My YSG T2

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My YSG T2

Unread post by balston11 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:21 pm

Arrived my YSG T2 in violin sunburst 1988-90 serial number 804262 which tells me nothing the 8 could represent 88 or just be a sequential number. Paid £320 for it after some negotiation, which I think is a good price. Pickups sound really powerful but can't play it properly yet it needs a set up they high e buzzes. It is in very good condition with two problems other than the set up the first being sticky residue from something on the back, that's no problem I will carefully clean it off and a missing tip on the selector switch. It's a threaded type so not sure where I can get one of those does anyone know? Full details of the range on my Rare or Unusual Yamahas pages of my web site. This guitar is one of the few that made it to England.
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Re: My YSG T2

Unread post by Buzzard » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:00 pm

Now it's time ....... HNGD Bill :D ((i)) 8) :lol: :!:

The threaded selector tip, what colour is it supposed to be :?:
It should be a no brainer to get from a music store, but if it isn't, let med know, I might have one to spare. :wink:

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Re: My YSG T2

Unread post by balston11 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:11 pm

Thanks Peter
It will be a little while as I have to take it apart clean it up, check everything and then set it up. I guess the issue with the tip will be getting the right thread size I will investigate.
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Unread post by balston11 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:12 pm

Thanks Peter
It will be a little while as I have to take it apart clean it up, check everything and then set it up. I guess the issue with the tip will be getting the right thread size I will investigate.
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Re: My YSG T2

Unread post by jeff-carolina » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:06 am

Bill,
HNGD!!! That is one sharp looking guitar, a very nice find indeed.

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Re: My YSG T2

Unread post by balston11 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:12 pm

Thanks just ordered a switch tip based on best guess size if wrong I have wasted £1.75 (or half a pint of beer in real money)
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Re: My YSG T2

Unread post by NYGeorge » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:58 am

Bill
HNGD
I have the same one but strangely mine has clear knobs and chrome tuners. Sweet players.

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Re: My YSG T2

Unread post by balston11 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:18 am

I am sure that the tuners are replacements they are of a locking type not sure about the controls may need more investigation.
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Re: My YSG T2

Unread post by Daviedawg » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:16 am

The black tuners suit the guitar very well.

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Re: My YSG T2

Unread post by balston11 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:23 pm

Progress I have removed those awful locking tuners, which were really difficult to use. I have a gold set of Yamaha SG Tuners which strangely don't fit they are too small in that the distance between the bit you turn and the shaft isn't sufficient to clear the headstock. I have had to use a set of PRS tuners which are a perfect fit even down to matching the screw holes. I would like to replace them with Yamaha at some time but even if I find something that looks right I now know it may not fit. The guitar was unplayable due to a combination of incorrect truss rod adjustment, bridge pickup too high and bridge set wrong. Now set up and plays perfectly. Not sure it is my style I think it would suit metal type music but I will still be playing it a bit and we will see.
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Re: My YSG T2

Unread post by Buzzard » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:06 pm

Looking good Bill.

Did you get a threaded selector knob to fit ?
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Re: My YSG T2

Unread post by balston11 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:17 pm

Thanks Peter
No the one I got is too small, will have another look.
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