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Yamaha Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage Yamaha advertisements; 6 adverts covering a period of 11 years, from 1969 to 1980. Click the images to have a closer look.

Yamaha guitars - Funky Power

Funky Power
Yamaha guitars - 1969

Yamaha Acoustics - The Care We Take on the Outside Sells a Lot of People. The Care We Take in Here Sells a Musician

The Care We Take on the Outside Sells a Lot of People. The Care We Take in Here Sells a Musician
Yamaha Acoustics - 1972

Yamaha Acoustics - Get Into The Woodwork

Get Into The Woodwork
Yamaha Acoustics - 1972

Yamaha SG2000 - We Made It

We Made It
Yamaha SG2000 - 1977

Yamaha SG2000 - We put our minds to reading yours

We put our minds to reading yours
Yamaha SG2000 - 1977

Yamaha SG2000 - How Serious are You About an Electric Guitar?

How Serious are You About an Electric Guitar?
Yamaha SG2000 - 1980

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera
1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine

Guitar makers have advertised in music magazines such as Down Beat, Guitar Player and very many more. Some manufacturers advertised widely (Guild, Gibson, Fender) but many more didn't and adverts are few and far between. Here are some of my favourite ads out of the ones i've seen. You can browse through all the images from the category links above, or by manufacturer from the links below.

AMPS
Ampeg, Leslie, Marshall, Orange, Peavey, Sunn
GUITARS
Epiphone, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harmony, Martin, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Vox

Vintage Yamaha guitars for sale

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1982 Yamaha SG1000 Vintage Electric Guitar Black w /  Case, Japan

1982 Yamaha SG1000 Vintage Electric Guitar Black w / Case, Japan

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1500

Up for sale, a 1982 Yamaha SG1000 in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. The little brother of the venerable SG2000 (known as the "Les Paul Killer" for numerous, very good reasons), the SG1000 is a well-crafted, soulful, and powerful-sounding instrument. Boasting set-neck construction, a carved two-piece maple top, and solid mahogany body, this Yamaha takes Gibson's tried and true tonewood combination and utilizes it to great effect. Yamaha also used a three-piece ... more
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Yamaha RGX-420S Electric Guitar RGX420S SUPER STRAT SHREDDER 1980s

Yamaha RGX-420S Electric Guitar RGX420S SUPER STRAT SHREDDER 1980s

West Palm Beach, Florida, 334**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$280


Yamaha RGX-420S Electric Guitar RGX420S SUPER STRAT SHREDDER 1980s (USED) Working As it should
ALL ORIGINAL
Neck is great and recently had a fret leveling / crowning so the frets spot on. It plays like butter. Nice low action. "NICE SHREDDER "
Photos of Actual Item: (See for condition)
There is visible wear under the neck pickup where a former owner rested his fingers etc .
Other than that normal marks and wear from being played
Auction Includes:
Guitar with Tremolo ... more
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Yamaha Pacifica 311MS Guitar Vintage Blonde W / Case-Nice!

Yamaha Pacifica 311MS Guitar Vintage Blonde W / Case-Nice!

Bigfork, Montana, 599**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$799

This listing is for a
Yamaha Pacifica 311MS Guitar Vintage Blonde W / Case
This guitar was part of a very large collection and as such, is in great shape and has seen little to no playing time
Comes as pictured with hard case.
Visit Roadhouse Vintage for more pics / info
Buyer pays fixed $100 shipping / insurance in the US(lower 48)
Specs:The Yamaha Pacifica 311MS is part of the Yamaha Pacifica series and resembles the more expensive Yamaha Pacifica 1511MS Mike Stern ... more
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Yamaha SA1100 Semi-Hollow Body - 1982 - Natural

Yamaha SA1100 Semi-Hollow Body - 1982 - Natural

Bellingham, Washington, 982**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$995

Yamaha SA1100 Semi-Hollow Body - 1982 - Natural Yamaha SA1100 Semi-Hollow Body - 1982 - Natural
This is a Yamaha SA1100 in natural finish which I believe is from 1982 if I'm deciphering the serial number correctly   Guitar has some minor scratches and one finish crack on the back of the neck (finish only, not into the wood) and... more
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1980??s Yamaha CJ818SB Jumbo Acoustic Guitar

1980??s Yamaha CJ818SB Jumbo Acoustic Guitar

Harbor Beach, Michigan, 484**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$850

This is a vintage guitar and shows signs of playing and age. It has a few small tally carved into the back on the bottom of the guitar. It is fit with electronics which do work and it sounds fantastic.
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1980 Yamaha SG2000 Santana Designed Guitar with OHSC, Push / Push Coil Taps

