Bill Alston


The 1996 with it's case

In 1996 Yamaha produced a special edition, which they said was based on the SG1000. This was the SG1996 of which they made 300 units. However they also made an SBG1996 and it isn't clear whether the 300 included the SBG or they made additional SGB1996s. In an advert for an SBG the seller says it is No. 103 of 120 or 130, which could be right
In a nod to where the serial number would have been in the 60s they have the number on the fretboard on both the SG and SBG in the format 30th Anniversary nnn.
It came with a special issue case with an anniversary stamp on it.

Body Arched figured Maple and Mahogany bound trans finishes
Neck Set Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony 13.75" radius Chevron Markers
Headstock Black bound 3B 3G Large thistle logo model no and 30th Anniv on TRC Anniversary Stamp on Back
Tuners Yamaha Diecast Gold
Pickups 2 "newly designed" Alnico V Humbuckers
Controls Amber speedial 2V 2T push push coil tap 3 way switch
Hardware Gold
Bridge T-O-M with stoptail gold
Pickguard Small Black Raised
Colours Red Sunburst only
Years available 1996 only

This is the serial of an SBG but the SG is the same

Stamp on the case
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