Bill Alston

Yamaha SA 15

Two of the controls on this guitar are not original

This was a very short lived production commencing in May 1968 and stopped in 1968. This is a true hollow bodied guitar in that it has no centre block. There is also a 15d see the 15d page for the differences. MRRP was 24000 yen in 1968.

Body Laminated Maple no binding
Neck Maple Bolt on No binding
Fretboard Rosewood Dot inlays 22 frets with zero fret medium scale.
Headstock Matching Yamaha Written in Gold Black Truss Rod Cover White Surround with Yamaha and Tuning Fork Logo
Tuners Open Chrome see picture
Pickups 2 Yamaha mini Humbuckers black with black mounting on Sunburst Black in white mounting otherwise
Controls Black with silver top 2 volume 2 tone 3 way switch all chrome
Hardware Chrome
Bridge T-O-M with Yamaha Vibrato
Pickguard 3 screw white with tuning fork logo
Colours Sunburst Black or Maroon
Years available 1968 only

Close up of controls etc., headstock and tuners

This was sold on Craiglist in 2012 for $450 note the different pickup surrounds from the Sunburst above.

Owners of Relevant SAs may find this parts list useful
Parts list for SAs 15, 15d, 17, 20, 30T, 50, 70 and AE 11
Back to SA Start Page

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