Bill Alston

SA 900


Yamaha SA 900

This guitar was made in Taiwan from 1983 to 1988 and retailed on release at 80,000 yen, this model appears in the Yamaha Japan Archives so it is likely that is was for sale in Japan. It does not appear in the 1985 English Language catalogue I have access to so possibly for the domestic market only or the Far East only.
Update August 2016 Whilst looking at some Ebay Japan listings I have seen one or two SA900s that are made in Japan as well as a couple that are Made in Taiwan. The serial numbers on two of the Japanese ones suggest 1984 and the pickup numbers on another suggest 1987 again showing that Yamaha were making the same guitar in two different countries at the same time.

 

Fret board

Rosewood

Radius

13.75 ins

Body

Beech and Birch

Neck

Mahogany

Hardware

Chrome

Pickups

HB Alnico Vx 2

Colours

Sunburst, Black or Persimmon Red

Weight

3.7Kgs

 

 



Some Pictures of an SA 900 made in Taiwan
   

And some of an SA 900 Made in Japan
   

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