Guitar

Bill Alston

The SG1300 guitars


In 1983 and 1984 the 1300 and its variations appeared there was the 1300 the 1300T the 1300TS and the 1300-24. I will start with some comparative specs and then look at the individual models.

1300 1300T 1300TS 1300-24
Body Maple Mahogany T Cross Flatter extra thin Maple Mahogany T Cross Flatter extra thin Maple and Mahogany Flatter Extra Thin Maple and Mahogany T Cross
Neck Maple and Mahogany Through neck Maple and Mahogany through neck Set Maple and Mahogany Maple and Mahogany Through neck
Fretboard Rosewood 22 Frets Chevron Markers Rosewood 22 Frets Chevron Markers Ebony 22 Frets dot Markers Rosewood 24 Frets Chevron Markers
Headstock Black Bound 3B 3G Large Thistle logo model on TRC Matching Bound 3B 3G Large Thistle logo model on TRC Black Unbound no logo model on TRC Black Bound 3B 3G Large Thistle logo model on TRC
Pickups 2 semi open Spinex Hbs 2 semi open Spinex Hbs 2 covered Spinex Hbs 2 semi open Spinex Hbs
Tuners Yamaha Gold Diecast Yamaha Gold Diecast Yamaha Black Diecast Yamaha Gold Diecast
Controls Amber speedial 2V 2T inc push push coil tap 3 way Amber speedial 1V 1T inc push push coil tap 3 way Black speedial 1V 1T inc push push coil tap 3 way Amber 2V 2T inc push push coil tap 3 way
Hardware Gold Gold Black Gold
Pickguard Black Small Raised none none none
Bridge T-O-M with stoptail Rockin Magic Double locking Rockin Magic Double locking T-O-M with stoptail
Launch Price 120000Y 140000Y 140000Y 130000Y
Weight 3.7kgs 3.8kgs 3.8kgs 3.8kgs
Colours Black or Persimmon Red Candy Tone Red or Cream White Black Metallic Blue or Red Sunburst

The SG1300

This is a lighter version of the SG otherwise similar to the 2000 but without the brass sustain plate Made from 1983 to around 1985. It has a flatter body.



SG1300T

This is an SG1300 with a trem bridge and a locking nut, but for some reason I don't understand it only has 1 volume and 1 tone control. This was made in December 1983 until 1984

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SG1300TS

Another trem version of the 1300 with some construction differences, this guitar is black and black again. Similar trem to the T and a locking nut. Produced from December 1984 to 1985


SG1300-24

Just a 24 fret version of the 1300 scale remains 628mms produced December 1983 to 1985





Don't see a huge number of these for sale but there have been a few on Ebay in the last few years.
Some prices
SG 1300T c1984 Japan Red £472 orig hard case Nov-21
SG 1300TS 1984 Japan Black £845 Feb-20
SG 1300TS 1984 Japan Black £440 Aug-20
SG 1300T 1984 MIJ Persimmon Red £500 Jun-19
SG 1300TS 1984 MIJ Black £820 Nov-19
A bit all over the place really

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