Bill Alston

The Sonare


 
The Sonare SN2


The Sonare was produced in two models the SN1 and the SN2 both first available from October 1990 until discontinued in 1992. They appear in the 1992 Japanese catalogue but not in the English 1991 catalogue so I think we can assume that these were domestic market only. There is an SN2 for sale on Ebay Japan August 2016 with a buy it now price of $550, below are some pictures of that guitar. The more expensive SN 1 has an HSH pickup configuration with DiMarzio pickups I have no pictures of this except as a pdf of the catalogue. Any pictures appreciated.


 


Update
Buzzard has found an Ebay auction for an SN1 at a buy it now price of just over $1000 here are some pictures from that auction August 2016
 
 

Some Specs



SN1

SN2

Price

130,000 yen

85,000 yen

Neck

Bolt on Maple and Mahogany

Bolt on Maple

Body

Maple Top and Mahogany Back

Mahogany

Fretboard

Ebony

Rosewood

Radius

350mms

350mms

Scale

628mms

628mms

Frets

22

22

Hardware

Gold Finish

Gold Finish

Bridge

Rockin Magic Pro 2

Rockin Magic Pro 2

Pickups

"YGDH-1B" by DiMarzio × 2, "YGDS-1B" by DiMarzio × 1

"LIVE" -GH2 (AlnicoV) × 2

Pickup Switch

4 pole 5 way

3 way

Controls

1 volume 1 tone coil tap

1 volume 1 tone coil tap

Colours Available

Cherry Red, Translucent violet sunburst, translucent royal blue, translucent green

Black Pearl, White, Red Blonde, Cherry Red


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