Yamaha Studio Lord SL600S, made in Japan in 1977. This is so clean, it could just about pass for brand new. The condition for a 40 year old guitar is astounding, we've never seen anything this old in this kind of nick! These SL models were made in the renowned Matsumoku factory in the late 70s, and they're very well regarded owing to their fantastic build quality, effortless playability and monster tone. This 600S model is pretty rare, the lower spec 400 and 500 models are a little easier to come by. You get a mahogany body with a stunning plain maple top, the grain is on full show through the sweet cherry sunburst finish. The neck is slim and very sturdy, it's a fast and effortless player that's extremely comfortable. Tone-wise, it's all there: thick, warm body, defined bit and cut, articulate and dynamic. We love Studio Lords because they're some of the best vintage LPs going around, they'll seriously challenge guitars that fetch ten times the price. Join those 'in the know' and add this little overachiever to the family!
Model: Studio Lord SL600S
Year: 1977 (serial 001407, 1977 best estimate by serial and catalog)
Made: Japan, Matsumoku factory
Finish: red sunburst over plain maple
Body: mahogany, plain maple top
Neck: maple, 3-piece
Neck pickup: original covered PAF-style humbuckers
Cosmetic condition notes: Negligible finish wear. There's a very small ding on the end of the headstock, a couple of very shallow scratches on the back near the neck joint, and a couple of other barely noticeable dimples around the body. The guard has some minor play wear, the chrome has some very minor aging. This is superbly clean! Overall: Excellent condition, almost mint (9.5/10)/
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets look great, there's very little wear to speak of, 9/10. What a sweet lover she is!