Welcome to another fine guitar from The Old Europe! Please make sure to read the entire description below carefully, and look at all the pictures.

General introduction and background:

Super nice and rare Yamato-badged SG-style guitar. I am not entirely sure which of the factories made this, but it is similar to Ibanez-models of the same time (early 1970s) and maybe made by Fujigen or Terada.

Measurements, weight and other specs:

-     Scale: 628 mm

-     Nut: 42 mm

-     Weight: 3,12 kg

-     Pickups: Maxon, unlabelled, single coils in humbucker housings

-     Body: likely solid majoganey

-     Neck: unknown, the fretboard is nicely grained rosewood 


-     Body: some dings and dongs, lacquer damages, but nothing serious.

-     Neck: straight neck, good (low, small vintage) frets with some minor wear (7/10), truss rod works.

-     Electronics: fully functional, standard G*b*on layout

-     Hardware: fully functional, minor traces of corrosion

-     Originality: Fully original except for the toggle switch (the original fell apart)

Sound and Playability:

-     Playability and string action: The guitar plays easily with a low string action, albeit you got to be used to the typical low, small vintage frets and respective playing feeling.

 - Intonation: spot on, nicely adjustable with the bridge

-     Sound: Please refer to the video for a sound test.

Repairs, Service:

-     Complete cleaning of body, parts and fretboard

-     Frets polished and fretboard oiled

-     New 10 gauge Pyramid nickel strings put on

-     Set up as good as possible

-     Ready to be played (just tune it up)

Auxiliary stuff:

-     No case included.

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PACKAGING: All guitars are shipped out in a sturdy cardboard box with lots of filler material. Please note that for the protection of the environment, I am reusing used packaging material whenever I can.

SHIPPING: Please check the shipping quotes in this offer. I ship with insurance, worldwide. Usually I am able to ship the item on the same day or next day of received payment. Please allow 1-2 days from pick up for delivery in Germany, and 1-2 weeks within the EU. US, Canadian and over overseas buyers:  My shipping quotes are very competitive, I can only do that by using DHL Premium. Please anticipate a shipping time of up to 8 weeks depending on your location. Tracking is provided immediately when shipped out within the system. Please refrain from giving a review before you have received the guitar.

AFTER DELIVERY: After receiving the item, please inspect the package for obvious damages and make photos if there are any. After unpacking, check the item immediately for damages or other undocumented flaws. I accept a 14 days return and will pay for shipping if the item is in a different condition than described upon arrival. Please note that I will only take the item back entirely, but not grant any reduction of price and generally only accept returns if the item was unaltered after arrival.

CITES protection: all of the items I sell have been legally imported to the EU before January 1st 2017 and are registered with the authorities in Hamburg, Germany (if applicable).

DATA protection: German financial regulations demand that I keep your address on file in an invoice. The only information that I store is what this platform provides me. Please understand that I cannot delete that information from my files. You may ask what kind of info I have stored from you any time.

Listed2 years ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
  • SG guitar
  • ~1972
Made In
  • Japan

The Old Europe

Hamburg, Germany
Joined Reverb:2015

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