1982 Yamaha Japan SSC500 Super Combinator - Jerry Garcia (Brown Sunburst)
As used by Jerry Garcia, the SSC-500 was made for only a year or two in the early 1980's. These feature an alder offset body with a maple neck and 21 fret rosewood fingerboard (25.5" scale length) and weigh 3.3kg's.
The pickup configuration takes some explaining, but here's what the Yamaha catalog says:
"These special Yamaha designed pickups utilize a single bar magnet rather than the individual pole pieces usually found on this style pickup. This assures the player smooth response, with no loss of volume even when bending strings. Additionally, the number of coil windings has been increased. This boosts the output of the pickup and adds depth to the overall sound.
Coil Tap Switch The SSC also features a unique coil tapping system. The coils on the bridge and neck pickups are tapped at a point 2/3rds of the way through the winding. A special PUSH-ON/PUSH-OFF switch incorporated in the tone control allows you to choose between a bright, crisp single-coll sound, and the full, rich, powerful sound of these new Yamaha pickups."
Very clean cosmetic condition as pictured with only light signs of wear, given a professional service and restrung with Elixirs prior to listing. Appears to be all original.
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We only offer returns on faulty or broken items, not if you change your mind. All guitars are thoroughly tested here and we'll do our best to list any known troubles in the condition section above.
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