Bill Alston

YGS Guitars


The real mystery about these guitars is why they exist at all. They seem so similar to the Pacificas which were also in production at the same time. There are two models the YGS 112P and The YGS 112T both made in Taiwan. According to the archives the 112P was made from Nov 1993 to 1994 and the 112T from Nov 1993 to 1994 however the T appears in the 1995 catalogue.
These are essentially Pacifica bodies and necks with different logos etc usual 41 mm nut width etc. They did not appear anywhere in the western world so seem to be for the domestic or at least the Asian market.

Specs
112P 112T
Body Allder 3 piece Alder or Basswood
Neck Bolt on Maple Bolt on Maple
Board Bubingha 350" radius 22 frets Bubingha 350" radius 22 frets
Hardware Chrome Chrome
Bridge Vintage style 6 pivot vibrato Vintage style 6 pivot vibrato
Headstock Strat style Yamaha in capitals advanced form YGS112P written on 2 butterfly string trees Strat Style Yamaha in capitals advanced form YGS112T written on 1 butterfly string tree
Tuners Chrome sealed Gotoh Chrome sealed Gotoh
Pickups Ceramic SSH Black Ceramic SSH white
Scale 648mms 648mms
Colours Faded Burst, Old Violin Sunburst or Trans Red burst Faded Burst, Old Violin Sunburst or Antique Sunburst
Price on release 45,000 yen 36,000 yen
Controls 1 volume 1 tone 5 way selector 1 volume 1 tone 5 way selector



The 112P top and the 112T below it


Again The 112P top and the 112T below it


The catalogues and a promotional poster
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