Yamaha SBG500

Yamaha SBG500

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SBG500, SG-Shaped Guitar from Yamaha in the SBG series.

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Yamaha SBG500 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: SBG500
  • Series: SBG
  • Category: SG-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/01/2002

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Yamaha SBG500 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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harx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha SBG500
I have little information because it is a gift to my father made in his youth.
A nice finish. Despite the age, the potentiometers very well take the shot. She is very strong. The neck pickup has chang was at the time, by a micro unnamed ^^ 'blues, which is not bad. The elettric is good. With a low buzz as any guitar.
The neck is glued to the body.
It is no longer. She rarely used.


The handle is thick. But its form that ultimately it is practical to make arrangements. Especially since I often play with an Ibanez RG Prestige 2570vsl which a handle highway! So it's a bit hard to adapt.
Mechanics in mind is good. There just has screwed loudly when did feels his turns too easily. But I've never had a problem with.
Potentiometers are pleasant but with time when you turn your spit them (if that is the same with all my guitars but quickly becomes forgotten with DI box).

The big negative weight in live (because I still use it ^^) is its weight. It is very heavy.


I use it for everything that is pop / rock, rock. It has a very typical fat sound of its own (can be age). The rhythmic sound punchy, serious his generous. With DIFFERENT Changing the Image with the amp is getting trsrtro sounds, or else a modern type has played his Gibson amricaine.
She has a really hot in his solos.


This is a great guitar will I put in between premium because of its finish and its age has given him pleasant colors. But I think it's a middle range with microphones.
If I compare my Ibanez RG 370B which is between medium range (if I'm not mistaken) 400 euro, I will say that the SG 500 is much better quality finish as level of sound (it's good not the same musical registry too).

I put new only because of the really heavy weight.

If I had to do was choose? lol I would ask my father to go back in time to have a second. But I would resume without hsiter.

If an opportunity presents I just board to test before buying.

(Ps: dsole, I know I'm not very objective, but I did not find information russia)

kuroro77's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A killer!"

Yamaha SBG500
Made in Taiwan
all mahogany
, Rosewood fingerboard
Tom, Les Paul bridge
2 vol/2tone
2 humbucker yamaha


Well, it is a kind sg Les Paul, so it weighs weight is, the access to acute is not the easiest!
The handle, as I'd say some apprehension but in the end c is a real highway!


I said all at once, the base is that I bought the custom to one, so I tried a few mics of origins, it sounds vintage.c was not bad
So I stuck two seymour duncan,
Sh5 a trestle
A pearly gate Moreover, round, 2 with nickel covers
A Gotoh tune o matic (sustain phew) aluminum easel
Adding a mini switch for coil tapper microphones
A brushed aluminum pickguard and engraved

Oula once changed .....
A massacre
of course, there is more in the rock very nervous c is less vintage
The riffs are sharp (ceramic requires) c is sharp and clear
Handle in the PG + sends a little fat and severe drooling.


15 days and I leave more
I'll look even 2nd white to pair ^ ^
Of course after all the mods c is the same guitar
But it is already excellent original
So with 2 good mic ......

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