Bill Alston

SA 1200S


Yamaha SA 1200S


According to the archives this guitar was made in Japan from December 1979 to 1983 and retailed on release at 120,000 yen. This does not appear in the US and Canada 1981 catalogue but does appear in the UK catalogues of the time. It may or may not have been available in other western countries at the time. However the archives may be wrong as it appears in the 1985 catalogue it is of course possible that manufacture stopped but there was stock until later, not unusual for Yamaha. It is said that only 800 or so of these were made which seems unlikely over that period of time. However I have one but they very rarely if ever come up for sale, so maybe the 800 is right.

Fret board

Bound Ebony

Radius

13.75 ins

Body

Solid Spruce top Beech back and side Alder and Spruce block

Neck

Mahogany

Hardware

Chrome

Pickups

HB Alnico 11 x 2 split able

Colours

Sunburst or Burgundy

Weight

3.9Kgs

 

 



This one is mine

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