Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by stevejamsecono » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:18 am

dezb1 wrote:
stevejamsecono wrote:GOOD. Hopefully they stay relatively cheap so I can accumulate more of them....
How many do you have?
Just got my first one this month, but it's a real honey. Definitely wouldn't mind another...
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by dezb1 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:50 pm

stevejamsecono wrote:
dezb1 wrote:
stevejamsecono wrote:GOOD. Hopefully they stay relatively cheap so I can accumulate more of them....
How many do you have?
Just got my first one this month, but it's a real honey. Definitely wouldn't mind another...

Did you post a pic?

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by tribi9 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:03 pm

dezb1 wrote:
Did you post a pic?
No one can. Photobucket just killed the internet :wtf:

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by stevejamsecono » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:23 am

LOL. Ironically it is on PB...

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It's a 1980 and it's fairly pristine for its age. Just did my first gig with it last night and it sounded pretty awesome.
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by eggwheat » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:51 am

Necro thread...but a friend said Johnny Marr played an SG1000 at a recent show and his other guitarist is now permanently welded to a white SG1000. ;)

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by stevejamsecono » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:53 am

Well, that would fit with the recent price jumps I've seen on 'em.

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by Paul-T » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:31 pm

SO glad these are getting some love.

I managed a general musical instruments shop around 1979-83 and we were a Yamaha agent. But it was quite hard selling the SG2000, partly the recognition factor. It was very heavy; the pickups had coil taps but didn't have much grunt, especially the rhythm pickup The main one I remember went during the summer sale at 25% off which was nearly all our markup.

They are fantastic value now, but if you'd bought one back then, the value would have tanked. I bought my Olympic White 63 JM refin whie I worked in that shop for £180. Worth maybe £2k today? The SG2000 was at least £350, and now they're only £1500. Which makes them a bargain now, but not in 1983.
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by Maggieo » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:32 pm

eggwheat wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:51 am
Necro thread...but a friend said Johnny Marr played an SG1000 at a recent show and his other guitarist is now permanently welded to a white SG1000. ;)
Time to look for 70's Ibanez Artists, I guess. :ph34r:
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by OffYourFace » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:02 pm

necro-bump.

just bought this for $1300 :)

https://reverb.com/item/34309904-yamaha ... 0-1979-red

So does anyone other than eggwheat have one?

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by cestlamort » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:04 am

OffYourFace wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:02 pm
necro-bump.

just bought this for $1300 :)

https://reverb.com/item/34309904-yamaha ... 0-1979-red

So does anyone other than eggwheat have one?
That looks like a great one and for a great price (these have all seemed to jump way up in the last few years.)

I wish I would have bought my bandmate’s SG1500 years ago when she sold it. So: looking again.

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by eggwheat » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:10 am

OffYourFace wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:02 pm
necro-bump.

just bought this for $1300 :)

https://reverb.com/item/34309904-yamaha ... 0-1979-red

So does anyone other than eggwheat have one?
Looks really nice...start working your back muscles out ;)

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by stevejamsecono » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:16 am

OffYourFace wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:02 pm
necro-bump.

just bought this for $1300 :)

https://reverb.com/item/34309904-yamaha ... 0-1979-red

So does anyone other than eggwheat have one?
Oh hell yeah, that's a nice one. Post up some photos/clips when it shows up!

There must be some groupthink going on here because I've been really missing my 1000 lately and have been creeping around listings on Reverb. I want to try to track down an SBG1000/SG1000S (the thinner bodied ones) since my last one was a bit too hard on my back. I saw one on IG the other day that looks incredible.

This was mine, beauty that it was. I feel stupid for selling it but I needed a new amp at the time and funds were low:
Image20170606_182753 by Steve Bailey, on Flickr

And here's the SBG1000 I saw recently. A thing of stealth beauty:
ImageYamahaSG by Steve Bailey, on Flickr

Sadly it seems that the prices on these are finally starting to reflect their actual value so the deals are fewer and further between.
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by OffYourFace » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:25 am

The red one I just bought only weighs 9.6 lbs. so that's not too bad. It doesn't have the coil splits which is a bummer but I have about 100 single coil guitars already so... haha.

I was psyched that he took $1300 for it. But with the new Reverb and CA tax laws, I paid $120 tax (and $50 shipping).
I was supposed to buy a nice 1981 brown sunburst SG2000 locally for $1700 but the buyer sold it yesterday morning. Then a few hours later I saw this red one on Reverb. It all worked out 8)

What's weird is that I found the same red SG2000 on RockNRoll Vintage's website as a sold item. It was listed for $1995. I'm not sure if it sold for that much and how long ago it sold.

This is the exact guitar I bought:

https://rocknrollvintage.com/listing/31466440

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by OffYourFace » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:38 am

Here's another red one that looks nice. Before buying mine, I hadn't seen a red one. Some say it's rare but I think there's quite a few.

http://www.nationwideguitars.com/1979yamahasg2000.html

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by stevejamsecono » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:57 pm

OffYourFace wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:25 am
The red one I just bought only weighs 9.6 lbs. so that's not too bad. It doesn't have the coil splits which is a bummer but I have about 100 single coil guitars already so... haha.

I was psyched that he took $1300 for it. But with the new Reverb and CA tax laws, I paid $120 tax (and $50 shipping).
I was supposed to buy a nice 1981 brown sunburst SG2000 locally for $1700 but the buyer sold it yesterday morning. Then a few hours later I saw this red one on Reverb. It all worked out 8)

What's weird is that I found the same red SG2000 on RockNRoll Vintage's website as a sold item. It was listed for $1995. I'm not sure if it sold for that much and how long ago it sold.

This is the exact guitar I bought:

https://rocknrollvintage.com/listing/31466440
That's super handsome.

And yeah, the original 2000s didn't have coil splitters until the 80s if I recall correctly. Why they would make that feature exclusive to the 1000s and 700s at the time I'm not really sure... ??? Either way, I remember being pretty impressed with the ones that were in my 1000. "Fendery" they weren't, but just the option of having a "thin" and "thick" sound for each pickup was really cool, imo.
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