Yamaha SA1300

This guitar was made in Japan from 1983 to 1988 and retailed on release at 110,000 yen it doesn't appear in any of the western catalogues so I assume it is solely for the domestic market.

Body Bound Beech and Birch Alder block poly finish
Neck Set Mahogany Bound C shape
Fretboard Rosewood Dot inlays 13.75" radius 22 frets
Headstock Black Yamaha in caps and super axe in gold script black on white truss rod cover with SA 1300 written on
Tuners Yamaha branded sealed
Pickups Alnico V SAH-SAII2 Humbuckers no coil split
Controls Gold 2 volume 2 tone 3 way switch with white tip
Nut 43mm
Hardware Chrome
Bridge T-O-M stoptail
Pickguard Standard Black on white
Colours Sunburst, Walnut or Persimmon Red
Years available 1983 to 1988

September 2018
I have just seen a Persimmon Red SA1300 made in Taiwan in 1986 again an SA made in both countries.

The MIT SA1300

Detail of the 1300 Neck and Body

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