Guitar

Bill Alston

Early Yamaha SG Guitars Page 2



The second series



This is the new 2A

These are the SG2A 5A and 7A all have the extended lower horn. The 2A is the SG2 without the 2 circuit system with a different body and headstock shape and changed colours the SG5A and 7A appear to be virtually identical to the 5 and 7 again except for colours. To summarise what we know.
I have seen an advert which claims the 5A body is Sen Ash it could be but I can't say for sure.

SG2A SG5A SG7A
period Nov 67 to 1971 Aug 67 to 1971 Nov 67 to 1971
Launch Price 45000y 52000y 92000y
Body High Gloss Poly finish unknown wood High Gloss Poly finish unknown wood High Gloss Poly finish unknown wood
Neck Bolt on Maple Bolt on Maple Bolt on Maple
Fretboard Rosewood 22 Frets with a zero fret Rosewood 22 Frets with a zero fret Rosewood 22 Frets with a zero fret
Tuners Chrome Yamaha Branded "Pincushion" Chrome Yamaha Branded "Pincushion" Gold Yamaha Branded "Pincushion"
Controls 1 volume 1 tone 3 way switch 1 volume 1 tone 1 blender 3 way switch 1 volume 1 tone 1 blender 3 way switch
Bridge Tune o Matic roller style bridge with moveable trem chrome Tune o Matic roller style bridge with moveable trem chrome Tune o Matic roller style bridge with moveable trem gold
weight 3.4kgs 3.5kgs 3.5kgs
Scale 630mms 630mms 630mms
Pickups* 2 single coils 3 single coils 3 single coils
Colours Sunburst, Pearl White, Coral Red or Candy Blue Sunburst, Pearl White, Coral Red or Candy Blue Sunburst, Pearl White, Coral Red or Candy Blue

Notes
The pickups are still the ones Yamaha describe as having anisotrophic ferrite magnets.
Nut again probably 41mms the 2A has the chrome nut the 5A the plastic and the 7A the gold.

Some Pictures

This is the 2A in Candy Blue




The 5A



The 7A

A special edition

I have come across 2 advertisements for an SG7AS I have seen one in green and one in black. It is obviously some sort of limited edition and the only information I have is by way of pictures. The immediately noticeable difference is the neck pickup isn't angled. Some pictures




If anyone knows anything about this guitar I would appreciate the info.

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