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Old 01-11-2020, 11:51 AM
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Having seen Stella's gorgeous SC, so much nicer than a Gibbo SG. I thought I'd post my SG.

A lockdown boredom purchase, less than £50, comes complete with fret rattle despite raising the bridge and the most annoying piezo quack. Looks nice though.
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:41 PM
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Having seen Stella's gorgeous SC, so much nicer than a Gibbo SG. I thought I'd post my SG.

A lockdown boredom purchase, less than £50, comes complete with fret rattle despite raising the bridge and the most annoying piezo quack. Looks nice though.
I'm trying to work out if that's an abomination or the most fantastic guitar I've ever seen.

The SG2000 is a very different kind of guitar to the Gibson SG. Thicker, heavier (I don't stand up to play it anymore) rich tones and insane sustain. Much more Les Paul, but way better than my '76 Custom, which is a piece of antique shit in comparison.
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I'm trying to work out if that's an abomination or the most fantastic guitar I've ever seen.

The SG2000 is a very different kind of guitar to the Gibson SG. Thicker, heavier (I don't stand up to play it anymore) rich tones and insane sustain. Much more Les Paul, but way better than my '76 Custom, which is a piece of antique shit in comparison.
Its a uke by the way.
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Nice picture of the SG2000 Stella, I have just got back into guitar playing after years and years where I didn't really find the time. I remember trying out a Yamaha SG2000 on sale in a guitar shop in Camden (? Rock Shop), was £439 which was a great price at the time (1980s) but still far more than I had, I remember it felt very heavy standing up. A lot of guitarists I liked at the time used one like Jake Burns from SLF, Stuart Adamson from Big Country and Steve Rothery from Marillion
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Nice picture of the SG2000 Stella, I have just got back into guitar playing after years and years where I didn't really find the time. I remember trying out a Yamaha SG2000 on sale in a guitar shop in Camden (? Rock Shop), was £439 which was a great price at the time (1980s) but still far more than I had, I remember it felt very heavy standing up. A lot of guitarists I liked at the time used one like Jake Burns from SLF, Stuart Adamson from Big Country and Steve Rothery from Marillion
For me, it's Santana and Bill Nelson. I thought Adamson played an SG500, like McGeoch? That was a decent price, even for the 80s.
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Its a uke by the way.
Sorry for my error.

Junior is up for a new electric, now he's grown out of his Squire Strat. He mainly plays his decent Yamaha acoustic.
I was looking at the Gretsch G2622 Streamliner in Ocean Turquoise. Looks lovely. Seems good value at £379.00.
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For me, it's Santana and Bill Nelson. I thought Adamson played an SG500, like McGeoch? That was a decent price, even for the 80s.
just looked it up and seems he may have progressed from the SG500 to the SG2000s
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Sorry for my error.

Junior is up for a new electric, now he's grown out of his Squire Strat. He mainly plays his decent Yamaha acoustic.
I was looking at the Gretsch G2622 Streamliner in Ocean Turquoise. Looks lovely. Seems good value at £379.00.
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No views but I quite fancy trying an arch top sometime. This might be worth a read before you decide.
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Sorry for my error.

Junior is up for a new electric, now he's grown out of his Squire Strat. He mainly plays his decent Yamaha acoustic.
I was looking at the Gretsch G2622 Streamliner in Ocean Turquoise. Looks lovely. Seems good value at £379.00.
Any views?
The one above I showed is the g2655 very similar but smaller hollow chambers, same pickups. TBH I got it simply because it was smaller. There is also whether or not you want the Bigsby wobble bar they look great but whether its worth the agro is another question.
There's an enormous number of video's on youtube comparing these guitars.
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The one above I showed is the g2655 very similar but smaller hollow chambers, same pickups. TBH I got it simply because it was smaller. There is also whether or not you want the Bigsby wobble bar they look great but whether its worth the agro is another question.
There's an enormous number of video's on youtube comparing these guitars.
Cheers, Skint. Bigsby not a requirement. He may like the idea of a smaller model though.
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Well, the Yamaha SGs were (and are,) great guitars. Yamaha still make them although the prices are much higher now than when they first came out...well over £2000 nowadays.
Stuart Adamson and John McGeogh, (of Magazine,) also took up the Yamaha SG, (due to my influence, apparently,) as well as the players you mentioned. And Carlos Santana was an early endorsee.

I got my first Yamaha SG during the latter part of the '70s, with Be Bop Deluxe. I'd had the Gibson re-finished and it changed it's response so I retired it and decided to try the Yamaha. A short period of adjusting to the different feel at first, then it started to sit nicely with my style.

I then got a second Yamaha in the '80s, an SG 2000S model, (the 'S' denoting it had coil taps and a slightly more deluxe finish,) which I played a lot, both live and in the studio.

I also had a Yamaha SG 1300 T, an all black beast with a great vibrato arm, which I later sold to Jon Wallinger when times got tough. I also had to part with my original SG2000 for the same cash strapped reasons, but managed to hang on to the dark green 2000S model, which I still have today. It needs some attention as it has got some playing wear and tear and needs a new pickup switch but the neck still plays really nicely. One of these days, I'll get it fixed up and use it again. It's an excellent guitar.

I don't know why you don't see many of them around these days, maybe the current prices are prohibitive and fashion certainly has a lot to do with it. Many of the current generation of guitarists are rather conservative in their tastes and go for the more obvious choices, Les Pauls, Strats, PRS and so on. Not that the Yamaha is an 'out there' guitar by any means...it's a quite sober looking instrument compared to some of the wild and wonderful guitar designs I favour!
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Evening all. Some advice please.

I’ve just started a thread about watches. Bear with me. I have a ‘big’ birthday coming up and the wife and kids are badgering me to tell them what I want, or treat myself to more like.

On the thread about watches (that was a suggestion from the mrs) Skint happened to mention a new guitar as an alternative just as I had had the same thought.

So. I’m after some advice. I’ve played since I was 15 or so but very sporadically. I currently have a Yamaha acoustic and would class my self as a ‘campfire’ player i suppose but I’ve played more regularly over the last couple of years and loads since WFH in March. I can’t read music, play by ear and can play the vast majority of ‘standard’ chords.

So I’m thinking of treating myself to an electric. Budget of around £500. Any advice, help and details of good suppliers etc would be appreciated. Given the current environment it’s going to be difficult if not impossible to go and try any but I think I should probably wait to do so.

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Take a look at the previous page of this thread, Pidster picked up a Danelectro (although you might prefer a 6 string version rather than the 12), while Skintagain posted one from the Gretsch Streamliner range. Both of these should comfortably come within your budget. Many of the Gretsch Streamliner range are semi acoustics, so you could play them unplugged until you get an amp for a future birthday present. Epiphone also have a good range in this price bracket which are well reviewed.

Speaking as a watch guy who occasionally plays guitar, you will get a lot more guitar for this budget than you would spending it on a watch.
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