Yamaha SG1800 guitars

an 1820A note the unusual fretboard markers

As at 2022 this is the Yamaha SG offering, there are three models (six if you count the SBG separately which you shouldn't). They are all the same specifications except for the pickups, some minor cosmetics and the colours. Launched in 2010

Body Single Bound* Mahogany and Maple high gloss polyurethane finish
Neck Maple and Mahogany set neck Gloss Polyurethane finish
Fretboard Bound Rosewood 22 medium jumbo frets 13.73" radius 1820 has chevron markers, 1802 has dot markers 1820A has a sort of hollow chevron marker
Headstock Black Single Bound Large modern thistle motive (The 1820A is sort of a hollow thistle) model on reverse
Tuners Grover locking
Nut Graph Tech Tusq 43mm
Controls 2V 2T no coil split
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Tonepros AVRII T-O-M with Tonepros T1Z stoptail
Pickguard 2 ply ivory colour depends on body colour None on 1820A
1820 Seymour Duncan '59 SH-1n in neck Seymour Duncan '59 SH-1b in bridge Humbuckers
1820A EMG85 in the neck EMG 81 in Bridge
1802 2 single coil P90s a Seymour Duncan SP90-3n in the neck and Seymour Duncan SP90-3b in bridge
1820 Black or Vintage White with Black Pickguard or Brown Sunburst with White Pickguard
1820A Black or Silverburst
1802 Goldtop or Black both with white pickguard

From top to bottom 1802, 1820 and 1820A note the different styles of control knob in use.

An 1820 and 1820A headstock note the 1820A unusual motif

The rear of the headstock all are similar style.
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