Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984
Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984

Yamaha SE450 Strat Tobacco Burst 1984

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Yamaha SE450, made in Taiwan 1984, tobacco burst. This little guy is basically a slightly rounder version of Strat shape; it's nice and comfy. It's got a moderately chunky 50s style neck, similar to a Fender Japan ST57, but with a nice dark rosewood board. The tone is a little warmer and darker than a standard Strat, but it still has the spank and cut you expect from this kind of setup. It's a nice little player that makes a lot of sense in the hands, built back when guitars were made properly from high quality timber. The two-tone burst finish is classy too. 

Model: Yamaha SE450
Made: Taiwain, 1984 (best estimate, serial KX15041)
Finish: tobacco burst, gloss
Body: nato wood (asian mahogany variant)
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Weight: 3.4kg approx
Mods: knobs replaced
Neck pickup: original Yamaha single coils
Case: none

Cosmetic condition notes: minor cosmetic wear. There's a proper ding just behind the bridge, everything else is very minor. There's a couple of dings on the headstock, some buckle rash on the back, some scratches on the guard, some dimples around the body and  some corners missing from the back-plate. Overall: good condition (7.5/10)

Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear, nothing nasty, 7/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46s, setup and ready to go!

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