Everything a modern-day guitarist wants. The Yamaha SG1820A brings together a wealth of premium features, all resulting in one sensational guitar that sits at the pinnacle of performance. At its heart is a pair of EMG 85/81 pickups. These are a pair of powerful humbuckers with a full midrange and plenty of bite and articulation. They'll accommodate any playing style you wish to throw at them.
It's not just in the electronics where the SG1820A excels. It's everywhere. The double-cutaway body provides uninhibited access to the top of the stunning rosewood fretboard. It's also been deeply contoured, optimising mass and maximising string vibration from the bridge and tailpiece - giving you a fuller, richer sound. There's plenty more to explore when you get your hands on one of these tremendous instruments - you'll never be disappointed.
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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.
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.
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.
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.