Yamaha SG-12A samouraï 12 strings guitar !

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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by frelonvert » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:47 am

So, I have found a donor guitar for this project at last:
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Now the question is: Will I have the guts to part it out?

Mnn... no. And I love to play this short scale so... :fp: :fp:
(even the serial number is cool).
Take care the skons is evrywhere !

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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by joeSG100 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:00 am

frelonvert wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:31 am
joeSG100 wrote:
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Looks great, how long did the headstock take to sand down?
Something like 1 hour.
ahh cool, i'm excited to see it when it's all finished!

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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by mgeek » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:01 am

frelonvert wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:47 am

Now the question is: Will I have the guts to part it out?

Mnn... no. And I love to play this short scale so... :fp: :fp:
(even the serial number is cool).
Don't do it! That's awesome, 'donor guitars' have something wrong with them!

I never knew I needed one of these before, but bought some original late sixties Yamaha leaflets/catalogues on Ebay the other week for a steal, and now I want everything in them. The wedge amps, these guitars in every version. Glorious!

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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by joeSG100 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:02 am

frelonvert wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:47 am
So, I have found a donor guitar for this project at last:
Image
Image

Now the question is: Will I have the guts to part it out?

Mnn... no. And I love to play this short scale so... :fp: :fp:
(even the serial number is cool).
I think i was was watching this, it was on buyee right?

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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by frelonvert » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:08 am

Yes, it was on Buyee :)
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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by joeSG100 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:13 am

mgeek wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:01 am
frelonvert wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:47 am

Now the question is: Will I have the guts to part it out?

Mnn... no. And I love to play this short scale so... :fp: :fp:
(even the serial number is cool).
Don't do it! That's awesome, 'donor guitars' have something wrong with them!

I never knew I needed one of these before, but bought some original late sixties Yamaha leaflets/catalogues on Ebay the other week for a steal, and now I want everything in them. The wedge amps, these guitars in every version. Glorious!
Agreed!

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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by joeSG100 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:21 am

frelonvert wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:08 am
Yes, it was on Buyee :)
nice, very jealous, how is it?

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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by frelonvert » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:45 pm

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nice, very jealous, how is it?
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Dirty for sure, Frets are tiny (original) and low... neck more on the thin side. But the Coral red color is amazing something like 70's horror movie blood ... and the feeling is great, great mojo, light... great fun to play!
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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by antisymmetric » Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:48 pm

frelonvert wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:47 am

Now the question is: Will I have the guts to part it out?

Mnn... no. And I love to play this short scale so... :fp: :fp:
(even the serial number is cool).
Haha, you've fallen down the hole. ;D I had the same thing recently with an amp project- I found another of the same model to supply missing and hard-to-find parts, then couldn't bring myself to cannibalise one to fix the other. End result further down the track- two amps, both up & running. ;D :fp:
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Re: Yamaha samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by joeSG100 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:30 am

frelonvert wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:45 pm
nice, very jealous, how is it?
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Dirty for sure, Frets are tiny (original) and low... neck more on the thin side. But the Coral red color is amazing something like 70's horror movie blood ... and the feeling is great, great mojo, light... great fun to play!
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amazing, yeah that coral red is just too cool. I'm starting to regret not putting a bid in now! :D

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Re: Yamaha SG-12A samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by surfin_bird » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:43 am

Wow! Please don't take that one apart! I'm still torn about restoring my quite heavily modified SG-3C but in all fairness. I rather see mine being parted out even more to save this SG-3a. :?

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Re: Yamaha SG-12A samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by frelonvert » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:05 am

surfin_bird wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:43 am
Wow! Please don't take that one apart! I'm still torn about restoring my quite heavily modified SG-3C but in all fairness. I rather see mine being parted out even more to save this SG-3a. :?
Don't worry Surfin-bird, it will not be taken apart ^^ too nice for that.
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Re: Yamaha SG-12A samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by Pacafeliz » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:55 am

:-*
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Yamaha SG-12A samouraï 12 strings guitar !

Post by iainmayfield » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:52 am

Just acquired a 12string SGA - any idea what sort of modern case might fit? Good luck with restoration by the way!

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