In 1997 Yamaha launched a new production run of 2 SGs the SG700S and SG500B. Two very different guitars. Production of these continued
until around 2003.
|Body||Mahogany Single Bound||Mahogany Single Bound|
|Fretboard||Rosewood Block Markers 350mm radius||Rosewood dot markers 350mm radius|
|Neck||Set Mahogany||Bolt on Maple|
|Headstock||Black large thistle logo unbound model on trc||Black large thistle logo unbound blank trc model number on reverse|
|Tuners||Yamaha Diecast Gold||Yamaha Diecast Chrome|
|Pickups||2 Yamaha uncovered Alnico V Humbuckers||2 uncovered unspecified Humbuckers probably ceramic|
|Controls||Amber spedial 2V 2T push push coil split 3 way||Amber speedial 2V 2T no coil split 3 way next to controls|
|Bridge||T-O-M with stoptail gold||T-O-M with stoptail Chrome|
|Colours||Brown Sunburst, Cherry Sunburst, Transluscent Greenburst or Black||Cherry Sunburst Goldtop or Black|
Very much an SG in the tradition of the SG2000 and others made in Japan and looking like it's predecessors
Not such a traditional SG having a bolt on neck, the 3 way near the controls and being made in Taiwan. Nevertheless this is a good looking quality guitar.