The Yamaha SA2200 – twice as good as a Gibson hollow body and half the price.
Handmade in Japan, the SA2200 represents traditional Yamaha craftsmanship at its finest, pushing the semi-hollow body guitar concept to the peak of refinement. It offers gold-plated hardware, a split block inlaid ebony fretboard, a multi-bound body and bi sound switches for front and rear tone.
A solid block of wood runs through the otherwise hollow body for enhanced sustain and feedback resistance, giving the instrument a remarkable ability to reproduce everything from mellow jazz tones to the aggressive snap and growl of a solidbody.
Performance muscle comes from two powerful Alnico V humbuckers, whose coils can be split via the tone knobs to provide additional, single coil-like sounds and combined permutations via the three-way pickup selector. Add in beautiful cosmetics like the figured maple body veneers and split-block inlaid ebony fingerboard, and this is an instrument you’ll find hard to resist.
And if you’re not a jazzer….