1979 Yamaha SG-2000
Power & Sustain fascinates Santana
Up for sale is arguably Yamaha's most popular electric guitar, the very SG-2000 that Santana loved at his lives and thus drew worldwide attention. Santana's request over the course of the guitar development was to maximize sustain with creamy and fatter tone and was 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 1979 production, type II of 3rd generation model where push-push port not applied. Speaking of the cosmetic, frets at the upper end, particularly from 4th to 9th, are more worn than the rest, and volume knob label was taken off. Truss rod is adjusted to level the curve, and can still be swung for more aggressive action. Now the good news – the authentic hardshell case is to be shipped along, which is a highly sought-after item. Should there be any question, please feel free to ask!