YAMAHA HR-I

  • Yamaha HR-I electric guitar

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1987

The Yamaha HR-I was a Super Live Series model from 1987. This model was not made for long and only distributed in Japan so they are relatively rare. There are plenty of extra electronics in this model: the Rockin Magic II tremolo bridge has a built in piezo pickup, the two humbucking pickups are also active, there is a built in compressor and even a built in chromatic tuner.

The Yamaha HR-I is played by Kyoji Yamamoto, singer and guitarist of influential Japanese rock band Vow Wow - although these days he is more often pictured with the HR-Custom version with figured woods and fancier inlays.

Specifications (15)

Controls

Controls materialgold controls
Number of control knobs4 control knobs

Electronics

Circuit functionsactive electronics, compressor, tuner
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups, piezo mounted tremolo
Power supply9V PP3 battery

General

Finish colorsblack finish
Made inJapan
Number of strings6 strings

Body

Body styleExplorer-style body

Hardware

Bridgelocking tremolo
Hardware colorgold hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointset neck
Number of frets24 fret
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

Prices (1)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1987¥200000newguitar-listMSRP

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