Yamaha SG-RR Standard Wine Red 1989
Yamaha SG-RR Standard, made in Japan 1989, wine red. This is a quirkly little anomaly; a short-lived Yamaha twist on the Gibson Les Paul Special. You get some Gibson flavoured appointments: two P-90 style pickups, a 24.75" scale, basic electronics, the double cut shape. You also get some classic Yamaha pragmatism: as string through body six saddle bridge, a 12" radius, sleek headstock, a belly carve. It's super light and lively in the hands; a dream on the shoulders and a breeze on the fingers. The pickups dole out the flavour: the neck is gooey and thick with a gut-punch attack and a round, warm fatness; the bridge is snappy and precise with a creamy gravy goodness through the midrange.. the middle position is a perfect little mix. It's certainly got a cool understated classic rock look; clean lines and dark cherry are a sure winner. This is a charming and overachieving little weirdo, just like you, right?
Model: Yamaha SG-uyRR Standard
Made: Japan, 1989 (serial 006096)
Finish: wine red gloss
Neck: mahogany, 24.75" scale, 12" radius
Pickup: Yamaha soapbar single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: moderate finish wear. Headstock has a dent on the end and some minor scuffs on the front. The neck is smooth in the hands and pretty clean, minor dimples only. The back has some light buckle rash, concentrated but not limited to around the string ferrules. The sides are pretty good with minor dimples on the shoulder, bottom horn and around from the knobs. The front is pretty clean, just some damage to the knobs, some tiny dimples behind the bridge and on the shoulder and some light play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: good condition (6/10)
Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have some minor wear, they're looking great; 8/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46s.