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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:17 pm    Post subject: NGD - 1972 Yamaha SG-80T Reply with quote

Long story short with this one, bought from a Florida guitar center while visiting for the holidays and had to leave before I could legally pick it up (Florida has this 30 day hold law on the sale of used items). It’s scheduled to arrive later today. I’ve been nervous about this because it’s not in a case, the operations manager assured me she’s shipped many guitars the same way- bubble wraps and pads to excess and has never had any issues with damaged gear.

From what I gather they only made this model for about a year in 1972 and it wasn’t sold in the US. Meant to compete with the Gibson Les Paul recording model I guess?



(Image is of my exact guitar found from an earlier reverb.com sale.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks awesome. Looking forward to hearing what you think when it arrives.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks class. I always loved the Les Paul recording model, I love the idea of a slightly off Japanese copy with a weird trem.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice I love Yamahas great guitars.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fell in love with it instantly in the store, the quality is nicer than anything else I currently own-it will compliment my SA-30 nicely, although this one’s a bit fancier with the chevron block inlays, German carve and binding. It also weighs about 10lbs. Surprisingly all the electronics worked perfectly although I’m not sure what everything does- the bridge pickup is technically 2 single coils as with many Yamahas of this era, may be to select different switching/phasing options between the two coils.

The only thing needing attention in the store was the 12th fret sticking up a bit on the 6th string, should be easy enough to have glued or hammered down.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get this and a Flying Banana and you'll be much cooler than anyone who owns a strat and a Les Paul.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool looking.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arrived in one piece! Will probably have a setup done soon to take care of that fret.

My vintage Yamaha collection as it stands (would love to add an SG3 or SG5 someday!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that! It's the German carve that does it.
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That's a great looking guitar!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given this a lot of thought, and can confirm that I really like this guitar.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool as fuck! The holy 3-way lovechild of a Les Paul, Mosrite and a 1970s coffee table.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cool as fuck! The holy 3-way lovechild of a Les Paul, Mosrite and a 1970s coffee table.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks incredible. Kind of reminds me of those Italia Mondial guitars, although since Italia has only existed since 1999 I'm assuming the influence flows the opposite way.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds of the time Dot was breaking other people's guitars over random people's heads
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: NGD - 1972 Yamaha SG-80T Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
bought from a Florida guitar center while visiting for the holidays


And you couldn't have reached out to meet up for a drink?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely loving that. Amazing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickD wrote:
I love that! It's the German carve that does it.


+1

The whole thing is so precariously perched on the ledge of wonkiness (reminds me of when I saw a Mosrite in person for the first time) that it’s one of the coolest looking guitars I’ve seen in ages.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is super cool!
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