Topshelf Instruments

Used Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Cherry Sunburst (70s/80s)

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  • Used Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Cherry Sunburst (70s/80s)
  • Used Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Cherry Sunburst (70s/80s)
  • Used Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Cherry Sunburst (70s/80s)
  • Used Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Cherry Sunburst (70s/80s)
  • Used Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Cherry Sunburst (70s/80s)
  • Used Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Cherry Sunburst (70s/80s)
  • Used Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Cherry Sunburst (70s/80s)
  • Used Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Cherry Sunburst (70s/80s)
  • Used Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Cherry Sunburst (70s/80s)
  • Used Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Cherry Sunburst (70s/80s)

Topshelf Instruments

Used Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Cherry Sunburst (70s/80s)

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Yamaha Studio Lord SL500 Les Paul style in tasty cherry sunburst. The serial number records on these is a bit foggy, but the best estimate for build date is 1980 on this one; they were only in production for a few years. Reassuringly heavy and immaculately built, this is a beautiful Les Paul that feels amazing in your hands. It's hard to believe it's as old as it is, the finish, frets and chrome are all very clean. It has a fairly slim neck, a beautiful rosewood board, and the sunburst on the finish plain top is superb. You'll have no regrets if you add her to the family.

Manufacturer: Yamaha
Model: Studio Lord SL500
Year: 1980 (best estimate)
Made in: Japan
Finish: Cherry sunburst over plain mahogany
Body: Mahogany, 4 pieces
Neck: Mahogany, 3 pieces
Mods: none
Neck pickup: Original Yamaha humbucker, 6.89k ohms
Bridge pickup: Original Yamaha humbucker, 6.93k ohms

Cosmetic condition notes: A couple marks on the back that are noticeable, but very few marks otherwise. The front of the headstock has faded to a mildly uneven grey from the original black. Very good condition overall. No case.

Playing condition notes: Very good indeed. Frets are excellent, action is low, feels very well balanced. Setup with fresh Ernie Ball Slink 11/49s.