Put up here is the first generation of Japanese hollow body guitars and the king of 1960's Yamaha hollow body. The serial number 14316 of this guitar indicates it's manufactured in 1968. About 45 years has passed without major crack or dent, what an amazing maintenance. Pickguard has unfortunately been lost and the original knobs gone so replaced. One of the tuner pegs (3rd string) was also replaced due to the orginal peg broken. Tiny scratches on the body, headstock and fretboard are negligible considering half a century age of this guitar. Hooked up to the amp, it plays rich and vibrant, Gretsch-like sound. Suits best for rock, jazz, blue and crossover players in my opinion. Neck is one of the finest I ever played.
1968 Yamaha SA-30|
Genesis of Japanese Semi Hollow
To brief the specification - symmetrical double cutaway semi-hollow body, ivoroid body binding, two ivoroid-bound f-holes, set neck, 22-fret fingerboard with dot inlays, wood-based bridge, trapeze tailpiece, three knobs (volume, tone, mike balancer), three-way pickup switch, chrome hardware, Sunburst finish, 24.75 inch scale. I ship the guitar with a brand new gig bag.