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Does anyone have any info on a Yamaha SC-600 electric guitar? These were made in Japan in the early 80's. I've got a beat on one locally here in L.A. that's stunning. Seller is asking for $5XX. I just scoured the Web and couldn't find a lick of info. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

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ArKay, many thanks for your information. I do appreciate it! I'll call Yamaha Corp. of America, just down the road in Orange County, tomorrow about some guitar info. I bought it tonight. This one was in excellent condition. Cool thin, lightweight case, too. Check out some pics. Best regards....Goofyfoot.

 

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Cool guitars. You dont see those models around alot. $500 is kind of steep.....but that includes what seems to be an original case for it which would be tough to find. In a few years the extra money you may have paid will be a non-issue. I have an 80's Yamaha SSC500. A dif' shape but has the same bridge. It's a super cool guitar. Stays in tune and plays great. Very pro. Just by looking at the pics, my guess is your SC600 will be just as sweet as my SSC500.

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Burning Leaves....Yeah, on the face of it the 500 bonz I paid for the SC-600 might appear somewhat steep. But that case did make a difference as to whether I was going to buy it or not. Another original case would be next to impossible to locate. I wasn't going to go out and try to find a hardshell that snugly fit the abstract-looking body contour. I got the seller to come down $50 because he was going to list it on Craigslist for $550. I really dig the neck-through-body construction. Sustain is quite sweet.

 

He also had a SSC-500 in a natural color (with gloss finish) for $450. The hardshell case (vintage rectangular shape a la Rickenbacker) was not in as good of a shape as the one for my SC-600. It had three of those cool, funky Bill Lawrence single-coil blade pickups. I played around with those three toggle switches for an hour but couldn't dial in. I guess it takes some getting use to, I suppose. Nevertheless, I could've been happy with the SSC-500 if the SC-600 wasn't also available. The SSC-500 had four noticeable dings, one on the upper horn and three on the bottom side of the lower bout. The SC-600 was extremely clean. All in all, it was one of those moments in life where everything sort of just came together. Efficacy!

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I had an SC-600 and sold it a few months ago on ebay. It brought $268, mint shape with case. I also planned to sell my SSC-500 but at the time they were only bringing around $150, and I decided it was too good to sell for anywhere near that.

 

HH....I sent you a PM. Regards....Goofyfoot.

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Sweet. Ya the SSC-500 has alot of tonal options. The 3 switches and push tone pot gets like 13 last time I counted them. Has a good range from Fat to Glassy. They can be a noisey though. They are prone to picking up signals from tv's, neon and such.

 

The SGV800 is another model that I wouldnt mind getting. The pups on the SGV800 are suppose to nail that 60's Mosrite tone. I think (((ArKay))) has an SGV model...not sure what one though.

 

Good stuff:thu:

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Whats the bridge Aluminum? Reminds me of the old Hamer string-through sustain blocks.

 

Blues Man: E-mailed Yamaha HQ, just down the road in Orange County, today about the bridge. Will update this post when I find out probably this coming week (holiday weekend). Incidentally, five of us teachers threw on a jam at a party last weekend at a faculty party in the backyard of a home. My cohorts were fascinated by the neck-through-body design. The Yamaha SC-600 sounded cool through a Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed tube amp. Regards....G-foot.

 

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Is the pickguard aftermarket?

It really detracts from a killer guitar,IMO.

 

Rand-Man: Point understood, point appreciated. It IS aftermarket. But that's alright. Since it is an early 80's guitar, the guard probably saved the bod from a ton of pick scratches. It still plays like butter and sounds cool ~ great find for a classroom guitar. Pickups are hotter when compared to stock American Fender series Strats and don't produce any hum. Thanks for the feedback. You made a keen observation ~ good eye. Regards....G-foot.

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