Yamaha Electric Guitars & Silent Guitars

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SG1820/SG1802/ SG 1820A ¥350,000, respectively
(photos: SG1820 Brown Sunburst, SG1820 Vintage White, SG1802 Gold Top and SG1820A Silver Burst)

Since the first launch of the SG2 and SG3 in 1966, the SG series electric guitars have been widely accepted as one of most favorite gears among top artists. Many guitarists from all over the world loved the legendary SG2000 and SG1000 which came into the market in 1976. Yamaha has remodeled the SG series with new concepts and tonal color to fit today's rock music scene. While retaining basic features as mahogany body with maple top and characteristic double cutaway design of the original SG series, the new models come with a new body shape with enhanced rock taste. Besides thick body center to efficiently respond to string vibration, they have achieved powerful sound and beautifully flowing arched edges. The flat body back produces deep mid and bass sounds.

Other features include rosewood fingerboard, a slightly trimmed headstock for improved weight balance, Grover machine heads, GraphTech nuts, TonePros bridge and tail piece.

Three models are available to meet differential requirements of rock guitarists. The SG1820 features two covered type '59 Seymour Duncan pickups for excellent control of high frequency range and tonal color favored by rock players. The headstock comes with the traditional 'flower pot' motif. The available finishes include Black, Brown Sunburst and Vintage White.

The SG1802 features two Seymour Duncan SP90-3 single coil pickups for open sound with authentic picking nuances, and sharp attack and sticky mid and treble range. It's recommended for guitarists searching for well amplified classical rock sound with fine body resonance. The headstock with bindings comes in simple design. Black and Gold Top finishes are available.

The SG1820A specially designed for heavy rock musicians feature two EMG 85 and 81 active humbucking pickups to deliver heaviily distorted sound with high gain and low noise. The headstock motif and dot markers of the neck are newly designed. The black nickel hardware gives it an aggressive look. Either Black or Silver Burst finishes are available.

A hard case is standard to all models.

Silent Guitars
SLG110S ¥70,000 
SLG110N ¥70,000 
SLG130NW ¥75,000

(photos: SLG110S Tobacco Brown Sunburst, SLG110N Black Metallic and SLG130NW Light Amber Burst)

After a decade since the initial launch, Yamaha has redesigned the Silent guitar line with much improved tonal quality and playability. The on-board effects are expanded adding chorus and echo to two types of reverb. High quality guitar sound is produced with the Yamaha's original DSP. Alkaline battery is employed for 13 hours of play, much expanded from 7.5 hours of the predecessorsIn addition to AUX In jack and AUX In level control for joint session backed by CD player, they have LINE Out jack that allows the player to practice plugging with amplifier or played on stage and in recording with no worry of feedback.

They feature maple body, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, and a contoured arched frame to better fit player's body, and a finger rest.

They come in steel-string, narrow neck and nylon-string models. The steel-string SLG110S features a slightly narrow neck, same fingerboard and string length of traditional folk guitar, a compact size headstock which is easy for tuning and gives an outstanding look.

The nylon-string SLG11N features fingerboard narrower than traditional classical guitar and little lower string height. Three color finishes of Natural, Tobacco Brown Sunburst and Black Metallic are available.

The nylon-string SLG130NW is designed with serious classical guitar player in mind featuring upgraded rosewood and maple frame, and ebony fingerboard. It's finished in Light Amber Burst.

A stereo in-ear earphone, power adaptor and original soft case are standard to all models.

Further information is available from:
http://www.yamaha.co.jp

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