The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

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The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

Post by Gavanti » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:43 pm

The Unofficial OSG 60s Yamaha SG Thread

SG-2
http://web.archive.org/web/200809151317 ... /sg-2.html
SG-2 (S201)
Of sale at that time price\ 42,000
Main Specifications = 22 frets , with tremolo unit , 2 microphone , roller-type moveable bridge , preset microphone switching method , rhythm / solo volume with control , 3-ply celluloid plate
Total length = 110cm
Width = 35cm
Weight = 4kg
Color = Sunburst , Pearl White , Coral Red
April 1966 released 1967 sales to around

SG-3
http://web.archive.org/web/200809241346 ... /sg-3.html
SG-3 (S302)
Of sale at that time price\ 48,000
Main Specifications = 3 microphone ( Yamaha dual microphone use ) , roller-type moveable bridge , Mike balancer , preset microphone switching method , rhythm solo switching method , rhythm solo tone control , with volume control , 22 frets , with tremolo unit , Adjustable neck , chrome -plated metal bobbin
Total length = 111cm
Width = 35cm
Scale = 650mm
Weight = 4kg
Color = Sunburst , Pearl White , Coral Red
April 1966 released 1967 sales to around

SG-12

In 1967 the US Treasury reported 1 USD = 360 JPY.

SG-2: 42000JPY/116USD, about 822 USD in 2014
SG-3: 48000JPY/133USD, about 942 USD in 2014
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Pics, Diagrams, & Info

Photoset of parts: https://www.flickr.com/photos/osamuito/ ... 456869443/
Theworkoffire’s replica:
http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... g2#p557832


Pickups:
SG-2: Same polarity (south?), same wind
SG-3: Double bridge pickup is not a humbucker, Someone reported that the double pickup in a SG-5 had two different pickups.

Tremolo
Assembly diagram: http://s6.postimg.org/xceg6xcch/SG_trem_assy.gif" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Bridge:

Wiring Schematics:

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Parts, Fixes, & Hacks:
daisyglazer’s trem hack: http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... #p1224594

selectomatic’s trem hack and info on arms:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=83746&p=1180140

Jaguar/SG-2 style pickup cover: http://www.shapeways.com/product/B3SWCQ ... Id=5685696

Sg-⅔ trem arm replica maker
http://sellinglist.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/user/hiwatt0420

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Price Tracking: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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Re: The Unofficial OSG Yamaha SG-2/SG-3/SG-12 Thread

Post by Gavanti » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:48 pm

This is my SG-2. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

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http://s905.photobucket.com/user/flemis ... maha%20SG2

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Post by PJazzmaster » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:51 pm

subscribed 8)

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Post by Gavanti » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:02 pm

Catalog Shots:
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Post by SuperAxe » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:29 pm

I see you have been surfing .... and found some stuff on the web that I did not have ;D

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Post by Gavanti » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:39 pm

SuperAxe wrote:I see you have been surfing .... and found some stuff on the web that I did not have
Obsessive behavior? I see no obsessive behavior. :whistle:
http://www.oldguitar.jp/catalog/yamaha_2.html
via: http://group.wunjun.com/yaovaja/topic/75381-1886
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Post by windmill » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:56 pm

Excellent

Thanks

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Post by antisymmetric » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:34 pm

Brilliant- some very cool stuff you've found there. I applaud your dedication and initiative! Subscribed. 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Post by HorseyBoy » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:48 am

Way to kick things off with a bang, Gavanti! :w00t:

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Post by Gavanti » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:52 pm

We're doing pics too, right?! :w00t: :w00t:

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Post by Stereordinary » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:39 pm

Man these things are so cool. One of the main influences on my Paramour Model design.

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Re: The Unofficial OSG Yamaha SG-2/SG-3/SG-12 Thread

Post by HorseyBoy » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:33 am

Gavanti wrote:We're doing pics too, right?!
If we must. ;D
Here's my 67 SG-2 hanging out with its offset brethren:

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I always wanted a white one or a red one but the sunburst is really nicely done. You'll notice the 'Yamaha' logo on the headstock is block letters (same as Gavanti's), not the script logo as shown in the catalogue. Antisymmetric's newly acquired 66 has the script logo.
I've got the original Yamaha strap, too. Probably should have taken a pic with that on it. :fp:

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Post by antisymmetric » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:25 am

That's quite the trio! What you said about the sunburst- I'm the same, it wasn't what I had in mind for first choice, but I'm more than happy with it, the mint guard works so well against the burst (beginning to sound like one of these vintage Fender corksniffer types... :ph34r: ) ;)
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Post by Gavanti » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:31 am

Yeah. I really love the mint on white on the SG-3, but I kind of favor mint on SB on the SG-2. That trio is insane, Horsey Boy. It's hard to find a design that upstages an SG, but then there's that Harvester again :? . I wonder if the script logo was just on the '66 models. My block script is '67 like yours. I'll add a tributes and influenced by section at the top, which would include Paul's gorgeous Paramour, Theworkoffire's tributes, the Faction Electric Scout.

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Re: The Unofficial OSG Yamaha SG-2/SG-3/SG-12 Thread

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:35 am

Ben (theworkoffire) has a Yamaha SG body hanging in his workshop that is just waiting to be finished off.

I'm pretty sure he has most, if not all of the hardware & might just need to make a neck.
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