The New Yamaha SBG3000 Commemorates the 40th year of Yamaha Guitars
Anaheim, CA —The new Yamaha SBG3000 solidbody electric guitar commemorates the 40th year that Yamaha began selling guitars in the United States.
The model has never before been available in the United States, and Yamaha is issuing only 40 of these limited edition collector’s items. Each guitar is serialized and comes with a special glass display case
Originally issued in the mid-1970s, the SBG line became famous for its incredible sustain after legendary artists like Carlos Santana and Bob Marley popularized the models. In 2007, Yamaha reissued the SBG2000 and SBG1000 with faithful reproductions of these two classic six-string beauties. The SBG3000, appointed with intricate aesthetic details, is individually handcrafted by skilled master luthiers at the famed Yamaha Music Craft in Hamamatsu, Japan, the company’s elite workshop responsible for producing Yamaha’s top-of-the-line handcrafted acoustic guitars and custom instruments.
“Collectors understand that Yamaha SBG series electrics are historically among the finest handcrafted solid body electric guitars ever made,” says Dennis Webster, marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars. “This guitar’s elegant attention to stylistic details and warm, gorgeous tonal characteristics make it a fitting tribute to the heritage of Yamaha guitars.”
The SBG3000, expected to ship in January 2009, will be available in Black Metallic, Gold and Wine Red.