Roaring with bite. The Yamaha SH1820A is a muscular guitar with tonnes of guitar design expertise and craftsmanship behind it. Made in Japan, its premium parts include a pair of active EMG pickups - the 81 and 85. This legendary duo deliver fiery, high output voicings which scream with bite and saturation when the gain is turned up. It's no wonder they're a favourite amongst touring professionals across the world.
From its sleek aesthetic to the smooth playing mahogany neck, this guitar truly has it all. Expect lightning-fast manoeuvrability along the rosewood fretboard, which will help your riffs flow like never before. Grover locking tuners help keep your tuning watertight, so you can be sure that you'll always sound your best no matter how hard you play. And the included hard case ensures you can transport this beauty anywhere in complete safety and with total peace of mind. It's a world-class guitar which will serve you well.
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Born for the stage. This guitar stands apart from the rest, with superb attention to detail having gone into its design and construction. One of the rarities to be made in the illustrious Japanese factory, it represents the top of Yamaha's range. The sound, the feel, the playability, and the looks - everything comes together perfectly to bring you a real masterpiece. Use if for recording, playing live, rehearsing, or even just to look at. This guitar excels in every way.
Volcanic power. 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.
No limits. With a smooth mahogany neck at your disposal, you'll be able to play as fast and accurately as you like. Tonally, mahogany is warm, which adds a touch of richness and depth to each note you play. Each of the 22 frets will feel well within reach, and your playing will be smoother than ever. A coveted rosewood fretboard takes the playability of this guitar further, offering a sublime surface on which you can create your finest riffs. It also has a warm resonance for even more tonal depth and beauty.
Tuning issues? What tuning issues? Grover locking tuners keep your strings in a vice grip, so they stay ultra-stable and rarely go out of tune. And they make string changes much faster (let's face it, changing strings can be a painful experience). They're simply superior. And they ensure that this guitar is equipped for every performance.