1980 Yamaha SG2000 Santana Designed Guitar with OHSC, Push / Push Coil Taps

Woodbury, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3800

1980 Yamaha SG2000 Santana Designed Guitar with OHSC, Push / Push Coil Taps
Santana fans, feast your eyes! We have a unique and rare guitar to share with you today. This Yamaha SG2000 was developed with the input of none other than the legendary riff slinger extraordinaire, Carlos Santana. The tones that this guitar puts out can be heard on his landmark record ??Moonflower??
The set neck, mahogany body, and brass sustain plate under the bridge were all items that Carlos insisted on for ... more
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??︎ Yamaha SG3 guitar ??︎  Vintage 1960s ??︎

??︎ Yamaha SG3 guitar ??︎ Vintage 1960's ??︎

Colchester, Vermont, 054**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$999

Rare SG3 Yamaha electric guitar
Serial # : 2200 
Very good - excellent condition
Very comfortable to play
Great action
Beautiful Birdseye maple neck (soft contour)
Look close at pics for minor blemishes / dings
No tremelo arm
Gigbag included
... more
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1980s Yamaha STH-400R White Cream 400 R Vintage Electric Guitar

1980's Yamaha STH-400R White Cream 400 R Vintage Electric Guitar

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$450

This listing is for a Used-Vintage Yamaha STH-400R Electric Guitar. This guitar was made in Japan in the 1980's and is a good quality made made guitar. This one is set up great with low and comfortable action. The pickups and electronics are all working properly and sound good. The guitar shows some cosmetic wear and tear, specifically there are some paint chips around the headstock and some finish checks on the body. These are all cosmetic and the guitar is structurally sound. The guitar comes... more
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Yamaha Lord Player Black Early 1980s

Yamaha Lord Player Black Early 1980s

Shrub Oak, New York, 105**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1149

YAMAHA LP-400 ??LORD PLAYER?? guitar ?? Black

This was made by Yamaha Japan in the early 1980s. We??ve played Gibson Les Pauls. Our Marshall, Mesa, and Fender amps and our fingers cannot feel or hear the difference with this guitar. The workmanship is top notch ?? better than Gibson today in our opinion. This makes for a great ??gigging?? guitar as you get the looks and sound but at 25% of the ??Les Paul?? cost or better. Keep the ??Case Queen?? home. Take this to a gig and rock out ... more
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1981 Yamaha SG-2000 Cherry Sunburst

1981 Yamaha SG-2000 Cherry Sunburst

Salt Lake City, Utah, 841**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1899

For sale is the timeless 1981 Yamaha SG-2000, adorned in a captivating Cherry Sunburst finish and accompanied by a non-original gig-bag. This guitar, having experienced the hands of musicians over the years, remains in good condition and operates flawlessly

Scratches, dings, and wear on the back attest to its journey through musical realms, contributing to its character and charm. Despite these signs of use, the guitar maintains its structural integrity, earning it a solid 7 5 out of ... more
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1978 Yamaha SuperJam 500 Persimmon Red

1978 Yamaha SuperJam 500 Persimmon Red

Farmingdale, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$949

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1967 Very Early Yamaha FG-150 Red Label date code 42 1.30  Serial Japan Vintage

1967 Very Early Yamaha FG-150 Red Label date code 42 1.30 Serial Japan Vintage

Schertz, Texas, 781**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1500

Early 1967
42 1.30 date code. January 30, 1967 per Japanese emperor date code.
Very early US import of the red label FG-150
Early label design
Early 6 digit serial number 5xxxxx
All original condition. Very minimal use. I believe that I am the 2nd owned, purchased from a retired minister.
Slight mark on top, very minor
Portion of pick guard coming unglued.
One screw missing from the A string tuner.
Original case included.
Free shipping is for US lower 48 only. ... more
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YAMAHA SBG3000 vintage solid body electric guitar made in Japan 1984 excellent

YAMAHA SBG3000 vintage solid body electric guitar made in Japan 1984 excellent

Portland, Oregon, 972**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6400

YAMAHA SBG3000 vintage solid body electric guitar made in Japan 1984 in excellent condition with original vintage Yamaha hard case

On consignment at our shop in Portland just in time for the holidays, great gift for your loved one
Rare beautiful vintage Yamaha SBG3000 from Japan vintage guitar with all original components, abalone inlays all around the guitar , very clean top and back , no cracks , very few small minor dings barely seen , barely any noticeable scratches if any , ... more
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1981 Yamaha SJ-800 Super Jam made in Japan

