Bill Alston

SA 15d


Yamaha SA 15d




This guitar was produced from 1968 to 1972. This is a true hollow bodied guitar in that it has no centre block. The differences to the 15 are mainly cosmetic it has checked binding round the body and fret board which the 15 doesn’t have and it has “thumbprint” fret board inlays rather than dots. MRRP was 24000 yen in 1968.


Specifications
Body Laminated Maple with binding
Neck Maple Bolt on with binding
Fretboard Rosewood thumbprint 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
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
Nut
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 to 1972





This stunning example sold on Ebay UK in 2014 for £700



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