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Activate your true potential
Arrows of tone. The pickup combination on this astounding instrument is a classic. Featuring an EMG 81 in the bridge and an EMG 85 in the neck, it will give you a huge sound to make music with. The bridge pickup has an incredibly crisp, active, high output sound which rings out with sustain and savage bite. Every note you play which have tonnes of crunch, with the pickup offering plenty of high end cut.
The neck pickup is no less powerful. Using alnico V magnets, it can create a wealth of diverse tones which you can manipulate to suit your taste. It will give lead licks a glistening, saturated feel, and articulate everything perfectly. Every time you bend a note, you'll hear the beautiful sustain and unrivalled clarity ringing out, capturing every bit of tonal goodness in your playing. Even clean tones will have a beautiful, twangy sparkle which sounds absolutely pristine.
Your fullest sound yet
Thanks to a specially designed body, you can be certain the sound you get out of the Yamaha SG1820A is as full as it can possibly be. Its contours are deeper than that of previous models. This has been done to intricately tailor the body's mass so that it's optimised for the transfer of string vibrations. But what does this mean? Well, as soon as you plug in and play, you'll hear. Maximum string vibrations mean maximum sound - your audience will never miss a note.
A rich tonal palette
Only the best materials have been used to craft the SG1820A. A trio of premium tonewoods brings a distinctive sound that'll give your playing an extra hit of quality. The maple and mahogany body blends the bright, sharp tone of the former with the deep, thick sound of the latter. And the top-class rosewood fingerboard brings an extra bit of warmth to every note and chord you play. This is optimally engineered sound.
Playing experience is vital in a guitar. Because exquisite sound means nothing if you haven't got exquisite playability to match. And in every way, the Yamaha SG1820A has been designed to give you a stunning playing experience that'll leave you never wanting to put it down. First of all, the double-cutaway body gives you unencumbered access to the very top of the fretboard - reaching those high notes will never be a problem.
Medium jumbo frets provide an increased playing area, making string bends and soloing seem easy. And your hand will be able to effortlessly glide from note to note - even at rapid speed. The mahogany neck's gloss polyurethane finish reduces friction, meaning it's easier to move quickly up and down the guitar's scale.
All the finishing touches
Yamaha have really gone to town ensuring that the SG1820A provides the best performance possible. And it really shows. Even down to the littlest details, effort has gone into every element of this instrument. It features a GraphTech TUSQ nut for optimal string stability and intonation. Grover locking tuners ensure your tuning is always pitch-perfect. And then there's the incredible aesthetic - the stunning black finish will look sensational beneath stage lights. There's brilliance in every department with this guitar.
Instruments this good deserve to be protected. And with a hardshell case included at no extra cost, it is. Tough and durable, this case will keep your guitar safe from the elements, bumps and scrapes, and everything else that life on the road throws at it. Your SG1820A will be ready in mint condition for you to perform with - night after night.
- Model Name: Yamaha SG1820A, Black
- Model Code: GSG1820ABL
- Construction: Set Neck
- Body Material: Maple/Mahogany
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Colour: Black
Neck and Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany 3-Piece
- Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 350mm
- Fret Wire: Medium Jumbo
- No. of Frets: 22
- Neck Width at Nut: 43mm
- Neck Width at 12th Fret: 52.6mm
- Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 20.5mm
- Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 25mm
- Scale Length: 24.75''
Hardware and Electronics
- Nut Type: GraphTech TUSQ
- Bridge: TonePros AVRII
- String Spacing: 10.4mm
- Tailpiece: TonePros T1Z
- Tuning Machines: Grover Locking Tuners
- Pickguard: 2-Ply Ivory
- Neck Pickup: EMG 85
- Bridge Pickup: EMG 81
- Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone
- Switching: 3-Position Toggle Switch
- Strings: D'Addario EXL110 .010 - .046
- Case: Hardshell Case (Included)