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|Yamaha SA2200<tr><td colspan="2" style="font-size: 100%; text-align: center;"></td></tr>|
|Body type||thinline semi-solid|
|Body||laminated maple top, back and sides, solid maple center block|
|Neck||one piece mahogany|
|Fretboard||single bound 22-fret ebony|
|Bridge||gotoh nashville style tune-o-matic, gold plated|
|Pickup (music)||twin alnico humbuckers with gold plated covers|
|brown sunburst, violin sunburst|
The Yamaha SA220 is a Japanese made Semi-acoustic Guitar Electric guitar model that replicates Gibson's Gibson ES-335 classic save for the popular Far Eastern variation of thinner horns. The detailing more closely resembles the more upmarket ES-345 with gold-plated hardware, split block inlaid ebony fretboard and multi-bound body and headstock detailing.
The headstock angle is slightly flatter than the classic 17 degree angle used by Gibson, with Yamaha choosing to retain the volute to help strengthen the area behind the nut. The finger board uses medium gauge (2.54mm x 1.2mm) frets, which unlike the Gibson, extend over the single edge binding.
The standard Gibson-style wiring is augmented by Yamaha's push-push tone pot switches which knock out the outer coils of each Humbucker allowing for combinations of humbucking to single-coil use. The coil-taps produce a Strat-style mix with both pickups on, while the neck single-coil alone provides a thinner, more acoustic like version of the plummy humbucker mode.
Notable SA2200 Users
- Frank Gambale
- Bireli Lagrene
- Product page at Yahama UK
- Product page Yamaha USA
- Review at Harmony Central
- Yamaha Guitar Factory Tour
- "The Guitar Magazine" UK, Vol 6 No 8. 1996. Review.