Suzuki SG Style Cherry Red c1990
Suzuki SG style, cherry red, made... at some point, somewhere! This one is a bit of a mystery. There's no serial or model number on it, so gathering info has proved pretty tricky. Suzuki acoustic guitars pop up all the time, but their electrics are seen far less often. This one looks to date roughly to the 1990s, going on logos and condition. The neck features a sweet piece of rosewood; it's very pretty and a nice easy round shape. The body is nicely weighted and well put together, it's reassuring in the hands. The classic SG snap and growl is on tap: the tone is pretty hi-fi and certainly punches well against the ubiquitous Epiphone options. If you don't mind a little uncertainty in your life, this is a ripper little guitar for a tiny dollar.
Model: Suzuki SG Style, exact model unknown
Made: mid 1990s approx, presuamably Taiwan but possibly Japan
Finish: cherry, gloss poly, 3-ply black guard
Body: luan (educated estimate)
Neck: luan, rosewood board
Mods: one knob replaced
Pickup: original humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some dings on the end and scuffs on the back and edges. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. There's a tiny chip on the neck joint, no cracks through. The back has a handful of minor dimples and surface scratches, no major marks. Sides have a few little chips and scuffs on the shoulder, near the jack and on the bottom horn, no major marks. The front is pretty clean, just some scuffs on the shoulder and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: good condition (7/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good. Frets have very little wear, 8/10 for fret life left. All electronics tested and working properly. Setup with fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings