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

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

Post by MatthewK » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:26 am

Holy fuckadoodle, I cried a little to see such beauty.

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

Post by theworkoffire » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:45 am

Thanks again, guys. It's very humbling to have such positive feedback on it.

kikey wrote: I will try a similar way to shape the neck on my upcoming build.
Not 100% sure I'd recommend it...it left the higher regions a little too broad for my liking. Hard to say if the risk of serious injury to fingers and maple was quite worth the result. I have a different jig I want to build for future ones that's a bit more controlled.


Wish I could have got some sound clips. There may be an opportunity at a later date, but the SG-3 will certainly be able to make itself heard here.

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

Post by Jaguar018 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:01 am

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

Post by littlesongs » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:07 am

MatthewK wrote:Holy fuckadoodle, I cried a little to see such beauty.
No tears here, but this sentiment sums up my feelings. A truly stunning instrument.

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

Post by BoringPostcards » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:20 am

Astounding work Ben!

Such an accurate copy.
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15

Post by Robbo » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:55 am

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Holy crap. WANT! :?

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

Post by IndianScout » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:06 pm

I'm so inspired by this thread, I went to the closet and dug out my project, I've had this many years with the thought of putting it back together, but I know I will never finish it..

but here are a couple pictures, it's a 1966 from what I was told..

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back tot he closet she goes, yet another day gone by, but at least today I got to share her...

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

Post by Leviman » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:31 am

What's wrong with it? Ill take it!
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15

Post by surfin_bird » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:37 am

I bought it. Now I just need to fix it :D

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Post by empyrean » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:26 am

surfin_bird wrote:I bought it. Now I just need to fix it
Seriously? Right after he posted I was typing saying I'd take it, but thought, nah that won't work. :fp: :D
No, I am not selling the Harmony Rocket.

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Post by surfin_bird » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:25 pm

He posted it for sale at surfguitar101.com, which I checked after seeing pat's sg-3 for sale. Somehow these guitars always come in waves.

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

Post by Goner » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:07 am

And here I was just watching THIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGL83SWvIeI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and saying to myself, "What kind of guitar is that?! It looks and sounds wonderful!"

Superb work. Maybe Paul should just hire you to make these constantly.

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Post by HorseyBoy » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:27 pm

^ Oh, yeah. Check this one, too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zBhViJYO9M" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Just remember that Link Wray could make ANYTHING sound wonderful.

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

Post by kaeth » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:25 am

I know this is an old thread, but I just got a beaten up SG-3 that has a lot of missing and damaged parts, and Yamaha replacements are near impossible to find. Is there any chance you could upload your files for the fabricated pieces, and links to places to get them made? Specifically, the trem plate, bridge, neck plate, pickup covers, and pickguard. It would be a great help.

If any of them have already been posted in this thread, I apologize. It's quite long, and I may have missed it.

Alternatively, a suggestion for a different tremolo that would cover the existing route would be good too.

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

Post by Kwyjibo » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:23 am

Not sure how I haven't see this thread before because I'm a huge Yamaha SG-3/2 nerd. But just wanted to say this guitar looks incredible and whoever got it is very lucky. You have inspired me to get back into building. superb

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