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Old 06-13-2009, 04:14 PM
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Yamaha sj-180

Any opinions about this guitar? I've owned one for 20+ years and I am wondering what the thoughts are from the street on this model. By the way, how do I turn my subject line bold?

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Old 06-13-2009, 04:47 PM
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Great guitar,i use it in allot of different tunings.Kinda weird how i got mine,it was on kijiji in the city so i got my friend to pick it up for me and he put it in the storage copartment under the bus,after a long vigorous ride without a case it came through all right,he almost didnt want to give it up when i handed him the money haha.Looks like its been close to allot of fires but it still carrys a tune and is a great strumming or fingerstyle guitar.The nut spacing is comfortable and i like the slightly beefy neck.all in all its a great guitar.
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:18 PM
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Yamaha sj-180

Any opinions about this guitar? I've owned one for 20+ years and I am wondering what the thoughts are from the street on this model. By the way, how do I turn my subject line bold?
I have three of them now, fixing them up for resale; I've previously owned four. Excellent, underappreciated guitars; I think I did the first of my many Yamaha neck resets, on one. A properly installed JLD, and a properly cut nut, w/o the strings jammed to the center, are great mods for these. A better, tightly fitted saddle, should go w/o saying.

I've been kicking around the idea of converting one into a 12-string, w/a
Rick-style headstock, and 6 pin bridge. Maybe a red label FG-150, instead?
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:39 PM
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I have three of them now, fixing them up for resale; I've previously owned four. Excellent, underappreciated guitars; I think I did the first of my many Yamaha neck resets, on one. A properly installed JLD, and a properly cut nut, w/o the strings jammed to the center, are great mods for these. A better, tightly fitted saddle, should go w/o saying.

I've been kicking around the idea of converting one into a 12-string, w/a
Rick-style headstock, and 6 pin bridge. Maybe a red label FG-150, instead?
Pretty sure the top will cave in from the pressure it was not built for. Go Rodger McGuinn, I have a double G guitar on my bench right now. And a 340 that will be an 8 string.
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properly cut nut, w/o the strings jammed to the center,
should have mentioned the nut on mine wasn't the original.
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Pretty sure the top will cave in from the pressure it was not built for. Go Rodger McGuinn, I have a double G guitar on my bench right now. And a 340 that will be an 8 string.
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Not with a JLD installed.
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Hi, I was just given (!!) an SJ 180. What strings do you recommend?

I want something with light action and easy to play, while preserving as much of this guitar's lovely tone as possible.

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Hi, I was just given (!!) an SJ 180. What strings do you recommend?

I want something with light action and easy to play, while preserving as much of this guitar's lovely tone as possible.

Thanks
I'm pretty happy with D'Addario EJ16s on mine. I even tune down a half-step from time to time. Congrats on the gift! Fun guitar - for me the body size/shape and neck are almost perfect.
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