YAMAHA RBX 300

Yamaha RBX 300 bass guitar

The Yamaha RBX-300 bass was made in the late 1980s to early 1990s. The RBX-300 was very similar to the RBX-200, except the 300 model had a satin finished neck - with a two-toned peg head.

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Fender Jaco Pastorius Jazz Basses

Jaco Pastorius was a legendary bass player who played with Weather Report and Joni Mitchell. Jaco's best known bass was his sunburst-finish fretless 1962 Jazz Bass nicknamed the Bass of Doom, originally fretted but Jaco removed the frets. Pastorius finished the fretboard with marine epoxy to protect the wood from the round wound Rotosound Swing 66 strings he used.

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ALEMBIC HOT ROD KIT

Alembic Hot Rod Kit pickup magnets

The Alembic Hot Rod Kit, introduced in 1973, was one of the first aftermarket pickup replacements. It was designed by Rick Turner to boost the output of Gibson pickups by swapping out the original Alnico magnets for stronger ceramic ones. The kit consisted of two ceramic magnets, wooden shims, copper tape, shielded black wire and instructions. These kits were used for pickups with under-the-pole magnets - including Gibson single coils and humbuckers, Guild humbuckers etc. They could also be used for Gibson mini-humbuckers if you (carefully) shortened the magnets.

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YAMAHA

The Yamaha Corporation is a multinational Japanese company with large musical instruments and electronic interests. Yamaha was established in 1887 as a piano and organ company and has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of musical instruments.

They produce a wide variety of guitars and have a reputation for good quality control standards. They have some good beginners guitars as well as some great high end instruments.

Yamaha Weddington Ad

Yamaha Weddington Advert

NEVER CHANGE. NEVER ADAPT. NEVER IMPROVE. AND DIE NAKED. COLD AND ALONE.
The dinosaurs could have used this kind of wisdom. Instead they relied on tradition. They relied on old thinking. They relied on the weather Forecast. Bad move. With this in mind we designed the Weddington.

YAMAHA WEDDINGTON SPECIAL

Yamaha Weddington Special electric guitar

THe Yamaha Weddington Special was the entry level Weddington model. It had a solid mahogany flat topped body and dot inlays  - unlike the carved maple tops and block inlays on the Weddingon Classic and Custom. The Special also had a wrap-around bar bridge - lacking the stop tail-piece / tune-o-matic seen on the Classic and Custom models. Pickups were two direct mounted DiMarzio DHB4 humbuckers - each with its own tone and volume control. The five way pickup selector allowed coil tapping of both pickups.

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YAMAHA WEDDINGTON CUSTOM

Yamaha Weddington Custom electric guitar

The Yamaha Weddington Custom was introduced in the early 1990s and made until around 1995. It was Yamaha's update on the classic Les Paul design altered to meet the demands of the contemporary guitarist. Although this guitar was somewhat overlooked at the time  the Weddington Custom combines beautiful styling and solid workmanship with tremendous playability and tonal versatility in a rock-solid instrument.

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VIGIER EXCALIBUR ORIGINAL

Vigier Excalibur Original (VE6-CV1) electric guitar

The Vigier Excalibur Original superstrat is available in three pickup configurations. Model VE6-CV1 is HSH, VE6-CV2 is HSS and the discontinued VE6-CV3 is SSS.

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JACKSON JTX STD

Jackson JTX STD electric guitar

JACKSON made the JTX STD between 1993 and 1995. It was a super-tele with double locking Floyd Rose licensed JT-580 tremolo, extended lower cutaway giving easy access up to the 24th fret. Pickups were HSS - a J-55 humbucker at the bridge and two J-100VS single coils. The Jackson JTX STD featured an extra mini-switch for selecting series or parallel modes for the bridge humbucker. The body was poplar for solid color finishes and ash for transparent finishes.

