Japanese-made guitar. The finish is very neat as is generally the hallmark of the Japanese.
The head and ebony fingerboard is inlaid with mother of pearl, it's beautiful!
There's a triple binding on the head, it's beautiful!
The table is lacquered violin sunburst is ... beautiful!
This is an excellent copy of ES 335 with an interesting difference: both are double splitables giving a wide palette of sound.
A feature on mine is the table of spruce or the name of the model SA 2000. The SA2000 has a table in maple.
The gilding of the microphones and the hardware is a bit past (this gives it the charm), and we forgive him: this guitar has almost 30 years.
The neck is relatively thin, with a small radius without being flat, not too typed. It suits me.
This guitar is not heavy, ergonomically.
The knobs are of high quality: they are accurate and do not crack. Bcp is better than a G # # # # N of the same age that I have in my collection.
Splitter for a microphone, simply press the corresponding tone knob. The knob is spring loaded and mounted on its own, no need to shoot: it's cool right?
The splitage doubles, independently of each other allows a large number of combinations.
Personally, I like the neck pickup in bcp simple: clean the sound is pretty sound, but slamming round.
In general, sounds right for me, they are not extremely typed (it suits me. I'm not sharp enough to describe in more detail the character of this guitar ... sorry. What you should remember, it ' is that this guitar is very versatile. For example, the single bridge pickup sounds very sharp (so called as a TV). In double neck pickup, it's easy to have a good jazz sound. The range of sounds is wide.
What is a bit annoying, is the difference in sound level when you split the pickups. Knowing this, I avoid split in the tracks (which does not prevent me from sleeping).
The sustain is long.
I've had five months and I never left her. I only use this one.
The other: a Gibson SG 76, a Yamaha SG 2000 77, 76 and a Strato a Xavier Petit in 2005 (looking for the intruder) are waiting quietly in the closet.
I like its looks, versatility of sounds, the quality of the wiring ... I feel like I have found the guitar I need.
I think the value for money is very good, especially when compared with a Gibson, so I really want to discover those who do not know.
Apart from its name a few sucks (Yamaha SA 2000, looks like a motorcycle!) I have nothing but positive things to say. Try it!