1976 Yamaha SG-2000
Power & Sustain fascinates Santana
With superior sustain in place, and block of wood through the body and neck, Santana churned out his all-time best songs, including Moonflower, She's Not There, Open Invitation, All I Ever Wanted (all studio version), and Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana), Let the Children Play / Jugando, Europa (all live versions). Yamaha SG guitar indeed was pivotal in his development of the smooth, round, endlessly sustaining tone which has become his trademark.
Speaking of this guitar on sale, she is the very first generation, manufactured in July 1976. The way its serial number was imprinted is different from the later versions. I used to have 7 Yamaha SG-2000 but this is the first time I come across this type, so I should say this is even rarer!
Scratches and slight chips found but considering 36 years of age, this guitar stays in excellent maintenance. Minor tarnishing on the way around the hardware but negligible. I saw the lacquer wear on the neck around the nut so I had luthier refinish lacquer, now it looks fabulous. Also note, the original Yamaha hardshell case comes along. Bottom line, Yamaha SG-2000 does set itself apart from the ordinary vintage solid body guitars. Serious players, collectors, what makes you hesitate to bid?