Yamaha SA800

Yamaha SA800

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SA800, Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Yamaha in the SA series.

3 user reviews
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Yamaha SA800 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: SA800
  • Series: SA
  • Category: Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/23/2006

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Yamaha SA800 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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sade's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha SA800
Mine is 1985 and made in Japan (photo on my profile). Maple / spruce with a mahogany neck and button palissandre.Mécaniques changed for Gothos, natural wood color. 2 volumes and 2 tones.
22 frets on a handle ultra comfortable, very fast. The jumbo frets are mediums. 3-position selector.


Ergonomics of 335, heavy weight. Access to acute enough aisé.Pour sound, microphones home are not bad at all. I put an SD SH1 59 'in the neck position and a SD SH4 chevalet.Donc J. Beck, I'm going from jazz to hard rock with a real personality.


I plugged into a Twin Amp then the legendary Fender plain and very good sound or a warm overdrive Twintone Koch. With JB, full of harmonics, a sound that we work with a pick, according to the attack. T 59 'has a round, warm full of finesse. I tried 335 (which I love Gibson), but not blatant enough for the price differences. And since 1985, it has not changed: a very high quality guitar and misunderstood.
The Argus AF is below its real side.


I use it since 1985 (23 years) and she followed me everywhere (studio, stage, pending). The Last Mistress.
The day I die, I ask that the burns. I could not bear to see her in other hands ...

smldvs's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha SA800
Then it is a half box of good quality violin. Models are available with as the SA1200, SA2000 (SA2200 and?) That are models of best qualities. The SA800 is the "entry level" of this series of semi-hollow Yamaha Made in Japan. Sober, ES335 style, head shape with exactly the same.

The pickups are original road, the more micro acute serious. I changed by putting in a bridge and a '59 Duesenberg Domino (style 94) in handle.

Change as the mechanical cause was the yamaha oil bath perfect. I wanted to put MECAS vintage as the ES335.


Channel super nice. The action can be addressed relatively easily lower frieze.
I recommend taking a hair higher. It is a perfect tune gibson. Having used a 10-46 on my fender, I had to take a step up and make games with a ground screw to have no problem correctly as often on the sleeves of this type.

In fact it is a guitar to do live. It's really a very good background. I noticed over the years that it is a guitar that stays with me, I do not claim. Because it serves me everywhere stage, studio, work at home for fun.

Uen is versatile guitar with a violin really impeccable, far ahead in my recent Epiphone


I play pop-rock and I know this guitar is suitable for other styles. In fact according to the amp can be used with very different sounds. As for me plugged into a 50 or a classic peavez mesa boogie that sounds at once very well. Not need much of an effect for the ring.

It is possible to get a big fuzz sound, like having a clear sound is perfectly defined. It responds perfectly. You can feel it vibrate when it is perfectly played, but attention without feedback problems.

I confess I do not have a problem with knobs rather than over time: the mail is obviously strong, unlike other guitars I've had. The input jack has not moved either. Obviously the quality!


We see amazing at prices on the net. I estimate on my part to 400 or 450 euros, but in fact I would not let any money. For me it sonnt like a guitar with a double price. View pigalle ago 5-8 years FRANCS 3600 (I'll let you do the math)

What I like is that it's a guitar with style, that really the shape of the head of the ES335. In the end I bought 8-10 years ago. Now she returns almost vintage in the category (it seems ^ ^)

It's a guitar center.

elsy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha SA800
So a c esy sa800 made in japan mine is black, 1985 Me is equipped with micro bartollini splitable and AC really adds to the guitar if not copied from the Gibson ES335 finally I should rather say that it is that a gibson copy for yamaha when you see the quality of manufacture with us now and Ben is no photo


asser handle end has a les paul look super fun to play with one arm and a good amp so the sound is not to add more bessoin c is pure happiness


There are some who will say this one makes jazz guit c is true we can especially with pickups bartollini months but I'll tell you what else the Barto st as p90 in saturated but with a precision of crazy and more and plain c cristalil own bass and treble Deffin own well then I play a JCM800 50W combo, and believe me it sends pti rock to rock gro (no death MetaH course) you listen Franz Ferdinand with this config i have the ff's and I put a boss sd1 home when I want to boost the lead in brief c is a very very good guitar and I swear by japan than 20 years j have dropped my les paul in a corner


this guitar is pure guitar c lo I'd put on sale for I had to tune bessoin j fortunately not sold in almost crying of having offered for sale c is of the purest quality vintage japan and those are the habits that I tell them Just try and you'll take the slap in the face you will see that we must stop reading reviews and trying the stuff I have to confirm another japan j therefore SG500 yes yes no 1000 or 2000 of 1977 although it buries the deep paul da from 1990 wooden handle micro level quality of c is very very good and bies c is equal for its 800 and for all the yam that is over 20 years

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