A seriously cool and unique electric from Yamaha! Produced in the late 60's, the Yamaha SA-15 is a fully hollow electric guitar with a wild aesthetic and cool tone! The design is beautiful, sweeping wave like curves are present in both horns and the F hole. The checkerboard binding throughout the body is a thing of beauty.
The pickups are very special in this guitar, they are actually single-coil pickups that use anisotropic ferrite magnets instead of Alnico/Ceramic magnets. Yamaha experimented with these magnets to try and create noiseless pickups (bare in mind this is in the 60's), they aren't totally noise free but sound fantastic and thicker than your usual single coil. More like a P-90/100 to our ears.
- Laminated Maple body
- Maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 22 frets
- 2x Yamaha single coil pickups
- 2x Volume control
- 2x Tone control
- Yamaha 6 saddle bridge
- Yamaha Bigsby style tremolo
Our old SA-15 is in good condition for a guitar of this vintage. It's been used but not abused and has the scars to prove it, beautiful natural relicing. The frets have been freshly levelled and crowned. Freshly set up with a set of D'Addario 10's and ready to go!
The Guitarzilla Promise
All of our guitars benefit from a full in-house set-up which includes neck relief adjustment, nut adjustment, action adjustment, fingerboard oil, fret polish, intonation adjustment, electrical components cleaned/replaced and a good clean! Finally we fit a fresh set of D’Addario strings, so you’re ready to go straight out of the box!
If you have any specific set up requirements please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will happily accommodate you!