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JACKSON JTX

Jackson JTX electric guitar

The Jackson JTX was a super-tele made in 1993. The JTX had either a basswood body (for solid finishes) or an ash body (for transparent finishes).  The neck was one-piece maple (with maple fingerboard). The extended lower cutaway and full access neck joint gave great playability up to the 24th fret. The bridge was a JT-580 licensed Floyd Rose duoble locking tremolo. Pickups were a single J-55 humbucker at the bridge and a single coil J100VS at the neck. Controls were a single voume knob, 3 way selector switch and series/parallel mini-switch.

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MARCHIONE NECK-THROUGH MODEL

Marchione Neck Through electric guitar

Steven Marchione hand makes a double cutaway stratocaster style neck though model, with highly figured maple body. Marchione began making the Neck Through model in his search for a better sustaining design - the Neck Through eliminates joinery - with the bridge, nut and tuners all attached to the same piece of wood. Marchione takes this concept to the extreme in his one-piece model with the entire guitar, neck and body alike, carved out of a single piece of  Mahogany!

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JASMINE S-41

Jasmine S-41 dreadnought acoustic

The JASMINE S-41 was a dreadnought style acoustic which was made until 1994. The Jasmine S-41 had a spruce top, black pickguard with white edge, triple ply binding, mahogany or dao ao back and sides, nato neck and rosewood bridge. The S-41 was finished in black gloss.

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IBANEZ RG1570

Ibanez RG1570 electric guitar

The Ibanez RG1570 was introduced in 2003 as a replacement for the RG570 model. The RG1570 was badged as a Prestige model and had the new Edge Pro tremolo and Super Wizard neck. The RG1570 specifications were revised in 2005 with the five-piece Wizard Prestige neck and some tweaks to the inlays and hardware finish. This model was replaced by the RG1570Z (with Edge Zero tremolo) in 2010 (although the RG1570Z is still listed as the RG1570 in the USA).

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Yamaha SG-12

The Yamaha SG-12 introduced in 1966, was one of Yamaha's first solid body electrics. Released alongside the SG-12 were the six string SG-2 and SG-3 versions. The SG-12 shares the same complex control circuits as the SG-3 appear rather complicated at first - according to SG-3 owner Gavin Wilson of the guitarz blog the SG-12 has two circuits (rhythm and lead) so you can set up two different tones on the guitar and switch between them,.

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Yamaha SG-2

Yamaha SG-2 electric guitar

The Yamaha SG-2 introduced in 1966, was one of Yamaha's first solid body electrics. Released alongside the SG-2 was the three pickup SG-3 version as well as the shorter scale 12-string SG-12. The SG-2 (AKA model S301 in Japan) has two single coil pickups.

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Yamaha SG-3

Yamaha SG-3 electric guitar

The Yamaha SG-3 introduced in 1966, was one of Yamaha's first solid body electrics. Released alongside the SG-3 was the two pickup SG-2 version as well as the shorter scale 12-string SG-12. The SG-3 (AKA model S302 in Japan) has three single coil pickups, although two are close together at the bridge to allow humbucking.

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Yamaha SG-7A

Yamaha SG-7A electric guitar

The Yamaha SG-7A was introduced in 1966 (as the SG-7 model) and discontinued in 1971. The SG-7A has a peculiar asymmetrical body with an elongated horn on the treble side and a hockey stick style headstock, the guitar was designed with the input of Japanese Eleki legend Takeshi Terauchi.This 6-string Yamaha electric guitar has 22 frets, Gold plated Coro tremolo type tailpiece, knobs and tuners. The SG-7A had three single coil pickups, two close together at the bridge and a slanted one at the neck.

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Yamaha SG-5A

Yamaha SG-5A electric guitar

The Yamaha SG-5A was introduced in 1966 and discontinued in 1971. The SG-5A has a peculiar asymmetrical body with an elongated horn on the treble side and a hockey stick style headstock, the guitar was designed with the input of Japanese Eleki legend Takeshi Terauchi.This 6-string Yamaha electric guitar has 22 frets, Coro tremolo type tailpiece, knobs and tuners. The SG-5A had three single coil pickups, two close together at the bridge and a slanted one at the neck. The SG-5A was reissued in 2000 as the SGV300

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