Part of the "Super Live Series these Explorer style guitars are the signature guitars for the Bow Wow or Vow Wow frontman Kyoji
Yamamoto he also has a SFX signature guitar.
Having listened to him his style and sounds reminds me a bit of Gary Moore. There are three published models the HR1 the HRIII
and the HR Custom
|Body||Maple and Mahogany||Basswood||Curly maple + spruce + maple + mahogany + Karin + mahogany (6 layers multi-layer structure)|
|Neck||Maple and Mahogany Through Neck||Maple Set Neck||5 layer Maple and Karin Set Neck|
|Fretboard||Ebony 24 Frets 628mm scale 350mm radius dot inlays||Rosewood 24 Frets 628mm scale 350mm radius dot inlays||Ebony 24 Frets 628mm scale 350mm radius chevron inlays|
|Tuners||Yamaha Diecast Gold||Yamaha Diecast Chrome||Yamaha Diecast Gold|
|Pickups||Power Guerrilla-I x 2, Special Piezo PU mounted in trem unit||Power Guerilla II X 2||"YGDH-5B" by DiMarzio x 1, "YGDH-6B" by DiMarzio x 1|
|Controls||2 Volume 1 Tone and Coil Split||1 Volume 1 Tone no coil split||2 Volume 1 Tone Coil split|
|Switching||Mag / Piezo PU Balancer, Compressor Touch SW, Piezo PU Touch SW, LED Indicator SW||3 way||3 way|
|Bridge||Rockin Magic II||Rockin Magic II||Rockin Magic Pro III|
|Colours||Clear Black||Black||Mist Red|
|Available||Jan 1986 to 1990||Mar 1986 to 1988||July 1993 to 2004|
|Price||200000 yen||60000 yen||330000 yen|
This guitar has a complex electronic system to control the Piezo Pickup and the 2 Active Humbuckers. There is also a built in chromatic tuner.
A fairly basic guitar as can be seen from the specs and price.
A fairly expensive guitar with an interesting construction colour is said to be Mist Brown but looks orange to me.
From Kyoji's own twitter feed is the photo below, he describes them from left to right as an HR-1 Kyoji Special Custom, an HR Custom and an HR Special Custom and says there are at least 10 others. This may mean there are other models than the 3 I have covered above or they may just be made as one offs for him.