Thursday, 30 June 2011

Yamaha SG-12 - the holy grail of offset waist guitars, perhaps?

Here's another guitar photo plucked from the comments on this blog. The Yamaha SG-2 and SG-3 guitars from 1966-67 are known to be extremely hard to find - not many having made it outside of Japan in this first place - but they are nothing to this, the virtually unknown Yamaha SG-12, the 12-string version of the SG-3.

This example was owned by Guitarz reader "Peer", who said:
I had a 12 string version of the SG-3 once... waaay ubercool! I miss it... it even made me forget how much I hate 12s.
I've only seen one of these before pictured in the hands of Eduardo "Gato" Alquinta, singer/guitarist of Chilean folk/rock band Los Jaivas, who actually had his strung as a 6-string.

G L Wilson

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  1. i got the same one!! sg-12 for sell ....
    anybody interested?

  2. Hi Martin, someone from Canada was recently asking if I would sell my SG-3 to him. Perhaps he'd be interested in your SG-12. Can I put you guys in touch with one another? email me at:



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