Yamaha Image Custom in Vintage Yellow, brazillian board

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Yamaha Image Custom in Vintage Yellow, brazillian board

Post by wknight2 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:10 am

$1300
near mint condition.

Designed by Martyn Booth for Yamaha, this was a ground-breaking guitar that still has a cult following. Vintage Guitar did an article on it.

Mahogany body with a carved maple cap and glued-in mahogany neck. 25? Scale, top binding is maple, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, pickups are Hybrid Integrated Pickup System (HIPS), with active/passive options, the vibrato is a needle-bearing type with a small thumbwheel on top for adjusting spring tension, and instead of a cumbersome locking nut, it has Gotoh Magnum Lok tuners with a screw-down shaft that locks the strings in place.

In addition to the active/passive option (with its mini-toggle with LED), controls include a three-way mini-toggle, volume, midrange boost, and passive tone controls. Two other mini-toggles serve as coil taps. Active mode basically consists of a power-boost function.

Line of LED dot markers running along the top edge of the fingerboard. A little switch where the jack normally would be turns these on (currently disconnected to make battery last longer), and jumbo frets.

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http://mycoolguitars.com/for-sale-yamaha-image-custom/
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Post by wknight2 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:58 am

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