This hollow body guitar will be made from a mix of native timbers and some exotic. Intending to use the following exotic timbers:
Mahogany – back (old wood from demolished dressing table) Ebony – bindings
Norfolk pine – top (strictly speaking this is not a native from New Zealand) Kohekohe – sides and neck (also known as New Zealand Mahogany) Fretboard – Puriri
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A couple of photos showing the foam on the string damper.
Posted the Owner’s Manual for the SA60, SA75 and SA90
Link to the Owner’s Manual
If you have lost or never had a Yamaha Superaxe pickguard, here is some information on how you can make one for an SA20, SA30 and SA50 model.
In the early seventies Yamaha introduced the SA50 Pearl Series. These guitars were identical to the standard SA50 but were given bright new colours.
Click on the link below to have a look at the Pearl Series brochures and photos…
Yamaha SA50 Pearl Series
Here you’ll see lots of photos on how I restored a vintage SA-xx case to its former glory.
Here a simple way of replacing a broken case handle with a Stewmac part.
Here is an interesting puzzle – who created these two SA30’s with painted F holes? Some skilled individual or was it Yamaha? Are there any more?
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Uploaded information on the Yamaha SA60 guitar. New information always welcome.
Click on the link below:
SA60 – 6 string full hollow body
Received some welcome new information form Gavanti (OSG Forum) which I have now added. We now need someone with an SA-5 to open up the pickup to see what’s inside…. to confirm my theory about the pickup differences as observed by Gavanti.
On the left SA-5 headstock……… on the right SA-50 headstock.