware those kinds of wives existed in the real world...

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by Stereordinary » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:01 am

Yes! I can hardly wait. This is probably in my top five OSG projects of all time already.

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by noisepunk » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:04 am

Which guard design is getting first use?
They tried to give me advice, down at the record shop. I said "Sit down boys, this may come as a SHOCK. But alls I listen to, it's all freedom rock."

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by theworkoffire » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:36 am

noisepunk wrote:Which guard design is getting first use?
I threw the SG-2 guard on there just to fill up the space on the sheet, but I'm now thinking I might make both guitars at the same time...

It's not as accurate as the SG-3 guard since I only had some shoddy photographs to work from for the top curve, not PoppaPopp's lovingly produced tracing, and I don't have any cavity shots of an SG-2 so I'll be guessing with that, but I think I can get close enough.

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by noisepunk » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:10 pm

Cool cool, I kind of suspected one of them was just there because it could be.

However you wind up doing it (both or just the SG-3), it's nice to see this thread active again.
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by therizzla » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:28 pm

Link Wray's Yamaha is part of my Holy Guitar Trinity:

Johnny Ramone's Mosrite
Link Wray's Yamaha
Joey Strummer's Telecaster

I am very excited to see the final product of this project!
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by surfin_bird » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:37 pm

Ohh man I can't wait, I am totall yamaha nut. I just missed out on the sg-12 too.
But I can't really complain already own a sg-12 90% original parts, only trem was ruined and now my guitar tech put a alfa romeo engine spring it :D
I also own a sg-3c so if you need any details about one of them just let me know !

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by PJazzmaster » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:45 pm

hey, I may have the chance to buy one for 680 Euros.....would it be a good deal????

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 replica project build

Post by theworkoffire » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:50 pm

PJazzmaster wrote:hey, I may have the chance to byu one for 680 Euros.....would it be a good deal????
Cheaper than building one, that's for sure!

That price sounds about right I think - I've seen ok condition ones on ebay (Australia) for just a litle more.

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