Bill Alston

The Sonare

The Sonare SN2

The Sonare was produced in two models the SN1 and the SN2 both first available from October 1990 until discontinued in 1992. They appear in the 1992 Japanese catalogue but not in the English 1991 catalogue so I think we can assume that these were domestic market only. There is an SN2 for sale on Ebay Japan August 2016 with a buy it now price of $550, below are some pictures of that guitar. The more expensive SN 1 has an HSH pickup configuration with DiMarzio pickups I have no pictures of this except as a pdf of the catalogue. Any pictures appreciated.



Buzzard has found an Ebay auction for an SN1 at a buy it now price of just over $1000 here are some pictures from that auction August 2016


Some Specs

Price 130,000 yen 85,000 yen
Neck Bolt on Maple and Mahogany Bolt on Maple
Body Maple Top and Mahogany Back Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony Rosewood
Radius 350mms 350mms
Scale 628mms 628mms
Frets 22 22
Hardware Gold Finish Gold Finish
Bridge Rockin Magic Pro 2 Rockin Magic Pro 2
Pickups "YGDH-1B" by DiMarzio × 2, "YGDS-1B" by DiMarzio × 1 "LIVE" -GH2 (AlnicoV) × 2
Pickup Switch 4 pole 5 way 3 way
Controls 1 volume 1 tone coil tap 1 volume 1 tone coil tap
Colours Available Cherry Red, Translucent violet sunburst, translucent royal blue, translucent green Black Pearl, White, Red Blonde, Cherry Red

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