Yamaha SG175B Buddha

In 1996 Yamaha produced a special edition a 175 reissue, styled as the 175B. The B is for Buddha reflecting the logo on Carloss Santana's original SG175. In the archives it says 50 were made for Domestic Distribution only. I have seen a translation from the Japanese which indicates the plan was to make 50 but such were the orders that a further 27 were made of which two were given to Carlos Santana this may be true. This is a 24 fret guitar still 628mms scale

Body Matova and Honduras Mahogany with Buddha inlay
Neck Honduras Mahogany through neck
Fretboard Ebony 24 frets 13.75" radius Chevron Markers 30th Anniversary and number in series written on
Headstock Black bound 3B 3G Moonflower Motif blank TRC
Tuners Yamaha Diecast Gold
Pickups 2 reproduction SG175 Humbuckers black uncovered
Controls Amber speedial 2V 2T no coil tap 3 way switch
Hardware Gold
Bridge T-O-M with stoptail gold
Pickguard None
Colours Natural
Years available 1996 only but is does appear in the 1997 Japanese catalogue
Released at 500000 yen

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