Yamaha Guitars (and all other things Yamaha)

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  1. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    I think this is an all-around great company. Not just for guitars, but woodwinds, brass, percussion, pianos, speakers, pro-audio....more?? And this is only their music division.

    I'm not gonna say they make the best equipment, but I have never been disappointed. My first guitar, an acoustic is one. Twenty years old now and it still plays and sounds beautiful. And my last guitar (says to the missus, "Right, honey?":laugh2:) is the SG that I posted a few pics of. I finally had a couple of jams with it and the bond is solid. I've dialed up some nice tones with it, it's a sustain monster! Very comfortable to play, hangs nicely.

    So, start to finish, they've been my brand, so to speak.

    Anybody else love their Yammies? Anybody ever been disappointed with one? I know they had some pretty crazy-looking electrics in the 60s and 70s. Post some pics!
     
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    I forgot bikes!:thumb::thumb:


    Seriously, the more think about it, the more I believe that more than any other company, Yamaha has introduced more people to the joys off making music :thumb::thumb:
     
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    River Senior Member

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    Yeah, probably so. I've played some of their instruments, and they've all been top-notch, especially the pianos. But I've never owned anything but their motorcycles - four of them at last count.

    It's a conglomerate. Just imagine the level of

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    around here if Gibson bought Harley, or vice-versa.

    It'd be entertainment worthy of the Coliseum.
     
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    I love my Yamaha SG. Bought it new 25 years ago and it was always my favourite electric guitar.
     
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    I have recently bought a beautiful Yamaha CG122MS classical guitar. It sounds fantastic! looks fantastic and feels fantastic. I do like Yamaha.
     
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    Yamaha Super Rock'n'Roller 550S.total sleeper.they made some dogshit strat copies but this one only made in 83/84 is just bang on vintage re-issue spec.
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    gorgeous! is it still all original? how do the pups sound?
     
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    there acoustics are great value had one since the 80's and its still going strong
     
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    A great company no doubt. From boat motors to musical instruments. The new guitars don´t caught my attention, but those older "lawsuit" are amazing. And their basses and drums are awesome too. One day I wan´t a trb 6II bass. Has a killer sound.
     
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    How about this one? Got yer attention now?
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    Attaboy!

    Didn´t know they still make this model. Here I only see those modern light you-never-know-what-material-is-made ones.
     
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    I traded away this very sweet and affordable (used) AES-620. Body is agathis(?), neck mahogany. Korean made. I see these for $325 on CL and if you are looking for a solid, affordable upgrade from a POS or an excellent backup for your LP, it gets high marks from me.

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    I´am agree, about 13 years ago came in my hands one Yamaha Image Guitar, is a late 80´s Martin Booth design, mostly like a PRS, beautiful and incredible sound, with pop up knob controls, I start to see that kind of knobs in modern guitars, well, I also owned a Yamaha FZR Motorcycle, also was amazing, unfortunately it´s been stoled... and I want another.

    Nowadays I´ve bought a yamaha pacifica, beautifull Old Violin Sunburst and great sound.

    I know that yamaha also makes high perfomance audio systems, flat response speaker for recording studios, and so more...

    I love my gibson, I respect my Epi, I want a PRS, but Yamaha always have a place in my heart. :lol:
     
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    Two strap buttons on that last one? Looked real nice. A good alternative for a PRS.
     
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    It was a fun guitar, but what I traded for was much more sweet
     
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    A couple Yamaha Weddington Customs in my Yamaha stash.
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    Those are stunning! :applause::applause::applause:How about a bit of background on them?:thumb::thumb:

    MORE PHOTOS PLEASE!

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    I have a Yamaha Electric/Acoustic with gold tuners. Sounds great!Oh, and i bought my step daughter a mini acoustic many years ago. Nice little guitar.
     
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    it's had a pick guard swap at some point but other than that yeah.2 piece lightweight alder body,1 piece neck,thick,vintage radius & frets,kluson tuners,bent steel saddles,full steel block.
    i put a set of yamaha pups in my '54 partsie.they're very clean & bell like.i opted for them over a set of fender custom shops 54s even :thumb:
    even though it's part of the big strat sell off I put it at my #2 over greco,fernandes ect
     
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