The second series of the SC was launched in December 1980 and appeared as above in the 1981 Japanese catalogue, they ceased late 1982 or early 1983. I have not seen any of these in the western catalogues so they are probably for the domestic market. I fail to see why these are called SCs they bear no resemblance to the previous series and don't have the multiple pickup combinations.
They are an SG style shape with three single coils. There is an unusual feature to the controls which I have only seen in Yamahas. That is that there is a push switch which in one position has all the windings of the pickups but in the other reduces the windings used by a third.
The range comprises of the 3000, 5000 and the 7000 all are 25.5" scale and 13.75" radius with Yamaha
SG Style headstock and offset body. The 7000 and the 5000 have gold hardware and the 3000 chrome hardware.
|Price in Yen in 1981||120,000||80,000||60,000|
|Body||Alder, Maple and Mahogany||Alder||Alder|
|Neck||Maple and Mahogany Through Body||Maple Set Neck||Maple set neck|
|Fretboard||Ebony 21 frets||Rosewood 21 frets||Rosewood 21 Frets|
|Tuners||3 a side Yamaha Branded||3 a side Yamaha Branded||3 a side Yamaha Branded|
|Controls||Black 1 volume 1 Tone with push for tap 5 way switch usual strat combinations||Black 1 volume 1 Tone with push for tap 5 way switch usual strat combinations||Black 1 volume 1 Tone with push for tap 5 way switch usual strat combinations|
|Bridge||Vintage Trem||Vintage Trem||Vintage Trem|
|Pickups||3 black Alnico 5s uncovered||3 black Alnico 5s uncovered||3 black Alnicos uncovered|
|Colours||Brown Burst or Natural Blonde (yellow)||Brown Burst or Natural Blonde (yellow)||Brown Burst or Natural Blonde (yellow)|