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Any info on this Yamaha ES-335-like guitar?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:20 am    Post subject: Any info on this Yamaha ES-335-like guitar? Reply with quote

Was browsing the online inventory of a local shop and saw this for $400. The info doesn't give an exact model, but it's from 1966 and from what I've been able to parse, it's a Yamaha SA-50 (I think).





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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never played one but I've seen a few on ebay uk and they sell for around that. I would guess it's easily worth $400.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is so cool, what a lovely guitar.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, old Super Axe models just prior to Yamaha getting their act together/publicity. There's quite a few floating around in NZ. I have always liked the shape of the cutaways.

bunch of pictures: http://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=22834

They have black plastic cups in the f-holes to fight feedback. I bought a stripped down one a few years back but never ended up doing anything with it, from it's condition it looked like it had been kept in a barn. End up swapping it for a Colorsound Fuzzwah.

They're solidly built, but not quite to the same level as the models that would follow.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame the original machine heads have been swapped out - they're a real enhancement. I'd agree that $400 sounds like a fair price, though, even though I don't know what else it'd buy you.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did we make a purchase?
looks kinda mosriteish in that typical 60s Japanese way
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.yamaha.co.jp/product/guitar/archive/list/sa.html

This is a great resource of most every Yamaha model ever made, I find myself checking it all the time when I run into Yamaha guitars.

If you use the Google Chrome browser it translates the site pretty well.
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