1980 Yamaha AE-1200
Legendary Full Hollow, L5 Lawsuit Clone
spruce body / maple side and back with ebony fretboard, plus Grover imperial tuners for stability. Can't expect more from this treasure.
For those who may want to hear the history of this guitar - after seeing the commercial success of their virgin full hollow bodies AE-11 / AE-12 and AE-18, Yamaha spent 2 years developing this state of the luthier's art full hollow body guitar at a time when Gibson and Fender were taking legal action against the Japanese guitar makers because they were 'too damned good'. Their endless effort and obsession to perfection resulted in releasing their flagship hollow body AE-1200 and AE-2000 in 1978. Specifically, AE-1200 seemingly took over the same DNA of AE-12 with renovation done at the headstock / inlay / tailpiece and fretboard timber upgraded from rosewood to ebony. This best seller has long run till 1989, at which time AE-1500 took its honorable place in the realm of Yamaha hollow body...