Dating my yamaha guitar
Instead of a set neck, it featured a three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany laminated neck-through design conducive to greater sustain.
The body wings consisted of a “sandwich” of laminated mahogany.
Of all the excellent – and generally unheralded – guitars built by Yamaha over the years, none has achieved quite the legendary status as the Yamaha SG-2000 (SBG-2000), based primarily because of its association early on with Carlos Santana.
Most sources cite 1976 as the debut date of this model, however, as usual, there’s more to the story.
In order to further enhance sustain, the SG-2000 had a brass block under the bridge.
Replacing the flat back of the SG-175 was a contoured back with a scoop out of the top waist to increase playing comfort.
The results were the SG-2000, SG-1500, SG-1000, SG-700 and SG-500, introduced to the world in July of ’76, at the height of the “copy era” (typically, the model number is engraved on the truss rod cover).
Yamaha was definitely pursuing its own vision, so it’s no wonder the SG-2000 was greeted so enthusiastically.
Its carved mahogany top was trimmed in abalone inlay.I HAVE USED MANY FANTASTIC PICTURES THAT I HAVE SIMPLY FOUND ON THE WEB.IF I HAVE USED ONE OF YOUR PICTURES AND YOU’D LIKE ME TO REMOVE IT, PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL TAKE IT DOWN IMMEDIATELY.I’ve created this site because I love Yamaha Pacifica guitars–especially the older Pacificas from the mid 90s.So if you have a Yamaha Pacifica guitar or want to know a little bit more about them, I hope you find this site fun, useful or inspiring.