1981 Yamaha SG-2000
Power & Sustain fascinates Santana
Up for sale is arguably Yamaha's most popular electric guitar, SG-2000 that Santana loved at his live and thus draw worldwide attention. Santana's request during the course of the guitar development was how to maximize sustain with creamy and fatter tone. The ideas were actualized by featuring sturdy mahogany body, converting the hardware to brass, and supplementing a 'Sustain Plate', the brass plate sitting underneath the tailpiece. Also incorporated were the strips of mahogany flanking the neck (called the 'T-Cross System'). With superb 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, Europa (live versions) with this guitar, just to name a few.
SG-2000 showcased here is a 1981 production, type II of 3rd generation model where push-push port not applied, according to industry specialists. Looking at the cosmetic, I see some scratches on the rear body, and 2 tuners corresponding to 1st and 2nd strings were missing, therefore taken from other Yamaha guitars. They appear a bit taller than the others, as the photo indicates. Now good news is I ship along Yamaha's vintage hardshell case, highly sought after by many of Yamaha vintage seekers. Thanks again for your watching.