1981 Yamaha SJ-800 Super Jam made in Japan

Carlsbad, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1249

Maker: Yamaha
Model: SJ-800 Super Jam
Condition: excellent
Description:
In the late 70s and early 80s while most manufacturers were consumed with copying Fender and Gibson's lines (aka the lawsuit era) Yamaha was actually doing something different and putting out new concepts and designs - many of the well ahead of their time. This 1980 Super Jam is no exception; a tele-ish body shape with strat-like contours and playability featuring ahead of the curve designs like a ... more
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1981 Yamaha SG2000 Santana designed Guitar w /  Alnico V Pickups, Cherry Sunburst

1981 Yamaha SG2000 Santana designed Guitar w / Alnico V Pickups, Cherry Sunburst

Woodbury, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3300

1981 Yamaha SG2000 Santana designed Guitar w / Alnico V Pickups, Cherry Sunburst Finish, OHSC
Santana fans, feast your eyes! We have a unique and rare guitar to share with you today. This Yamaha SG2000 was developed with the input of none other than the legendary riff slinger extraordinaire, Carlos Santana. The tones that this guitar puts out can be heard on his landmark record ??Moonflower??
The set neck, mahogany body, and brass sustain block under the bridge were all items that ... more
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1981 Yamaha SG-3000 Custom w Ebony Fretboard - Made in Japan - Pro Set Up!

1981 Yamaha SG-3000 Custom w Ebony Fretboard - Made in Japan - Pro Set Up!

Pompano Beach, Florida, 330**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3100

Classic 1981 Yamaha SG-3000 Custom
Cherry Sunburst w Ebony Fretboard
Made in Japan
Serial: 037540
Nut Width: 1 71
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .79
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .99
Weight: 10 Lbs
Comes in Original Hard Case


It has just been professionally set up and dialed in for optimal tone and playability. It has low action with no buzzing. The frets are dressed, leveled and polished and shine like new, it is truly stage or studio ready / ... more
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Yamaha SG-500B 1980s / 1990s Electric Guitar Made in Taiwan - Used  /  Tested

Yamaha SG-500B 1980's / 1990's Electric Guitar Made in Taiwan - Used / Tested

Silver Spring, Maryland, 209**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$300

You are bidding on a
Fully Functional Used / Tested Yamaha SG-500B1980's / 1990's
6 String Electric Guitar Made in Taiwan
Nicks / dings & scratches thorough the guitar (check pictures) Serial Number OK30231After Market Soft Case IncludedTake a good look at the pictures provided, what you see is what you get Terms of sale:Payment due in 3 days, if you have any problems with the payment contact us or else transaction will be CANCELLED We reserve the right to alter shipping ... more
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Yamaha 1985 Super Axe SA1300 Semi Hollow Body Guitar

Yamaha 1985 Super Axe SA1300 Semi Hollow Body Guitar

Blackwood, New Jersey, 080**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1799

Pre-Owned, in very good condition.
This guitar is from Dec 12 1985
Serial LZHI177
Made in Japan
Includes case (not Yamaha)
This model was made for the Japan market, it was not in the US catalogs
Specifications
Body Bound Beech and Birch Alder block poly finish
Neck Set Mahogany Bound C shape
Fretboard Rosewood Dot inlays 13 75" radius 22 frets
Headstock Black Yamaha in caps and super axe in gold script black on
white truss rod cover with SA 1300 written ... more
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Yamaha SG1500 vintage electric guitar Japan 1976, New Frets, Pots, Tuners

Yamaha SG1500 vintage electric guitar Japan 1976, New Frets, Pots, Tuners

Napa, California, 945**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2300

When Yamaha introduced the highly acclaimed
SG2000 they also introduced a SG1500. This first SG1500 is very close to the original SG2000, but with a set neck instead of the through neck, chrome hardware instead of gold plated, dot inlays instead of block inlays
Here the heaviest of the Yamaha SG range the phenomenal rare and all original 1st issue Yamaha
SG-1500, 1976, good condition for its near 47 years in delicious Cherry Sunburst. A true Rock Beast! Not many of these about anymore,... more
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1970s Yamaha  SA2000 w Ebony Fretboard (SA-2000) ES-335 Style - Made in Japan

1970's Yamaha SA2000 w Ebony Fretboard (SA-2000) ES-335 Style - Made in Japan

Pompano Beach, Florida, 330**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2750

1977 Yamaha SA2000 - Original Vintage Beauty
Serial: 001198
Nut Width: 1 68"
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0 80"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .96"
Comes in Original Hard Case
Ebony Fretboard!
Weight: 9 Lbs 1 oz
$$ Professionally setup for optimal tone and playability Truly Stage or Studio Ready! (Including Fret Work, Intonation, Truss Rod and Action)


Here is an overall ... more
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